Faras Ghani

Faras Ghani

Faras Ghani is a deputy online editor at Al Jazeera English. He is also author of the book 'Champions, again'.

Malaria

Nearly half a million people killed by malaria in 2016

Nigeria accounts for almost 25 percent of cases as WHO's global survey warns that a lack of funding will hamper fight.

Nearly half a million people killed by malaria in 2016

Pakistan

Is Pakistan deal 'a dangerous trend for democracy'?

Critics call law minister's resignation and signing of agreement with religious group a 'surrender' by the government.

Is Pakistan deal 'a dangerous trend for democracy'?

Human Rights

A new life after bonded labour in Azad Nagar, Pakistan

A small settlement in Pakistan's Sindh province provides opportunity for freed formerly bonded labourers to start over.

A new life after bonded labour in Azad Nagar, Pakistan

Asia

Can cricket cool India-Pakistan political hostility?

After a barren spell, Pakistan and India played cricket twice in 14 days. But is renewal of ties on the cards?

Can cricket cool India-Pakistan political hostility?

Sport

Cricket: Pakistan to meet India amid political unrest

Neighbours to meet on cricket field for the first time since March 2016 as relations remain frozen on government level.

Cricket: Pakistan to meet India amid political unrest

Humanitarian crises

IDPs need as much attention as refugees, says IDMC

A monitoring group says more than 40 million IDPs are waiting for the world to take notice of their plight.

IDPs need as much attention as refugees, says IDMC

Humanitarian crises

Tharparkar residents feel ignored after Zardari snub

Politicians and officials accused of glossing over worsening poverty and child mortality rates in Sindh's Tharparkar.

Tharparkar residents feel ignored after Zardari snub

Asia

Can the Bhuttos hold on to their heartland of Larkana?

Locals lament the lack of development in a stronghold of the PPP party of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Can the Bhuttos hold on to their heartland of Larkana?

Football

FIFA postpones decision on Israeli settlement clubs

Palestinian football body wanted FIFA to decide fate of Israeli clubs in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

FIFA postpones decision on Israeli settlement clubs

Humanitarian crises

Veeru Kohli: A bonded labourer who took on the Bhuttos

Veeru Kohli now works to eradicate this form of slavery in Pakistan, home to about two million bonded labourers.

Veeru Kohli: A bonded labourer who took on the Bhuttos

Arts & Culture

Pakistan: Can a three-day conference really save Mohenjodaro?

Researchers, archaeologists and journalists were present in numbers at this ancient site in Pakistan. But are talks and discussions what the 4,000-year-old site really needs?

Pakistan: Can a three-day conference really save Mohenjodaro?

Arts & Culture

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

Falling tourist numbers, lack of facilities and neglect mean the archaeological site in Pakistan is taking a hit.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away