articles by Francesca Marino


Pakistan's Pulwama admission and Abhinandan remarks a sideshow; real battle is over future of Bajwas

To an Italian, the entire episode puts one in mind of the good old days of Silvio Berlusconi where the then prime minister was continuously "misinterpreted" or "quoted out of context".


The Notre Dame and its ‘speaking stones’

The Notre Dame cathedral, like similar gothic structures, is rife with symbols of alchemy


'China may end up helping Baloch freedom war’

Beijing’s expansionist policy will redraw regional ties, says Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri


Iran’s Hurt Locker could explode with ripples

Interests of Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia in Sistan-Baluchistan may worsen the scene


Jaish-e-Mohammed is one big family enterprise

From terror strikes to finances, Masood Azhar’s brothers and brothers-in-law are in complete control of the terror outfit


Pakistan lied about JeM's Balakot camp; located at hilltop, centre offered housing and training for recruits

Pakistan didn't take foreign journalists to the JeM camp in Balakot; known as Markaz Syed Ahmad Shaheed, the centre, before the IAF strike, was spread over two kilometres and included multiple buildings used for residential and training purposes


Eyewitnesses say IAF air strike in Balakot killed dozens of Jaish terrorists, a former ISI agent, ex-Pak army men

Eyewitnesses present at the site of India's 26 February bomb strikes against a Jaish-e-Muhammad base say they saw up to 35 bodies being transported out of the the site by ambulance in the hours after the attack.


Our struggle will go on till the last man, the last day: Manzoor Pashteen

Unlike the Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara, Manzoor Pashteen does not believe in guerrilla warfare or weapons


Italy: The latest ISI outpost

On a frigid winter morning as rain poured in Milan, around 200 men, most of them Pakistanis, gathered outside the Indian mission at the Piazza Castello to protest New Delhi’s “illegal occupation” of Kashmir.


Baloch movement stilled by lack of leadership, strategy

The ongoing wave of insurgency was born at the beginning of the past decade and spiralled after the death of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, a prominent tribal politician-turned-insurgent who was killed by President Pervez Musharraf’s troops in 2006.