Pakistan's parliament just shot down a Saudi request for troops in Yemen. Despite the billions Saudi Arabia has generously lavished on Pakistan, that was still a geopolitically smart call.
Over here in the Gulf states, there's a wretched little practice called "Blood money." Say you're driving home and you just don't feel like paying attention to the road. Say you drive over a poor guy from India or Pakistan and kill him. In developed countries, if it can be proven you were negligent, you'd … Continue reading How Some Places Still Think Honor Killings (And Other Similar Monstrosities) Are Good Ideas