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

Taliban key commander captured by Pakistan army

A key Taliban commander involved in an attack on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested by the security forces in Pakistan’s troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, sources said on Wednesday.

Adnan Rashid was nabbed from South Waziritan in injured condition after he escaped from a cordon off area of North Waziristan where . . . → Read More: Taliban key commander captured by Pakistan army

9th day of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

In three days, more than forty percent of North Waziristan was cleared of militants, and up till now, more than 200 terrorists have been killed in military operations led by airstrikes from PAF fighter jets

After years and years of clamoring and urging, the Pakistan Army finally – and officially – launched a full-fledged military . . . → Read More: 9th day of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

Zarb-e-Azb: The only option

Pre 9/11 the terrorist activities were not politically motivated but were funded by foreign powers so that Pakistan would be internally weakened enough to give up its support and demand for Kashmir and would not extend any support to Afghan Mujahideen who were fighting Soviet Union in Afghanistan. But at that time the . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: The only option

Living with fear

There is a story that says that if a frog is thrown into boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but put Freddy Frog in cold water and slowly heat him up, he will not smell a rat and slowly be cooked alive. The tale is used as a metaphor for the inability . . . → Read More: Living with fear

Mir’s allegation do not reflect Geo’s stance: Management

The management of the Jang and Geo News group on Sunday distanced itself from the allegations levelled against the ISI with its anchors claiming that the Mir brother’s allegations did not reflect the media outfit’s stance on the issue.

Soon after the attack on Mir, most media houses had aired allegations against the ISI and . . . → Read More: Mir’s allegation do not reflect Geo’s stance: Management

Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

Mercenaries to protect Indian shipping crews from pirates

India has opposed security guards on ships saying it doesn’t want armies running amok on the high seas. But Indian crews are signing up for protection from mercenaries . . . → Read More: Mercenaries to protect Indian shipping crews from pirates

Karachi on standstill as MWM, JUI and AWSJI call for strike

A shutter-down strike on Friday was called by Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) to mourn the Mastung tragedy in Karachi.

A suicide bomber had killed at least 22 pilgrims on a bus that was making its way through the Pakistan-Iran highway in Mastung district on the evening of January 21. Another 31 pilgrims, including women and children, were injured in the . . . → Read More: Karachi on standstill as MWM, JUI and AWSJI call for strike

Somalia arrests rape victim for speaking out

Woman who says she was raped is held along with journalist who interviewed her, according to a government official.

Police in Somalia have arrested a 19-year-old alleged rape victim and a journalist who interviewed her about the attack, a government official told Al Jazeera.

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