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Bokhari: Free Trade Leads to Globalized Tyranny

In the context of the western demographic crisis and the booming developing world, free trade creates an incentive for corporate cooperation with authoritarian societies.

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Pakistan P.M. Imran Khan to Host Talks Between Taliban, U.S. Envoy

Pakistan confirmed on Thursday that it would host the next round of peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and the United States on February 18 as part of efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to end the more than 17-year-old war with a political settlement.

Pakistani men protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Karachi on February 12, 2017

Top Pakistani Court Confirms Ban on Haram Valentine’s Day

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Muslim-majority Pakistan on Tuesday sustained its decision to outlaw Valentine’s Day celebrations and the promotion of the February 14 Christian holiday across the country, ordering authorities to take action on revelers.

Rushdie: from fatwa fugitive to free speech hero

Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses Fatwa, 30 Years On

On February 14, 1989 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for British writer Salman Rushdie to be killed for writing “The Satanic Verses”, which the cleric said insulted Islam.

A Pakistani man walks with his donkey carrying water cans after filling them from a leaking water pipeline in Karachi on March 21, 2017, ahead of World Water Day. International World Water Day is marked annually on March 22 to focus global attention on the importance of water. / AFP …

Cash-Strapped Pakistan Expects to Earn Millions by Exporting Donkeys to China

Pakistan expects to profit from its donkey population, the third highest in the world, by selling the animals to its ally China, a move that would generate millions of dollars annually in foreign exchange, the livestock department of the South Asian country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province reportedly announced on Thursday.

Pakistani police officers arrest a man at a protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was facing blasphemy charges, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of Bibi. Radical Islamists protesters were stymied by sweeping arrests and …

Pakistan Police Arrest ‘Over 90 Islamists’ After Asia Bibi Acquittal

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reportedly announced the arrest of “over 90” members of Islamic extremist parties to prevent an all-out, nationwide riot against the country’s Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the acquittal of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, on false charges of blasphemy.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

Pakistan Supreme Court Frees Blasphemy Law Victim Asia Bibi Again

Pakistan’s Supreme Court dismissed a final petition to appeal the liberation of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death on what the court found were false charges of blasphemy against Islam, on Tuesday, technically setting Bibi free after nearly a decade in prison.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

Pakistan Sets Date for Asia Bibi’s Blasphemy Case Appeal

Pakistan’s supreme court is expected to decide on January 29 whether or not to hear an appeal against Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, who was cleared of all charges in October but remains in protective custody in an undisclosed location pending the decision, the lawyer involved in the case revealed Thursday.

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Coulter: Break Ground, Not Promises

Several months into the Trump administration, I started running a daily “Border Wall Construction Update” on Twitter, announcing how many miles of the wall had been completed that day and how many miles since the inauguration. It was always the same numbers: 0 and 0, respectively. 

Taliban fighters gather in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing 21 people and …

China Demands Taliban ‘Play a Legitimate Role’ in Afghan Politics

Beijing believes the Taliban is a “political force” that must be allowed to “play a legitimate role” in a negotiated “political settlement” to end the war plaguing Afghanistan for more than 17 years, the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad declared this week.

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditNg Han Guan/Associated Press

China Invites Islamic Country Envoys to Visit Muslim Internment Camps

The Chinese government invited representatives from 12 neighboring, mostly Muslim-majority countries this week to tour some of the internment camps built in western Xinjiang province to indoctrinate, torture, and exploit the labor of Chinese Muslims.

Members of the Pakistani transgender community stage a protest against their persecution in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on March 12.

Transgender Pakistanis Take Their Rights to Nation’s Islamic Courts

A Pakistani transgender activist brought the rights of fellow transgender people in the country to a court in Lahore on Wednesday seeking police enforcement of laws against beating and torturing transgender people, a regular occurrence in the Islamic country.

Afghan Taliban militants stand with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16,2018. - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on June 16, …

Report: Pakistan Releases Senior Taliban Jihadi Days After Arrest

Authorities in Pakistan released a senior Taliban leader briefly detained this week to apply pressure on the narco-jihadi group to engage in U.S.-backed peace negotiations with the Afghan government, Reuters learned from the terrorist organization.

Fighters with Afghanistan's Taliban militia talk with villagers in Ahmad Aba district on the outskirts of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, on July 18, 2017. Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United …

Pakistan Claims Arrest of Senior Taliban Jihadi

The arrest of a senior Taliban terrorist by authorities in Pakistan prompted the leader of the narco-jihadi group to warn members to “stay alert,” BBC reported on Tuesday.

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Uighurs in Pakistan Accuse Government of Silencing Them to Placate China

Some Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang province residing in Pakistan have accused Islamabad of silencing their complaints about Beijing’s abuse of Muslims at the behest of China, the cash-strapped South Asian country’s most significant economic ally, Al Jazeera reported Monday.