Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

The Changing World Perception over Taliban: Opinion

The emergence of the Islamic State group in the Middle East, and its affiliate group in Afghanistan, change many things, among them, speeded a change of the world’s perception to the Taliban insurgent group in Afghanistan. Last month, a senior Russian official said that the country was sharing information with the Taliban as the group is fighting the Islamic State ...

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Im Gespräch mit Brahumdagh Bugti

Die jüngsten Stellungnahmen von Brahumdagh Bugti, dem Leiter der Baloch Republikanischen Partei ( BRP ) zum lang andauernden Aufstand in Balochistan ( Belutschistan ) regen an, dass er einer friedlichen Lösung durch Dialog entgegensehen darf. Der Herald interviewte Bugti, um herauszufinden, weshalb der gleiche Staat, dem er vorher gelobte, bis zum bitteren Ende zu bekämpfen, nun einen Ölzweig ( Friedensangebot ...

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A Counter-Narrative

For decades we have remained in a state of denial about terrorism and militancy, shielding ourselves behind a thick screen of ambiguity. However, after a long spell of extremism, there is growing realisation that force alone cannot defeat violent extremism, therefore, the situation warrants the knitting of a natio­nal counter-narrative. Yet without understanding the radicalisation process — how and why ...

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PEMRA Advises TV Channels to Display ‘Caution’ on Saudi-Iran Conflict

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued guidelines in the wake of the recent Saudi-Iran row, advising media houses to deal with the matter “professionally.” A notification issued by the body advises all television channels to remain cautious while airing talk shows and analysis on the issue lest they harm Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with friendly countries. “We ...

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Pakistan Expels Senior Bangladesh Diplomat as ‘Spy’ Row Escalates

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked Bangladesh to withdraw one of its diplomats from Islamabad, Dhaka said Wednesday, in an apparent retaliation after the expulsion of a Pakistani envoy who allegedly funded a suspected extremist on trial for espionage. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said Islamabad had on Tuesday asked Dhaka to recall senior diplomat Moushumi Rahman from its high commission in ...

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Realität und Anspruch: Die kritische Edition von Hitler`s Mein Kampf

Mit dem Ablauf des Urheberrechts an “Mein Kampf” am 1.01.2016, 70 Jahre nach dem Tod Adolf Hitlers – das Finanzministerium des Freistaates Bayern war Eigentümer des Copyrights – ist eine wissenschaftlich kritisch kommentierte Ausgabe erschienen. Das Institut für Zeitgeschichte in München hat den Originaltext mit 3.500 Kommentaren sowie einer Einleitung und einem Register versehen. Ziel ist die Entmystifizierung der Hetzschrift. ...

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One of the San Bernardino Terrorists was from Pakistan. Does that Country Support Extremist Violence?

This undated combination of file photos shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP) That Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino, Calif. attackers, was a Pakistani woman has renewed U.S. concern about that country. Many in Pakistan are embarrassed. After all, she had a degree in pharmacy from Bahauddin Zakariya ...

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Confirmed: Deepika to Head to Hollywood with XXX — Xander Cage Returns

Will the leading man Vin Diesel be romancing Deepika in the upcoming movie? While most rumours are baseless, some stem from the truth. For a while now, it had been doing the rounds that Bollywood’s sweetheart Deepika Padukone would be making her way to Hollywood. She added fuel to that fire when she uploaded this Instagram post where she has ...

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N. Korea Claims ‘Successful’ Hydrogen Bomb Test

SEOUL: REUTERS: North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning, marking a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capabilities and raising alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, was ordered by young leader Kim Jong Un, state ...

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From Refugee to Cabinet Minister, Maryam Monsef Tasked with Electoral Reform

As the Liberals work to fulfill an ambitious pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in just a few months, there’s one member of the Trudeau cabinet who knows more about the experience than most. Maryam Monsef, the woman who is tasked with creating a fairer way to elect a federal government in Canada, arrived in this country from Afghanistan at ...

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