No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Haqqani, who has authored several books, is currently the Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute think-tank. WASHINGTON: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of …

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Taliban launches deadly attack in Afghanistan’s Kunduz

The group’s fighters attacked the city from various directions after midnight, killing many and wounding over 50 others. At least six people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in Afghanistan‘s northern city of Kunduz in an assault by Taliban fighters, according to a local official. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, the head of …

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Soleimani: Mastermind of Iran’s Mideast Expansion

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week described a powerful Iranian military commander as a “terrorist,” while discussing options the U.S. government could have to further punish Iran for its destabilizing activities in the Middle East. “Qassem Soleimani has the blood of Americans on his hands … …

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Islamic State says it was behind Quetta’s Hazarganji market bombing

The militant Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Quetta which killed 20 people and left 48 more injured, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Saturday.  The group released a photograph of the bomber along with his name on Saturday and said the attack targeted the Shia community. It has …

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ہزارہ ہلاکتیں: ’بسوں والے ہزارہ لوگوں سے کرایہ زیادہ مانگتے ہیں کہ ان کی وجہ سے دوسرے مسافروں کی زندگیاں رسک پر ہیں‘

محمد حنیف تجزیہ نگار میں نے کوئٹہ میں ہزارہ برادری پر تازہ حملے کے بعد ٹی وی نہیں دیکھا لیکن شنید یہی ہے کہ شام کو ہونے والے ٹاک شوز میں کسی نے اس موضوع پر سیر حاصل بحث نہیں کی۔ کوئی چیتا اینکر جہاز پکڑ کر ہزار گنجی نہیں …

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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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