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Intentional or unintentional sabotage?

Waqas Shabbir | Disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif, willingly or unwillingly, has opened a floodgate of negative commentary, following the eruption of a mega-scandal. His...

Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts says Salma Hayek

AFP | Hollywood star Salma Hayek said Sunday that male stars will have to take pay cuts if they are serious about equality for women....

Violence, rape and other fear mongering tactics used by Indian forces...

Taimur Khan | Torture, rape, psychological oppression, vandalizing of property and enforced disappearances are few methods of a sustained terror campaign unleashed by the state...

Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain’s feminist movement

AFP | Spain's feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona's...

TAPI: A Dreamer’s Pipe-dream becoming reality?

Marvin G. Weinbaum & Samad Sadri | Global demand for energy is increasing and natural gas consumption is growing faster than for oil and coal. In...

COAS Gen Bajwa steps in to address grievances of Hazara community

News Analysis | General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, arrived in the provincial capital of Balochistan, Quetta, on Tuesday to inspect the...

Asaram Bapu case: The Culture of Rape in South Asia

News Analysis | Asaram Bapu, an Indian spiritual guru; a religious leader with a massive fan base from around the world, has been awarded a...

Karachites upset as Do Darya to close down

News Desk | The city of Karachi may lose its popular food street “Do Darya” within the next two months. According to reports, Defence Housing...

Twitter gains momentum with second straight profitable quarter

AFP | Twitter reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday, boosting the outlook for the messaging platform after years in the red.The San Francisco-based social...

Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds

AFP | A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the...

Israeli policeman jailed 9 months for killing Palestinian

AFP | An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a police officer to nine months in jail over the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in...

Hindutva-wadi caught dressed in a Burqa attempting to incite a riot

News Analysis | A Hindu extremist, disguised as a Muslim woman in a burqa, was caught trying to throw beef at a Hindu temple according...

Natalie Portman refuses to attend Jewish Prize Ceremony over Netanyahu

AFP | Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to...

Dalit groom sets off with his Baraat despite strict caste restrictions

News Analysis | A Dalit man from western Uttar Pradesh scored a significant victory over the strict caste system when he was ‘allowed’ to take...

Fatima Bhutto’s ‘The Runaways’ to hit the shelves in October

News Analysis | Fatima Bhutto is all set to get her new novel "The Runways" published in October 2018. The exciting news was shared by...

Twitter suspends over a million accounts for ‘promotion of terrorism’

News Desk | On April 5, 2018, Twitter said that it has suspended more than one million accounts for “promotion of terrorism” since 2015. Twitter...

Seven Palestinians killed as new clashes erupt along Gaza border

AFP | Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians as thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border on Friday, a week after a mass demonstration...

Catalonia’s Puigdemont granted bail in Germany

AFP | Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont was set to walk out of German jail early Friday, as judges freed him on bail after rejecting...

India’s unprovoked violence kills three Kashmiri young men

News Analysis | Indian forces have killed three Kashmiri youths in the city of Islamabad in Kashmir, on March 12, 2018, according to local and...

Shoe and Ink attacks: Society’s descent into violence

Syed Muhammad Fahad Ali | Two very disgraceful and sordid attacks on two of the most prominent politicians took place in Pakistan this weekend. The...

Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of Friday prayers

AFP | Sri Lankan troops and police stepped up security around mosques ahead of Friday prayers amid fears that anti-Muslim riots that have left three...

Sri Lankan Cricketers take a stand for unity as Muslims come...

News Analysis | Sri Lankan cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, and Sanath Jayasuriya took to Twitter on Wednesday. Their statements come after Sri Lanka...

US urges Pakistan to ‘Do More’

News Analysis | US urged Pakistan to do more to combat terrorism, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White said on March 4, 2018 at news...

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...

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