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Interview with Imran Khan, Part Two - (From His Sit-In in Islamabad)

Nauman Khalid | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nauman Khalid

You speak of Nawaz Sharif's failure to deliver, which is one of the reasons you think he should resign. So if you become PM., what would be the tangible measure of your failure after one year? And if you do fail according to your own standards, will you honorably resign after one year?

Interview With Imran Khan, Part One (From His Sit-in in Islamabad)

Nauman Khalid | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nauman Khalid

NK: To begin with I'd like to put to you what Cyril Almeida, a bright, young thing from Oxford - considering the store you set by a British education ...

Crossing Borders: The Rickshaw Circus - Part Two

Peter Allison | Posted 29.03.2013 | Home
Peter Allison

In the second half of my interview with Peter Gatehouse of the Rickshaw Circus, we discuss his experiences spreading the joy of the circus to some of the most deprived areas of the Middle East.

Crossing Borders: The Rickshaw Circus - Part One

Peter Allison | Posted 29.03.2013 | Home
Peter Allison

Peter is an unfathomably tall and lean individual, so much so that he confounds machines that measure your body-mass index. As an accomplished circus performer, he is one of the best fire-performers and poi-spinners in the UK. He is also exhausted.

Hammond Admits Afghanistan 'Messy' After Pullout

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Afghanistan is likely to be "messy" after western troops pull out in 2014, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond admitted today. Mr Hammond said there w...

Rushdie has Damaged Rather Than Protected Free Speech

Catriona Luke | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
Catriona Luke

Rushdie told the World Service that "the most frightening change" that he saw in Pakistan was that the mass of the people seemed to have given up on the "very moderate" religious beliefs that they used to hold.

Not In My Name: Islam, Pakistan and the Blasphemy Laws

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The imprisonment of this Christian child isn't only about Pakistan or Pakistanis. Those of us who claim to be members of a global Muslim ummah cannot be silent when such flagrant human-rights abuses are committed in the name of Islam and in the world's second-biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Bin Laden's Wives Sentenced To Prison

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Three of Osama Bin Laden's widows and two of his daughters have been sentenced to prison for 'illegal residency' in Pakistan. The court ordered the...

Imran Khan's Deal Done?

Catriona Luke | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK
Catriona Luke

The military is thought to have backed Imran Khan to be the next president of Pakistan but while he is popular in Britain, he is less so in Pakistan