THOUGH it has never held a less-than-prominent place in modern western thinking, the turbulent political and social events of the past few years, perhaps exemplified most clearly of all by the tragic and horrific attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, have moved the issue of Free Speech — and by extension, freedom of expression — to the very forefront of our consciousness.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2016
A woman in Pakistan burned her 17-year-old daughter alive to punish her for marrying against the family’s wishes, the latest in a series of so-called “honour killings” that claim the lives of nearly 1,000 women every year in the conservative Muslim country.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
Tue, 29 Mar, 2016
COMING, as it does, days after the atrocities in Brussels, and months after the Paris outrages andthe bombing campaign in Turkey and yesterday’s outrage in Lahore the defeat of IS at Palmyra can be hailed as a victory, hopefully the first of many against Islamic extremism.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
Survivors trapped in the rubble of a collapsed Pakistani factory pleaded for help on their mobiles even as rescuers said they feared the death toll of 18 could rise in the latest tragedy to spotlight poor safety standards in south Asia.
Fri, 06 Nov, 2015
Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan’s prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014