I used to dread Ramadan – then I lost my job

Journalist Shamim Chowdhury describes how losing her job gave her the opportunity to properly taste the bounties of Ramadan for the first time in...

Nine years on from my father’s murder lessons have not been learned

Maz Saleem, daughter of Mohammed Saleem who was killed in a brutal terror attack by a Ukrainian Neo-Nazi in 2013, says lessons have not...

Pakistan’s no-confidence vote exposes its weak and corrupt politics

As Pakistan faces elections following an aborted no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jahangir Mohammed, Director of the Ayaan Institute, says Pakistan needs politicians who...

Tackling Islamophobia has never been more urgent

The Islamic Human Rights Commission's Faisal Bodi sees the passing of Islamophobia Awareness Month an opportune time to reflect on the alarming rise of...

The end of the American Raj and civilising mission in Afghanistan

Jahangir Mohammed, director of the Ayaan Institute, deconstructs the West's failed civilising mission in Afghanistan and looks forward to a future where the Afghan people...

After its defeat the U.S. will try to tear Afghanistan apart

Veteran journalist Abdel Bari Atwan - who famously interviewed Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan - says the U.S. will now focus on supplying arms...

Is Israel really winning in Africa?

Palestinian-American journalist and author Ramzy Baroud explains how Israel has managed to penetrate several African nations in its bid for international acceptance.  The decision by the African...

What will the second Taliban emirate look like?

Veteran journalist Abdel Bari Atwan says the new Taliban government in Afghanistan will be focused on pragmatic state-building, but risks of a new civil...

History will record the foreign occupiers of Afghanistan were the bad guys

Moazzam Begg, who lived in Afghanistan before the U.S-led invasion of 2001, says the West's defeat at the hands of the Taliban is a...

In two years India has prepared ground for complete takeover of Kashmir

Sajad Rasheed, an author and writer from Indian-occupied Kashmir, explains how in the last two years India has made all the necessary preparations for...