In Pakistan, a mere accusation of blasphemy can be a death sentence. Even if the accused is eventually acquitted, they may still face persecution and violence. This is because the blasphemy laws are often used as a tool to settle personal scores or to target religious minorities.
When it comes to sudden and often violent changes in government, there is a saying that suggests that it is not essential who carried out the event, but who paid for it. The immediate future for Niger is looking bleak. The Sahel will suffer, as will Nigeria and Europe.
The events in Niamey that occurred on July 26th caught some analysts by surprise but if one looks at the situation in the Sahel as a whole one should not have been.
The weekend of 8 July was an eventful one in Somalia. The country remains unstable, and Al-Shabaab could once again be taking the initiative, not only on social media but also on the battlefield. On 6 July 2023, the militants announced that six IEDs had been detonated in…
In yet another disturbing terror incident in Pakistan, a suicide attack occurred near a police vehicle in the Turbat district of Balochistan. Tragically, the attack resulted in the loss of a police officer’s life, while a female officer sustained injuries. Separatist terrorist group BLA (Balochistan Liberation Army) claimed responsibility through its Majeed Brigade.
The clashes on May 27, 2023, between Taliban and Iranian forces along the Afghanistan-Iran border raise regional tensions. Stemming from a water treaty dispute, these clashes represent the first major violence between Iran and the Taliban since 2021. The article explores the events leading up to the clashes, the clashes themselves, and assesses whether they hold greater significance than initially portrayed.
The reaction from the Foreign Office of Pakistan on May 25th to the US State Department Report on International Religious Freedom has proven to be interesting.
In this article, we explore the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a regional power struggle involving Armenia, Azerbaijan, and major powers like Iran, Israel, Turkey, Russia, and the United States. We examine the complex strategic interests, alliances, and rivalries that shape this ongoing dispute and its far-reaching implications.
April 15th, 2023, was the date of an event that was shocking but sadly not surprising. Gunfire erupted between two factions of the Sudanese military: the Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). So, how did we get here?