AUG 2022 News, Views of Interest That You Might Have Missed…

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UPDATE on Pakistan Floods 2022: Apathy vs. Sensibility, Proactiveness (Videos)

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Pakistani Politicians Ride the Merry-Go-Round

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Floods in Pakistan: Rare View, Rear Window (Video)

Nowshera remains safe during the floods except few property damages and no casualties — only because…

How Arab Filmmakers Investigate the Desert and the Peninsula

Film curator, writer and academic Roisin Tapponi looks at how contemporary Arabic filmmakers use thirst to…

Pakistan Floods 2022: ‘Most Misgoverned Parts Are Worst Hit’

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