Society

Shake-up in Saudi Arabia strengthens King Salman’s powerful son

Did Govt offer  Rs10b to Imran Khan to stay mum on Panama case?

Why Saudi alliance cannot fight out terrorism?

At least 8 Iran guards dead in clash with Jaish al-adl terrorists on Pakistan border

WikiLeaks document reveals Samsung smart TV records and sends your voice to CIA

7,000 Soldiers Desert Israeli Army Annually

India blocks social media in occupied Kashmir

Former Israeli Defense Minister Confirms Israeli Collaboration With ISIS In Syria

Saudi-led coalition warned against assault on Yemen’s lifeline port

Former TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan admits RAW, NDS using terrorists to destabilise Pakistan

A rebellion in the offing: Growing chances of mutiny among Royal family in Saudia

Pakistan’s secrete request: Would Iran join Saudi led military alliance?

Turkish Jets Bomb US-Backed Troops in Iraq and Syria

Israel's supreme leader says next president should be less engaged with West

Step down, Mr Prime Minister

Dawn leaks: Is Tariq Fatemi another escape goat?

Why does the West support the Survival of the ISIS in Syria?

Radicalised women and rise of ISIS in Pakistan

10 killed as landmine blast hits van carrying census workers in Kurram

Saudi-Iran rivalry aside, does Muslim world need military alliance?

Five Takfiri terrorists from LeJ killed in hours-long Karachi shootout with Rangers

Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’, say psychiatry experts at Yale conference

US failure in Afghanistan: The tainted legacy of Super power

Trump administrations secrete efforts to resume munitions sale to Saudis

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

Military to play 'due role' in SC JIT probing Sharif family

Arrest o Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen: Why did Saudi coalition play this drama?

The Chitral incident: Is amending Blasphemy law necessary?

Netanyahu’s wife to be indicted over corruption charges

North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

Four FC personnel lay down lives in roadside blast in Kech district

Pakistan agrees to send 5,000 troops to US-Saudi aggression coalition!

US military confirms Daesh chemical attack in west Mosul

Chinese jihadis rise in Syria raises concerns at home

Save Iran deal

Panama verdict: Why it is better for PM to resign?

Mattis penchant for Saudia: Did US pressurize Pakistan to lead Saudi Military alliance?

Assad is not the only one ‘responsible’ for rise and deeds of IS

Seven killed in rain-related incidents in Punjab

Pentagon chief in Israel to discuss Iran, Syria

Israel behind US-North Korea standoff

Bashar Assad’s exit is the triumph of ISIS

How does JUI-F Condon extremism in Pakistan?

Panama verdict: Is the real game still waiting for?

Iraq forces free 11-year-old Yazidi girl in Mosul

Iran condemns Paris attack but blames Western policies

434 militants surrender in Balochistan

Mob attacks man in Chitral accused of making 'blasphemous remarks'

The Taliban mess

Al-Qaeda’s Jordanian Emir masterminds Al-Nusra’s chemical attacks in Syria

US Continues to Airdrop More Aid Packages to ISIL Terrorists in Northwestern Iraq

ISIS-Al-Qaeda alliance:  What is at stake for Pakistan and Afghanistan?

Iran bans live election debates

Panama case: Who will be part of JIT and when will it begin its investigation?

North Korea warns of 'super-mighty pre-emptive strike' as US plans next move

Pakistan, Iran work to heal Saudi alliance rift

Syria “bus bombing” conducted by terrorists, not Syrian government; No red lines?

Panamagate verdict: PML-N declares 'victory', Supreme Court orders JIT probe of Sharif family

What is Israel looking for in India?

Return of a dictator : Erdogan to wreak new havoc

Would North Korean war prove a last nail in US coffin?

Clean Chit or Conviction: What will the Panama Judgment entail?

Two Wahabi clerics under investigation over lynching of student

Getting Ahsan ullah Ahsan: The changing scenario of Pakistan's war on militancy

Iran-Saudi Arab relations to improve fast: Hassan Rouhani

Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

The cate is out of bag: Military alliance may be used against Houthis, says Saudi defence adviser

Yemen popular forces shot down Saudi helicopter,12 Saudi officers killed

Uzair’s crime and Pakistan politics

Why does a university-educated student turn to terrorism?

Arab League hesitant to recognize results of Turkish referendum

North Korea readies for war? Is Kim Jong mulling nuclear option?

Sham democracy: The long lonely battle of Rohingyas

Accusing Iran for espionage: What is the real game?

Erdogan’s victory: Did Turkish people desire for dictatorship?

Pot calling the kettle black: A state, sponsoring terrorism calls Assad terrorists

Quetta-bound Jaffar Express derails near Gujranwala, five bogies overturn

Punjab University professor murdered in Lahore

Do Israelis want Ahmadinejad to get re-elected?

Trump woos Pakistan to isolate China

Why does everyone hate AD Khawaja?

Details of a coup attempt in Qatar!

Suspect confesses he acted upon university admin’s directions against Mashal

Pakistan should not be made part of any proxy war: MWM

Putin deploys army to North Korea in readiness for World war 3

Former TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has turned himself in: Pak Army

US intelligence source: Syria chemical weapons attack launched from Saudi base

Would Putin abandon Bashar al-Assad and Iran?

Tit for Tat: The link between Kulbhoshan’s execution and Pakistan colonel’s disappearance

Saudi guns on Pakistan’s shoulder

Did Al Qaeda Fool the White House Again?

