Maya Mirchandani interviews former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani about what ASEAN means for India and South East Asia.
No group claimed responsibility for the killings in the southwestern city of Quetta but such attacks have in the past been carried out by Islamist militants, who oppose the immunisation of children as un-Islamic.
Pakistan has already built a vibrant military relationship with China and also turned to UK, France, Sweden, Turkey and Italy for its arms supplies.
Swaraj said that the time terror was seen as other people’s problem is ‘long gone’ and that ‘zero tolerance is the call of the day’.
Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore last week, four days after she was reported missing.
“We can seek guidance from this Fatwa for building a national narrative in order to curb extremism in keeping with the golden principles of Islam.”
There is no clarity yet if the Indian embassy, located in a high-security diplomatic zone, was the target of the attack.
Maya Mirchandani discusses what US president Donald Trump’s tweet on Pakistan means for India with Happymon Jacob, associate professor in JNU and Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.
While the rape and murder of a seven year old has brought the public to the streets, the law and order situation has been far from perfect in the past.
The decision to freeze aid to Pakistan is the latest example of how US officials, often, have to scurry to turn Trump’s tweets into policy.
Mariam Abou Zahab was an unconventional teacher who never tired of guiding policymakers, journalists and students through the maze of Pakistani and Afghan politics.
A Serial Killer on the Loose? Murder and Rape of 8-Year-Old Zainab Ansari in Pakistan Causes Outrage
Being the twelfth such case over the past few years, police believe a serial rapist-murderer is stalking the children of Kasur.
Taha Siddiqui reports for France 24 and is the Pakistan bureau chief of Indian television channel WION.
The suspension of aid is reversible if Pakistan were to show real progress in hunting down terrorists and rid itself of its rinse-and-repeat cycle.
These marriages cannot be curbed through legislation alone, but require coordinated efforts from the government, the civil society and the media.
The US State Department said the decision reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani groups.
Nearly 20 years since the problem of poisonous water first surfaced in the some villages of the province, they still do not have a functional water filtration plant.
The video was released days after India had hit out at Pakistan for violating understandings for the Jadhav-family meet.
Pakistani UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said in a statement that her country’s fight against terrorism was not based on any consideration of aid but on national interests and principles.
“The administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.
Within Pakistan, a quasi-democratic government structure is expected to continue, though very much under the army’s heel.
“We welcome the recall of ambassador Walid Abu Ali and demand that he be held accountable for his actions.”
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj accused Pakistan of not following the spirit of understanding reached between the two nations prior to the meeting.
The Chinese attempt to broker talks comes in the background of Af-Pak ties being poisoned, due to Kabul accusing Islamabad of supporting Taliban insurgents fighting US-backed Kabul, to limit New Delhi’s influence in Afghanistan.
The firing, seen as a retaliation for the killing of four Army personnel, comes two days after Pakistani troops killed an Indian Army major and three jawans.
The network seeks to help journalists keep safe while working online by providing them with resources and training.
Among those being expelled are Action Aid, World Vision, Plan International, Trocaire, Pathfinder International, Danish Refugee Council, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Oxfam Novib and Marie Stopes.
Medical science has evolved rapidly over the last century or so but has yet to attain a level at which organ transplantation can become a routine remedy, available to all.
Pakistan had agreed to facilitate a meeting of Jadhav with his mother and wife in Islamabad on December 25.
Police guards at the church exchanged fire with the attackers before they could enter the main sanctuary.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
What really happened at the not-at-all-secret meeting with former Pakistani officials at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house.
A worsening agrarian crisis and rising unemployment has morphed into concrete political anger against the BJP – a matter that the party hasn’t addressed in its election campaign.
A 2011 poll had found Pakistan to be among the three most dangerous countries for women.
Can the US stand its ground and outwit the military-ISI-jihadi complex of Pakistan?
While New Delhi had specifically asked for an Indian diplomat to be present at the meeting with Jadhav, it is not clear if Pakistan has agreed to this yet.
Saeed, who was under house arrest since January this year, walked free on November 24 after the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case.
Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar.
The protests have spread to other main cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday that the Indian request is under consideration.