'It will be difficult, if not impossible, for Pakistan to control the Taliban and other militant groups in Afghanistan as the country spirals into a civil war'
Over the past year, Afghan security forces have lost territory from repeated Taliban assaults, and have relied on US air power to beat back the insurgents
Syria: Six civilians killed, 11 injured after regime targets hospital in northwestern town of Atareb
Also on Sunday, artillery fire killed two civilians in the regime-held city of Aleppo, outside the rebel bastion, state news agency SANA reported
Daniel Pearl murder: Pakistan SC orders shifting of Al-Qaeda terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh to govt rest house
The order came days after the Sindh government filed a review petition in the apex court against the acquittal of Sheikh and his three accomplices in the murder of the WSJ South Asia bureau chief
Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the links between the ISI and Al-Qaeda
Pakistan has its own system of indefinite detention and house arrest, where terrorists are kept far from the prying eyes of courts and the media
For decades, Islamabad has worked to this toxic strategic script, pushing unending war with India as a means to guarantee the Pakistan Army’s institutional primacy in the country
Trump’s national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, said last month that the United States would withdraw about 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by early next year
Al-Masri was gunned down in a Tehran alley on 7 August, the anniversary of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The offensive took place on Friday near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, as per French defense minister Florence Parly
The assault took place the same day as three people were killed in a knife attack at a church in the French city of Nice
The Al-Qaeda propagandist who was killed was Husam Abd al-Rauf, also known by the nom de guerre Abu Muhsin al-Masri
Donald Trump says Sudan to be removed from terror list if it fulfills $335 million compensation pledge
Sudan has agreed to pay compensation for victims of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, attacks conducted by Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network while he was living in Sudan
While Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has chased a large section of Islamists out, Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal government has created a welcoming gateway for the radicals into her state.
Ahead of 2021 Bengal polls, NIA arrest of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in state puts TMC in fix; BJP likely to cash in
According to Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay, a former principal of Presidency College in Kolkata, the BJP will sharpen its campaign against the state government and the state’s ruling party will find itself in a defensive position.
NIA arrests nine people with suspected Al Qaeda links from Kerala, West Bengal; firearms, body armour seized
An NIA press release said that the agency "carried out the simultaneous raids at several locations in Ernakulam (Kerala) and Murshidabad (West Bengal)"
Unlike Pegasus, Zhenhua lacks prowess to spy; China's claims on data harvesting a smokescreen, exposes its weaknesses
Zhenhua isn’t important for what it does, but what it tells us about China’s weaknesses and insecurities.
Mali has long been plagued by chronic instability, a simmering jihadist revolt, ethnic violence and endemic corruption, prompting a clique of rebel colonels to take charge last month
The orders also target al-Qaida as well as outlawed Pakistani groups like Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, thousands of whom are believed to be hiding in remote regions of Afghanistan
Russia's mutually-beneficial alliance with the Taliban was built on years of confusion and influence
Russia often used the hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel imports for NATO and Afghan forces as a way to inject cash into Afghanistan to ensure influence and keep intelligence assets on its side