People listen as Emmanuel Macron speak at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Why should anyone care about a fire in Paris when we all have more immediate problems closer to home? I’d just finished grading papers, sitting in a rare moment of silence in my office at work, when one of my students came in and said “Notre Dame is burning.”
The French, who know a thing or two about the bold reinvention of architectural landmarks (consider I.M. Pei’s once-despised, now-iconic Louvre Pyramid), have announced an international design competition to restore or redesign the destroyed spire of Notre Dame cathedral.
The horrific image of flames consuming the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral has already become a powerful symbol for those who endorse French and European unity — and for those who proclaim Europe’s decline.
Independent candidates left every political party behind in winning the seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly from the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the elections held on Saturday.
Pakistan's frequent flyers cast scorn on the edict, suggesting it had been introduced to enrich an unnamed company tasked with doing the wrapping.
Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Faisal Sabzwari has tied the knot with renowned TV host Madeha Naqvi.