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Afghan Government Wants Self-directed Taliban for Talks

Efforts related to talks between the Afghan government and Taliban with the help of Pakistan have been observed recently again after news of the death of Mulla Umar in July had delayed its second round. In the last few months Pakistan has been trying to bring the Afghan government to talks but Kabul instead wants that Pakistan should rather take ...

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Turkey Shoots Down a Russian War Plane

Downing of Russian plane is a ‘stab in the back’ from Turkey, says Putin. The war plane that Turkey shoots down is the Su-24 according to the Russian president Vladimir Putin, which was flying over Syrian territory and hit by Turkish F-16s. The Turkish media, however, reports that the Russian War plane was hit in the territory of Turkey, and ...

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Liberal Pakistan Unacceptable: Pakistan Islamist Parties

PAKISTAN: National Unity Council, (Mili Yakjehti Council) an umbrella organization of Pakistan Islamist parties and organizations, have warned that they would stop Pakistan from becoming a liberal country. Hafiz Saeed, head of the banned organization of Jamat-ud-Dawa, has said that he has been made surprised by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement on the liberalization of the country. The Council has ...

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Dir: The Mass Funeral of 41 Militants

PAKISTAN: A mass burial of 41 militants, all 15-19 in age, has been offered today in Timergara, the capital of Lower Dir. They were received in Timergara by local people wrapped in the flags of al-Badar organization and Jumat-ud-Dawa. 21 among the dead are believed to be from Albadar organization, considered to be droned in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The ...

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Germany to send 130 more Soldiers to Afghanistan

Germany has declared that 130 more German soldiers would be sent to Afghanistan. Despite that most of the NATO countries have withdrawn their military presence in Afghanistan, Germany still keeps 750 soldiers in Afghanistan. The additional 130 soldiers would raise the German military presence in Afghanistan to 980. The deployment of more German soldiers in Afghanistan comes after the Taliban ...

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Pakistani Police Abuses Afghans, says the Report of Human Rights Watch

The new report of Human Rights Watch reveals that Pakistan has to take necessary steps to stop the rampant police harassment, abuse, and violence against Afghans living in Pakistan. According to the report, incidents of violence, intimidation and abuse against Afghans have increased in Pakistan after the massacre of Army Public School in Peshawar by the so-called Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. Phelim ...

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PARIS: The City of Love Soaked in Blood

PARIS: The attacks of November 13, 2015 in Île-de-France are a series of shootings that occurred on the night of Nov. 13 to 14, 2015 in Paris in the tenth and eleventh arrondissements (restaurant “Little Cambodia” bar, “Le Carillon “Republic Square, rue Bichat, Bataclan, Boulevard Beaumarchais, rue de Charonne Faidherbe street) and explosions at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. ...

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Nasir Iqbal Khan: Pakistan’s No. 1 in Squash

BANNU: Nasir Iqbal Khan hails from the southern district of Bannu (Amandi) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is Pakistan’s No. 1 and the world No. 41 Squash champion. He defeated Todd Harrity in the final of the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament with 3-0. Earlier in the semi-final Nasir Iqbal had scored victory with an upset against the top seed ...

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Putin: The World’s Most Powerful Person

The 2015 ranking of the American business magazine, Forbes, declares the Russian president Vladimir Putin to be the most powerful person of the world. Putin is leading the rank of the magazine for the third consecutive time. According to 2015 ranking of the magazine the German chancellor Angela Merkel is the second most powerful and the American president Barack Obama ...

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Afzal Khan Lala: Champion of Pashtun Unity

Afzal Khan Lala was the veteran Pashtun nationalist, the champion of Pashtun national unity, a renowned author, and the central leader of Awami National Party. He passed away due to protracted illness at the age of 89 on Sunday in a hospital in Islamabad. Afzal Khan Lala was born in Swat in 1926. He began his progressive political struggle in ...

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