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Russia's mutually-beneficial alliance with the Taliban was built on years of confusion and influence
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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

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's exit from Hurriyat marks not just sunset of the jihadist patriarch, but likely collapse of the separatist alliance
India

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's exit from Hurriyat marks not just sunset of the jihadist patriarch, but likely collapse of the separatist alliance

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's resignation letter shows he committed the same errors he had observed among the jihadists in the 1990s: the New Islamist movement he built, degenerated into a kind of nihilist anti-politics, incapable of actual political purpose

Imran Khan draws flak for calling Osama Bin Laden 'martyr', claims Pakistan was 'humiliated' for supporting US war on terror
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Imran Khan draws flak for calling Osama Bin Laden 'martyr', claims Pakistan was 'humiliated' for supporting US war on terror

Speaking in parliament during the budget session, Khan said the American forces entered Pakistan and killed bin Laden without informing Islamabad after which everyone started abusing his country.

Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership
India

Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership

In the past two weeks alone, a record number of Hizbul cadre — many young recruits who have joined in recent months — have been slain in police-led operations.

Despite rising coronavirus cases in Pakistan, Islamabad continues terror missions in Kashmir, seeks to fuel Khalistan movement
India

Despite rising coronavirus cases in Pakistan, Islamabad continues terror missions in Kashmir, seeks to fuel Khalistan movement

As much of the world is occupied with the pandemic, a new war with not just political, but social overtones is being launched to denude and destroy India’s border areas.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hatred unleashed by debate around Tablighi Jamaat could prove pandemic’s most toxic legacy
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hatred unleashed by debate around Tablighi Jamaat could prove pandemic’s most toxic legacy

The host of the religious congregation that has proved the largest single source of coronavirus infections in India, the Tablighi Jamaat, is being cast by propagandists as the vanguard of an Islamic conspiracy to inflict mass death

US slams Pakistan court for overturning death sentence of convict in Daniel Pearl murder case, calls it 'affront' to victims of terror
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US slams Pakistan court for overturning death sentence of convict in Daniel Pearl murder case, calls it 'affront' to victims of terror

The US on Friday criticised a Pakistani court for overturning the death sentence of British-born top al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

Daniel Pearl killing: Pakistani court overturns death sentence of prime accused Ahmed Omar Sheikh, acquits three others
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Daniel Pearl killing: Pakistani court overturns death sentence of prime accused Ahmed Omar Sheikh, acquits three others

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the alleged links between the country's powerful spy agency ISI and al-Qaeda. Sheikh was arrested from Lahore in February 2002 and sentenced to death five months later by an anti-terrorism court.

Afghanistan War enters new stage as US military prepares to exit, bring down curtain on 18-year conflict
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Afghanistan War enters new stage as US military prepares to exit, bring down curtain on 18-year conflict

The signing of a deal Saturday in Doha, Qatar, to start withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan may not immediately stop the fighting, but it will at least usher in a new era in the 18-year war

‘Everyone is tired of war’: Trump to meet Taliban leaders; deal will send ‘wrong signal to America’s enemies’, say critics
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‘Everyone is tired of war’: Trump to meet Taliban leaders; deal will send ‘wrong signal to America’s enemies’, say critics

US President Donald Trump said he would be personally meeting leaders of the Taliban in the near future and rejected criticism of a deal that the United States signed with Taliban insurgents

US, Taliban sign historic deal aimed at ending America's longest war; forces to leave Afghanistan in 14 months if Taliban meets commitments
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US, Taliban sign historic deal aimed at ending America's longest war; forces to leave Afghanistan in 14 months if Taliban meets commitments

Under the agreement, the Taliban promise not to let extremists use Afghanistan as a staging ground for attacking the US or its allies.

'Pakistan Army epicenter of international terrorism' banner displayed at iconic Broken Chair sculpture during 43rd UNHRC session
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'Pakistan Army epicenter of international terrorism' banner displayed at iconic Broken Chair sculpture during 43rd UNHRC session

A protest is scheduled to be held by Baloch and Pashtun activists in front of the United Nations Office at Geneva, near the Broken Chair, against the involvement of the Pakistani military establishment in breeding terror outfits

Donald Trump's India visit: US peace deal with Afghan Taliban hands Islamabad leverage, leaves New Delhi vulnerable on Kashmir
India

Donald Trump's India visit: US peace deal with Afghan Taliban hands Islamabad leverage, leaves New Delhi vulnerable on Kashmir

Ever since 1999, Indian policies in Kashmir have been predicated on the assumption that New Delhi and Washington’s regional interests converge: reining in Pakistan’s jihadist proxies, it seemed, was a common interest. President Trump’s Afghan deal makes that not necessarily true.

Donald Trump says US killed Al-Qaeda leader Qassim al-Raymi in Yemen counter-terror operation
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Donald Trump says US killed Al-Qaeda leader Qassim al-Raymi in Yemen counter-terror operation

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had killed Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen.

London stabbing: 20-year-old inmate out on bail shot dead by police after attacking two in London; Boris Johnson says he plans to end early release of terror convicts
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London stabbing: 20-year-old inmate out on bail shot dead by police after attacking two in London; Boris Johnson says he plans to end early release of terror convicts

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would act to stop the early release from prison of convicted terrorists following a street attack in London by an Islamist militant days after he was set free halfway through his jail term.

New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive
India

New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive

The worst-case scenario for India is that it could have sacrificed the democratic revival of early 2019, without there being legitimate political actors to take their place.

Somalia truck bombing: At least 73 dead, more than 50 injured in Mogadishu after vehicle explodes at security checkpoint
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Somalia truck bombing: At least 73 dead, more than 50 injured in Mogadishu after vehicle explodes at security checkpoint

It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory, and witnesses said its force reminded them of the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds of people.

Exclusive: Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed's son Talha escapes assassination attempt; organisation suspects India's RAW
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Exclusive: Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed's son Talha escapes assassination attempt; organisation suspects India's RAW

The bombing came hours after Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed was produced a Lahore court to face terror-financing charges—his first prosecution for a terrorism-related criminal case.

Islamic State claims responsibility for London bridge attack; 28-year-old terror convict, who hails from PoK, was inspired by Al Qaeda
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Islamic State claims responsibility for London bridge attack; 28-year-old terror convict, who hails from PoK, was inspired by Al Qaeda

Nine years before Usman Khan killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge, he was overheard by British security services discussing how to use an al Qaeda manual he had memorised to build a pipe bomb