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Fantasy-peddling is not diplomacy

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Fantasy-peddling is not diplomacy

SAINTS are the exception. Anyone else in the writing business, including those of us at the nether end of the business, can rarely resist the temptations of glory. The danger is obvious: vainglory, that purgatory space where imagination outstrips the boundaries of reality and ego functions on the basis of what we imagine we...

Sharif writes to Modi, says 'much satisfied' with meeting

Sharif writes to Modi, says 'much satisfied' with meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit a home run by inviting Saarc leaders for his swearing-in and if more evidence were required to prove it, it has come from none other than Modi's Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Setting aside speculation in Pakistan that he wasn't entirely pleased with his India visit, Sharif has written...

Pakistan Taliban claim airport raid

Pakistan Taliban claim airport raid

The Pakistani Taliban have said they were behind an attack at the country's largest airport that killed at least 28 people, including 10 militants. Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi airport attack http://t.co/NbRueQbAqR — Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) June 9, 2014 The raid happened late on Sunday at a terminal used for cargo and VIP flights at...

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Importance of being Nawaz Sharif

I followed the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to India from his arrival to the departure. I did not find any false note either in his observations or meetings. He did not mention Kashmir. Nor did he meet the separatists who are always keen to have talks with the Pakistani leaders, not the Indians. From all angles, it was a positive and constructive visit. Still I do not see any breakthrough in the apish stand that the two sides...

Pakistan PM orders action on stoning

Pakistan PM orders action on stoning

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the stoning to death of a woman by her family in front of a Lahore court as "totally unacceptable". Farzana Parveen, who was three months pregnant, was pelted with bricks and bludgeoned by relatives furious because she married against their wishes. Her husband told the BBC that police...

Indian PM Modi meets Sharif for talks

Indian PM Modi meets Sharif for talks

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his first day in office. Sharif attended Modi's swearing-in on Monday, amid hopes of a thaw in relations between the rivals who have fought three wars since independence. Correspondents expect the two men to discuss trade but say security...

Modi presses Sharif on militants

Modi presses Sharif on militants

India's new PM Narendra Modi has urged his Pakistani counterpart to crack down on militants and speed up the trial of the 2008 Mumbai attacks suspects. Modi held bilateral talks with Nawaz Sharif on his first day in office. The Pakistani leader said they should put the "legacy of mistrust" behind them and work for...

Pakistan PM to attend Modi's inauguration

Pakistan PM to attend Modi's inauguration

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is to attend the inauguration of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India on Monday. It is the first time since the two countries won independence in 1947 that a prime minister from one state will attend such a ceremony in the other. The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought three...

Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recommended a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school. Aitzaz Hasan, 15, is being hailed as a hero for confronting the attacker, who then detonated his vest. The Sitara-e-Shujjat award can only be awarded once Pakistan's president has approved it. The incident on Monday prompted an outpouring of praise and gratitude across Pakistan.

Musharraf to go on treason trial

Musharraf to go on treason trial

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to go on trial for treason - a charge he dismisses as politically motivated.

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