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BJP’s politics of hatred rears its head again: Dalit student murdered

News Analysis | Dilip Saroj, 24, was a Dalit second year law student at the Allahabad Degree College in Uttar Pradesh. He was killed after...

MQM in disarray

Asif Haroon Raja | The foundations of MQM was laid by mercurial and firebrand Altaf Hussain in 1984 on the pillars of violence, terrorism and...

The real difference between PTI and PML-N

Muhammad Talha | With the next general elections around the corner, all political parties of Pakistan are girding up their loins to enter the political...

Is Daesh in Afghanistan benefiting from the mistrust between Islamabad and...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | President Ashraf Ghani led National Unity Government and Trump administration have been scapegoating Pakistan, instead of critically examining the causes...

Indian women ranked third in beating their husbands

News Desk | The UN survey report on domestic abuse and violence ranked Indian women third in the list for beating up their husbands. Egyptian...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

James M. Dorsey | A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely...

“Padmaavat” pandemonium highlights India’s serious internal problems

Andrew Korybko | Riots have broken out in India over the release of a controversial film. The Bollywood spectacle “Padmaavat” was scandalously reported to feature...

Right Wing Group now claims ‘Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs’

News Desk | The right-wing group Karni Sena has announced that it will withdraw their protest against ‘Padmavat'. Shri Karni Sena has also announced that...

Acid attacks continue to destroy lives

Mominah Zahid | On January 31st 2018, a man in Malakand threw acid on his second wife and his daughter as a family feud erupted...

Militant attacks rock India on Republic Day

News Analysis | Republic Day in India was relatively peaceful despite global protests and a shutdown in occupied Kashmir but it was marred in Assam...

Rampage of extremist group highlights Indian double standards

News Analysis | All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for laying...

‘Padmaavat’ opens in India despite brutal protests by radical groups

AFP | Thousands of police in riot gear guarded cinemas across India on Thursday amid threats of violence by Hindu hardliners opposed to the release of a...

India’s top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

AFP | India's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that...

Pakistan not interested in war with India

Junaid Ali Malik | The recent statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is tended towards appeasing the Indian nationalists. BJP hardliners including Modi have...

Has Saleem Shahzad left MQM for PTI?

News Analysis | Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday and exchanged views on...

Could news of Ahmadinejad’s arrest by Iran be part of disinformation?

News Analysis | Contradictory reports fuelled suspicion and debate on the news of the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s arrest over ‘inciting violence’ as reported...

Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

AFP | The United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies...

Hindutva media paints Dalits as “Pakistanis” as Caste violence increases

News Analysis | Indian Hindutva propaganda cells on the social media have been actively spreading a photo on the web and other areas in order...

Hindu organizations booked for anti-Dalit violence

News Analysis | A case has been registered against two right-wing Hindu organisations in connection with the Koregaon Bhima violence wherein one person was killed...

Hindutva Terror: Indian blast case suggests bleak scenario for Pakistan

Jawad Falak | On 27th December 2017, a special NIA court ruled that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col Prasad Purohit and six others will...

Is Iran’s failing economy the real cause for protests?

AFP | Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at...

Bangladesh ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

AFP | Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic...

Rihanna calls to end gun violence after cousin’s death

News Desk | Pop singer Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence after a man she claims to be her cousin died in...

Multiple blasts at Shia cultural centre in Kabul kill 40

AFP | At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials...

Can community building help end extremist violence in Pakistan?

Saud Bin Ahsen | During the last fifteen years Pakistan has been a victim of instability, insecurity and political violence due to its role as...

Twitter begins enforcing rules on ‘hateful, abusive’ content

AFP | Twitter said it began enforcing new rules Monday aimed at filtering out "hateful" and "abusive" content on the social network including messages which...

Suicide bombing in Quetta church kills 9

AFP | A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during...

Shaan and ‘Arth-2’ cast team up with UN to end violence...

News Desk | The team of ‘Arth-The Destination' has recently joined hands with UN Women to launch a campaign called #EndViolenceAgainstWomen. The cast says, through the...

Hindutva murderer’s arrest leads to mob violence and financial donations

News Analysis | Internet services continue to remain suspended in Rajsamand after mobs defied prohibitory orders on Thursday, and several people including 12 cops were...

French journalist arrested for filming in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Reuters with additional input from News Desk | An Indian court on Monday remanded in custody a French journalist for five days after he was...

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