Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on first day of Ramazan


AFGHANISTAN: A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramazan, the interior ministry said. Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP a public bus station was hit by the bombing, but local police said the target were Afghan security forces working with American troops ...

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NATO leaders agree to sustain Afghan mission


BRUSSELS: Wrapping up a day-long summit, NATO leaders on Thursday agreed to do more to fight terrorism and ensure fairer burden sharing. They also reviewed the alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan, and agreed to continue to sustain the mission. The meeting was a strong demonstration of transatlantic unity and resolve, with allies taking important decisions to do more in the ...

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The woman in hijab

Namia Akhter

Within the elitist circles in Bangladesh, a veiled woman is often framed in irrationality or presumed to be religious and possess intolerant views for she dresses to convey transcendence. Her dormant sexuality creates the perception of being enslaved or repressed. Some view her as an embodiment of virtue, some as an epithet of enslavement; she may be a feminist, her ...

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Terrorists hiding, collecting money in Pakistan: President Ghani

Ghani in KSA

KABUL : President Ashraf Ghani says he is still awaiting the implementation of the commitments Pakistan made five months ago to help end the conflict in the country. In an interview with a Pan-Arab daily, Ghani alleged many terrorists were hiding in Pakistan and collecting funds there, but concrete action against the extremists was yet to be taken. He told Asharq ...

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Pashtun Intelligentsia


Every human mind is capable of thinking. On the pattern of thought process, we can divide the human beings into three categories. First, some people know that they are thinking, but unable to channelize their thought processes. Second, most of the people are not even aware that they are thinking. Third, very few of them know that they are thinking ...

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Erdogan – The new elected Sultan of Turkey

Ayoub Khan

Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long held ambitious to replace Kemal Ataturk (founder of the Republic of Turkey) as the country’s most revered leader, distancing himself from the founder’s ideals and emphasizing Turkey’s Ottoman and Islamic heritage over its more recent history. The following are most important changes, Ataturk westernized Turkey society, Erdogan view the west and its socio ...

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More arrests over Manchester bombing as UK lifts terror alert

A woman looks at flowers in Albert Square in Manchester, northwest England on May 24, 2017, placed in tribute to the victims of the May 22 terror attack.

Security forces arrested the father and younger brother of the suicide bomber in Libya while British police arrest a seventh suspect. TRTWORLD: More arrests have been made in connection with the deadly suicide bomb attack at a concert venue in Manchester. The attack was claimed by Daesh. At least 22 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a suicide ...

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Afghan man accused of killing police officer for Taliban arrested in Germany

German police

GERMANY: An Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of having links with the Taliban group in Afghanistan. A statement by Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office in a statement said the detained asylum seeker has been identified as Oamid N and was arrested on Friday. The statement further added that the asylum seeker is accused of killing a ...

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Afghanistan must stand firm and resist US war-making

Aimal Faizi

Despite the US signing a bilateral security and defence pact with Afghanistan in 2014, civilian casualties are on the rise, the death rate of Afghan security forces is at an all time high, and terrorism has sharply increased. President Trump is expected to make a decision on a proposal to strengthen US military presence in Afghanistan and send between 3,000 ...

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NATO to decide more troops to Afghanistan next month: SG


KABUL: The NATO Secretary General said Wednesday of increasing more troops to Afghanistan in order to overcome the stalemate and to further enhance capabilities of Afghan special forces is expected to be taken in the month of June. “We have recently completed our regular review of our training mission. And our military commanders have asked for a few thousand more ...

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