Peshawar bombing kills 5, Taliban claim responsibility

Woman, FC personnel among dead in attack Taliban say is in retaliation to Zarb-e-Azb Intended target FC DIG Brigadier Khalid Javed narrowly escapes attack Army airstrikes kill 19 suspected terrorists in North Waziristan Agency JSCS meeting vows to combat terrorism, assures success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

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Turkish parents decry forceful placement of children in religious schools

When Turkish pupils received their school entry exam results after the end of last term, textile worker and father Halil Ibrahim Beyhan received an unpleasant surprise.

His daughter had been assigned to a religious high school, like thousands of other students under a new system that caught many parents off guard.

Parents, educators and civil . . . → Read More: Turkish parents decry forceful placement of children in religious schools

An obituary, Ali Akbar Kumaili

The night he was shot, I sat in the morgue next to him for hours.

Looking at him as he lay there motionless, wrapped in his kafan, was perhaps the saddest thing I have ever seen. The strongest man in our family, the man whom I saw lift a Corolla off the ground all by . . . → Read More: An obituary, Ali Akbar Kumaili

PMLN MNA’s sons accused of sexually assaulting a girl, blackmail her into silence

The girl sexually assaulted by the three sons of a PMLN MNA and five other suspects in Faisalabad has decided to drop the case. The victim changed her original statement on Friday from being raped, to exchanging ‘harsh words’ with the accused. The sudden retraction blatantly points to manipulation on part of the sons of . . . → Read More: PMLN MNA’s sons accused of sexually assaulting a girl, blackmail her into silence

Are Indian Muslims different

ON SEPTEMBER 3RD Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s chief, released a video message in which he promised to “raise the flag of jihad” across South Asia. Many analysts responded with little more than a shrug. The extremist group looks increasingly desperate. Since Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, al-Qaeda’s impact has been limited. It is overshadowed . . . → Read More: Are Indian Muslims different

President Bush’s 2007 predictions about Iraq’s current crisis

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A prophetic warning from then-President George W. Bush before he left office about what would happen if the U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq too soon is getting new attention in light of the Islamic State’s gains, as each of his predictions appears to be coming true.

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Should Pakistan be worried about ISIL

Officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) recently recovered pamphlets published by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), media reported September 3, and many segments of society are condemning the group’s forays into the country.

The 12-page booklet, titled “Fateh” (victory), is published in Dari and Pashtu. Copies of it have appeared in parts . . . → Read More: Should Pakistan be worried about ISIL

US plans to spy on international businesses – Snowden

A 2009 intelligence document provided to journalists by former government contractor Edward Snowden suggests the United States weighed someday conducting espionage to prevent losing its economic prowess to other countries.

The document, published first by The Intercept on Friday this week, outlines tactics the American intelligence community may implement in the future in the . . . → Read More: US plans to spy on international businesses – Snowden

Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

With Pakistan experiencing the worst period in its political history as well as fighting the Taliban within its borders, the Islamic State could not have chosen a better time to make inroads into Pakistan — if it wanted to.

The political squabble has refused to die down since it began on . . . → Read More: Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

Model Town massacre Inquiry judge becomes PM Nawaz Sharif’s victim

M Nawaz Sharif has decided to penalize Justice Ali Baqir Najfi for his incriminating report against the Punjab government on the Model Town massacre. According to sources, PMLN govt has prepared a reference that will be lodged against Justice Najfi. PMLN has taken cue from a banned terrorist outfit’s propaganda against Justice Najfi.

It may . . . → Read More: Model Town massacre Inquiry judge becomes PM Nawaz Sharif’s victim