Thursday, June 29, 2017
KATHMANDU: When Cain killed Abel in the Book of Genesis the murderer ran away fearing the wrath of the omnipotent. He was punished and then vanished. This analogy is still relevant in the modern world—those who hurt others c .. Read More
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with United States President Donald Trump, with the meeting between the two leaders being closely followed in India. This was the first time the two have met, with PM Modi inviting the U ..
NEW DELHI: Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint at the Salma Dam, killing ten security forces in Afghanistan’s Herat province. The dam, which has been targeted by the Taliban in the past, underwent an extensive $300 milli ..
NEW DELHI: The death toll from blasts that targeted security personnel and civilians in Pakistan’s Quetta and Parachinar has touched almost 100, media reports say. Around 200 injured are being treated, with some critical.
Dr. Maung Zarni, an exiled dissident from Myanmar, is a scholar and activist based in the United Kingdom. He is co-author (with Alice Cowley) of The Slow Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya and a grassroots activist who coordinate ..
TORONTO: In the aftermath of Champions Trophy victory over India, the rude brashness that erupted on Pakistani media airwaves, was absolutely devoid of any moral strength and character one expects from a national media. It was ugl ..
NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh police have reportedly arrested 15 people, charging them with sedition for allegedly shouting ‘pro-Pakistan’ and ‘anti-India’ slogans during the ICC Champions Trophy finals, and fo ..
At least ten Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack by Taliban at Herat’s Salma Dam which was built by India last year. Salma Dam, a symbol of Afghan-India friendship, was a hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River in Chishti Sharif District of Herat Province in western Afghanistan. According to reports, Taliban insurgents first stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province and managed to get away with most of the security forces’ weapons at the check post, before attacking the dam. Gelani Farhad said. “Four Taliban insurgents were also killed in the clash with security forces,” Farhad said. The Taliban had steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since US and international forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role. In an address Sunday marking the start of Eid al-Fitr, President Ashraf Ghani reiterated his call for the Taliban to return to peace talks.
In Pakistan a faction of the sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. LeJ's Al Alami faction said in a statement it was targeting minority Shi'ite Muslims and threatened more attacks over Pakistanis fighting against Sunni militants in Syria's civil war. Video footage after the attack showed civilians dragging bleeding victims outside to waiting ambulances in the chaos that came when the bombs exploded before the sundown meal breaking the daily Ramadan fast. LeJ Al Alami, which had previously partnered with Middle East-based Islamic State to carry out attacks in Pakistan, said it had previously "warned the Shia community of Parachinar ... to stop staining your hands with the blood of Sunnis in Syria". It repeated the demand in the statement, saying that "otherwise in the coming days you will face such hate-fueled and deadly attacks that you will not be able to stand them". Another bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta killed 13 people and a drive-by shooting killed four police officers in the southern megacity of Karachi on Friday. Both of those attacks were claimed by another militant group, the Jamaat ur Ahrar faction of the Pakistani Taliban. Islamic State also claimed the Quetta attack through a messaging network. It had not commented on the Parachinar attack by Saturday afternoon.