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Rafia Zakaria

World Bank study points to where most foreign aid for the poorest goes

All these caveats notwithstanding, the conclusion of the paper has turned out to be controversial and damning.

28 Feb 2020 2:09 AM

Hamas has now turned towards cyber warfare

According to the IDF spokesman, the hackers used pictures of young women to attract the attention and interest of male soldiers.

20 Feb 2020 2:18 AM

Ship with coronavirus on board has turned into a floating prison

There are more than 3,700 people on the ship, a thousand of them crew members working hard below decks and the passenger staterooms.

14 Feb 2020 2:30 AM

Virus or travel curbs, the borders are closing fast

The new restrictions, which apply to an additional six countries, will be added to the already existing ones.

07 Feb 2020 1:47 AM

Fanning the foreigners

Mastery over a subjugated population, the British soon learnt, is not at all an easy task.

23 Jan 2020 1:35 AM

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#MeToo on trial: Will Harvey be convicted?

As the Weinstein trial progresses and more details come to light, similar conundrums are likely to emerge.

09 Jan 2020 12:58 AM

Detention camps are spreading all over... in India, China, America

Assam is not the only Indian state in which such camps are being planned.

27 Dec 2019 4:26 AM

Islamophobia, and a tale of 3 elections — in India, UK, US

With Brexit will come a more complex set of mechanisms that determine travel to the UK.

20 Dec 2019 5:48 AM

Sex segregation in Saudi ending, never mind what the critics say

At the beginning of the week, Saudi Arabia announced that it was putting an end to gender segregation in restaurants.

14 Dec 2019 6:05 AM

Is Trump’s US giving cover to those guilty of war crimes?

The cumulative impact of these developments requires Pakistan to be very vigilant of the kind of help it accepts from the US in the near future.

30 Nov 2019 12:10 AM

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A women’s ‘caliphate’ on the Syrian-Iraq border that would otherwise not exist

The camp is now home to over 70,000 people, most of whom are women and children.

22 Nov 2019 2:42 AM

Will Trump impeachment hearings only be great TV?

Republican bravado being what it is, the case against impeachment is looking strong.

14 Nov 2019 1:28 AM

Can killing of ISIS’ Baghdadi save Trump in 2020 polls?

In the initial few hours after the raid, it seemed that the operation in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died had saved Donald Trump.

01 Nov 2019 12:00 AM

A relentless war rages on in the Middle East

Turkish forces have moved into northern Syria, and the shaky Kurdish-defended buffer zone has become the site of mayhem.

19 Oct 2019 2:58 AM

Guard against ‘dark net’, expose child predators

New research published in the New York Times this past weekend provides new insight into the minds of paedophiles.

05 Oct 2019 1:46 AM

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Why a scholar’s new ‘sin’ hurts the cause of Euro Muslims

Muslims, held Ramadan — who was born in Geneva and holds Swiss citizenship — had a lot to contribute to Europe.

05 Sep 2019 3:46 AM

Decade’s two major conflicts will end in step back to the past

The larger message of these conflicts and the condition in which they will leave the populations in Syria and Afghanistan is a grim one.

29 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

America must learn the shadow of white terror will be harder to fight

Countries like Pakistan, post-colonial countries, are continually (and incorrectly) often seen as inhabiting the Western past.

09 Aug 2019 12:17 AM

Time to embrace that brown, dark can be beautiful

The “blackface” use of cosmetics to make the skin darker and effect cultural misappropriation of African tradition can be viewed as a racist act.

02 Aug 2019 12:18 AM

For all Trump’s Islamophobia, Khan has scored a diplomatic win

It must have been an odd thing for PM Imran Khan to step into a United States whose president was having such a visibly Islamophobic moment.

26 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

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