Reuters photo By Zeeshan A. Shah Over the last few decades Pakistan has gone through a major paradigm shift, both within its strategic placement within the region and with its allies all over the globe.
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By Ahmed Tharwat The sportswear giant Nike has finally realized that the Hijab is not a symbol of oppression after all, but again, only if it is their design or has its logo.
Emmanuel Dunand/AFP By Ahmed Tharwat Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for […]
Joe Klamar/AFP By Thambu Kanagasabai Under this scheme the European Union grants additional tariff reductions to developing countries for imports eligible to qualify for these duty concessions. This scheme, enjoyed by Sri Lanka until 2010, was suspended due to the ‘failure of Mahinda’s government to address reported human rights violations in the country”.
AP photo By Rupen Savoulian There are many analyses of the incoming Trump administration, examining the reasons for his electoral victory, the racism and Islamophobia that he deployed to win votes, his populist appeals to the American working class, the emboldened position of the alternative right, and the ultra-rightist nature of his incoming cabinet. […]
By Abu Sufian The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi is widely known as ‘a democracy hero’ and/or ‘Human Rights Champion’ in her home country Myanmar and beyond. Without a shred of doubt, she contributed to her country and tried to restore democracy over and over again, showing her strong resilience against […]
Reuters photo By Shahper Hassan Religion had been put aside by the despotic rulers in Arab countries where we have witnessed the uprising, fighting and bloodshed which continues to this day.
AAP photo By Rupen Savoulian Australia’s current Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, made a number of ignorant and bigoted comments in recent weeks regarding the presence of Lebanese Muslims in Australia.
Ed Kashi By Prince Charles Dickson Use Religion as a tool to dumb them down…use ethnicity as a tool to fan the embers of hatred and then sit back and watch them burn themselves…The template has remained the same…albeit with slight modifications from time to time…and nothing has changed. If anything, much worse…Folashade […]
Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat Now it is real folks, it is written, the Donald will be our next and 45th President. The joke is now on us however, and he is the only one laughing.
Eric Thayer By Sami Jamil Jadallah Dear Mr. Trump, First, let me congratulate you on your election and I have to admit, for a non-politician you did a hell of job understanding and speaking the language of Main Street America, which sad to say has been neglected by America’s political elite, Democrats and […]
Susan Baaghil/Reuters By Sami Jamil Jadallah If anyone thinks that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not a social and theological liberation revolutionary, they had better think twice.
Saul Loeb/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat As millions of Americans who geared up to watch the second debate/match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we were all eager to see how Donald Trump would perform after his lewd conversation about women.
Saul Loeb/AFP By Hazel Speed Unlike President Obama, I am not as an English/British person ‘poking my nose’ into American politics.
By Zeeshan A. Shah If you wish to thrive for 100 years, then educate your Children – Dalai Lama In a recent UN report on Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs, Pakistan has been identified as having one of the worst indicators in Education Development. It has saddened many of us to know that […]
Israel Ophori By David Adejumo It can be said that Nigeria has been in a vicious cycle of tribalism, nepotism, ethnicity, religious chauvinism and sentimentalism after over 100 years when the Entity called Nigeria was formed, although there were both negative and positive motives to the so called amalgamation which will be discussed later. […]
Guang Niu By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]
Abhishek Chinnappa/Reuters By Nita Bhalla Amnesty International India has temporarily closed its offices and postponed events aimed at raising awareness of rights abuses over safety concerns for its staff after the charity was accused of sedition by protesters, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Lucy Nicholson/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat The contrasting images of the fully clothed Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team playing the scantily clad German team was at the forefront of the media’s coverage as well as the internet during the Rio 2016 Olympics.
PTI photo By Javed Majeedano India and Pakistan were born at the same time when, after the second world war, Britain decided to leave the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. But two countries celebrate their independent days on different dates with Pakistan on August 14, and India the next day.
Timothy A Clary/AFP By Sabena Siddiqi Donald Trump is quite a well-known personality around the world, even before his election campaign most people would have identified him as the host of the NBC show ‘The Apprentice’. Last year he resigned from his contract at NBC to start an election campaign. Having no great achievement to his […]
By Amnesty International The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the past six months carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being “spies” who seek the “overthrow” of the government.
Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters By Dr. Fadi Elhusseini The Middle East continues to be of major geostrategic importance. Global powers found, in recent developments, an opportunity to chart their way into the region; sending troops and reinforcements, rebuilding alliances and restoring old relations. Amidst this chaotic environment, a number of regional forces opted to adopt a different […]
By Ahmed Tharwat I took up golfing right after I realized that as a Muslim I wanted to be assimilated, besides I couldn’t play soccer anymore, couldn’t run, so I took walking as a sport.
AP photo By Ananya S Guha Instead of continuously harping on the same theme, blaming Pakistan, and playing this game for decades, it is time that the Government seriously tries to resolve the Kashmir issue. And this cannot be done by sending the Indian Army which does not draw any boundaries in dealing with […]
By Ogunniyi Abayomi John was a Christian who adhered to the teachings of Jesus Christ, he was observed on the lousy streets of Lagos reading the Bible and preaching on the basis of repentance that all might inherit the kingdom of God. John was apprehended by the anti-graft agency for an alledged financial crime and […]
By Ananya S Guha What happens if a preacher talks about his religion and apparently ‘inspires’ some youth to go and commit acts of terror? How do we account for the fact that his preaching, his sermons have aroused brutal atavistic passions?