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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan says no mention of Jesus Christ in history

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan foreign secretary lodges protest with US official over Trump’s tirade; Bohemian Rhapsody plays to empty theatres in Lahore. Imran Khan draws flak for making wrong claims about Jesus Christ Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was subject to considerable flak from his own country’s netizens after a video clip of him making controversial remarks about Jesus Christ went viral on the internet, reported Pakistan Today. “Moses got some mention but Jesus Christ has no mention in history,” he said at the inauguration ceremony of a conference in Islamabad. After Khan's comment, several people took to Twitter to criticise the prime minister. Gul Bukhari, Lahore-based human rights defender, shared the video captioning it with the word “What?”. https://twitter.com/GulBukhari/status/1064856924074721280 Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, called the claim a “crazy statement” clarifying that the Quran has several references to Jesus Christ. https://twitter.com/betterpakistan/status/1064879895359221760 Pak foreign secretary raises Donald Trump’s tirade with US official Pakistan’s foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua Tuesday summoned...
NATO

Western countries don’t care about the rest of the world anymore

Today's hostile nationalism was commonplace in 19th century America, where politics was driven by strong external enemies.
The rupee hit a record low last Thursday to cross 69 to a dollar | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The rupee fell past 70/$ and recovered. But don’t take your seatbelts off just yet

Chaos in emerging markets threatens to take the rupee beyond 70.50 by year-end, and America’s Iran threat is making it worse.
US President Donald Trump

New bill caps US defence aid to Pakistan at $150 million

However, conditions like action against the LeT for disbursement of US aid have been removed. 
US Congress

In boost to India ties, US Congress passes $716-billion defence spending bill

As per the bill, the US seeks to uphold the values of a free and open Indo-Pacific region and promote regional security and stability.
Mike Pompeo

Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.
Malaysian Flight 370

Mystery of MH370 deepens, and the ‘zombie apocalypse’ helping dictators win

British foreign secretary refers to his Chinese wife as Japanese, and Donald Trump ready for Iran talks but Tehran is not interested.

Swede holds up a plane to stall Afghan’s deportation, and Macron speaks up

Recorded conversation with former lawyer raises uncomfortable questions for Donald Trump, and New Zealand wants its flag back.
Trump

Donald Trump’s war threat to Iran on Twitter is no joke

Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani are responding to pressures at home by lashing out at each other on Twitter. 
Illustration by ThePrint Team

In US-China trade war, will India become a dumping ground for Chinese goods or can it benefit?

The US-China trade war is likely to have an adverse impact on global trade and economic growth. It could once again lead to a rise in global imbalances and inequality. However, India fears that that the Trump-Xi clash could also result in China using it as a dumping ground for its goods.

On Camera

An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?