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Pakistan's head of mission in Afghanistan survives assassination attempt

Deutsche Welle | 02 Dec 2022

The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul came under attack Friday, where a guard was injured. The offices of warlord politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were also targeted by suicide bombers, two of whom were killed. ......

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U.S. designates groups in Pakistan ‘terrorist’ organizations

The Associated Press | 02 Dec 2022

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has added the key Pakistani militant group and the al-Qaida branch to its list of “global...

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After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks

Wtop | 02 Dec 2022

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country. The bombing killed four people and appeared to target police protecting polio workers in the...

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Resistance Front Commander Allegedly Surrenders to Authorities in Afghanistan

Khaama Press | 01 Dec 2022

A resistance front commander, resisting the current administration in Afghanistan, reportedly surrendered and joined the government along with 12 of his men. The state-run Bakhtar News...

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Not Much Hope for Next Afghan Generation: Survey

Khaama Press | 01 Dec 2022

The findings of a recent survey show that the people of Afghanistan have given up hope for both themselves and the country’s future generations a year after the political upheaval in the country. A Gallup survey, which revealed the findings on Thursday, December 1, stated that Afghans have lost...

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Islamic State leader killed in battle, second for the year  

Hong Kong Standard | 01 Dec 2022

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, was killed in battle recently, the group’s spokesman said in audio released Wednesday. He gave no further details. Al-Qurayshi is the second IS leader to be killed this year at a time when the extremist group has been trying to rise again with its sleeper cells...

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Black and Blue: The Many Ways of Domestic Violence World

Dissident Voice | 29 Nov 2022

We are in a rape culture. We have a million examples in this neoliberal and neocon country of that. We have the fact of one out of 12 or 15 girls and women losing their viriginity through sexual assault. We have what — one out of five in this country experiencing sexual assault by the time they hit 40 years of age. The reality is we have...

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Taliban treatment of women may amount to crime against humanity, says UN

The Independent | 26 Nov 2022

The way the Taliban is treating Afghan women and girls by excluding them from public spaces like...

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Former Pakistan PM Khan to address first rally since being shot

Gulf News | 26 Nov 2022

RAWALPINDI: Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is expected on Saturday to address thousands of supporters at his first public appearance since being shot earlier this month in an assassination attempt. The shooting was the latest twist in months of political turmoil that began in April when Khan was ousted by a vote of no confidence in...

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The controversial legacy of Pakistan’s outgoing army chief Bajwa

Al Jazeera | 25 Nov 2022

Islamabad, PakistanGeneral Qamar Javed Bajwa retires as Pakistan’s army chief during a period of economic instability and political upheaval, with many viewing his tenure as one rife with political meddling and which created deep schisms in the nuclear-armed armed forces. The 62-year-old official was in charge of arguably the country’s most...

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Afghanistan repairs 70 military planes, helicopters damaged by US

Anadolu Agency | 24 Nov 2022

The Taliban interim administration has repaired 70 damaged military planes and helicopters that were damaged by US soldiers before they left Afghanistan after 20 years in August last year. The Afghan Air Force has repaired 70 damaged military planes and helicopters given to the previous government of President Ashraf Ghani by the US and its allied...

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EU Parliament president: Committed to giving voice to ‘oppressed’ Afghan women

Greek City Times | 24 Nov 2022

Taliban has targeted women and have not even allowed them the right to live a normal life, president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, said at an event organised by the European Union in Brussels, Khaama Press reported. According to Khaama Press, she further added that despite all the promises, women’s rights were not being safeguarded...

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Whoopi Goldberg: Hamas, Taliban as terror orgs 'depends who you talk to'

The Jerusalem Post | 24 Nov 2022

Classifying Hamas and the Taliban as terrorist organizations "depends on who you talk to," ABC's The View talk show hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin said on Tuesday in a discussion about potential Republican Party moves to remove Representative Ilhan Omar from congressional committees. During The View segment on Republican House leader Kevin...

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UK aid to Afghanistan entrenched corruption and injustice, report finds

The Guardian | 24 Nov 2022

Government watchdog says £3.5bn aid in 20 years to 2020 failed to achieve aim of stabilising Afghan government The UK’s £3.5bn aid to Afghanistan between 2000 and 2020 was implicated in corruption and human rights abuses and failed to achieve its primary objective of stabilising the country’s...

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Concern grows over Islamic radicalisation in coastal Karnataka

The Times of India | 22 Nov 2022

MANGALURU: The coastal belt, especially during elections, is often referred to as the ‘Hindutva factory’. However, the of the coast is becoming a matter of concern with a definitive link with the world of terror coming to light when police had arrested four persons for alleged links with Indian Mujahideen in 2008. According to an official, several...

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Why Pakistan and the Taliban don’t get along anymore

Asiatimes | 22 Nov 2022

In the immediate aftermath of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Pakistan appealed to the international community to provide humanitarian assistance and remove sanctions against Afghanistan to prevent a potential humanitarian crisis. But much has changed in a year. Pakistan is now focused on thwarting cross-border terrorism and preventing India...

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Qatar’s £200,000,000,000 gamble to buy a place on the world stage

Metro UK | 20 Nov 2022

What does ‘£200,000,000,000 well spent’ look like for Qatar? It has an economy roughly the same size as Greece but its population of less than three million is more like Wales. In reality, the money doesn’t even have to go that far – its riches are divided between full citizens, an exclusive category which makes up about one sixth of its...

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Turkey's Cooperation With Afghanistan Has Grown Since Taliban Took Kabul

Greek City Times | 18 Nov 2022

A report by Voice of America has found that while many countries cut diplomatic ties with Afghanistan after the Taliban's return to power last year, Turkey, the only NATO member with a diplomatic presence in the war-torn country, has gone in the opposite direction and boosted its relations with Kabul. Recently, the second phase of the Kajaki...

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