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ISIL's grand plan in Asia

A month ago, I was seated in a dimly-lit room in downtown Karachi, talking to militants representing three factions of the Taliban-al-Qaeda conglomerate that has ruled the underworld of Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1990s. 720 more words

State Fragility

Rival Taliban factions agree on ceasefire

Rival factions of the Afghan Taliban agreed to stop deadly infighting, officials said, but tensions remained over the status of new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who has not been seen since reportedly being shot last month. 232 more words


Who is Malala?

Despite all the conspiracy theories against her, I am a great admirer of Malala Yousafzai, world’s youngest ever Nobel laureate from one of our neighboring countries, Pakistan. 569 more words


HPC for the resume of peace talks with Talibans

Abdul Hakim Mujahid, acting head of the High Peace Council has called on the National Unity Government (NUG) and the international community to start the peace talks process with armed opposition groups as soon as possible. 361 more words


Barack Obama delays withdrawal from Afghanistan

Barack Obama has abandoned his longstanding goal of ending the war in Afghanistan – the longest in US history – and suggested he may need to make further adjustments in troop numbers before his presidency ends. 1,643 more words


Taliban claims to recapture Afghan city of Kunduz

The Taliban has reportedly regained control of the northern city of Kunduz, after days of intense fighting against Afghan troops backed by US air strikes, Al Jazeera has learnt. 62 more words


MSF denies Taliban was firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forces before a suspected U.S. air strike killed at least 19 people in a battle to oust the Islamist insurgents from an Afghan city. 38 more words