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    O’ Parachinar, your loyalty is not enough for Pakistan

    “I was a little girl of seven and the memory of him sitting in a room and sewing green coloured clothes and the flag of Pakistan with his own hands before the Partition is still afresh in my eyes.

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    The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the 'culturecide' we've become so used to

    Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now lie in pieces. 

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    Significance Of Al-Quds Day

    International Quds Day is an important day for humanity. It is the day to express our solidarity with the oppressed people and demonstrate the resentment against the oppressors. It is the day which breaks.

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    Ramadan in Yemen: Fasting by day, starving by night

    "I used to live with dignity in my house, and Ramadan was my best month. The war has deprived us of joy every day. Last Ramadan was fine, but this one is very tough. We fast in the daytime and starve in the night."

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    How young Kashmiris are finding love in the time of conflict and curfew

    Since July 2016, unrest has become the new normal in Kashmir. As violence escalates, so does the rebellion against it, some of it taking newer forms and some, the oldest kind – love.

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    The Kashmir garden that made Shah Jehan green with envy (and other tales of spring in the Valley)

    In the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have referred to Kashmir as his private garden: during his reign, only the highest ranking courtiers were allowed entry here.

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    Chief of a phantom army

    It is now official. Retired Gen Raheel Sharif will soon be taking over the command of the so-called Islamic army that is still to take shape. The ambiguity surrounding the decision to lend the services .

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    The Carpets of Turkey

    The Grand Bazaar is the heart of old Istanbul. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, with more than 3,000 shops, store-houses, stalls, workshops — many in old Ottoman hans (hostels).

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    Everybody Loves Ali: Can He Bring Amity Between Shias and Sunnis?

    Of all the companions and relatives of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, none enjoys as much love, reverence, and respect as does Ali ibn Abi Tallib.

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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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    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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    ‘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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    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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    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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    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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    These Plucky Afghan Women Share A Taste Of Their Land

    When Mariam ran, into a stranger's home in Kabul to escape the Taliban, she did not imagine that one day she would be walking the streets where no one cared if she covered her hair.

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