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After war, bots and Barbie, world rings in 2024

Jubilant crowds will bid farewell to the hottest year on record Sunday, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and wrenching wars in Gaza and Ukraine.…

Fears grow of tighter stategrip on Serbian media

Two controversial bills backed by Serbian lawmakers this week have sparked fears of more state control over the media and another setback for press freedom in the Balkan nation. Parliament…

Disturbing inequality

The policies of Pakistan’s ruling elite have turned the country into a death trap for ordinary people in the holy month of Ramazan. The hapless, wretched and destitute rely on…

Arbitration awards and speedy justice

The issue of an ever-increasing number of pending cases in Pakistan, exacerbated by meagre, inadequate and poorly drafted ambiguous statutes, has intensified the need for alternative dispute resolution measures in…

Fuel for a motorbike

The prices of petroleum products have increased once again in the wake of a hike in international oil prices. The PTI-led government has charged only the petroleum development levy and…

Curbing freedom?

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s support for a tough new law to curb so-called ‘fake news’ on social media platforms is neither smart nor progressive. It is hardly surprising that within…