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Saudi Arabia’s missing princes

Reda El Mawy    In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government – and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them. Early in the …

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How do you start a country?

Two forthcoming referendums, in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region and in Catalonia, the autonomous region of Spain, will ask whether they should become independent states. But what things do you need to become an independent state? BBC World Service’s The Inquiry has been finding out. The four characteristics “You can’t be a real …

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بلوچستان میں صحت کی سہولیات

سبی سے خبر آئی ہے کہ 1992ء میں ڈویژنل ہیڈ کوارٹر ہسپتال کی تعمیر نو اور توسیع پر کروڑوں روپے خرچ کیے گئے لیکن ابھی بھی ہسپتال میںآپریشن تھیٹر سمیت اک شعبے غیر فعال ہیں حالانکہ سبی کا از سر نو تعمیر شدہ اسپتال ام سہولیات سے آراستہ ہے مگر …

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America Should Not Cheer on an India-China Fight

Playing geopolitics in South and Central Asia can have disastrous consequences for U.S. national security. Lyle J. Goldstein August 2, 2017 This article is taken from http://nationalinterest.org Tensions have been building on the Himalayan frontier that separates China and India, even as a new round of political instability roils Pakistan. A …

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Afghanistan includes sexual abuse of children (‘Bacha Baazi’) in revised penal code

The Afghan government has included the sexual abuse of children ‘Bacha Baazi’ crime in its revised penal code. The Minister of Justice Abdul Basir Anwar informed regarding the inclusion of the crime in the penal code during a press conference in Kabul today. He said the sexual abuse of children …

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Pakistan treats US as a ‘limitless ATM’: Raymond Davis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan treats America like a “limitless ATM” and most of the US aid to the country goes to the military’s kitty, a private US defence contractor who was responsible for one the worst bilateral tensions, has said. “For Pakistan, no amount of money ever seemed to be enough. The economic aid …

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Debating CPEC

The army chief’s call for an “open debate on all aspects of CPEC” is to be welcomed, but a few irritants stand in the way before any such debate can happen. The first irritant is the lack of disclosure by the government of many of the crucial details. Specifically, the long-term …

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Self-determination and the Baloch national question

    Hassan Hamdam [The writer is a known literary personality and a prolific writer in Balochi prose and poetry. The views expressed  in the write-up are his own views and the editorial broad may not be in agreement with the content of the article. The article is being published …

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The highest bidder

Irfan Husain  WHEN the US-led alliance occupied Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attacks, I wrote here that between the anvil of Pakistani forces and the Nato hammer, we had a real opportunity to crush the Taliban and other militant groups operating in the border region. Silly …

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Pakistan closely watching Modi’s trip to Israel: Report

PTI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is closely watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s historic trip to Israel as it can have serious implications on strategic stability in the region, a media report said on Wednesday. The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan officially does not comment on bilateral visits of other heads of governments and …

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