The news last weekend from Quetta was terrible, at least 84 members of the Shia Hazara community died and 169 were injured in a massive explosion aimed at a minority community caught up in sectarian violence by Sunni militants.
A year after the US attack that saw Osama bin Laden killed, efforts to crush the remnants of al-Qa’ida are at a pivotal stage.
Clara Cullen thinks Obama’s drone strategy is a betrayal of all who supported him. In turn, the silence of all those who voted for “hope” and “change” is worrying; it suggests that the US liberal electorate would rather support Obama, who they perceive as a lesser political evil than his Republican adversaries, than actually questioning the political hypocrisy his foreign policy entails.
Politicians should no longer be allowed to hide behind words while trumpeting a free press.
A year has somehow charged past since the abduction and murder of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, a full 12 months in which no suspect has been identified, no-one charged with his killing and nobody brought to justice.
The 40-year-old correspondent of Asia Times Online, disappeared on the evening of May 29, a Sunday, as he [...]
Atheists must learn that religion has a great deal to teach us, while religious leaders must reform Religion to better connect with and inform people of their faiths’ inner meanings, argues Omar Shaheed.
Khalil ‘Ken’ Dale was a British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan earlier this year and then subsequently killed by his captors. They attached a note to his body, discovered by police in Quetta on Sunday, saying he had been killed because no ransom had been paid.
Why do Pakistani lawyers want to ban the country’s favourite soft drink? (A clue: it’s made by minorities)
Generations of Pakistanis have grown up reaching out for the sweet and easy pleasures of Shezan soft drinks. Over five decades the company has cemented its reputation as a supplier not just to high street shops, but to hotels, airlines and the country’s armed forces.
Embattled Yousuf Raza Gilani, indicted last Monday in Islamabad, has for several months now claimed he is Pakistan’s longest-serving prime minister. This only actually became, strictly speaking, true last Wednesday (when he pipped Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for his 1422 days), though this didn’t stop the Guardian, FT, and Washington Post from credulously parroting the line all the same.
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