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What’s the Matter with Pakistan?

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

One of Pakistan’s most famous novelists, Mohsin Hamid, is out with a collection of essays that tackle everything from being Muslim-American to why Pakistan has become so messy.

Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters discussed border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist […]

Cross-dressers break the mold of traditional Pakistan

Across conservative Pakistan, where extremists launch frequent attacks and many locals follow a strict interpretation of Islam, male cross-dressers face the challenge of balancing two identities. Some leave their villages for the anonymity of a big city. Show More Summary

China And Pakistan Are Much Closer Than People Think

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics. By Andrew Small. C. Hurst & Co; $45. When China sent swift condolences to Pakistan after the slaughter of over 130 schoolchildren in a terror attack in Peshawar last month, it was more than a perfunctory gesture. Show More Summary

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan: ‘France, you are the devil’

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Thousands of people marched through Pakistan’s southern megacity on Thursday in the largest protest yet against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The march through the streets of Karachi is the biggest in a series of demonstrations...

Pakistani conservatives are up in arms about politician Imran Khan’s new wife. Here’s why.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

TV networks across Pakistan scrambled to cover one of the biggest media events in recent weeks. No, it wasn't the outrage over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, but the marriage of one of the country's most well-known politicians.Read full article >>

Pakistan: Fighting Extremism with Schools, Not Guns

By Zofeen Ebrahim | — KARACHI (IPS) – As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan’s national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber…

Nicolas Cage to star in bin Laden comedy

Nicolas Cage's new movie is about a whack job trying to track down another whack job in the mountains of Pakistan.

Nicolas Cage To Star As Osama Bin Laden-Hunter In ‘Army Of One’

Nicolas Cage is set to star in Army of One, the bizarre true tale of Gary Faulkner’s mission to single-handedly hunt down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Borat‘s Larry Charles is directing the Condé Nast Entertainment and Endgame Entertainment...Show More Summary

To defeat terrorism, moderates need to unite

In response to deeply unpopular drone strikes, a public rally in Karachi demands the blocking of NATO supplies from Pakistan to neighbouring Afghanistan. The banner reads, in Urdu 'Rulers! Come out of the US war'. EPA/Rehan Khan To defeat terrorists, we need a new game plan to unite all moderates read more

Violence Against Charlie Hebdo: The Globalization of Moral and Intellectual Confusion

After killing in Paris, religious fanatics are demonstrating in Grozny, killing in Niger and burning french flags in Pakistan. For what? A drawing of forgiveness which has nothing to do with "gratuitous violence" but everything to do with an act of courage, a pacific reaction to a massacre. The globalization of insanity is nothing new. Show More Summary

Dutch Court blocks Terrorist Suspect from U.S. extradition over Torture Concerns

Not a joke. A Dutch court stopped the extradition of a suspected terrorist who faces charges of fighting American troops in Iraq and Pakistan due to torture concerns after his capture. But, no word yet on how terrorists are worried about torturing their hostages and victims.

Niger Riots

What struck me about this report in The Observer about riots in Niger, Algiers, Jordan and Pakistan is that the alleged 'offence' caused by the Charlie Hebdo cartoons has to be completely false and manufactured, part of a campaign whipped up by unscrupulous religious leaders. Show More Summary

Samsung Signs Fawad & Farhad as Ambassadors

January 13th- an event named “SAMSUNG GALAXY OF STARS” was held at PC Lahore in which the famous Actor Fawad Khan, Josh (Band) and Farhad Humayon (singer) were signed by Samsung Pakistan as its brand ambassadors under the Galaxy flagship, it was hosted by well known TV Stars Omair Rana and Ushana shah. Show More Summary

Pakistani Protesters Shoot AFP Photographer at anti-Charlie Hebdo Rally

Thousands of amti-Charlie Hebdo protesters marched in Pakistan on Saturday. AFP photographer Asif Hassan is recovering after protesters shot him at a violent anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Karachi. Asif Hassan on assignment in 2012. (AFP) ABC.net reported: AFP photographer is … Continue reading ?

5,000 Rally Against Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan

Pakistan's president previously called on Charlie Hebdo to apologize

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Cartoonists 2015

Cartoonists 2015 by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Muslim activist: Cartoons no justification for attacks –Charlie Hebdo demos turn bloody from Niger to Pakistan –Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body condemns Prophet Mohammad cartoons in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ –Doodles with death: the brutal mistreatment of cartoonists in the Middle East –Laughing in the face of danger: the [...]Show More Summary

Christians Burned Alive: Where’s the Outrage?

(John Hinderaker) From Pakistan, another in a long series of horrifying news stories: because of a (presumably false) rumor that they had burned pages of a Koran, a Christian couple was burned alive by a mob of Muslims: Sajjad Maseeh,...Show More Summary

Protests against Charlie Hebdo turn violent in Niger and Pakistan

At least five people were killed in Niger during protests against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo on Saturday, authorities said, raising the two-day death toll in the violent demonstrations in the country's capital to ten. Continue reading ? The post Protests against Charlie Hebdo turn violent in Niger and Pakistan appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A reminder how dangerous being a journalist can be. AFP photographer shot covering anti-Charlie protest in Pakistan

AFP photographer Asif Hassan shot; and a pic he took shortly before. #Pakistan #JeSuisCharlie http://t.co/IgTH1oMDva pic.twitter.com/58dsuN68PL” — Mabel Gasca (@mabelgasca) January 16, 2015

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