The Taliban announced on the 7th of May that women and girls must not leave their homes unless necessary and they should do so only with their whole body and face covered.
The average Pakistani must decide whether it is worth sacrificing economic benefits for political gains which may only serve those who have their personal economic future taken care of.
How are the relations between French people and French-Canadian people? It depends. Between both people there exists a significant portion of the population who think the other side is a friendly people. In France, people who dislike French-Canadians will often blame them for being uneducated, citing the Quebec “joual” accent/dialect, and many people in Quebec will find French people racist towards non-white people, sexist or macho in their approach towards women for example. But overall both people have a respect for each other. Very often French people will call French-Canadians their “cousins”.
The Hazaras are one of the main ethnic and religious minority groups in Afghanistan, constituting around 20 per cent of the population. Hazaras have long been subjugated and subjected to discrimination and persecution due to their ethnic and religious identity.
On the 28th of April 2022, the UN Panel of Experts for South Sudan released its most recent report which documents events occurring in South Sudan. It does not paint a rosy picture at this time. One of the key findings is that the 2018 peace accord, which…
Ghulam Murtaza Syed, also known as G. M. Syed, was an influential Sindhi politician and is considered as the founder of Sindhi ethno-nationalism. He had formed Sindh Progressive Party in 1947. The main purpose of the organisation was to oppose the Two Nation Theory and to advance the struggle for provincial autonomy within a socialist framework.
On April 25th USCIRF (United States Commission on International Religious Freedom) released its annual report on Religious Freedom concerns around the world.
In April 2022 Midstone Centre launched the project Stories From Afghanistan, where we seek to amplify voices from Afghanistan that have been directly or indirectly affected by the violence perpetrated by the Taliban and other violent groups. Many people affected by this violence are unable to come forward with their stories due to security threats to themselves or their loved ones still living in Afghanistan. Therefore, Midstone Centre will amplify these voices while protecting their identity and other personal information. Submissions can be mailed at [email protected]
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron in a report for Policy Exchange think tank has called on the British government to counter harmful narratives against United Kingdom's counter-extremism strategy. David Cameron has warned that UK’s counter-extremism strategy, which is called Prevent, “will not survive” just three years after…
December is often associated with happiness, festivities and bonding, but in Pakistan it works conversely, being a notoriously unpropitious time of the year for its political and social interests. From the renowned political defeat of Dec 16th (Fall of Decca) in the year 1971 to losing 160+ Pakistani…