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Campaign kicks off in Kabul in wake of recent deadly attacks

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KABUL: A campaign was launched in Kabul in the wake of the recent deadly attacks in the capital and other key cities and provinces that left scores of people dead or wounded. The campaign “I am With You Compatriot” was launched by the ArtLords in Afghanistan with an aim to pay tribute to the scores of victims of the recent ...

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Western media continues to fail Afghanistan’s ‘unworthy victims’ of terrorism 

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Terror attacks in Kabul are once again making headlines—but they have failed to engender global outrage in support of Afghanistan. Last Saturday (January 27), an ambulance packed with explosives blew up on a crowded street in central Kabul, killing more than 100 people and injuring some 200 others. The intensity of the attack and the multitude of deaths led both ...

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New rules of engagement in Afghanistan: Trump


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Tuesday said American troops had new rules of engagement for chasing down terrorists in Afghanistan. “Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans,” Trump said in his first State of the Union address. He asked the Congress to ensure that, ...

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Pakistan says 27 Taliban, Haqqani network suspects handed over to Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD: The officials in Islamabad are saying that 27 Taliban and Haqqani network suspects have been handed over to the authorities in Afghanistan. A spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan Dr. Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan continues to push any suspected Tehrik-e-Taliban Afghanistan and Haqqani network elements to prevent them from using the Pakistani soil for any terrorist ...

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Afghan President refused to hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister over the phone: Sources


KABUL: The sources in the Afghan government have confirmed that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has turned down a request by the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to hold talks over the phone. Sources further added that the Prime Minister of Pakistan wanted to hold with President Ghani apparently to discuss the recent deadly attacks. However, they said the request ...

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3 policemen allegedly involved in Naqeebullah murder case identified by eyewitnesses

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DN: Three policemen allegedly involved in a Karachi ‘encounter’ resulting in the extrajudicial killing of North Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud were picked out by eyewitnesses during an identification parade in court on Wednesday. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Allahyar, head constable Muhammad Iqbal and constable Arshad Ali were produced before a judicial magistrate in Malir, where two eyewitnesses identified them in an ...

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Afghan security officials visit Pakistan to hand over evidence regarding Kabul attacks


ISLAMABAD: Top Afghan security officials have arrived in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan after a series of deadly attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country left scores of people dead. The two senior security officials, including the intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai and minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak are expected to hold talks with the Pakistani officials. The ...

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Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide

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The actress who committed suicide in 2013 left a note, in which she blamed Sooraj for ruining her life The actress who committed suicide in 2013 left a note, in which she blamed Sooraj for ruining her life Four and a half years after Jiah Khan’s suicide, her former boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetment to suicide. According ...

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A book review: My life with the Taliban


“My Life With The Taliban” A Book Review by Zahid Khattak Abdus Salam Zaeef, a former Taliban envoy to Pakistan, offers a unique contribution to the literature written on the conflict in Afghanistan along with his autobiography. He presents an un-apologetic Taliban attitude on the events in Afghanistan and as such give his perspective on different issues. For instance, his ...

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‘No’ to Taliban talks after wave of attacks in Afghanistan, says President Trump


US President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out quick talks with the Taliban, following a wave of bloody large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul. “I don’t think we are prepared to talk right now,” Trump said, throwing into question Washington’s strategy of pushing the group toward the negotiating table. “We don’t want to talk with the Taliban,” Trump said. “They are ...

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