Rafia Zakaria

The most dangerous time

The most dangerous time

Such is the normalisation of violence against women that no one is bothered even when they know someone is being abused. Updated 25 May, 2022 07:55am
Political planet

Political planet

The fact that climate catastrophe does not accord with national borders is proving to be a problem. Published 18 May, 2022 07:58am
Starving and veiled

Starving and veiled

The Taliban’s latest edict on the burqa could be a last-ditch effort to create a controversy and get some international attention. Published 11 May, 2022 08:04am
Killer mosquitoes

Killer mosquitoes

The sort of solution that a biotech firm sought to decrease the mosquito population, and thus limit disease, is an eye-opener. Published 27 Apr, 2022 07:45am
Money back guarantee

Money back guarantee

There's an issue as to whether overseas Pakistanis should have inordinate level of influence on political system of the country. Updated 20 Apr, 2022 08:45am
Summer of discontent

Summer of discontent

The months ahead will see the resources of the world’s financial institutions being stretched to the limit. Updated 13 Apr, 2022 09:10am
The massacre in Bucha

The massacre in Bucha

Human suffering should be the ultimate instigator of action. Updated 06 Apr, 2022 08:33pm
Betrayed in Afghanistan

Betrayed in Afghanistan

Afghan women cannot participate in the rebuilding of the country that is so urgently required. Updated 30 Mar, 2022 08:54am
Racism in Europe

Racism in Europe

If ever there were doubts about the shallowness of European ‘civilisation’, the current conflict should put them to rest. Updated 24 Mar, 2022 07:50am
Other people’s wars

Other people’s wars

The new Russia does not seem suited to an ascetic life, but much of what we know of it is the picture provided by urban elites. Published 16 Mar, 2022 07:24am
Europe’s ghosts

Europe’s ghosts

The eruption of war tests theories about the world order. Published 09 Mar, 2022 07:26am
Other Women’s Days

Other Women’s Days

If Iranian women had been permitted to sort out their future themselves, they would have done just that. Updated 02 Mar, 2022 08:31am
Stagnation of political sphere

Stagnation of political sphere

No one expects anything better any longer and if there were anything better, perhaps they would not know how to welcome it. Published 23 Feb, 2022 08:01am
The problem with Facebook

The problem with Facebook

Thanks to Facebook’s reluctance to rein in misinformation, there are many who don’t want to share their data on the platform. Updated 09 Feb, 2022 08:42am
Food of the past

Food of the past

Scholars have noted that the rulers of 10th-century Baghdad really celebrated what they prepared in their kitchens. Updated 02 Feb, 2022 09:09am
Wars on many fronts

Wars on many fronts

The shining cities of the UAE are not impenetrable as the Houthi attack proved. Updated 26 Jan, 2022 08:11am
Ambiguous loss

Ambiguous loss

The two years that have passed since the pandemic emerged have allowed researchers to understand what Covid-19 is doing to... Published 19 Jan, 2022 06:51am
The age of climate fury

The age of climate fury

What politician can claim a victory if a car is able to tackle a snowy road or if a child is saved from developing asthma? Updated 12 Jan, 2022 08:13am
Forced marriages only

Forced marriages only

There is more to consent than saying ‘yes’. Focusing only on the technical definition of consent leaves out so much of the story. Published 05 Jan, 2022 07:40am