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Procuring vaccines- Rafia Zakaria

ADAR Poonawalla and his father Cyrus Poonawalla are betting big on vaccines. Even before the vaccine being developed by researchers at Oxford University has...

End of an era?- Rafia Zakaria

IT seemed that the age of Trump would never end. In January and February and most of March, the American economy was running strong....

The fallen Buddha – Rafia Zakaria

THREE years ago, Pakistan was celebrating statues of the Buddha. One of the world’s oldest sleeping Buddha had been unearthed in Bhamala in Haripur....

To speak or not to speak – Rafia Zakaria

“SHOULD violence be suffered or vocalised?” wrote the now deceased Sadaf Zahra in January of this year. This was just one tweet from a...

Visa disaster – Rafia Zakaria

INDIA has been having a bad summer. The Nepalese have face-palmed them, the Chinese have taken territory they said belonged to them, and now...

The mess that is Karachi – Rafia Zakaria

THIS is a horror story. A global pandemic rages outside. The newspapers are emblazoned with death counts, with reports of the suffering, of ever-dwindling...

The world after Covid-19 – Rafia Zakaria

A FEW months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine the world so still. Planes flew across the skies, men and women rose...

Where the money goes – Rafia Zakaria

IT has been a tumultuous month at the World Bank. The bank’s armies of analysts and economists routinely produce research on topics ranging from...

Hamas’s hackers – Rafia Zakaria

IT has not been a good century for the Palestinians. The trouble, some historians would say, began as long as 103 years ago with...

Fanning the foreigners – Rafia Zakaria

THE first thing that the British realised about India was that it was hot. Arriving from their cold and wet island, the relentless humidity...
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