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PM Imran vows to hold corrupt political mafia accountable

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Nine children among 26 killed in Israel airstrikes in Gaza

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Pakistan will welcome third-party mediation on India talks: Qureshi

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Washington Watch While reading Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) monumental report “A Threshold Crossed” I felt a range of emotions. It also left me with one big question. I was deeply impressed...

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Scads of wars have been waged throughout human history with distinct ways and weapons. Different kinds of military tools and techniques were used to sabotage adverse forces. They include...

Why the USA failed in Afghanistan

While the intra-Afghan dialogue still seems a non-starter in terms of any substantive progress on the political future of the country and the modalities of power sharing, the US...

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One hears that the French language offers a rich array to choose from when it comes to insulting phrases. That Napoleon, who was an extremely eloquent man with all...

To fight or to flee

All living creatures, including human beings, have to make a choice when confronted: fight or flight.  Introduced by the physiologist Walter Bradford Cannon, it means that when confronted with...

Biden’s Middle East strategy and its geopolitical implications

When Biden was running for president, he made it clear that if elected he would chart a new course in addressing the problems sweeping the Middle East and restore...