• This Feminist Urdu Writer Wasn’t Afraid to Talk About Sex0

    By Maroosha Muzaffar 23 July 2019 Chughtai convinced her parents that she needed to attend university — and attend she did, becoming the first Indian Muslim woman to earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education. Why you should care A writer who was considered a bad influence on Muslim youth

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  • Iran: what the law of the sea says about detaining foreign ships in transit0

    Andrew Serdy, University of Southampton 22 July 2019 With the British ship the Stena Impero now detained in an Iranian port, under investigation for its alleged transgression against navigation regulations in the Strait of Hormuz, there are several legally curious aspects to this affair. So far, the Iranian authorities have given only scant detail of

  • Four-Star General Blasts Trump Over Threat To ‘Wipe Out’ Afghanistan0

    by Oliver Willis July 22, 2019 Retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey slammed Trump on Monday for casually claiming he has a “plan” to end the war in Afghanistan that involved killing “millions” of people. Trump discussed the bloody scenarios as he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House. “We could do


  • Cyber terrorism – how real is its existence?0

        by Shamim Zakaria 8 October 2018   Finding a definition As one among the many different newest modus operandi used by terrorists in recent times, with the boom in the internet one that has come to existence is the term ‘cyber terrorism’. As it’s evident from the word cyber, this new phenomenon of

  • Sri Lanka: A ‘nutty’ call this!0

      N Sathiya Moorthy, 8 October 2018 The last time ‘nuts’ became the talk of high-level political lingo in these parts of the world, it was in 1981. Then Pakistani President, Zia-ul-Haq, was reported as dismissing visiting US counterpart Jimmy Carter’s offer of $ 400-m American aid for two years, as ‘peanuts’. That such a private

  • Disorder in the world0

    by Habib Siddiqui      7 October 2018 The preamble of the United Nations states: “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and

  • Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China0

    By James M. Dorsey     7 October 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory

  • Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan0

    OCTOBER 6, 2018 BY M.ASHRAF HAIDARI The Trump administration has recently been encouraged to consider a plan using private military companies (PMC) to maintain security in Afghanistan. According to Blackwater founder Erik Prince, the plan’s primary external supporter, such a force would include 5,500 personnel and a 90-plane ready-to-use air force. Aside from saving American soldiers’ lives, it

  • Pakistan-US Relations: Resettlement or Re-Stalemate0

    by Hareem Aqdas      5 October 2018 Pakistan-US relations have witnessed a severe decline especially after January 2018. Earlier this month, US Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, who was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford, stayed in Islamabad for nearly five hours during which he met Prime

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  • Not Only in Ladakh, India Losing Ground in Bangladesh Too

    by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th

  • Fear of the unknown: Hysteria in Bangladesh

    by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and

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