Time has arrived to cut a new path for the Indic nations. India and Pakistan should consider a defense pact, safeguarding each other's territorial integrity and political independence. This historic reversal of past enmity will lead the two nations toward a bold new future, one free of mutual attrition and bullying by foreign powers.
Ramadan has begun, and with it Muslims seek to unite themselves not just with each other, by abstaining from food and drink during the day, but with all of humanity, trying to minimize class differences and empathize with the poor and needy by being hungry and thirsty in the same way.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
LONDON -- The cries of a starving or distressed child are a harrowing enough sound. The screams of a child caught up in violent conflict are an altogether different matter.
The once mostly provincial Taliban have been on the move in recent weeks, trotting at least part of the globe from their bases in Pakistan and Qatar to China, Dubai, Tehran and even Norway.
The latest ranking of workers' rights includes the global top ten, of which no country should want to be part, and reveals Gulf States and North Africa workers are among the world's worst treated.
Contrary to the principle of reconciliation, during the last decade the government's efforts have not resembled negotiations, but an offer of surrender and the Taliban declared that they will not give up, surrender, and accept imprisonment - rather, they will continue their resistance.
It is almost as if Pakistan's government wants to absolve jihadists just to cling to its traditional view on what threatens the country.
Apparently incapable of resisting the temptation to meddle in the Middle East, the Obama administration remains part of Saudi Arabia's ten-member "coalition" against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Alas, the entire campaign is built on a lie.
Seymour Hersh may be making his stories up out of whole cloth, but they ring true. We may think we are leading the fight against ISIS today, but none of our allies seem to be following.
In 2012, a militant group wielding crude shovels and pickaxes damaged the ancient Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, Mali. The militant group, known as Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith), attacked the city's ancient mosques and mausoleums associated with local Sufis, arguing that shrine worshipping is offensive to Shariah.
In an unfortunate incident that took place in Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday night, dozens of heavily armed gunmen, wearing the uniforms o...
A senseless attack on a peaceful community of Ismaili Muslims in Karachi took place on May 13, 2015 resulting in 45 deaths, and 13 injured. The Ismaili Shia community is comprised of 15 million followers who reside in 25 countries, 500,000 of whom live in Pakistan.
If you think Pakistan is all about bombing churches, destroying temples, Talibanisation, slaughtering religious minorities and forced conversion, I would request you to visit Mithi, a small district town, at least once. Mithi gives interfaith harmony a new meaning.
"We should condemn violence because it is unjust - period. Shias do not need a stamp of religious legitimacy from Sunni Islam to demand justice and protection of life from the state. The state has an obligation to protect Shia lives because they are citizens of the state."
Matthew Palmer is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. Having been at ground zero for many pressing global issues from Kosovo to Africa, he has extensive knowledge of international crises.