Muneeb Ansari

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Verifying refugees' stories: why is it so difficult?

As the refugee crisis rumbles on and tensions continue to rise over which countries should take in more people, one question comes up repeatedly. How can you tell whether asylum seekers are telling the truth?<p>The system hangs on the idea that officials can tell the difference between a legitimate …

Human Rights

Hundreds of armed rebels cross from Turkey into Syria, says monitor

At least 500 rebels on Wednesday crossed the Turkish border, a monitor said, and headed for the Syrian town of Azaz in northern Aleppo province where opposition forces have suffered setbacks at the hands of Kurdish fighters.<p>Humanitarian aid convoys enter besieged areas in Syria<p>Read more<p>“At least …

Middle East

Pakistan's Sindh province allows Hindu marriages to be registered

<b>A province in Pakistan has become the first in the largely Muslim country to give Hindus the right to register their marriage officially.</b><p>The bill was passed on Monday by lawmakers in Sindh - home to many of Pakistan's three million Hindus.<p>Activists say that without such a law, Hindu women are …

Pakistan

A Powerful Documentary About Pakistan’s Honor Killings

In their version of events, they would beat Saba Qaiser, shoot her in the head, stuff her in a bag, and drop her body into the river. Her father and uncle would do this in the middle of the night, when no one was watching, and no one would know what happened to her.<p>But that’s not how events …

Why Chinese Factories Fare Poorly in the U.S.

In September, on an abandoned forty-acre Westinghouse factory site in Springfield, Massachusetts, the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (C.R.R.C.) broke ground on a sixty-million-dollar plant to assemble subway cars for Boston’s Orange and Red lines. Although commentary on the …

Manufacturing

Chechnya’s ISIS Problem

Using methods that were brutal, uncompromising, and at times of dubious legality, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, largely managed to defeat the last remnants of the militant underground. Last year, just fourteen people were killed in violence related to the lingering insurgency, compared …

Russia

Iran’s Revolutionary Grandchildren

When the revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini died abruptly, from heart failure after surgery, in 1989, he left behind fifteen grandchildren. The fate of his heirs reflects the depth of tensions within the Islamic Republic as it marks the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Imam’s triumphant …

South Asia

Kurds carve out new reality in northern Syria

Amid the chaos in northern Syria in recent months, several themes have emerged.<p>The first is that Islamic State has been spared from intensified Russian airstrikes and advances by pro-regime forces. The second, and potentially more important development, is that one of the war’s least visible …

Middle East