Hussain Ahmad

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Urdu’s unsung hero

He truly was a man of letters who wrote thought-provoking essays, captivating radio columns and highly interesting travelogues. His name was Agha …

An old sci-fi film may explain why Pakistan has long been haunted by extremism

Militant violence in the country may actually be the physical manifestations of its people's collective subconscious and mindset, often woven from …

Michelle Obama

Time to admit it: The war in Afghanistan is lost

President Obama always wanted to be the guy who successfully wound down both of George W. Bush's wars. He managed that in Iraq (with some assistance …

Afghanistan
LGBTQI

العراق – نقص في عدد المتطوعين لمحاربة داعش | سياسة واقتصاد | DW | 22.05.2015

"لا أريد أن أكون عبارة عن حطب للنار بالنسبة لهم" هكذا يعبر الشاب قيس (24 عاما) عن غضبه أمام مكتب في بغداد لتسجيل المتطوعين وتجنيدهم لعمليات عسكرية في …

Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State

PANKISI GORGE, Georgia (AP) — One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war.<p>In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 20-year-old stole her friend's passport to make the same hazardous journey.<p>From New Zealand, came a former …

Osama Bin Laden

The Rogue Networks of Pakistan

Three things have come out in Pakistan since <i>The New York Times</i> reported on the explosive Axact scandal. First, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sealed the Karachi and Rawalpindi offices of the software company that had reportedly made millions of dollars by selling fake degrees. Since …

Hacker admits hijacking plane mid-air: FBI

Hurley said the FBI found that the electronics box under the seat in front of Roberts' showed "signs of tampering".<p>Roberts was removed from the …

Commonwealth Bank

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

UI Design

US 'deeply concerned' by Egypt's death penalty decision for Mohamed Morsi

US joins Amnesty International and Turkey’s president in criticising mass death sentence handed to more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters<p>The US is “deeply concerned” about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for the former president Mohamed Morsi, a State Department official …

Amnesty International

Special Report: The middle-class Islamists behind Tunisia's museum attack | Reuters

SBIBA, Tunisia (Reuters) - One of the young men was a high school literature student who helped his father tend the family olive trees in their isolated farming community near the Algerian border.<p>Rioters throw stones during clashes with riot police in Tunis, Tunisia, in this January 14, 2011 file …

Terrorism

العثور على مخطوطة لكتاب تاريخي موسوعي لم يصدر بسبب نشوب الحرب

عثر علماء التاريخ الروس مؤخرا على مخطوطة لكتاب تاريخي موسوعي فريد من نوعه في موضوع تاريخ الحضارة العالمية، لم يطبع في حينه بسبب الهجوم النازي …

Brady's agent says 'Deflategate' investigation flawed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL was determined to blame Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for deflated footballs in the AFC title game, and the investigation omitted key facts and buried others, Brady's agent said Thursday.<p>Don Yee said the report prepared by NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells was …

NFL

ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Thursday, according to Iraqi police.<p>Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri, also known as Abu Taluut, was killed 18 miles south of Mosul in the village of Qayyara, according to Maj. Gen. Watheq Al-Hamdani, a senior regional …