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Malik Ayub Sumbal is Senior Broadcaster, Political Commentator, and Media Consultant. Malik has been associated with world-leading media outlets and news channels. He has more than 18 years of experience while working on key editorial positions. Malik was President at the Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF), a leading organization working for the Press Freedom and Free Speech around the world.

Azerbaijan a place for peace, love, and interfaith harmony

Baku hosted 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in the first week of May in which 500 foreign representatives participated from 100 countries to exchange their views and ideas on the theme “Building dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality, and violent conflict”. World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue has been transformed a global platform initiated by …

Media, White Supremacists and Islamophobia

The schema that the biased and double standard media has built up in the minds of the people around the world for years since this so-called war on terror started is that a terrorist has a long beard while killing people raising slogans Allah-o-Akbar, that mostly seen in the ISIS videos and vis-à-vis a shooter …

Khojaly Genocide: It’s time to take the perpetrators to the court of justice

It’s the time to bring the perpetrators of Khojaly Genocide into the International Criminal Court to serve the justice to the families and the victims of this heinous crimes committed by the Armenian forces against the people of Azerbaijan on the 26 Feb. 1992. On this anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide people from all walks …

Time for US to reciprocate DPRK’s efforts if denuclearization is to happen

One can only aspire that the denuclearization of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could be as easy as eating a pie. Getting a Nobel Peace prize doesn’t come by simply organizing a summit, historical as it is, or saying “You have done a great job” to overwhelming applause. The denuclearization process on the Korean …

EU, China and Russia all united on Iran nuclear deal

All eyes are on Vienna, when the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, Britain, Iran and China along with the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherin, are meeting Friday to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The global narrative that developed in the aftermath of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear …

Could Russia-Pakistan relations be on the mend?

Pakistan and Russia are heading fast towards strengthening ties as relations between Islamabad and Washington gradually worsen. And it seems that with rumors of a potential Pakistan purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia, the wounds between Pakistan and the US could never heal. There is a famous saying that says there are no permanent …

Turkmenbashi Port a maritime gateway on the Silk Road to Europe

Turkmenistan is all set to open its Turkmenbashi port – which will be a substantial asset to the “Silk Road” by opening new horizons between China and Europe, a rail corridor and Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus (TRACECA), operating from western China through the Central Asian countries on its way to Europe. Turkmenbashi port has great importance …

SCO warming up sessions to combat ‘terrorism, extremism and separatism’

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) warmup sessions are in full swing to achieve maximum output for the upcoming summit in June to overcome the major challenges and for more comprehensive cooperation between the member countries. The SCO comprises eight full members, four observers and six dialogue partners that account for half of the world population, a …

Will Ilham Aliyev win another term as President of Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev is expected to win another term in office on Wednesday, while the opposition has boycotted the polls as usual and is even more divided than before. Opinion polls say the president, who has been in power since 2003, will get 80 percent of votes in the oil-rich country, located on the …

US-Pakistan; friends become foes

The current Pakistan-US diplomatic row is nothing new, especially for those who know the love-hate relationship between the CIA and its Pakistan counterpart, the ISI. As both fight the war against terrorism, simultaneously there is a war going on between the two sides and as they seek to protect vested interests, were pushed eventually towards …