Friday, 14 December 2018

Opinion

Kartarpur corridor

The much heated relationship Pakistan shares with India has forever been the talk of time and continues to serve as a subject of disagreement for decades to go. Any move, break through or initiative taken to walk away from the shadows of jingoism are replaced with shades of nationalism as ...

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Khashoggi’s murder mystery: What we know so far

RIYADH: The Saudi government exonerated the country’s powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi yesterday as death-penalty charges were announced against five men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement. Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments against 11 people and said a total of ...

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What the Arab world needs most is free expression

Jamal Khashoggi I was recently online looking at the 2018 “Freedom in the World” report published by Freedom House and came to a grave realization. There is only one country in the Arab world that has been classified as “free.” That nation is Tunisia. Jordan, Morocco and Kuwait come second, ...

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Imran Khan’s victory and Indo-Pak relations

Imran Khan’s victory in the recently concluded General Elections went as per preordained script. The arrest of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter in a money laundering case practically sealed the deal. The Supreme Court has debarred him from contesting elections for life, virtually putting an end to the political career ...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela. The man and legacy live on even in death. And as the world this week celebrates what would have been his centennial birthday — there are those who continue to battle against the West’s whitewashing of its Cold War treatment of the father of the South African nation. ...

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Will India and Pakistan Learn from the Historic Korea Summit?

Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea when he crossed the Military Demarcation Line, which separates the two Koreas, to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House. The Peace House, a three-storey building constructed in 1989 in the truce village ...

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The Mashal Khan verdict

Nearly 10 months after Mashal Khan was lynched to death by a mob in Mardan on the false pretext of blasphemy, a verdict handed down by an Anti-Terrorist Court in Haripur gave a death sentence to one of the accused, life sentences to four others and four-year prison sentences to ...

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PM Theresa May’s first official visit to China

Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s first official visit to China has affirmed that both countries will seek stronger partnership in free trade and in tackling global challenges, sending a vital message of upholding openness and unity in a fractured world. May’s three-day trip, which ends on Friday, came at a ...

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President Oprah Winfrey: the pros and cons

The prospect of an Oprah Winfrey presidential run in 2020 took a giant step forward this week when she gave an electrifying Golden Globe Awards speech that left many hailing her as the antidote to President Trump. “Is America going insane or coming to its senses?” The Washington Post asks. The actor, ...

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How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday, the State Department confirmed ...

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