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    CPEC: Pakistan, China and India

    The recently held strategic dialogue between India and China provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year,the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support.

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    Sehwan Sharif attack aftermath: Pakistan is growing intolerant of Sufism

    "Why do you visit dargahs yaar? It is shirk (idolatry)," is how most Pakistanis confront me when I tell them about my reverence for the Sufi saints of the subcontinent.

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    Netanyahu wants a war that he knows he can’t win

    The Israel Defence Forces could launch their fancy missiles to take out the alleged centres of Iran’s alleged nuclear programme, while, hopefully, balking at using their own, very real, nuclear weapons of mass.

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    Backgrounder: The Qalandar's magnetism

    Sindh's centuries-old bond with Sufis and Sufism is no secret. And among the great mystics that draw devotees from across the province — and indeed across the country — is Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

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    The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started 

    It's been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how U.S. shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil.

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    For 40 years, Iran’s been preparing for the war the US has been threatening

    The Trump administration’s aggressive rhetoric and actions have alarmed the world. The protests in response to his visa ban that have targeted mostly Muslims from seven nations the United States.

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    When Saudi Arabia asked Indian journalist not to write on Muslim issues

    An Indian Muslim journalist working for a Saudi daily newspaper Al-Riyadh was ‘forced’ to quit his job for reporting on excesses faced by Muslims in Kashmir and Gujarat.

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    Spectacular dive of the ghazi general

    Our outgoing general on the basis of his record was considered a better commander than most in our water-logged history, taking decisions and risks that others were too afraid or nervous to take.

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    Muslim Americans have every reason to worry about the Trump presidency

    Donald Trump, who mocked a disabled reporter, said he would ban Muslims from entering the United States, referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, and made countless sexist statements.

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    Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

    As Russia works with China and Pakistan to engage the Taliban, jettisoning its historic animosity to the group, India might find itself regionally isolated. The Afghan government is too weak to assert its primacy.

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    ‘We will fight until the last drop of blood’: A meeting with insurgent group fighting for Rohingyas

    The Faith Movement of Arakan, also popularly known as Harakah al-Yaqin, is an insurgent group in Myanmar’s Rakhine state which claims to be fighting for Rohingya rights.

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    Reliable renewable electricity is possible if we make smart decisions now

    Unreliable electricity supply can cause many inconveniences, such as the inability to check Facebook, being forced to play board games by candlelight in the evenings

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    Buddhist and Islamist Extremists Wage War

    In recent years, we’ve naturally been very aware of the spread of Islamist extremism globally, according to a University of Maryland report, from 2002 to 2015, ISIS and its allies murdered over 33,000 people.

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    America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

    While most of these air attacks were in Syria and Iraq, US bombs also rained down on people in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. That’s seven majority-Muslim countries.

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    Indian Court’s Ban on Identity Politics Ruling Will Benefit Hindu Nationalists

    It is clear that the aim of the Indian Supreme Court in its recent ruling to prevent political parties from invoking religion, caste or language for electoral gains was to eliminate a protracted problem.

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    Why Arab Countries Should Follow The Iranian Role Model

    The interminably arrogant Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu now has the audacity to challenge the agreement reached by the six powers with Iran on its nuclear program.

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    Why the West is terrified of Muslims reading History…

    It is this fundamental question which cuts to the very heart of a global Muslim awakening. It is this question which explains why Western powers are currently murdering their way across the Muslim world.

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    Why don’t refugees just stay in Turkey or Greece? We asked them

    The European Commission has decided to start returning migrants from other European countries back to Greece, lifting a ban on the practice that was put in place in 2011.

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    ‘Soft border approach can bring India into CPEC’

    A focus on establishing “soft borders” between India and Pakistan, rather than a final settlement of boundaries in Kashmir, can lead to New Delhi’s rapid integration into an expanded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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    A life-long commitment to independent reporting

    Growing up in Deir Al Balah and Rafah refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, Atwan lived in several Arab countries and worked diverse jobs before emerging as an internationally acclaimed, UK-based journalist.

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    Stupid White Americans

    It should also be acknowledged that Moore has been among the very few liberal Americans who had argued well before the results of the last US election that Donald Trump would win.

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    The Secret Witness

    Each time I read about Ayodhya, it reminds me of the terrifying experience I went through during my first visit to the holy town in 1992. Armed with a letter of introduction from a member of the Delhi unit of the BJP, I had wormed my way into the ranks of the kar sevaks at Ayodhya.

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    Remembering the life of Junaid Jamshed

    Junaid Jamshed was born in Karachi on Sept 3, 1964. His father Jamshed Akbar Khan, who passed away earlier this year, hailed from Nowshera and was a retired officer of the Pakistan Air Force.

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    Made in China: How Chinese businesses evolved from imitation to innovation

    Most of us use products made in China every day and are aware of its growing economic power as a factory to the world. But China intends to become a developed nation by mid-century and integral to this ambition.

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