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Saudi Arabia is Creating a Living Nightmare for African Migrants in Yemen

By: Ahmed AbdulKareem Hoping for a better life, 32-year-old Hermala left Jimma, a poor farming district in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, and set out towards Saudi Arabia. He faced unspeakable dangers along the journey, including death at sea, torture, and abuse in chasing what would ultimately remain an unfulfilled dream. Over …

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Modi’s overreach

By Mahir Ali MORE than 80 years after he published An Autobiography, Jawaharlal Nehru’s querulous attitude towards “Muslim culture” sounds refreshingly naive. “I have tried hard to understand what this ‘Muslim culture’ is, but I confess that I have not succeeded,” he complains. He notes that the influence of “Persian …

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Diplomatic debacle

By Zahid Hussain THE latest foreign policy debacle in the shape of Pakistan’s last-minute decision to pull out of the Kuala Lumpur Summit illustrates Imran Khan’s Trumpian-style of dealing with highly sensitive policy issues. It is decision-making driven by whims rather than reason. While it was unwise to take the …

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Jinnah and violence

By Javed Jabbar THE coupling of the Quaid’s name with a malevolent noun is done deliberately — to jar the senses like a mild electric shock. Only to highlight how the two words are antithetical to each other. The unnatural juxtaposition becomes urgently relevant after the bizarre episode on December …

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Intl. reactions to Saudi scandalous verdict on Khashoggi murder

By  Zahra Mirzafarjouyan Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was living in a self-imposed exile in the United States where had been granted residency status. He had been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, …

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Will Imran Khan regret skipping the Kuala Lumpur Summit?

By Agha Hussain The flawed gains-and-losses calculus of Imran Khan’s PTI government recently produced what may well be the most aberrational and peculiar foreign policy decision by any country this year. Imran cancelled his attendance of the Kuala Lumpur Summit (which he himself reportedly jointly proposed with Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

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