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Islamic Pakistan: Illusions & Reality;
Islam in the Post-Cold War Era;
Islam & Modernism;
Islam & Muslims in the Post-9/11 America.
Currently working as free lance journalist.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 25, 2023
China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey boycott G20 meeting held by India in disputed Kashmir India's presidency of the G20 group of leading nations has become mired in controversy after China and Saudi Arabia boycotted a meeting staged in Kashmir, the first such gathering since India unilaterally brought Kashmir under direct control in August 2019, according to the Guardian.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Over 65 U.S. Congressmen expressed concerns about human rights violations in Pakistan Over 65 Members of the United States Congress expressed concerns about the current situation in Pakistan and urged State Secretary Anthony Blinken to pressurize the Pakistani government to improve the human rights situation in the country.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 21, 2023
Russia - Islamic World economic conference opens in Kazan, Tatarstan An international economic summit to enhance cooperation in trade, economy, science and technology and promote social and cultural ties between Russia and the Islamic world opened in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, on Thursday.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 17, 2023
US diplomat Khalilzad calls for resignation of Pakistan Army Chief to resolve political crisis At the height of political unrest in Pakistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US representative for Afghanistan peace affairs, has said that stability will not return to this country without the resignation of General Munir Asim, the Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army. This came in a series of Twitter messages Khalilzad wrote on May 12.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 13, 2023
Attacks on Pakistan Military, a sacred cow Once unthinkable, the scenes of violent protest that broke out across Pakistan on Tuesday after the arrest of the former prime minister, Imran Khan, seemed to cross a line against defying the army that has rarely been breached in Pakistan's turbulent history, the New York Times said.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 9, 2023
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be extended to Afghanistan The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen trilateral cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and jointly extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan. Following the trilateral dialogue, the three sides issued a joint statement, expressing their determination to leverage Afghanistan's potential as a hub for regional connectivity.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 7, 2023
China says Kashmir issue should be resolved as per UN resolutions China said on Saturday that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan was left over from history and should be resolved as per the UN resolutions while avoiding any unilateral action. This came in a joint statement issued after talks between the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. This was the 4th round of the 'Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue.'
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Pakistan can't afford middle ground between US, China, says Pakistani Minister Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has suggested that Pakistan must stop maintaining a "middle ground" between China and the United States. This came in her leaked internal memo she titled "Pakistan's difficult choices," published by Washington Post Sunday.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 14, 2023
China, Iran, Pakistan & Russia express concern over terror groups' in Afghanistan The foreign ministers of Russia, China, and Iran and Pakistan Thursday expressed deep concern about the security situation related to terrorism in Afghanistan and noted that all terrorist groups, including ISIL-Khorasan, Al-Qaeda, ETIM, TTP, BLA, and Jaish al-Adl, based in Afghanistan, that pose a serious threat to regional and global security.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 10, 2023
China again renames 11 places in disputed Arunachal Pradesh China has for the third time renamed 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh which it calls "Zangnan, the southern part of Tibet". The move is expected to further intensify tension and deepen mistrust between New Delhi and Beijing who are in the middle of their worst bilateral chill in decades, according to First Post newspaper.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 7, 2023
OIC denounces acts of violence against 200 million Muslims in India The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a prominent Muslim body, has denounced the "provocative acts of violence and vandalism" during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in India. In a statement on Tuesday, the OIC said instances of attacks on Muslims during the nine-day festival were a "vivid manifestation of mounting Islamophobia and systemic targeting of the Muslim community in India".
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Russian Foreign Policy paper stresses boosting relations with the Islamic world Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently presented an updated Foreign Policy paper at a meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Among other things, the Foreign Policy paper says Russia seeks to strengthen the comprehensive mutually beneficial cooperation with the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Myanmar is building spy base on Coco Islands, Chinese hand suspected Satellite images have revealed that Myanmar's Coco Islands, which are located at a strategically crucial point in the Bay of Bengal, are witnessing a steady makeover with tell-tale signs of military modernization and facilities to support aircraft, reports Chatham House website.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 31, 2023
Before European Hegemony by Abu-Lughod revisited On Chinese President Xi Jinping's two days (March 20, 21) visit to Moscow, Pepe Escobar said: In Moscow this week the Chinese and Russian leaders revealed their joint commitment to redesign the global order, an undertaking that has 'not been seen in 100 years.' Escobar: In 'Before European Hegemony', Janet Abu-Lughod built a carefully constructed narrative showing the prevailing multipolar order when West lagged behind.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 30, 2023
India alarmed at Bhutan's stance on border dispute with China The China-India dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) took a new twist Tuesday when Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said it was open to a three-way resolution involving the three countries to end the stand-off at the strategically vital Doklam plateau. In an interview with the Belgian Daily 'La Libre', while on a state visit to Germany, Tshering said, "Doklam is a tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2023
The US report lists 'significant human rights' abuses in Modi's India The annual U.S. report on human rights practices released on Monday listed "significant human rights issues" and abuses in India, including targeting of religious minorities, dissidents and journalists. In an annual report on human rights practices, the Joe Biden administration urged India to uphold human rights commitments and obligations.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Siddique Jan's arrest exposes Pakistan government's repression against journalists Amid the ongoing crackdown on the media in Pakistan, Pakistani state authorities have arrested another journalist, Siddique Jan, in the federal capital Islamabad, media reported Monday. According to media reports, Siddique Jan, who is currently working as Bureau Chief of Bol News TV in Islamabad, was present outside his office when some men in plainclothes whisked him away.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The United Nation commemorates the first-ever International Day to Combat Islamophobia The United Nations on March 10 commemorated the first-ever International Day to Combat Islamophobia with a special event in the General Assembly Hall, where speakers upheld the need for concrete action in the face of rising hatred, discrimination and violence against Muslims, the United Nations website reported.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Maryland's Lt. Governor has ties to India's far-right RSS movement? Aruna Miller, the new Democratic lieutenant governor of Maryland, is stirring concern in the state due to her decade-long ties to advocates for far-right Hindu nationalist groups in India, according to a report in the Huffington Post.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Call for Muslim genocide to make India Hindu Rashtra (State) Hindu sadhu (saint) Bajrang Muni has called for Muslim genocide. In a video circulating on social media Bajrang said that Hindu Rashtra will not be a reality without massacre of Muslims. "India used to be a Hindu nation. However, Hindus should follow the same method adopted by Muslims when they ruled India to make Hindu Rashtra a reality. Hindu Rashtra will not be possible until Muslims are massacred.

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