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EDITORIAL: Zawahiri’s Killing Too Late, Too Little

It took the CIA, supposedly the most competent intelligence agency in the world, 21 years to search and kill al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the biggest ideologue of Islamist terrorism and mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks. The Egyptian physician-turned-terrorist, Zawahiri was knocked off in a US drone strike in Afghanistan on July 31. The ailing …

India Not To Resume Kabul Embassy Immediately: MEA

  NEW DELHI: The first high-level visit from India to Afghanistan since the Taliban came back to power had set the rumour mills abuzz for a possible reopening of the Indian Embassy in Kabul. However, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that the visit is to oversee the delivery of humanitarian assistance to …

Key Influencers Of Radicalism In Central Asia And Our Regional Future

The Afghanistan Factor Afghanistan stands to be one of the biggest influences in the rise of Islamism in Central Asia. The Islamic revolution in Iran of 1979, is the other one. But while Iran remains an inspiration mostly among the Tajik people who are the only non-Turkic ethnic group in the region, the Afghan jihad …

Afghanistan: The Return Of The West

After turning barely a couple of pages under its new leadership, Afghanistan is in the news again. This time there brews trouble across several sectors. On April 18, a barrage of rockets were fired into Uzbekistan. While the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP) claimed responsibility for that, and through their official news agency Amaq …

Fierce Gun-War Erupts In Hindu Kush: NRF, Taliban Fire Non-Stop At Each Other

NEW DELHI: In a major development in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front on Saturday announced that they have captured Abdullah Khel and Abshar districts from the Taliban led government following a fierce fight.     The Panjshir based resistance force has been fighting with the Taliban since the Islamist extremist …

Foreign Terrorists Are Getting Exposed In Kashmir: Lt Gen Pandey

SRINAGAR: With the number of local terrorists coming down, the foreign terrorists are now getting exposed in Kashmir, Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey, General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army’s 15 Corps said on Monday. Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of an event in Srinagar, Lt Gen Pandey explained the reason behind …

Sufi Islamic Board Of India Seeks End To Atrocities Against Afghan Women

NEW DELHI: The Sufi Islamic Board became the first Muslim outfit in India to take up the cause of repression of Afghan women in their homeland. While individual voices have sounded their concern, the board has decided to take the matters up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New Delhi. …

Once Neutral, China’s Recent Ties With Taliban Worry For India: Tharoor

NEW DELHI: He is one of India’s most flamboyant politicians. A former diplomat, a historian, a writer, a former minister and a Member of Parliament (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) from the Congress party, Shashi Tharoor wears several hats. In a candid conversation with Aarti Tikoo, Dr Tharoor speaks on issues that concern us. Aarti Tikoo: After 20 …