Afghanistan blast toll rises to 16 dead, 38 wounded

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded Tuesday when a minivan packed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi said. “As the security forces were trying to defuse the van, it detonated,” said police spokesman Mohammad Qasim Azad.“The latest figures show 16 dead ...

President Ghani apologizes after Afghan air strike kills 30 children

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani apologized Wednesday to the families of civilians, mainly children, killed when the country's air force sprayed an outdoor religious gathering with rockets and machine gun fire last month.The April 2 airstrike on a ceremony attended by hundreds of men and boys in Dasht-e-Archi district -- a Taliban stronghold in the northern province of Kunduz -- left at least 36 people dead including 30 children, a United Nations investigation has shown. Seventy-one people were ...

Turkey to deport nearly 600 Afghan migrants, says interior ministry

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Turkish authorities will deport close to 600 illegal Afghan migrants in eastern Turkey back to Kabul this weekend, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The Afghan migrants had crossed into Turkey through Iran due to “ongoing terrorist activities and economic troubles” in Afghanistan, the ministry said, and security forces had handed the migrants over to provincial immigration authorities. It said deportation procedures had been completed for 591 migrants in the eastern province ...

Bomb kills 9, wounds 27 in eastern Pakistan

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A suspected suicide bombing near a police checkpoint killed five police and four bystanders and wounded 27 others on Wednesday near the city of Lahore in eastern Pakistan, police said. Haider Ashraf, Lahore police chief, said that evidence collected from the scene suggested it was a suicide attack. However, investigators and explosives experts were working to ascertain whether the bomb was planted near the checkpoint. He said he believes the police were targeted. The checkpoint is located near a ...

Pakistan swears in new senators, including Hindu woman

Monday, 12 March 2018

Pakistan swore in newly elected members of the Senate on Monday, including for the first time a woman from the country’s marginalized Hindu minority, as allegations swirled that some senators had bribed their way to become lawmakers. But the scandals cast no shadow on a smiling Krishna Kumari, who hails from the so-called untouchables - the lowest in the caste system still prevailing in Pakistan and India. Kumari was elected from the southern Sindh province in a vote that also saw a ...

US offers $5 mln reward for Pakistan Taliban leader

Friday, 9 March 2018

The US State Department placed a five million USD reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday, linked to bloody attacks in Pakistan and the 2010 attempted Times Square car bombing in New York.The State Department posted the reward for information leading to the identification or location of Maulana Fazlullah, the head of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militant group (TTP).It also offered three million USD each for two other Islamic militants associated with ...

Yemeni crisis gradually moving towards a definitive resolution

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

I find the English proverb “slow and steady” the best way to describe the course of the Decisive Storm and Restoring Hope operations in Yemen as everyone now sees the natural outcome of this war and crisis A continuous collapse of the Iran-backed Houthi militia is obvious from the outcome of battles, with the advance of the national armies supported by the coalition forces that uphold legitimacy. One of the most recent important trends is the growing dissent within Houthi ranks over ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Saturday, 24 February 2018

A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban. Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on Friday, killing 18 government soldiers, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed three people and wounded five, and separate attacks in Helmand killed at least three others. The attacks came as a high-level ...

Pakistan reconsiders relations with Afghanistan to regain American aid

Friday, 23 February 2018

Like Syria, will Afghanistan become a battlefield for big powers, regional states, extremist groups and organizations? Apparently, the United States, Pakistan, Iran, India, and China are trying to increase their influence. The Taliban have recently issued a letter (dated 14 February 2018) to the American people demanding the withdrawal of the US and Western forces from Afghanistan as a precondition for peace because it considers itself — not the present government ruling from Kabul — ...

Huda al-Husseini

Terrorism returns to Afghanistan

Friday, 16 February 2018

The phenomenon of contemporary terrorism is one of the most dangerous phenomena in history as it contains hostility within a live ideology that’s protected by countries like Qatar and another regional country.This ideology is also fully sponsored by the guardian of the jurist’s regime in Iran. It justifies its presence through the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and political Islam groups.Terror attacks have currently increased in Afghanistan which has been calm for years except for few ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

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