Twenty killed in Pakistan shrine stabbing attack

Twenty killed in Pakistan shrine stabbing attack The custodian of a shrine and two others have been arrested after murdering 20 devotees in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police said. Abdul Waheed, custodian of the Ali Muhammad Gujjar shrine, drugged the devotees before beating them with sticks and stabbing them to death late on Saturday, local police officer Shaukat... Continua »
aprile 2, 2017

When the jihadist is your next door neighbor

When the jihadist is your next door neighbor While in Parliament comes the proposal concerning the “ius soli” (“you are born in Italy, you are Italian”), a former radical imam of Vercelli was expelled from Italy after he refused to take the oath for citizenship, telling his countrymen that this would offended his religion and that the Italian... Continua »
marzo 28, 2017

Pink taxi: Women-only service to be launched in Karachi

Pink taxi: Women-only service to be launched in Karachi The new service aims to protect female customers from harassment by mainstream muslim male drivers. A new cab service marketed to curb sexual harrassment faced by solo women travellers is set to launch in Pakistan’s commercial hub, Karachi. From Thursday 23/3, female customers will be able to call the “pink... Continua »
marzo 22, 2017

Afghan refugees return home after Pakistan crackdown

Afghan refugees return home after Pakistan crackdown Torkham is a maze of chain-link fences and razor wire. Stern-faced Pakistani guards, their rifles loaded and at the ready, watch on as Afghan visitors quietly circumnavigate the multiple checks of their papers at the main border crossing between the two South Asian countries. Nearby, a group of about two... Continua »
febbraio 27, 2017

India between power and contradictions

India between power and contradictions Contemporary India, even more than in the past, is – quoting Winston Churchill – like “a riddle wrapped in a mystery that lies within a contradiction.” Contradiction is the key word to describe the current status of India and the direction to which its development in the future will move:... Continua »
febbraio 20, 2017

Blast hits Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine

Blast hits Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine A suicide bomber killed and wounded scores of Sufi worshippers as they were performing a ritual in Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine in Sindh province. Medical workers told Al Jazeera that at least 50 people were killed in Thursday 16/2 blast, and more than 150 were injured. The Islamic State... Continua »
febbraio 16, 2017

Pakistan’s Moenjodaro is crumbling away

Pakistan’s Moenjodaro is crumbling away Falling tourist numbers, lack of facilities and neglect mean the archaeological site in Pakistan is taking a hit. The walk through Moenjodaro is lonely. Apart from the three accompanying officials, and workers helping with preservation, there are no other people in sight. The wind picks up at intervals, blowing sand... Continua »
gennaio 24, 2017