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A WhatsApp post can get you death in Pakistan. It’s blasphemy of course

The accused, a resident of Islamabad, said she was pulled into a religious controversy by his male friend after she refused to be friendly towards him.

Coke Studio 14 now faces plagiarism charge. Pakistanis back ‘underdog artist’

Sung by Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal, 'Tu Jhoom' song had Pakistani fans excited until an emerging artist accused season 14 producer Xulfi of 'lifting her tune'.

Imran Khan praises Putin over Prophet Mohammad remark. Some Pakistanis call it childish

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his annual news conference, had said that ‘insults to the Prophet are a violation of religious freedom.

Coke Studio Season 14 is out and Pakistanis are gushing over Abida Parveen

Pakistanis are not only in awe of Coke Studio's new song 'Tu Jhoom' but also the meeting of the minds between Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal.

Pakistani passport ranks lower than North Korea’s. Twitter says Thank you, Imran Khan

Some suggested that action taken against human rights activists is the reason for Pakistan's low ranking on the Henley Passport Index.

Waqar Zaka is Pakistan’s one-man army. He’s fighting cryptocurrency ban, Imran Khan

Waqar Zaka has threatened to hit Democracy Chowk in Islamabad to protest against the proposed ban on cryptocurrency.

Musharraf back on Twitter, Pakistanis say ‘Insha’Allah, you will return, fight treason case’

Some Pakistanis also called the former army chief, who had carried out a coup against his Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the real traitor of Pakistan.

Pakistanis high on Netflix, Princess Diana and Humayun Saeed. But Fawad Khan fans sulking

Users online had raised objections when a Pakistani role in Netflix’s popular Korean series Squid Game was played by an Indian.

Atif Aslam trended calling out Pakistani rogue fans in concerts. Other singers following him

Pakistani rapper Talha Anjum was recently attacked with a bottle while performing live. Asim Azhar and Aima Baig have also faced notorious crowds.

On Pakistan TV drama, an awkward scene on honeymoon and Ramzan. Viewers can’t stop laughing

A scene from Geo Entertainment's drama Aye Musht-e-Khaak has left many Pakistanis uncomfortable who are now expressing their shock online.

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A view of the old city of Sana'a

Yemen’s ragtag rebels became a threat to world economy, showed military power has its limits

Iran and Saudi Arabia are talking—but it might be too late to put the war-making djinn back in the bottle. Power-brokers in Yemen depend on violence to secure influence.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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