Monday December 11, 2023
Owen Bennett-Jones
Owen Bennett-Jones

  • May 31, 2017


    FJMU approves vacancies  By Our Correspondent LAHORE A meeting of Fatima Jinnah Medical University syndicate held under the chairmanship of...

  • February 02, 2016

    The editor’s job

    When Pakistani media outlets report on sectarian violence should they name the groups responsible for mounting a particular attack? Or should they...

  • January 19, 2016

    On blaming the West

     Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Ayman al-Zawahiri must wake up each morning looking forward to switching on the news. Virtually every day brings stories...

  • January 05, 2016

    Islamic State in 2016

    In his 24-minute end of year audio message Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers that the caliphate was doing well and that the Russian and US...

  • December 22, 2015


    Louis Heren, a former deputy editor of the Times of London, wrote in his memoirs that he found it useful, when considering comments made by...

  • December 08, 2015

    Cases of law – and politics

    The investigation into the murder of Imran Farooq and the money-laundering investigation into the MQM have both taken a long time. For five years...

  • November 24, 2015

    Rule by fear

    Few doubt that there’s more to come. The attacks on Paris will be followed by others in different European cities. The Islamic State has made no...

  • November 10, 2015

    An interesting mailbag

    My last column for The News triggered a set of unusually thought-provoking responses which merit further discussion. The article argued that in the...

  • October 27, 2015

    Patriotism and the Pakistani

    When Akbar S Ahmed’s film ‘Jinnah’ was released back in 1998 the country’s cinemas soon filled up with Pakistanis curious about their answer...

  • October 13, 2015


    When British Prime Minister David Cameron went to Jamaica earlier this month he ran into a diplomatic and political problem. His host, Portia...