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2019 Review of the Year – International

January January 01:  (US and Israel formally quit UNESCO)  Washington & Tel Aviv ditch international body over ‘anti-Israel bias’ January 02: China makes history as the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. January 05:

2019 Review of the Year – Pakistan Interaction News Desk

January January 19: Pakistan shocked:  Sahiwal’s shameful incident Parents, teenage daughter among 4 killed during  CTD ‘encounter’ in Sahiwal Sahiwal Punjab: Three family members husband, wife and their teenage daughter and their friend were killed in what the Punjab police

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of book: Mulaqat-o-Hekayaat Author: Amir Hasan Chaman Publishers: Print Media Publications, P. O Box No1300,Karachi-Islamabad Pages: 432 Price: Rs 250 The book in hand, “Mulaqat-o-Hekayaat” is a fascinating account of luminaries. It consists of 12

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India

And lied about it By Jason Hickel There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain

The Greatest, Fakest World Record

History’s best marathoner has broken a mythical time barrier. But it doesn’t count as a world record. By Paul Bisceglio Early yesterday morning, in a misty park in Vienna, Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in less than two hours. His

Rutgers stands behind professor

Who said Hindutva was ‘inspired by Nazism’ Amid Backlash By Jenni Fink A Rutgers-Newark professor may be under attack by the public for comments she made about Hindutva, but she has the support of her employer. On Friday, assistant professor

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of book: Dil Hai Ishqi Taj Ka Author: Taj Qaimkhani Compilers: Farhat Sapna, Fauzia Habib Publisher: Idara Pehchan, A-180 Taj Chambers, New Town, Meerpur Khas, Sindh Pages: 160 Price: Rs. 100/- There are very rich

Egypt’s dictatorship is sitting on a powder keg

By Ezzedine C. Fishere The problem is that it is failing at both. On politics and economics, rather than building partnerships and thinking long-term, Sissi has chosen the easier path — and undermined his ability to achieve reform or stability

Trade wars are a fool’s game

By Eric S. Margolis According to the great military thinker, Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller, ‘the object of war is not victory. It is to achieve political goals.’ Too bad President Donald Trump does not read books. He has started economic

US, France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes

UN investigators have also compiled secret list of 160 ‘main actors’ among Saudi, Emirati and Yemeni top brass. The United States, United Kingdom and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics