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Indian army kills Kashmiri student mistaken for rebel

Indian army kills Kashmiri student mistaken for rebel

Protesters demand criminal investigation against soldiers involved in killing teenage victim ‘disfigured’ in shooting. Reference: Rifat Fareed, “Indian army kills Kashmir student mistaken for rebel,” Aljazeera, August 24, 2017, http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/indian-army-kills-kashmir-student-mistaken-rebel-170824083746569.html Click to share

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Focusing On the Last Attack in Kabul – An Endless Civil War Part II

The Afghan intelligence services, Amaniyat, spoke just hours after the last bombing in Kabul on Wednesday, May 31st, to give their own version of the facts. They did not hide from the media that they were aware that a major attack was going to take place in the capital. A source went so far as […]

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Focusing on the Last Attack in Kabul: Daesh or the Taliban, Who is Responsible? Part I

The plight of the Afghan people is at stake: on Wednesday 31 May, at 8.20 am, a devastating attack plunged Kabul into pain. A tanker filled with explosives killed at least 90 people and wounded 461 at Wazir Akbar Khan, a neighborhood in the Afghan capital, where foreign embassies are located. Another victim is the […]

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After the Last Attack in Kabul, How France Can Help Afghanistan

Afghanistan was again mourned by a terrible terrorist attack in Kabul on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. At least 90 people were killed and 461 wounded. More broadly, in Kabul alone since the beginning of 2017, there have been 11 attacks, causing 282 victims. And even without counting the latest terrorist attacks in Kabul, the Daesh […]

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Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Afghan Peace processes sans peace

Another Afghan peace process has caught international attention, albeit belatedly. Russia, China and Pakistan got together in Moscow, on December 27, for the third round of secretary level talks. Though earlier two rounds went almost unnoticed, the recent one invoked an overreaction from Kabul, while Washington also radiated a feeling of unease. Nonetheless, the outcome […]

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The two independence days!

The two independence days!

August 14-15 were celebrated by Pakistan and India as respective independence days— tenor of celebrations was as if both are rejoicing independence from each other rather than from the colonial master—Britain. This time Pakistan had dedicated its independence day to the ongoing freedom struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). And to re-rail the process of […]

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Dynamics of countering Terrorism

Dynamics of countering Terrorism

Pope Francis has condemned the habit of linking Islam with terrorism, saying that “this is not right and this is not true…I think that in nearly all religions there is always a small fundamentalist group”, He added that “We have them,” referring to Catholicism. He went on to say that lack of economic opportunities for […]

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Afghan peace a far cry!

Afghan peace a far cry!

Significant factors impacting peaceful or otherwise Afghanistan are: stay-exit dilemma of the US, will of the Taliban, Indian meddling, handling of Afghan refugees, Pak-Afghan border management, Afghan government’s action against TTP bands etc. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s recent report on Afghanistan reinforces the firm international consensus, duly shared by Pakistan that, ‘Only by […]

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