(By Rod Nordland and Rick GladStone) KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government lashed out Thursday at criticism of its expulsion of an American journalist, the first such action since the ouster of the Taliban, denouncing him as a spy in an official statement.
Both the American ambassador and the . . . → Read More: Why has Afghanistan expelled Times reporter?
Ukraine. Gaza. Syria. Yemen. Pakistan. If it feels like the United States is always at war somewhere, that’s because it is. Not just Iraq and Afghanistan – the two wars we all know about. And, granted, we’re not only talking boots on the ground. It’s our money, our weapons and – more often in recent . . . → Read More: USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs
The Pakistani nation, hostage to some of the worst forms of terrorism, much of it inbred, has been debating on whether or not talks with the Taliban would be productive. Most of the discussions revolve around whether it is justifiable to sit across the table with those who have caused thousands of civilians, among them . . . → Read More: Analyzing Pakistan’s society
(By Saroop Ijaz) As we pass the anniversary of the darkest days of our history, July 5, 1977, it is useful to reflect on what we have learnt (or not) and how far we have moved (or not) since. Ziaul Haq was a vile mad man, and there is no question about it. No one . . . → Read More: Either speak up on time or stay quiet
One of the world’s youngest countries, with more than half of its population below 25 years of age, and the world’s 9th largest English speaking nation, has a growing middle class and steadily rising domestic demand.
That’s Pakistan for you – one of Asia’s most strategically located nations, a gateway to northern India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, . . . → Read More: Keeping Pakistani youth from being radicalized
By Fatima Rizvi
In todays interconnected world no country is alone because the media makes sure that everything is splashed across in headlines and breaking news breaks. One just has to take the time to survey the world. Right now the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab is carrying out bombings in Somalia and Kenya. Sudan is facing . . . → Read More: Now it’s Pakistan’s war
KARACHI: To understand the Waziristan conundrum, go back 78 years. The year is 1936. The place is Mirali, North Waziristan. A Hindu girl converts to Islam and elopes with a young Pashtun schoolteacher.
The girl’s mother alleges forced conversion. A court sentences the youth to two years in jail and returns the girl to . . . → Read More: The amazing history of Waziristan
Bakkakhel, Pakistan – The government-run camp for internally displaced people in the village of Bakkakhel, in Pakistan’s Frontier Region Bannu district, is a sight to behold.
There are rows upon rows of new tents, each equipped with electrical connections for lights and fans, as well as distribution points for several tonnes of . . . → Read More: What is keeping IDPs from coming to Camps?
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Haji Mujtaba
ISLAMABAD/MIRANSHAH – Ten militants were killed in this year’s first two drone strikes in Pakistan, officials said on Thursday, six months after the attacks were suspended by Washington to give it space to pursue peace talks with the Taliban.
Just days after a deadly Taliban attack on Karachi airport, . . . → Read More: Pak Top Govt officials admit giving approval to USA for targeted drone attacks
I found this post on a website, the original article was so biased and one sided but the comment below the article was so well researched and befitting! You can read the article if you like (from the website link provided) but you must read the comment which I have copy pasted here (I hope this . . . → Read More: The twist in history by the twisted historians!