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The tragic story of a Baloch family from the ‘town of mass graves’

By: Lateef Johar On Feb 18, 2019, online Baloch activists shared a picture of a smiling eight-year-old child with a caption that read that Bohair was an eight-month-old infant when his father, Atiq Ur Rahman, was abducted by Pakistan military and he is still missing. Atiq was taken away during …

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US Designation of Revolutionary Guards Risks Escalation

By Dr. James M. Dorsey BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,139, April 12, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The US designation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, and the Iranian response, has potentially put US military personnel in the region in harm’s way. The designation increases economic pressure on Iran because …

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Trump administration reviewing its assistance to Pakistan: USAID

In September, the Trump administration cancelled $300 million in military aid to Islamabad for not doing enough against terror groups like the Haqqani Network and Taliban active on its soil. The US is currently undergoing a review of its assistance to Pakistan which is expected to be finalised soon, a top Trump …

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Taliban announce annual spring offensive in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Friday, calling on Afghan soldiers and police to abandon the government in a statement that points to further violence before peace negotiations with Washington bear any fruit.  Fighting has intensified across Afghanistan in recent weeks, killing and wounding hundreds …

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20 killed, 48 injured in attack targeting Hazara community in Quetta

At least 20 people were killed and 48 injured in a blast believed to be targeting members of the Hazara community in Quetta’s Hazarganji market on Friday morning. The attack claimed the lives of nine Hazara and one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier who was deputed for the community’s security, said …

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Two civilians killed, 10 injured in Chaman blast targeting FC vehicle: police

Two civilians have been killed and 10 injured in a blast in Balochistan’s Chaman city, according to police. Unidentified militants had planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on a motorcycle parked in the main bazar on Mall Road. The blast occurred when a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle carrying troops was …

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FIR lodged against Balochistan varsity VC

QUETTA: The provincial forest department has lodged an FIR against the vice chancellor of Balochistan University for getting a large number of trees cut down in the varsity premises.  “Around 45 trees of Quetta pine were cut down in the university premises last week,” forest officials said, adding that a …

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