Operation Zarb-e-Azb Phase 1

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Operation Zarb-e-Azb is a joint-military offensive operation involving the Islamic Republic of Pakistan against armed insurgent groups such as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), al-Qaeda, East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and Afghan militant factions such as the Haqqani network.

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Lets not compare ISIS with Taliban

(By Zahid Hussain) THE dramatic rise of the Islamic State organisation formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its proclamation of a so-called caliphate portend a new and more brutal face of global jihadism. The organisation may not espouse Al Qaeda’s global agenda of terrorism; nevertheless, it is terribly wrong to . . . → Read More: Lets not compare ISIS with Taliban

The Taliban shave there honor off

(Karim Ullah) Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistan Army assault, it has emerged, as refugees revealed details of life under the militants—and their taste for imported luxuries.

Azam Khan was one of the top barbers in Miranshah in North Waziristan until he, like nearly . . . → Read More: The Taliban shave there honor off

Zarb-e-Azb: Battle for Pakistan’s sovereignty

By Saqib Mehmood and Ifrah Waqar

On June 15, Pakistan Army launched a comprehensive military operation against local and foreign militants in North Waziristan. This operation is aimed at rooting out Pakistani Taliban and their aiding trans-national violent organizations, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and Al-Qaeda. . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: Battle for Pakistan’s sovereignty

First Shiite minister appointed by the Saudi King

(ANSAmed) – BEIRUT – For the first time in the history of the Saudi kingdom, Saudi authorities have appointed a Shiite minister, the pan Arab television al Arabia edited by the House of Saud reports. The broadcaster said that Muhammad ben Faysal Abusaq was appointed minister for the affairs of the Shura, a consultative council . . . → Read More: First Shiite minister appointed by the Saudi King

The amazing history of Waziristan

KARACHI: To understand the Waziristan conundrum, go back 78 years. The year is 1936. The place is Mirali, North Waziristan. A Hindu girl converts to Islam and elopes with a young Pashtun schoolteacher.

The girl’s mother alleges forced conversion. A court sentences the youth to two years in jail and returns the girl to . . . → Read More: The amazing history of Waziristan

Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause

This week saw the death of two extraordinarily brave women in the Middle East. The first, in Iraq, was Ummayyah Naji Jabara, the daughter of a Sunni tribal leader who had been assassinated by Al Qaeda seven years ago.

Jabara became a politician herself, an advisor to the governor of Salahuddin province. . . . → Read More: Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause

What is keeping IDPs from coming to Camps?

 Bakkakhel, Pakistan - The government-run camp for internally displaced people in the village of Bakkakhel, in Pakistan’s Frontier Region Bannu district, is a sight to behold.

There are rows upon rows of new tents, each equipped with electrical connections for lights and fans, as well as distribution points for several tonnes of . . . → Read More: What is keeping IDPs from coming to Camps?

Musharraf receives direct threat from Taliban

Terrorist groups the Taliban and al Qaeda are planning an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf.

The revelation from the Interior Ministry in a letter on Monday prompted media speculation that Musharraf may not appear in court on Tuesday. The letter was sent to the Home Secretary Punjab, the Islamabad police chief, the chief commissioner . . . → Read More: Musharraf receives direct threat from Taliban

AIPAC: On the wrong side of history?

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference begins on March 2 and will conclude with an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 4. The organisers boastthat the meeting of “America’s Pro-Israel Lobby” will attract “more than 14,000 pro-Israel Americans, more than two-thirds of Congress, [and] more than 2,200 students from . . . → Read More: AIPAC: On the wrong side of history?