Cynically attempting to justify the slaughter of innocent children — few of whom came from military families, though the school was on an army base — the Taliban later claimed the pupils were legitimate targets because their own families had been targeted by Pakistan’s missile attacks. … [Read more...] about A lesson in raw courage: It’s a tale to horrify, humble and inspire you – the Pakistani schoolboy who survived the slaughter of 132 friends at the age of 14 and has now won a place at Oxford
Since the late 1980s, Karachi has been governed mostly by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) — a party representing Urdu-speaking migrants from India — and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), which is more popular in the rural areas of the southern Sindh province. While the MQM has been in power locally, provincially it is the PPP that calls the shots. Both parties regularly accuse each other of neglecting the city. … [Read more...] about Urban flooding — who is responsible for Karachi’s woes?
"China is the world's second-largest military power. Technologically it's superior to India. Infrastructure on the other side is very advanced. Financially, China can divert its resources to achieve its military goals, whereas the Indian economy has been struggling in recent years, and the coronavirus crisis has worsened the situation," says Ajai Shukla. … [Read more...] about China-India border: Why tensions are rising between the neighbours
'Where this doesn't take place, it marginalizes entire communities that, in this case, made a huge sacrifice and contribution to the welfare and protection of freedoms for all mankind despite the oppression being faced due to European imperialism itself back home.' … [Read more...] about ‘I stand by EVERYTHING else I said’: Laurence Fox refuses to back down over calling ‘woke’ people ‘fundamentally racist’ – despite apologising to ‘fellow humans who are #Sikhs’ for his ‘clumsy’ criticism of ‘incongruous’ Indian soldier in 1917 film
How tense is the area?The LAC is poorly demarcated. The presence of rivers, lakes and snowcaps means the line can shift. The soldiers either side - representing two of the world's largest armies - come face to face at many points. … [Read more...] about India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting