As the global media watched and covered the election in Pakistan, local journalists were denied entry to several polling stations despite having accreditation issued by the national Election Commission.
For the 9th consecutive year, Iceland is honoured to be the world’s best country to follow the lowest gender-biased policy. What are the lessons can be learned, from Iceland, for a country that bragged about the 25% of the female quota on the Local Government Election?
In Kotli, a city in Kashmir under the shadow of the Himalayas, Imran Khan walked to the front of the stage. The 20,000-strong crowd had already surged forward as one, crushing the wooden fence before them, shouting “Imran Khan, Zindabad!”— “Long Live Imran Khan!” Imran stood there looking out over the multitude, right arm raised in defiance, red and green silk ribbons on his wrist, set against his black shalwar kameez fluttering in the breeze. It was an arresting image of a proud, strong and determined man.
More than $119bn (£90.8bn) has been wiped off Facebook’s market value, which includes a $17bn hit to the fortune of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, after the company told investors that user growth had slowed in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The Trump administration's ultimate goal is regime change in Tehran, but was this just a distraction from the 'treason' in Helsinki as US Mid-Term elections loom? Or did he just want to destabilize the Eurasian giants and their New Silk Roads?
Hobson’s choice is a free choice, in which only one thing is offered. Because a person may refuse to accept what is offered, the two options are taking it or taking nothing. In other words, one may "take it or leave it". So say most popular dictionary.
Sri Lanka’s progress towards reform has “virtually ground to a halt” and brutal torture is used with impunity, the UN concludes in a scathing report on the country’s human rights record.
This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where 149 people have died in a suicide bomb attack in Balochistan’s Mastung district. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an election rally of the Balochistan Awami Party on Friday afternoon. The death toll continues to rise, with more than a hundred others injured. This was the third deadliest attack in Pakistan's history after the Karsaz bombing in 2008 and an attack on a Peshawar school in 2014.
Supreme Court of India last week commenced hearing on the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalizes consensual sexual acts between adults of the same gender. LGBT persons and activists are expectantly awaiting the decriminalization of homosexuality, and the end of discrimination, violence and stigma against homosexual persons.