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Rethinking the term ‘honor killing’

The murder of 28-year-old Samia Shahid comes less than two weeks after Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother. Media was quick to report them as “honor killings.” We have to rethink that term, writes Gouri Sharma.

Deutsche Welle

Can Iran’s Rouhani win over Pakistan?

Iranian President Rouhani’s Pakistan visit comes at a delicate time for both Tehran and Islamabad. The neighboring countries want to improve economic ties, but the Saudi-Iranian rivalry continues to be a big impediment.

Deutsche Welle

Egypt eighth amongst 10 highest smartphone sales in developing markets

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din A recent report issued by GFK Institution ranked Egypt as having one of the highest  smartphone sales in developing markets in 2015. According to the report, Egypt occupied eighth place in the list of countries that included India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Brazil, China and Indonesia. The report said Egypt’s sales of smartphones …

Daily News Egypt

Cricket World Cup 2015

Fourteen teams are participating in the 11th Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, which began on 14 February and will continue until 29 March.  The teams will play a total of 49 matches in 14 different cities. Australian playing fields will host 26 matches in seven cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, …

Daily News Egypt

More than 50 killed as Pakistan bombs militant hideouts

AFP – Pakistani fighter jets launched air strikes early Sunday against militant hideouts in the country’s troubled northwest, killing more than 50 insurgents, the Pakistan military said. However local security officials put the death toll far higher, saying that about 150 militants died in the air strikes, which primarily targeted Uzbek fighters in a remote …

Daily News Egypt