By Dr Maqsudul Hasan Nuri
Some writers have questioned the need for soft power in Pakistan and advocated reliance on hard power only. What is less understood is the fact that non-traditional security has become more salient after the cold war.
Multiple existential issues such as stagnating economies, climate change, energy crises, repressive governments, cronyism . . . → Read More: Soft Power: Pakistan needs it!
Athens officially quantifies sum which includes repayment of forced loan and return of archaeological treasures
Greece’s deputy finance minister has said that Germany owes it nearly €279bn (£205bn) in reparations for the Nazi occupation of the country.
Greek governments and private citizens have pushed for war damages from Germany for decades but the Greek government . . . → Read More: Germany refuses to pay Greece €279bn
Pakistan, Germany, Canada and America have certain similarities in their federalism but every society has its own problems and traditions. The spirit of federalism is fresh in Pakistan which needs debates among politicians to harmonise the system.
These were the views of speakers at a seminar on International Experiences of Federalism at the National Institute . . . → Read More: How Germany and Canada handle their federal states
In the build-up to the landing of the Philae probe on comet 67P/C-G on Tuesday, scientists learned something surprising.
The comet makes a noise – now being called a “song”.
The European Space Agency successfully landed the probe after 10 years of work, even though harpoons designed to anchor it failed to deploy, Reuters reports.
. . . → Read More: Comet makes noise- captured
By Diane Cole
The arrest of an Auschwitz guard is part of Germany’s last attempt to bring the aged men to justice.
You can’t hide from justice forever—not even for war crimes committed decades in the past, and not even when you’re 93.
. . . → Read More: Germany – You can’t hide from justice forever
In a bid to help childless women become mothers, a 42-year-old Dutch man launched a free “baby making” service nine years ago.
The man had sex with 15 women every month, and has fathered 82 children so far.
Ed Houben stayed a virgin till the age of 34. He usually waits for women to come . . . → Read More: Dutch man fathers 82 children, helping childless women
An ambassador-at-large Nasir Ali Khan has set a new record of foreign trips as he has undertaken as many as 30 tours of 25 countries in a matter of 24 months.
The Islamabad-based gentleman, who is an optician by profession, is known to be a close friend of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Khan spent . . . → Read More: Ambassador-at-large Nasir Ali Khan undertakes 30 foreign trips in two years