Abducted Afghan Deputy Governor of Kunar Province returns home

Abducted Afghan Deputy Governor of Kunar Province returns home

Kabul, January 6 (Express Tribune): An Afghan official abducted in Peshawar last October, has been freed by his captors and returned home. Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, was kidnapped while visiting a doctor in Peshawar, near the border. No one has claimed the kidnapping, and it’s unclear who abducted him. […]

China defends Pakistan as India and Afghanistan back Trump

China defends Pakistan as India and Afghanistan back Trump

Washington, January 2 (Reuters): India and Afghanistan have hailed US President Donald Trump’s strong indictment of Pakistan for failing to cooperate in the global war against terror. But China has defended Pakistan saying that it has cooperated and that the world should recognize that. Trump said, on Monday, that the United States had “foolishly” handed […]

41 killed in Kabul suicide attack on Shia cultural center

41 killed in Kabul suicide attack on Shia cultural center

Kabul, December 28 (NNI): At least 41 people including a journalist, were killed and several others wounded in a suicide attack on Tebyan cultural center in Pule Sokhtia, Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday morning, Afghan officials confirmed. The cultural center is run by the minority Shia community. The ISIS has claimed responsibility, New York Times reported. […]

Sri Lankan navy to train Malaysian security forces in sea combat

Sri Lankan navy to train Malaysian security forces in sea combat

Kuala Lumpur, November 18 (The New Straits Times):  The Sri Lankan navy will be training Malaysian security personnel drawn from the police, the armed forces, and  the Maritime Enforcement Agency next year. Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali said the expertizes of the Sri Lankans in safeguarding their waters are recognized worldwide. […]

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

By Prof. Nur Yalman/Harvard University Suicide attacks in beloved Barcelona. We are once again left aghast at the cruelty of an entire group of malevolent people. These evil acts should have no place in civilized existence. Where do they come from? What is their purpose? What is to be done? First of all, we must […]

Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs in course of time, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. Pakistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Asif’s recent visit to Turkey […]

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

Kabul, September 9 (AFP): The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan’s state-run film company and burned several movie reels — but thousands more were hidden and are now being digitised. When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan’s state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying […]

China and Pakistani army will be main beneficiaries of Trump’s Afghan policy

China and Pakistani army will be main beneficiaries of Trump’s Afghan policy

Abhishek Parajuli/The Guardian Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, is not a man predisposed to smiling. And yet, as I watched Donald Trump outline his Afghanistan strategy, I could easily imagine his face lighting up. If there is one clear winner of the new approach in Afghanistan, it is China. The sternest rebuke in Trump’s speech […]

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