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Afghanistan Earthquake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades Afghan earthquake survivors lack food, shelter as aid trickles in GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP)  A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday 22 June, flattening stone and mud-brick

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Exit from FATF grey list: Pakistan so close, yet so far  (18 Jun, 2022) ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Friday acknowledged that Pakistan has substantially completed all 34 items of the two separate action plans, bringing it nearer

The terror factory in Afghanistan

The terror factory 1

By Hiranmay Karlekar Will Afghanistan again become an exporter of global terrorism? My answer, an emphatic “yes”, will trigger sharp protests. Many perhaps will cite some of what Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister for Culture and Information and official central spokesman

Jacinda sees a bit of Benazir in herself

Jacinda sees a bit of Benazir in herself

By Anwar Iqbal Paying homage to the late Benazir Bhutto, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recalled what the first woman to lead a Muslim majority country had proposed 30 years ago, an association of states to protect democracy and

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Only a sustained and united national effort can extricate Pakistan from this dangerous situation By Zamir Akram Pakistan is confronted by a Perfect Storm  the lethal combination of toxic internal and external developments that are inextricably linked to pose grave

Why Pakistan’s situation is reflection of decline of the Mughal power?

Why Pakistan's situation is reflection

By Saleem Akhtar Malik When we compare the twilight years of the Mughal rule in India with what is happening in Pakistan today, we find centrifugal forces like the TTP, BLA, BRA, and Jiye Sindh, etc. challenging the authority of

Analyzing the Pakistani ambassador to Russia’s Valdai club speech

Analyzing the Pakistani ambassador 2

By Andrew Korybko Russia and Pakistan have learned from their histories, he remarked, and his country is committed no longer participating in Great Power rivalries like during the Old Cold War. Taking a positive page from history, however, it now

The world economy


By Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati The Japanese save a lot. They do not spend much. Also, Japan exports far more than it imports. It has an annual trade surplus of over US$100 billion. Yet the Japanese economy is considered weak, even

Reports of OPEC+ death are greatly exaggerated

Reports of OPEC+ death are greatly exaggerated1

By M. K. Bhadrakumar The fact that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states held a joint ministerial meeting with their Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Saudi capital of Riyadh at this point in time in global

We may finally understand the moments before the big bang

We may finally understand the 1

Physicists may have solved a decades-long mystery about how our universe came to be By Tim Childers There’s a hole in the story of how our universe came to be. First, the universe inflated rapidly, like a balloon. Then, everything