18 killed in Afghan suicide attack on official’s funeral

18 killed in Afghan suicide attack on official’s funeral

Kabul, January 1 (Reuters): A suicide bomber walked into a cemetery in eastern Afgha,nistan on Sunday and blew himself up during the funeral of a local official, killing at least 18 people and wounding 14 others, an official said. The attacker set off an explosive vest among mourners gathered for the funeral of Gul Wali, the former district chief of...

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. Spokesman for Ministry of Public...

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. He told reporters at the...

Taliban go on bombing spree in Afghanistan, killing over 100 troops

Taliban go on bombing spree in Afghanistan, killing over 100 troops

Kabul, October 20 (Agencies): In the past three days, three deadly attacks carried out by the Taliban against Afghan security forces – in Paktia, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces – have claimed the lives of well over 100 security force members and wounded dozens more. On Wednesday (October 18) night, the Taliban carried out a massive suicide bombing against a military...

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 note that these murders are...

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 was remarkable in that the...

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 all the movies, Habibullah Ali...

Three blasts in a Kabul funeral kill 20

Three blasts in a Kabul funeral kill 20

Kabul, June 3 (Agencies): Three blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 20 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before. The explosions continued a wave of violence in the capital since a devastating truck bombing on Wednesday killed 90 and injured hundreds. Twenty people were killed by the...

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