The Levant Report, the highly respected American NGO-watchdog on the transparency and accountability in government and politics in the United States, has done a great service to the intelligentsia in the South Asian region by obtaining through a federal lawsuit a selection of classified documents from the US Department of Defence and State Department relating . . . → Read More: Is United States using IS?
“This 9/11 data dump is so radioactive the US Government will likely collapse. The world will never be the same when nations everywhere see this report!” – Veteran 9/11 Investigator
State of the Nation
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Death visited Peshawar on Tuesday, the 16th of December, 2014. It brought one of the gravest tragedies that the city had seen so far. The school massacre may have ended 141 lives, but it put a halt also to a far larger number of dreams. As opposed to the routine and custom condemnations that came . . . → Read More: Turning grief into action: How Pakistan’s citizens face off the state’s demons
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 . . . → Read More: Are Indian Muslims different
A PICTURE generating optimism is emerging now that former army chief Gen Kayani’s reported procrastination is no more and the North Waziristan operation’s ground phase has been launched following weeks of ‘softening’ of targets via air strikes. The honest truth, though, is that it is too early to say if this optimism is valid.
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Only a week ago, the Pakistani Taliban appeared to be on the ropes. Violent rivalries had split the insurgency in two. Peace talks with the government had collapsed. Military jets had pounded militant hide-outs in the tribal belt.
Then on Sunday, the Taliban hit back.
A squad of militant commandos, disguised as government security forces, . . . → Read More: Pakistan must realize that TTP still a major threat
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday criticised the US over legislation linking $33 million in aid with the release of a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, saying it was “disappointed” by the move.
Shakeel Afridi is awaiting retrial on a treason conviction under the country´s tribal justice system for alleged ties to militants.Angry . . . → Read More: Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi
By Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott Clark
Five years on, this is what we now know. A valued CIA proxy, who infiltrated the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), a banned Pakistani Islamist outfit, planned the Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed, and more than 300 injured. David Headley, an American citizen, conceived, scoped and ran supplies . . . → Read More: United States role in Mumbai Attacks
Pakistan’s Supreme Court today warned that it would ask authorities to cancel the passport offormer Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani if he did not appear in court within three weeks in connection with a probe into a mysterious memo that allegedly sought American help to stave off a military coup.
A nine-judge bench headed . . . → Read More: Hussein Haqqani must appear before SC within 3 week notice: SC
By Catrin Nye
World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?
“Because I’m not very skilled I’m wearing what you could call a one-piece hijab – you just pull it over your head. But I’ve discovered the . . . → Read More: Hundreds of non-Muslims observe World Hijab Day