Mullah Mansour's assassination is a great setback for Pakistan's army and a major vindication for the Afghan government, which has claimed all along that Pakistan, through its Taliban and HQN proxies, is waging an undeclared war against Afghanistan.
There has been a lot of euphoria in Afghanistan about Mullah Mansoor's demise. President Obama called it a "milestone." But eliminating one person may not produce the results that Washington and Kabul desire.
Under the Mughal rule, transgenders were called Khawjasaras, a designation of respect and dignity.
The drone strike happened in a province called Baluchistan. Local officials say they found a burned-up car and two bodies--one is suspected to be Mansour, though it has not been confirmed.
By: Garba Abdu
It has been a long time coming, but when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares Africa polio-free, our challenges may...
So far, technology and science have not given us the hope that they will stop war. We must therefore be on our guard not to incite war--and not to pick leaders that have a propensity to lead us into armed conflict.
On May 2, 2011, a US Special Forces operation, code named "Neptune Spear," ended the life of Osama bin Laden (OBL). In the ensuing 5 years there has been much debate on whether OBL's demise benefited the war on terror.
In the winter of 2008, a team from the World Wildlife Fund-Pakistan travelled south from Lahore to Sindh to verify a report. Someone had spotted an In...
Victimizing the minority communities in vote-based politics is not an uncommon phenomenon in national politics worldwide. In many countries of the world, the term "immigrant" and "minority" holds almost same meaning if not all the time.
Corruption diverts resources from the poor to the rich, leads to a culture of bribes, and distorts public expenditures, deterring foreign investors and hampering economic growth. But, in some ways, corruption is only a symptom.
Pakistan's financial capital and largest city, Karachi, has witnessed several gruesome incidents within one week.
Pakistan is hoping for a better image, but so long as it blames America and India for its problems - and allows the Taliban to harass the Afghan people - it will be seen as a rogue state.
The peace process in Afghanistan relies on an unholy trinity consisting of the Taliban, Pakistan and the United States. Sadly, Afghanistan doesn't wield sufficient strength or influence to extricate itself from this war.
My niece will have many things working against her when she grows up, because no matter what I or anyone else does, we cannot protect her from the hatred and injustice that is the birthright of people with brown skin and foreign names.
Aziz Ansari's show Master of None really brought something to the forefront, the state of South Asians in the United States. During the episode "In...
General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is taking action against corrupt army officers. To what extent will he go in this unprecedented battle?...