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  • Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran0

    Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran By James M. Dorsey Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relations with regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran and diverging approaches by different branches of its government. Pakistan’s military engagement with the

  • Why does Pakistan’s horror pulp fiction stereotype ‘the Hindu’ ?0

    Why does Pakistan’s horror pulp fiction stereotype ‘the Hindu’ ? Jürgen Schaflechner, University of Heidelberg A terrible war is going on in the ghost world. Two opposing sides — the Muslim spirits and the Hindu spirits — face each other in a horrific combat. Suddenly, a gigantic fire-spitting demon with three eyes and a snake

  • Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 20160

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016 An ‘Enforced Disappearance’ is defined in international law as an: “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State…followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty…which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”In Bangladesh, disappearances result in three different

  • UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances0

    UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of ‘kidnapped’ men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed. David Bergman Quasem, left, with Quasem Ali, a Jamaat-e-Islami member hanged in September [File: Al Jazeera] Dhaka, Bangladesh – A UN group has called on the Bangladesh government to “immediately reveal the whereabouts” of three sons of opposition

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