India’s losing battle against Hindu extremism

SINCE September 11, 2001, the world’s attention has properly been focused on the Islamic extremism, but there are also major violent trends in Hindu extremism that have largely been ignored in the West. In India, this violence is supported by Hindu extremists and their allies in the Indian government, which is currently led by the . . . → Read More: India’s losing battle against Hindu extremism

A sense of fear and terror looms around the last eve of 2015

Disrupted terrorist plots. Increased police presence. Warnings to stay alert.

Fears of terrorism and stepped-up security provide a sobering backdrop to planned New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world.

In the United States, federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations, including New York’s Times Square and the . . . → Read More: A sense of fear and terror looms around the last eve of 2015

APS attack militants hanged!

Four men sentenced to death by military courts for assisting in suicide bombings and attacks on soldiers were hanged on Tuesday, officials said.

The executions were carried out at a prison in Kohat and the bodies were handed over to relatives, a prison official told AFP.

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Afghanistan Intelligence chief quits

The head of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency resigned on Thursday over disagreements with President Ashraf Ghani, laying bare divisions that have hindered efforts to fight the growing Taliban insurgency.

The resignation of Rahmatullah Nabil follows a series of setbacks in recent months including the fall of the northern city of Kunduz to the Taliban and . . . → Read More: Afghanistan Intelligence chief quits

Russia’s support for Assad

An official representative of the US administration has warned Russia that it risks being isolated if it continues supporting Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. Other western leaders are also concerned, but rather vaguely – no one has a clear idea of what should be done in the crisis zone. Thus the split in position: “not . . . → Read More: Russia’s support for Assad

Inside Iraq and rise of ISIS

The United States is sending 130 more troops to Iraq amidst a bombing campaign against ISIS militants in the north and a political crisis gripping Baghdad. We are joined by veteran Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn, author of the new book, “The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.” . . . → Read More: Inside Iraq and rise of ISIS

Israel killing of Palestinian civilians violates international humanitarian law, reports Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Watch accused the Israeli forces on Monday of firing on and killing civilians in the southern Gaza town of Khuzaa in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25.

Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes, the HRW . . . → Read More: Israel killing of Palestinian civilians violates international humanitarian law, reports Human Rights Watch

The new generations of Americans will loathe Israel and US Policies

It might seem counterintuitive to make the argument that Israel should no longer count on U.S. support for its policies as assuredly it has in the past. After all, hasn’t the Senate just passed not one but now two resolutions by unanimous consent declaring its backing of Israel’s deadly attacks on and invasion . . . → Read More: The new generations of Americans will loathe Israel and US Policies

Gaza – A child’s fear of dieing

Gaza Strip — It is the saltwater coming out of the hotel tap that reminds you where you are, as you wake up in Gaza. And then you imagine your room besieged by honeybees. It is the constant whine of the drones that parade up and down Gaza, selecting targets.

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Kashmiri students suspended for not chanting anti-Pakistan slogans

As I was writing this story, my phone beeped and an app of a private news channel flashed on my mobile phone. It was news that came to light today about a Kashmiri woman, who was allegedly raped by two jawans of the Indian Reserve Police.

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