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  • Afghan president slams Pakistan for allegedly harbouring Taliban0

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    • February 2, 2018

    AFP | AP   February 02, 2018 The Afghan president slammed Pakistan on Friday, blaming it for a wave of massive deadly attacks that have ravaged his nation recently and accusing Islamabad of harbouring the Taliban. The government is under growing public pressure to improve security in the Afghan capital after three major attacks in the past two weeks demonstrated

  • Afghanistan says it has ‘undeniable’ proof Kabul attacks were planned in Pakistan0

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    • February 2, 2018

    2.2.2018 AFP | AP | Dawn.com | Naveed SiddiquiUpdated February 01, 2018 Afghanistan has handed “undeniable” evidence to Pakistan that it claims shows a recent spate of deadly attacks were planned on Pakistani soil, Afghan officials said on Thursday, amid growing public anger over their impotence to protect civilians. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of

  • China’s New Network of Indian Ocean Bases0

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    • February 2, 2018

    Gwadar Port (file image) By The Lowy Interpreter 2018-01-31 18:52:00 [By David Brewster] According to recent reports, China may be about to construct a naval and air base near Gwadar, in west Pakistan. This would be China’s second base in the Indian Ocean and indicates that it may be moving fast to establish a network of

  • The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?0

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    • February 2, 2018

    By HANNAH BEECH       FEB. 1, 2018 Photo A Rohingya child in her family’s tent at dusk in the Kutupalong camp in November. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times LEDA, Bangladesh — The four young sisters sat in a huddle, together but alone. Their accounts were dramatic: Their mother had died when their home was

  • How can a soldier be a ‘murderer’ for performing his duty?0

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    • February 2, 2018

    By Brig Anil Gupta (retd)       Jan 31, 2018 The incident at Shopian and its fallout has again foregrounded the question of local politics taking precedence over the freedom of security forces, particularly the Army, to conduct anti-terrorist operations in Kashmir. With the situation improving in the Valley after successful conduct of “Operation All

  • Ruling by Court in Maldives Breathes New Life Into Political Opposition0

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    • February 2, 2018

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FEB. 1, 2018   MALÉ, Maldives — Political opponents of the Maldives government clashed with the police on the streets of the capital early Friday after the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a former president living in exile in Britain and ordered the release of several other imprisoned politicians. Hundreds of people

  • More Rohingya mass graves found in Myanmar, lending weight to genocide claims0

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    • February 1, 2018

    WARNING: This story contains graphic details By Foster Klug, The Associated Press Posted: Feb 01, 2018 7:06 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 01, 2018 7:06 AM ET Rohingya Muslim refugee Mohammad Karim, 26, centre, shows a mobile video of Gu Dar Pyin’s massacre to other refugees in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, on Jan. 14. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) The

  • Churches in Pakistan province to get weapon licenses0

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    • February 1, 2018

    Quetta church also given 26 million rupees to support victims of Christmas attack An Implementation Minority Rights Forum (IMRF) meeting on Jan. 26 at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, Quetta. (Photo by Samuel Pyara) Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore Pakistan February 1, 2018 A provincial government in southwest Pakistan plans to issue churches in the region with weapon licenses

Commentary

  • Hate crime: A new norm in India0

    by Muzamil Yaqoob    29/1/2018 In their charge sheet filed in the court of the Rajsamand chief judicial magistrate on Friday, police stated Regar linked Afarajul’s death to love jihad, Article 370, Islamic terrorism so that his illicit relations with the woman would not be discovered. (HT: 15 Jan 2018). The half-burned body of Muslim

  • How regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran0

    By James M. Dorsey       28/1/2018   Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey’s military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the PKK into a regional imbroglio. The threat is magnified by Iranian assertions that low intensity warfare is heating up in

  • China’s overshadowing profile in the East! 0

    by  Sudhanshu Tripathi      28/1/2018 Undoubtedly China has successfully established several grand examples of unparalleled growth and progress surpassing all countries in South Asia as well as the whole world. Its fast-progressing economy, state of the art achievements in the field of science and technology and achieving a problematic target of child-birth control have

  • Kazakhstan – Chairman of the UN Security Council0

    by Nasrullah Brohi   27/1/2018 The UN Security Council is waiting for an interesting time. At least, such a conclusion can be drawn from the stated working agenda for the next month. In January 2018, the UN Security Council was headed by one of its non-permanent members, the Republic of Kazakhstan. This young, ambitious country has

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  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

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