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India’s biggest minority grows anxious about its future

FOR a community of 172m, almost 15% of the population, Muslims at first glance appear oddly absent from the pages of India’s newspapers. In fact, they crop up a lot, but not by name. Instead, reporters coyly refer to “a Read more ›

Here is Sost where the first CPEC-specific shipment will arrive in mid-Nov on way to Gwadar

(BE2C2 Report); Oct 30, 2016 — The first shipment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will enter Pakistan in November through the Sost border in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is due to close this year, a media report says. A senior official Read more ›

Imran Khan and Edward Snowden: As the world turns

By IRSHAD SALIM — There is a strain of similarity between Edward Snowden and Imran Khan – their gambit and the gadfly in them. Snowden thought morally “necessary” to shine a light on mass surveillance in his society. Khan braved Read more ›

France calls on Britain to take some 1,500 migrant children left in Calais “Jungle”

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) — French President Francois Hollande called on the United Kingdom to take responsibility for some 1,500 unaccompanied children left at the Calais migrant camp. Hollande said children left at the so-called “Jungle” camp would be “very Read more ›

Putin rode to bottom of Black Sea in search of sunken ancient ships; a year later he dispatches ‘fearsome super-stealth’ subs

(MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim); Oct 30, 2016 — August 2015 saw another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Vladimir Putin – Russia’s adventure-friendly stunt-loving president. Putin reportedly climbed into a three-seat submersible craft to check out Read more ›

I am under house arrest…no power can stop me from protesting on Nov 2: Imran Khan

(MAMOSA Report); Oct 28, 2016 — Former legendary cricketer-turned politician and now opposition leader Imran Khan accused the Nawaz-led government of placing him under virtual house arrest in Islamabad on Friday as his party workers and supporters in nearby garrison Read more ›

Digital Winners of Asia (3 from Pakistan) head to Myanmar’s Yangon

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Oct 28, 2016 — Digital Winners Asia – the first-ever regional startup event is being held in Myanmar on November 1-2. Nine up-and-coming startups are participating in the two-day platform designed to enable participants to achieve scale Read more ›

Pakistan’s Democratic Opportunity at Crossroads

By MADIHA AFZAL — In the three years since May 2013 elections, trends have been less sanguine. The election that brought Nawaz Sharif back as prime minister for the third time had been marred by anecdotal evidence of electoral rigging. Read more ›