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How unrest in Xinjiang is testing China's patience on rogue elements in Pakistan establishment
Opinion

How unrest in Xinjiang is testing China's patience on rogue elements in Pakistan establishment

The only manner in which Beijing can halt the march of terror is to bring not only far-reaching, humane and acceptable autonomy to the region, but squarely take on its “all-weather friend” for charges of treachery

Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead but the questions his elimination raises are more alive than ever
World

Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead but the questions his elimination raises are more alive than ever

The bad news is that the Taliban faction governing Afghanistan today is even more operationally and ideologically aligned with Al Qaeda than the old Afghan Taliban leadership

Why US is offering $10 million reward for information on ISIS-K leader Sanaullah Ghafari
World

Why US is offering $10 million reward for information on ISIS-K leader Sanaullah Ghafari

As the head of the Islamic State-Khorasan Province group, Ghafari was responsible for the Kabul airport attack that claimed the lives of more than 100 people, including 13 American soldiers

Taliban find it easy to win Kabul but difficult to rule as Afghans face one of the worst humanitarian crises ever
World

Taliban find it easy to win Kabul but difficult to rule as Afghans face one of the worst humanitarian crises ever

As winter advances, there are serious shortages of food, medicines and drinking water everywhere in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s new US envoy Masood Khan is terrorism’s newest errand boy in diplomacy
World

Pakistan’s new US envoy Masood Khan is terrorism’s newest errand boy in diplomacy

Masood Khan has repeatedly advocated “holy war” against India, resisted sanctions against Hizbul head Syed Salahuddin, shared stage with Harkat-ul-Mujahideen founder Fazlur Rehman Khalil

As Taliban 2.0 and T20 mix, ICC runs into a World Cup-level problem
First Cricket News

As Taliban 2.0 and T20 mix, ICC runs into a World Cup-level problem

Afghanistan's participation in next month's T20 World Cup is becoming a matter of intrigue after Taliban's takeover of the strife-torn country.

Why India will need clarity on US role in security of Af-Pak region before Quad Summit
World

Why India will need clarity on US role in security of Af-Pak region before Quad Summit

New strategic alignments and alliances are taking shape, even as old relationships suddenly seem to have regained their relevance

Republican senators seek to designate Taliban as terror outfit, cite threat to US national security
World

Republican senators seek to designate Taliban as terror outfit, cite threat to US national security

The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in mid-August, ousting the previous elected leadership which was backed by the West

Taliban's Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund asks former govt officials to return, vows 'full protection'
World

Taliban's Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund asks former govt officials to return, vows 'full protection'

Afghanistan's acting prime minister reiterated the Taliban's promise of amnesty for anyone who has worked alongside the previous governments following the US-led invasion in 2001

Mullah Hasan Akhund is Afghanistan's interim prime minister: Why Taliban banks on this enigmatic figure
World

Mullah Hasan Akhund is Afghanistan's interim prime minister: Why Taliban banks on this enigmatic figure

Mullah Akhund has been an influential figure in Afghanistan since the inception of the militant group in the 1990s

All the Taliban’s men: A who’s who of the Islamic Emirate’s new leadership
World

All the Taliban’s men: A who’s who of the Islamic Emirate’s new leadership

Like the government of the first Islamist Emirate, which collapsed after 9/11, the cabinet is heavily dominated by leaders from southern Afghanistan

Mullah Hasan Akhund to head 'acting' Taliban govt, Mullah Baradar his deputy; Sirajuddin Haqqani gets interior portfolio
World

Mullah Hasan Akhund to head 'acting' Taliban govt, Mullah Baradar his deputy; Sirajuddin Haqqani gets interior portfolio

Secretive Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada , who has never been seen in public, told the new government to uphold Sharia law in a statement

Mullah Baradar, Taliban founder Omar's trusted aide, is insurgent group's political chief and public face
World

Mullah Baradar, Taliban founder Omar's trusted aide, is insurgent group's political chief and public face

While Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Taliban’s overall leader, Baradar is its political chief and most public face. Western diplomats have hitherto viewed him as the most resistant to ISI control

After unrelenting summer, Joe Biden keen on getting agenda back on track
World

After unrelenting summer, Joe Biden keen on getting agenda back on track

While Biden may want to turn the page, though, aides are mindful that the crises are not done with him

Massive biometric database of Afghans who helped US, RAW in Taliban's control now
World

Massive biometric database of Afghans who helped US, RAW in Taliban's control now

The Taliban have confirmed that they have access to the database and have mobilised a special unit, called Al Isha, to hunt down Afghans who helped US and allied forces

After fall of Kabul, what Taliban’s victory means for India and the world
World

After fall of Kabul, what Taliban’s victory means for India and the world

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan comes at a time when it is preparing for a deeper contestation against the power of emerging superpower China

Women who served as assassins for Taliban among over 5,000 freed under Afghan peace plan
World

Women who served as assassins for Taliban among over 5,000 freed under Afghan peace plan

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen, who have confessed to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network, had been on death row after several killings, including the murder of an Afghan intelligence agent

Despite desire for an inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan, chances remain slim
World

Despite desire for an inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan, chances remain slim

The final stage of the peace process which has begun in Doha could quite easily collapse if the Taliban exposes it to intransigence and continued violence

Pakistan issues financial sanctions against Afghanistan's Taliban members to avoid FATF blacklist
World

Pakistan issues financial sanctions against Afghanistan's Taliban members to avoid FATF blacklist

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