"Through his (social media) posts, Bilal Farooqi defamed the Pakistan Army and anti-state elements used these posts for their vested interests," said the police report, which added that his online activity also spread religious hatred and incited mutiny against the military. … [Read more...] about Pakistan: Journalist Bilal Farooqi arrested over posts criticizing army
Patch of uninhabitable desert that India and China have been fighting over for centuries The Himalayan border between India and China has been disputed for centuries, but the two countries have been fighting over it most recently since the 1960s. … [Read more...] about China ‘KIDNAPS’ five Indian citizens in disputed border territory
The pressure of hasty preparation for a no-deal outcome has added another layer of irritation. Annoyance over the revelation of spending more than £100m on ferry contracts to ease congestion at ports demonstrates the world of pain any no-deal scenario holds for the government. The Brexit menu, so decisively offered in 2016, has turned into a series of mushy dishes with various ingredients chucked in and fished out at the last moment. The optimistic case (from Number 10’s position) is that more pro-Leave MPs fear “losing” Brexit. Team May believes that parts of the hardline Eurosceptic bloc of up to 50 MPs have become less adamantine. A source close to the European Research Group tells me that the impact of Jeremy Corbyn’s shroud-waving of a vote of no confidence in the government before Christmas helped “warm up” relations between Downing Street and the ERG and Democratic Unionists on whose votes the government relies for survival. … [Read more...] about The sharks are already circling as May struggles to keep her Brexit afloat
'It was absolutely worth it' The grief paralyzed her. "But then life gets back to normal and you realize, you understand that you have to get up again and keep working." It is a matter of "repairing" Afghanistan "little by little," she says. Was the invasion by the US and its allies justified post-September 11? "I think it was absolutely worth it because here right now, you see millions of free individuals who are equal to the eyes of the law." She says that with a view to the constitution, which enshrines freedom of expression and women's rights. For now. … [Read more...] about After 9/11: Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?
A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms? CONTACT TRACING: 'He asked me: Am I going to die?’ MEETING FRIENDS: How can I do that safely? ELDERLY TOLL: How bad is the Covid crisis in US care homes? TEENAGE RITUALS: Growing up, interrupted SUPERSPREADERS: What makes some events so risky? How's your job search going? The job market is definitely not great. The hotel chain has a hiring freeze so it's hard finding a job moving from one hotel to the next, which means I lose all my benefits. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus economy: ‘I’m just looking for whatever I can get’