When Saudi women marry foreigners

“This is how racism falls”. These are the words of a Saudi man who attended the wedding of his relative, a Saudi bride who married a non-Saudi groom. Perhaps the man did not know that the very short clip he posted on Twitter – supposedly…

The new face of the New Afghanistan

The Pen Path Civil Society (PPCS) with the close collaboration of tribal elders has been succeeded in reopening of at least 20 closed schools in the southern Kandahar province. “There were a number of male and female schools in various…

Finally, Arabia Bedouin Opens the doors to Women

Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big programme of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening which allowed women to enter the King Fahd International…

Dr Mohammed Najibullah: the Afghan Prometheus

Mullah Abdul Razzaq was the Taliban ringleader who carried out the torture, killing, mutilation and desecration of the corpses — a war crime by any definition — at the behest of his Pakistani minders “Strike harder, squeeze him, don’t leave…

China, Rohingya crisis and China economic interests

While the original investments were made at the state level, private firms have since become involved, with the largest Chinese investor now being a five-party consortium led by Citic Group China is looking to take a stake of up to 85% in a…

The Inside Story of India’s 2016 ‘Surgical Strikes’

The never-before-told details of what went into India’s “surgical strikes” against Pakistan-based militants in late-2016. The following is an excerpt from Nitin A. Gokhale’s new book, Securing India the Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes…

Aino Mena & its history, Kandahar

This is Aino Mena. Aino is a woman. She’s very famous in Kandahar. The person who established Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Durrani, the king. He came back from India. He and his men stayed outside of Kandahar City to rest and clean themselves so…