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  • US needs '360-degree' anti-terror strategy: Hillary Clinton

    “This is a 360-degree strategy to keep America safe,” Clinton said...

    As President Barack Obama's former secretary of state, Clinton holds direct ties to the White House's national security policies and has largely endorsed the president's approach to dismantling the militant Islamic State group...

  • Gold back above $1,360

    LONDON: Gold rose on Tuesday as European shares fell 1 per cent and the dollar hit its lowest in over a month versus the euro, after last week’s soft US growth data dented expectations for a near-term interest rate hike...

    Platinum group metals continued to shine, with platinum reaching its highest since April 2015 and palladium hitting a 14-month peak
  • Over 360 prisoners’ release ordered

    KARACHI: Many judicial magistrates on Thursday visited prisons and ordered release of 361 inmates involved in minor offences...

    The prisoners had sent applications to the district and sessions judges pertaining to guilty plea, bail and reduction in sureties
  • Obama draws pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees

    UNITED NATIONS: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged countries to “welcome the stranger in our midst” at a summit that drew pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees...

    “Collectively, our nations are roughly doubling the number of refugees that we admit to our countries to more than 360,000 this year,” Obama announced...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: SIR SYED IN THE DOCK

    As we approach the second birth centenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, he is being criticised to the extent of being condemned with renewed vigour from certain academic and religious quarters...

    I experienced it twice in the last one month
  • NARRATIVE ARC: THE SONGS WE SING

    It was a cold and misty Islamabad morning some 15 years ago when a friend wanted me to drive him to a posh neighbourhood in Rawalpindi...

    He had to see two very senior retired officers; one from the military and the other from the civil service
  • NARRATIVE ARC: TRAIN INTO THE PAST

    “Faster than fairies, faster than witches/ Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches...

    ” Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘From a Railway Carriage’ is one of the earliest poems I remember from my school days
  • NARRATIVE ARC: LITERARY REALISM AND BEYOND

    Terry Eagleton, one of the leading cultural critics and literary scholars of our times, comments on Irish society in one of his works, saying that literary realism never took root there and the frontier between art and politics was never exact...

    At times, I find an uncanny resemblance between how Ireland and India were conceptualised, understood, portrayed and treated by the British who had colonised them both
  • NARRATIVE ARC: CROSSING CULTURAL DIVIDES

    Neither an obituary of Toheed Ahmed nor a review of his work, this column — appearing on his 70th birth anniversary — is simply an expression of the wonderment one feels after being introduced to the literary passions and academic pursuits of a truly remarkable man and the possibility he creates for the celebration of knowledge and inquiry...

    Born in Lahore on Oct 15, 1947, and passing away earlier this year, Ahmed was an author,...
  • NARRATIVE ARC: INTELLECTUAL OASES

    We live in a society where for weeks, the headline news on television revolved around the patchy conjugal life of a British-Pakistani boxer...

    At best, this man is marginally inspiring for some young sportsmen and his wife is one among a million fashion models found in the United Kingdom
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