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Kim & his Pak Clone

Manzoor Ahmed The world is becoming wary of the frequency and the irresponsible manner in which two countries of indulging in loose N-talk. North Korea’s roly-poly dictator Kim Jong-Unis focused on reducing Trump’s America to ashes with his nukes. Another nation which brags about its nuclear arsenal almost as frequently ...

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Taliban style policing in Mansehra

A group called International Khatm-e-Nabuwwat Movement (IKNM) has reportedly distributed pamphlets across Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP), warning barber shop owners against styling customers’ beards in ‘un-Islamic’ designs. It has also been warned that the barber shop found violating the directive will be vacated on a 15-day notice. Such ...

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Bring him home

Mosharraf Zaidi The writer is an analyst and commentator The five bloggers and activists that were abducted (and later released) at the beginning of 2017 will end the year with at least the vindication that an FIA investigation into their activities yielded no evidence that they were involved in any ...

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Quetta attack pricks Army’s boastful claims

Manzoor Ahmed The recent bombing of a church in Quetta, which killed over nine worshippers, has once again exposed the fabricated bravado projected by Pakistan Army and its Generals of having defeated the terrorists in their country. The impunity with which terrorists have been targeting various cities, especially the minority ...

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‘Nisar allowed safe passage to Musharraf’

by Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: Former Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa, who is representing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, alleged on Wednesday that former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had given ‘safe passage’ to retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.   Mr Musharraf ...

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The global backlash against China is growing

John Pomfret ( the writer is a former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing and author of “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.”) A global backlash is brewing against the People’s Republic of China. In Australia, China’s efforts to use surrogates to ...

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New U.S.-Backed Force Leads Terrorism Fight in Bangladesh

By Jessica Donati WASHINGTON—The botched terror attack in New York this week has created a fresh test for a new counterterrorism force tackling a growing U.S. concern: international extremism in Bangladesh, home of the suspect. The Bangladesh-based Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit spearheading a probe into the failed attack, set ...

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Pakistan could lose territory to terrorists: US

Anwar Iqbal WASHINGTON: Shifting between soft persuasions and tough advice, the United States is now saying that Pakistan could lose control of its territory if it does not sever ties with the Haqqanis and other terrorists. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who issued the advice at a Washington ...

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China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit’ Blacklist

By Maya Wang The writer is a senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks forward to a “common future in cyberspace” with China, he told the Chinese government’s World Internet Conference earlier this month. This was an embarrassing gesture toward a state that aggressively censors ...

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