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US places Pakistan on spiritual-freedom stumble on checklist

The United States has placed Pakistan on a watch list for “severe violations” of religious freedom, amid an escalating war of words between the two nations. In a statement issued on Thursday, the US State Department added Pakistan to a special watch list, while re-designating a group of other countries as being of “particular concern”…

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The Center East in 2018: 5 points to look at

The past year was a watershed year for the Middle East and 2018 promises to continue on this path. Wars began to wind down across the region but challenges remain in managing conflict resolution. Next year will be defined by post-war transitions to peace talks, ballot boxes, and reconstruction. Two areas are the exception to…