About Yemen

By Laura Dean

A Yemeni boy holding a weapon takes part in a gathering in Sanaa on March 26, 2015, to show support the Shia Houthi militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country.

CAIRO, Egypt — A Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries began bombing Yemen Thursday night as the Houthis, a Shia . . . → Read More: About Yemen

Bombay-based singer, joines Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band

Music has again bridged borders. India and Pakistan share a rich heritage in music; this bond just became stronger after Bombay-based singer Sharmistha Chatterjee, joined Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band as a lead vocalist.

The band’s classical fusion renditions are both soothing and stirring, which makes them cater to a global audience. Talking to Sharmistha . . . → Read More: Bombay-based singer, joines Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band

Gen Raheel Sahrif receives Istanbul Award

Istanbul Award has been announced for Pakistan Army and its Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for their brave fight against terrorism in Pakistan.

The award was announced by 6th Think Tanks Forum of the Islamic Countries at Islamabad late on Friday night at a ceremony held at Aiwane Sadar.

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Lahore’s Horse and Cattle back after 11 years gap

After a gap of 11 years, the city of lights, Lahore has organized a Horse and Cattle Show once again, with the event spanning over duration of 4 days.

The opening ceremony, grandiose in nature, kicked off at Fortress Stadium with chief-guest President Mamnoon Hussain present in the ranks of the crowd that watched the . . . → Read More: Lahore’s Horse and Cattle back after 11 years gap

Terror threats fail to stop literary festivals in Pakistan

February in Pakistan is Literary Festival Month, with the Karachi Literature Festival held at the beginning and the Lahore Literary Festival at the end. 125,000 people attended the festival in Karachi — I launched my novel A Season For Martyrs there — and 75,000 attended in Lahore. A friendly rivalry has developed between both festivals, . . . → Read More: Terror threats fail to stop literary festivals in Pakistan

Something for everyone in Karachi Literature Festival

The Karachi Literature Festival 2015 continued for three days with over 80 sessions and several book launches of authors like Musadiq Sanwal, Nayantara Saghal and Arif Hasan among others. Important topics were discussed ranging from politics and art to television and psychology with an esteemed panel of personalities which comprised many new faces from India . . . → Read More: Something for everyone in Karachi Literature Festival

Charlie Hebdo doing more well now than ever

First it was 1 million copies. Then it was 3 million. Then 5 million. Now the publisher of Charlie Hebdo says it is printing a total of 7 million copies of the once-obscure French satirical magazine.

The new total reflects extraordinary demand for what has become known as the magazine’s “survivors issue.” It was produced . . . → Read More: Charlie Hebdo doing more well now than ever

The danger in critiquing Islamophobia

We were glad that Vox decided to publish the cartoons of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Though their portrayal of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed has offended many Muslims, they are an important part of the story and readers have a right to see them. We were also glad that we covered the cartoons critically . . . → Read More: The danger in critiquing Islamophobia

American Muslim apologizes to the world over the Charlie Hebdo attack

After staying away from the news of the attack, Zunera Mazhar felt so outraged that she had to say something.

“Being a mother, having a 6-year-old daughter, how do I explain it to her? ‘No, this is not us?’ ” said the Muslim from Virginia.

The immigration worker’s powerful video message . . . → Read More: American Muslim apologizes to the world over the Charlie Hebdo attack

The Indian and Pakistani diasporas can help bring peace to South Asia

Dangerous tensions between archrivals India and Pakistan have ratcheted up again along the de facto border dividing Kashmir, reigniting the deadly decades-old dispute that has twice brought the two nuclear-armed nations to war.

About 10,000 civilians from India-administered Kashmir have been displaced after cross-border shooting erupted last week between India and Pakistan in the disputed . . . → Read More: The Indian and Pakistani diasporas can help bring peace to South Asia