Does PM Sharif's ouster mean chaos for Pakistan?

/ | Jul 29, 2017

Does PM Sharif's ouster mean chaos for Pakistan?

The ousting of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left a power vacuum at the top of the nuclear-armed country, yet experts say that in the long-run it is unlikely to be destabilizing. Sharif's disqualification Friday by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations denies him ...

Al-Qaida to fight Indian rule in Kashmir

Jul 28, 2017

Al-Qaida to fight Indian rule in Kashmir

Al-Qaida said for the first time it is active in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, announcing on a linked propaganda network that a militant from an indigenous rebel group would lead a new outfit of fighters opposing Indian rule in the disputed region. The announcement ...

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger U.S.-India ties

/ Jun 27, 2017

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger U.S.-India ties

Hugging outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global terrorist." Trump declared he was "true friend" of India and ...

Oil tanker blast kills over 140 in Pakistan

Jun 25, 2017

Oil tanker blast kills over 140 in Pakistan

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Some 140 people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition, said Mohammad ...

/ Jun 25, 2017

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalized community in the deeply conservative South Asian country. Farzana Riaz, a transgender in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said the new passport would ...

Jun 7, 2017

Pentagon report cites China military buildup around world

China's construction of a military outpost in Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world to support distant deployments, a new Pentagon report concludes, predicting that Pakistan may be another potential location. The ...