Paris: A Few Home Truths

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Why do we insist on ignoring what stares us in the face? The suicidal fanatics who threaten to kill us in the name of their perverted brand of Islam are not refugees from Syria, or deranged zealots from the mountains of Pakistan: they are, with only very few exceptions, men and women who were born in our hospitals, educated in our schools and who grew up in our cities... Many of the attackers were already known to the police. Some had records as petty criminals. Others had clear links to identifiable terrorist groups. So as we still struggle to comprehend the crime that was committed in Paris last Friday night, perhaps we should start by examining what is going on under our noses.

Woman Dies After Being 'Set Alight After Turning Down Marriage Proposal'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A woman has died after a former lover who was furious that she rejected his marriage proposal set her on fire, medics have announced. Sonia Bibi wa...

Imran Khan Has Divorced His Former BBC Weather Presenter Wife After Just 10 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan is to divorce his wife of 10 months. Imran married ex-BBC weather presenter Reham Kha...

Imran Khan Divorces Former BBC Weather Presenter Reham After 10 Months Of Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan is to divorce his wife of 10 months. Imran married ex-BBC weather presenter Reham Kha...

Obituary: Dr. Waseem Akhtar

Aamir Aziz | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Aamir Aziz

If I collect accounts from all his intimate friends, an extremely arresting plot of a true epic will be in your hands. But that would require a mettle...

Recolouring Pakistan

Hiba Khan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hiba Khan

If one day I am blessed with a child, I will teach them that there is unique inherent beauty in every single skin colour. That beauty is not confined to complexion, just as their worth is never confined to their physicalities, nor their race or gender.

Hanging Of Paralysed Man Delayed Over Rules Of Wheelchair Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Pakistan has delayed the hanging of a paralysed man because it cannot work out how to hang him in his wheelchair. Abdul Basit, who was convicted of...

Louise Ridley

Heroic Girls In Pakistan's Slums Are Defying Men To Get An Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

“They stare at me as if they’re going to eat me.” Seventeen-year-old Sawera could become the first person in her family to finish pr...

How Young People Are Saving the World

Philip Goodwin | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the first ever Youth Summit in London, organised by the UK government's Department for International De...

Pakistan's Bid to Hang a Disabled Man

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

It is rather chilling to imagine what will be taking place in the coming days, as Pierrepoint's Pakistani descendants ponder how best to kill this man. They will presumably be pulling out their paraplegia charts, factoring in the weight of his wheelchair, and wondering how best to roll Abdul Basit into place, all in the name of justice. Let us hope that sanity prevails.

1947 Partition- Freedom or Division?

Joty Chopra | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

The rivalry between both the countries has been well known to many, both inside the countries and outside. There is always this superiority complex and the idea that one nation did more to fight off the British than the other.

Migrants Face Beheading in Saudi's Spate of Executions

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Much has been written recently of the spate of executions in Pakistan - more than 200 now, and counting - since the moratorium was lifted last December. While this spate of execution surely merits the international condemnation it has provoked, it must not be permitted to obscure the nightmare that is being faced by Pakistani citizens on death row in other countries. Most pressing, perhaps, is the fate of those who face execution in Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan's Latest Execution Shows 'Callous Indifference To Human Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

WARNING: This article includes graphic detail of the execution The execution of a man who allegedly confessed under duress to a crime he committed ...

Islamic State Hatches Plan To Bring About Armageddon

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

The Islamic State group is gleefully looking forward to Armageddon and the destruction of the world. So are the evangelical Christians, but IS have ac...

Why We Must Continue to Invest in Pakistan and Other Tough Places

Simon O'Connell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Simon O'Connell

Mercy Corps is continuing to work with the Balochistan regional government to reach thousands more men and women in Pakistan by providing them with vocational training and opportunities to build social cohesion, but this will not be a quick fix. We must remain invested in fragile regions around the world and look to make a difference in the lives of those who live there. Right now, in the face of growing regional instability, this has never been so pressing.

Think We've Got It Bad? These Are The Hottest Countries In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

In Britain an somewhat unprecedented heatwave has seen temperatures march towards 35C - but some countries might regard that as a cool breeze. Some...

Pakistan Government Receives Billions of UK Aid but Fails To Stem 1,000 Deaths From Heatwave

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Sayed Bukhari

If this happened in the UK there would be a national outrage but in Pakistan there is something of a twisted inevitability to this kind of disaster which is becoming almost an annual occurrence in recent times.

China Goes to Islamabad: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

If successful, the plan would greatly help Pakistan's fledging economy and would enable China to implement its powerful Silk Road plans, which could elevate China's leverage in the region and ultimately challenge the United States as a dominant regional power.

India Arrested A Pigeon Thinking It Was A Spy. No Joke.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

India has reportedly arrested a pigeon from Pakistan after suspecting it of espionage. We're not making it up. The pigeon that broke the Internet....

US Release Documents Retrieved From Bin Laden's Abbottabad Compound

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

NEW YORK – Documents released by the US Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday reveal Osama bin Laden’s determination to carry out mass ca...

More Shia Dead as Extremism Becomes Commonplace in Pakistan

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

The reality is that Pakistan has become a basket case and has always teetered on being a failed state.

Scores Dead As Gunmen Open Fire On Bus Passengers In Pakistan

AP | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK

Gunmen killed more than 40 people on Wednesday aboard a bus in southern Pakistan bound for a Shiite community center, in the latest attack targeting t...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

The Taller Than Mountain, Deeper Than Ocean Friendship - Notes on a China-Pakistan Love-in

Catriona Luke | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

On a world globe if you trace your finger due south from Gwadar, the port on Makran coast in Pakistan's far west, it ends up, uninterupted by land, i...

Why One Man Offered £50k Of Surgery To Acid Attack Survivors

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women left disfigured by horrific acid attacks have undergone specialist surgery, free of charge, by a British plastic surgeon. Asim Shahmalak has...