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South Asian countries battle with obsession over fair skin

The Conversation | “Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that...

How will Palestinians react to Trump’s declaration of making Jerusalem the...

Maha Nassar | When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of East...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

Killing people in the name of meat-politics in India?

Aftab Alam | Indolent Indian cows sitting or eating on the busiest roads of the country’s cities are common sights for anyone who has ever...

Soft Power: Japan has turned its culture into a powerful political...

Much has been made of Japan’s recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in...

United Airlines broke two golden rules of marketing

Morgen Witzel | When they had passenger David Dao forcibly removed from an internal flight in the US, staff at United Airlines apparently forgot two...

Who are the Sufis and Why Does ISIS See Them as...

Peter Gottschalk | On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in...

Who are “Radical Muslims”?

Z. Fareen Parvez | The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing the “war on terror”. From his inauguration address to...

“You will Never be Accepted Here!” EU Court Allows Companies to...

Z. Fareen Parvez | The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which interprets EU law, issued a landmark judgment on March 14 that...

Low Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

Brenda Volling | Many new parents know that a good night’s sleep is tough to come by. What the new parents probably do not know...

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization?

Terje Ostebo | The Trump administration and the Republican lawmakers are seeking to introduce legislation that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization...

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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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