Pakistani students hold portraits of Mashal Khan who was killed by a mob for alleged blasphemy in in April 2017.
A spate of violence linked to accusations of blasphemy has rocked Pakistan.
Activists wear masks of Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the National Front, with his daughter’s hair, Marine, currently the extreme-right candidate in France’s election.
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French voters should understand what it means to live in a country where autocratic populism is the rule.
A new study has interviewed South Asian women who have suffered from economic abuse.
On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
If implemented, President Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts would have many repercussions.
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.
A 2015 poster in Islamabad shows Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain (L), China’s President Xi Jinping © and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Among last week's prank stories, one in Pakistan is a perfect illustration of the fears and complexity of its relations with its neighbours.
A boy silhouetted against smog while playing cricket in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2011.
Massive new coal plants planned for Pakistan will further harm the environment in a country already suffering the effects of climate change. Solar energy is a clear alternative.
Dar Digest (story ‘Muhafiz’), February 2015. Free from the fetters of common natural laws, horror stories represent a society’s fears and prejudices.
Pakistani pulp fiction often portrays Hindu characters as evil demons and Muslims as heroes, an attempt to spread nationalist ideology.
Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addresses his supporters at a campaign rally in Lahore.
As Pakistan moves closer to an election next year, 2017 will be marked by a political campaign by Imran Khan and other opponents to bring the Nawaz government to a premature end. They will exploit allegations…
A funeral for one of those killed in the Sehwan attack.
Sufis have remained defiant after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Pakistan.
Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan.
Pakistan's rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
A useful avatar for threats both real and perceived, the notion of a pan-Islamic nuclear weapon has little to do with reality.
Mass inside the church dedicated to our Lady of Good Health in Valenkanni, Tamil Nadu.
A common place of worship in India and Pakistan offers solace and bonds religious minorities in Pakistan.
The nativity scene, organised and prepared by Christians in Peshawar just before Christmas.
Christians' plight in Pakistan reflects the confused identity and ideologies of the country they live in.
Protests in Pakistan after the killing of Qandeel Baloch.
Presenting violence of any sort as a cultural issue does not help prevent it.
Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016.
`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras.
Are music bans in India and Pakistan an appropriation of art and performances by nationalist imperatives?
At least 70 people died in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan in August – most of them lawyers.
A new tool is tracking attacks on people for their religion, politics, caste, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation.