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Welcome Back to the War Against Terror

Richard Howitt | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

As this week's dialogue takes place, Europe must reaffirm that short-cutting human rights through short-term security responses alone, can never be a long-term answer to the terrorist threat. The war against terror may indeed have returned. But the difference this time is that it's a war which Pakistan appears to have declared against itself.

Does Anyone Care That Shia Are Being Relentlessly Murdered in Pakistan?

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

The global silence on the targeting of the Shia in Pakistan is sickening... Next time you hear a political leader speak about human rights, why don't you ask him where his voice was when Shia were being murdered in Pakistan? The Shia of Pakistan are an asset to Pakistan which should be protected at all costs. As politicians have rightly mentioned, if Jews left Europe, Europe would not be Europe any more. Well, if the Shia of Pakistan left Pakistan, Pakistan would not be Pakistan any more.

The Government, Glass Houses and British Muslims

Chris Hobbs | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Make no mistake, moderate British Muslims have been expressing their concerns as to the rise of Islamic extremism in the UK since the 1990's and could well argue that they have already made a significant contribution to curbing the excesses of fanatical, Islamist groups.

Pakistani Protesters Demand Cartoonists Be 'Hanged Immediately'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Protesters in Pakistan marched through Lahore on Thursday calling for the deaths of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Around 300 people from a little kno...

Only Education Can Defeat Terrorism

Meliha Hayat | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Pupils are returning to school this week in Peshawar for the first time following a massacre in which more than 150 students and teachers were killed.

Pakistan Schoolboy's Before-And-After-Photo Is Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

A boy from the school where nearly 150 children were murdered by the Pakistani Taliban has posted two moving images showing his absent classmates who ...

A Case of the Missing Picture in Paris

Dr Shaaz Mahboob | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dr Shaaz Mahboob

A sea of reproduced caricatures on banners, placards and hung from balconies paving the unity march route wouldn't have been unexpected, quite the opposite would appeared most appropriate in fact, given the events leading up to the event.

This Is What Defiance Looks Like - Peshawar Pupils Head Back To School

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Clutching their parents' hands tightly, Pakistani children have returned to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teacher...

It's Official: Imran Khan Has Married A Former BBC Weather Presenter

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan has married a former BBC weather presenter, it has been confirmed. The 62-year-old tie...

Sorcerers, Apprentices, Broomsticks: The US Has Not Done Enough to Support Democracy in Pakistan, Peace With India

Catriona Luke | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

The issue, after 60 years, might be whether this is once again in response to the shifting geo-political alliances of the region, or whether Obama has his head screwed on the right way and might actually move US policy in favour of peace between India and Pakistan. That would be a first.

Has Imran Khan Secretly Married A Former BBC Weather Presenter?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: It's Official: Imran Khan Has Married Former BBC Weather Presenter Reham Khan Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan ...

Terror in the Valley - Hatred Worldwide

Richard Reoch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Richard Reoch

Islamophobia is a global epidemic. The horrific massacre of children and teachers at the Army Public School in Peshawar, in a valley of Pakistan's Khyber Pass, is just the latest in the litany of terror that feeds this mistrust and hatred worldwide.

A Sad Response to a Terrible Tragedy

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

The mass slaughter of 142 people, most of them children, in Peshawar last week was a disgusting act. Unfortunately, the Pakistan government's reaction has been unwise, following the pattern set by the United States in 2001: pouring oil on the fire, while ultimately undermining the rule of law.

The World Is Responsible for Devastating Violence Against Children in 2014

Meliha Hayat | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

According to Unicef 2014 has been the worst year for millions of children across the world. With growing conflicts arising across the globe innocent children have been forcibly exposed to violence, kidnapped or targeted and forced in to warring groups.

"Theresa May Exiled Me to Pakistan Via a 'Secret Court'"

Dilly Hussain | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Speaking to me from Pakistan via Skype, a British-born man claims his family are victims of the UK's secret courts, after he and his three sons were stripped of their citizenship in 2011 for alleged links to Al Qaeda and a banned Pakistani terror group.

Pakistan Finally Wakes Up to the Taliban Threat

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Though I cannot speak for all us, many of us have been rendered, albeit unwillingly, apathetic to the attacks on humanity suffered in Pakistan because of their frequency. This was the weak argument we were using up until now as we slumbered on in a chaotic world. But there's a time for all of us when we awaken and that wakefulness of our conscience is a blessing in itself that must be grasped, nurtured and fed - and I believe Pakistan has suddenly awakened. Finally. Thankfully...

Peshawar: Lost for Words

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Being at a loss for words is never ideal for a journalist, yet the mind-numbing massacre of 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar has left me struggling... The 132 children of the Army Public School in Peshawar who died in last Tuesday's attack were its latest victims. They will not be the last.

Amir Khan Gifts £30k Gold Shorts To Taliban Attack School

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport

British boxing champion Amir Khan has become the latest star to lend a hand to the Peshawar school were children were massacred by the Taliban. The...

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Dilly Hussain | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Whilst there is absolutely no justification for the killing of women and children in Islam, Muslim leaders have made the all-too-common mistake of apologising and condemning a crime which was not carried out in the name of religion. Rather, the unfortunate event that occurred was as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence that began in 2001.

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

Former Pakistani President Says 'US And West Are Not Trustworthy Allies'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Farah Mohamed | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Pervez Musharraf excoriated the United States and the West on Wednesday, saying his country does not consider them "trustworthy allies" in the war aga...

We Must Not Surrender to the Pakistan Taliban

John Sargeant | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

Now is not the time to doubt our capacity to do good in the world, nor to understand and embrace those that would do evil. Now is the time to fight for the children of the world. This war will be without end, till the blood of those prepared to put kids in the crosshairs runs no more.

Pakistan's Tragedy, and Why 'Homeland' Is More Informative Than the News

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

After the terrible massacre yesterday at Peshawar's Army Public School a three-day nationwide mourning begins in Pakistan. At least 132 children and 9...

Faces Of Pakistan Gunmen Revealed In Chilling Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

The Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Pakistan and murdered over 140 people - most of them children - can be seen for the first ti...

Peshawar Killers Must Be Brought to Justice

Kamran Hussain | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Kamran Hussain

The massacre of 142 people of which 132 were Pakistani children is absolutely inhumane. Many more are critically injured and we can expect to see the death toll rise. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Peshawar to the families of the victims is unimaginable.