(By Yasmeen Aftab Ali) A leading newspaper carried news that Sarah Sewall, the US Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, argues: “In the Pak-Afghan region, Tehreek-e-Taliban has long exploited local grievances in the tribal belt in order to sustain itself.” (March 12, 2015) She makes a lot of sense, common yet not so . . . → Read More: How to make FATA work
(BY JOHN SIFTON) The United States continues to fund and support a network of abusive Afghan strongmen in the name of security. It’s time to stop.
In October 2013, police in Kandahar — the Afghan province that is the birthplace of the Taliban and home to some of the fiercest fighting in the war — . . . → Read More: Afghan criminals, murderers and torturers getting support from USA
(By Vijay Prashad) Sadness and pain from Peshawar to Paris should not blind us to the clichéd responses of those in power. More airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will not help France with its social disintegration. Hypocrisy diverts and only breeds war.
Peshawar… Imagine the pain that courses through the veins of Andaleeb Aftab, a . . . → Read More: There is no freedom in hate speech
The death toll following the massacre at a military-run school in Pakistan his risen to 141 — including 132 children, most of whom were 16 years old or younger. A number of people are taking to social media to express grief and share stories about the victims. Here are some of those who . . . → Read More: The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs
Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif received on Monday children to mark resumption of schooling in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after horrific Taliban-led attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December 16 last leaving some 150 people, including 132 schoolchildren, massacred.
“Everyone (is) in high spirit,” a tweet from ISPR chief Maj.-Gen Asif Bajwa quoted Gen . . . → Read More: Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!
It is now time for the institutions to engage in self-reflection, to sit down and ponder over the current state of affairs and the right way forward. There is a grave need for some institutional debate and reforms to counter the menace of extremism. This unfortunate Peshawar incident not only brought together political . . . → Read More: Inciting violence through media
1. A mother mourns the death of her son, Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, who was brutally killed by the Taliban attackers. This is simply heartbreaking.
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2014 has been a brutal year. The death toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war likely eclipsed 200,000, while the hideous rise of the Islamic State spurred a U.S.-led bombing campaign. A separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine led to thousands of deaths and clouded relations between the West and Moscow, which is believed to be aiding . . . → Read More: Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much