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Ophelia: Storm kills three people as high winds wreak havoc across Ireland and UK

Three people have been killed in Ireland as ex-hurricane Ophelia swept through the country at speeds of up to 96mph, downing trees, ripping off …

Decoding anti-Ahmedi bigotry

Another day, another bigoted outburst from someone in a position of power. Earlier this week Capt. Ahmed Safdar, the son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif and …

Pakistan’s foremost political family fights for survival

AT A pre-election rally, a procession of cars and pick-up trucks squeezed through the narrow streets of Lahore. The crowd sweated, cheered, trod on …

Wife of ousted PM Sharif wins by-election in test of support for ruling party

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday captured his parliamentary seat with a reduced majority in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.<p>Workers of the PMLN political party guide …

Pakistan

China rejects Trump's criticism against Pakistan

BEIJING: China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about …

New US strategy ‘failure of Pak foreign policy’: PTI

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday said that US President Donald Trump’s new strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan was the …

Political parties in crisis?

Political parties are not what they used to be anywhere in the world, somebody said about European and American politics recently. The Democrats in …

PML-N to win 2018 elections in Sindh: Nawaz

Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif stated that Nawaz league will win 2018 general elections in …

For the biggest Sherlock Holmes fans, the best account of Baker Street mania

<b>“From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon”</b><p><i>By Mattias Boström. Translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher.</i> …

The Creative Tension Between Vitality and Fatality: Illuminating the Mystery of Sylvia Plath Through Her Striking Never-Before-Revealed Visual Art

“How frail the human heart must be — a throbbing pulse, a trembling thing — a fragile, shining instrument of crystal, which can either weep, or sing.”<p><i>“Once a poem is made available to the public, the right of interpretation belongs to the reader,”</i> young Sylvia Plath wrote to her mother upon the …

3 Books on North Korea and the Threat of Nuclear War

North Korea is a true Orwellian society: The totalitarian government, currently led by Kim Jong-un, keeps its citizens disconnected from the internet and controls radio stations and newspapers, filling them with propaganda. The most minimal sign of dissent could land one in a concentration camp, as …

Nawaz Sharif was a liar, deserved to go

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf today applauded the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan prime minister and applauded the Supreme Court for …

Partition 70 years on: The turmoil, trauma - and legacy

<b>As India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence, Andrew Whitehead looks at the lasting legacy of the Partition of British India, and the turmoil and trauma which marred the birth of the two nations.</b><p>It's about 700km (430 miles) from Delhi to Islamabad - less than the distance between London …

Pakistan

PM admits employment with UAE-based firm

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b> Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted before the Supreme Court that he had not only taken up an employment with Capital FZE, a …

Nawaz to land in jail: Imran

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that time was running out for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who was destined …

Pak Will Not Enter Into Any Dialogue With India That Excludes Kashmir, Says Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan will not enter into any dialogue with India that excludes Kashmir, Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said, asserting …

Through the eyes of an American: The beauty that Pakistan and its people have to offer

<b>“Bhabi ke liye hee hans do!”</b> <b>(Smile for the sake of our sister-in-law)</b> <b>The Empress Market shopkeepers teased the stoic sabzi wala (vegetable vendor),</b> …

Pakistan

Thailand's new labor rules send thousands of migrant workers fleeing

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of migrant workers, most of them from Myanmar, have fled from Thailand in fear after new labor regulations adopted by the military government, immigration officials said on Monday.<p>Labourers work at a construction site in downtown Bangkok, Thailand July 3, 2017. …

Asia

Pakistan's sovereignty at risk if Nawaz Sharif gets clean chit: Imran Khan

Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that the country's sovereignty will be at risk if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gets a clean chit from the …

Thousands protest in Pakistan to demand security after deadly bombs

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people protested in a Pakistani town on Thursday to demand better security after twin bombings in a market there last week killed 75 people, officials and witnesses said.<p>Citizens of Parachinar began a sit-in protest soon after the two bombs went …

Pakistan