People who cast blasphemy accusations need to be educated, says Imam-i-Kaaba

Riyadh Offers Financial Aid to Trump for Continued Strikes on Syria

Sindh Police attack on Shias commemorating birthday of Imam Ali (A.S), ledge F.I.R

Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports put on hijack alert

Target Easter: Noureen Laghari from university life to IS-affiliation

When US and Israel gassed civilians

A deepening conspiracy: What is the US Plan to dethrone Assad?

Lahore: The home of Takfiri terrorists

Vladimir Putin says US is preparing to bomb Syrian capital and will blame devastation on Bashar-al Assad's forces

Society


Beware the Shias are here! The Guardian blows the whistle on Iran’s macchiavelic plan

1395/10/27 | 22:08
SHAFAQNA – Rejoice oh good people of the West, the Guardian is turning whistle-blower extraordinaire … Assange, Snowden move over, there is a new monster in town and it spells like a Wahhabist nightmare … Beware the SHIAS are here! In one of the most riveting and insightful piece of honest journalism EVER to grace the pages of the Guardian, one eloquent Mr Martin Chulov exposed Shia Islam’s devilish agenda: that to repopulate Syria with its cohorts of Shia Muslims. I will give you a moment to grasp the gravity of the situation. Forget ...

How Saudi Arabia Became US’ Top Ally?

1395/10/18 | 22:08
Following collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s and Washington's feeling of relaxation from supervision of the Eastern Bloc's red lines in Europe, the US shifted obsession toward the West Asia region. In order to define new adversaries to keep the NATO standing, keep its military industries alive, dominate the main gas and oil sources of the world, and save its hegemony, the US needed West Asia. With this outlook for the region, the September 11, 2001 attacks presented Washington with proper excuses to intervene in its new region of focus. ...

EDITORIAL Disgraceful cruelty against children in Myanmar

1395/9/17 | 22:08
SHAFAQNA – Footage of a Rohingya Muslim child circulated on social media today, depicting harrowing and despicable cruelty towards a defenceless child … The words fail me to express my dismay. How can anyone or any religious construct justify such abominable behaviour by the hands of its clergy. THE VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED HERE SHAFAQNA HAS CHOSEN NOT TO CARRY THE VIDEO ON ITS WEBSITE. OUR GOAL IS NOT TO FEED HYSTERIA BUT TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF RELIGIOUS REPRESSION. While Buddhism may have reservations towards Islam – everyone is entitled ...

In disunity, Islam’s heritage has been claimed by fanaticism

1395/9/15 | 22:08
By Catherine Shakdam*  If the last prophet of Islam: Muhammad ibn Abdullah managed through his lifetime to overcome great many enemies and pitfalls … many were those who wished to silence his voice and disappear his message, it is towards the end that his greatest battle would be fought. I would personally argue that Islam’s deadliest of enemies were never those who wielded the sword, but rather those who worked to strip Islam’s message away from its concept and pervert truths into manipulations. While Islam was sent as a last reaffirmation ...

Social Media and Its Impact on Pakistan’s Tourism Industry

1395/9/12 | 22:08
Technology has enabled people from all over the world to stay connected with others, irrespective of the distance. The communication barrier between people has between removed to a great extent by the introduction of various innovation including smartphones and social media. The revolution brought about by technology is phenomenal. It has literally breathe life into the word ‘convenience’ by letting it seep into our lives through various inventions. This can be seen through the various platforms that the technology has provided to people so ...

Fidel Castro Died: "One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates."

1395/9/7 | 22:08
“Here is a conclusion I’ve come to after many years: among all the errors we may have committed, the greatest of them all was that we believed that someone … actually knew how to build socialism… Whenever they said. ‘That’s the formula,’ we thought they knew. Just as if someone is a physician.” – Castro in 2005. “One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.” – Castro to director Oliver Stone in 2003 documentary “Comandante.” “I began the revolution with 82 men. ...

Pakistani Dalits: Why transgenders are social outcasts in Pakistan?

1395/8/28 | 22:08
  Pakistani police arrested 10 alleged members of a criminal gang on Monday accused of flogging a transgender woman and posting a video of the abuse on social media, officials said.  The arrests were made in the eastern city of Sialkot after a video of the flogging was shared thousands of times on social media, said police official Iqbal Sindhu. The video shows the gang leader pinning the woman face down on a bed with his foot and beating her with what appears to be a leather belt. At one point, while another gang member continues the flogging, ...

White, Muslim, American and Hijab-Strong

1395/8/25 | 22:08
SHAFAQNA – It’s funny; being light-skinned, blue-eyed and named “Danielle”, removing my hijab really could work as a plan to disguise my Muslim-ness. Without hijab, I would effortlessly move around unnoticed and without fear of discrimination. Yet, the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. I’m a Muslim. I won’t shun it or remove it. It is who I am, and just as people cannot remove their skin, or their noses or their heritage – Islam is intertwined with everything that I am and to remove it would be to discard a piece of myself. What ...

I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to Islam

1395/8/12 | 22:08
SHAFAQNA- The son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn: I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to Islam Almost a year after his father’s reversion to Islam, the son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn, has reverted to Islam after studying the holy Qur’an. Almost a year after his father’s reversion to Islam, the son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn, has reverted to Islam after studying the holy Qur’an. “I bear witness that there is no God to ...

Islam And Democracy — Friends Not Foes

1395/8/11 | 22:08
SHAFAQNA – With so much at stake in this election season there has never been a more prudent time for Muslims to exercise their right to vote. But many question whether our votes matter, or whether Islam recognizes secular and democratic election processes? In the years since the horrific 9/11 attacks the political climate has become increasingly hostile towards Muslims.  With tens of millions spent to promote anti-Muslim sentiment, a significant portion of the American public has become suspicious of Muslims. It appears to have become ...