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Isolation – Shireen M Mazari

It is amusing, albeit a trifle irritating too, to see commentators – as opposed to analysts – giving out half truths to try and prove something that is factually...

Israel commands, US obeys

In one of the more bizarre and immature displays of dysfunctional diplomacy in recent years, Washington has again refused to assist in funding Unesco. The reason for...

Mediation On Kashmir

Exchanges of fire continue across the Line of Control in Kashmir, which is regrettable because, as always, innocent people are killed in this sort of affray. There is no...

Censoring Opinion

China’s less-than-stellar human rights record has drawn criticism once more. In addition to continued systematic mistreatment of prisoners and the use of the death...

The UN Is Past Its Sell-By Date

Remember Muammar Qaddafi? Of course, who could forget the inimitable colonel and his matchless antics at home and abroad! There are lessons for all those given to...

Family, State And Labour

A recent UN report regarding the plight of senior citizens in the country should have attracted wider attention and generated a debate. Unfortunately, it was ignored,...

The India Bug

Most of the media comment on Nawaz Sharif’s visit last month to New York has centred on his meeting with the Indian Prime Minister on September 29. Yet, his most...

Nobel For Malala

By this time next week I hope the world will be celebrating the award of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan. The winner of this year’s Nobel...

Smiles Trump scowls In Iran Picture

THE first direct conversation in more than 30 years between the Iranian and American heads of state ended with the words `Have a nice day, Mr President` and `Khoda...

The Balochistan Blackout

Usually, in the wake of natural disasters, people-friendly governments tend to exaggerate, even manipulate, facts to grab attention and generate public and donor...

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