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Pakistan's five biggest post-election challenges

  • The next government will be tasked with meeting the country's challenges without upsetting this delicate balance of power
  • Political initiative will be essential to building infrastructure to reverse the course of the impending crisis
By AFFP ·

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Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in Karachi

  • At the last election in 2013, the MQM won 16 of Karachi's 20 seats, and critics say they were aided by a campaign of intimidation and violence
  • With few opinion polls of Karachi alone, it's unclear which of the major parties will reap the spoils of the MQM's fracture
By Reuters ·

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Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party wins support of US-designated terrorist

  • Fazlur Rahman Khalil was one of the signatories of Osama Bin Laden’s declaration of global jihad in 1996 and is believed to have close ties with Al-Qaeda
  • Political analysts say that the state should deradicalize extremists and bring them into the political mainstream
By Aamir Shah ·

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Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in Karachi

  • At the last election in 2013, the MQM won 16 of Karachi's 20 seats, and critics say they were aided by a campaign of intimidation and violence
  • With few opinion polls of Karachi alone, it's unclear which of the major parties will reap the spoils of the MQM's fracture
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia’s defense forces intercept missile fired by Houthis at Jazan

  • The missile was fired from the Yemeni city of Saadah, targeting residential areas occupied by civilians.
  • Houthi militia fired the missile at the city of Jazan in Saudi Arabia.
By Arab News ·

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Program launched to empower young Saudis

By Rashid Hassan ·

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Iran indicates talks with US on nuclear program unlikely

  • Trump earlier this year pulled America out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon
  • Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff claims the president rejected eight requests from President Donald Trump last year for one-on-one talks
By AP ·

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SoftBank’s Son says Japan is ‘stupid’ to disallow ride-sharing

  • ‘Ride-sharing is prohibited by law in Japan. I can’t believe there is still such a stupid country’
  • SoftBank and its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund have invested in ride-sharing firms Uber, Didi, Ola and Grab, as well as in other technology companies
By Reuters ·

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Moroccan World Cup star Nordin Amrabat to play in Saudi Pro League

  • Moroccan winger agrees to join Al-Nassr
  • Amrabat used to wash dishes and make desserts for a living
By Kevin Affleck ·