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German FM seeking ‘anchors of stability’ in Africa

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier is seeking to intensify ties between Germany and Africa. Berlin is particularly interested in countries that foster regional stability. German Foreign Minister Steinmeir with kenyan President Steinmeier’s four-day trip took him to three countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Kenya – and its purpose is to forge new partnerships for Germany. ... Read More »

Kashmir region on lockdown for Modi visitbe made part of the case record

SRINAGAR: Separatists called for a strike on Monday across the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due to lead a campaign rally for local elections. The mountain region, where anti-India sentiment runs deep among the mostly Muslim population, was on high alert with snipers on rooftops, road barricades and sniffer dogs near campaign rally ... Read More »

Afghan students find inspiration in Islamic State’s success

KABUL: A quiet student at Kabul University, 25-year-old Abdul Rahim has a dream: to join Islamic State in Syria and fight for the establishment of a global caliphate – a new, alarming form of radicalism in war-weary Afghanistan. “When hundreds of foreigners, both men and women, leave their comfortable lives and embrace Daish, then why not us?” he asked, using ... Read More »

US hands over senior Taliban leader

ISLAMABAD: The United States handed over a senior Tehrrek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader, Latifullah Mehsud to Pakistan, US officials said on Sunday, hours after Pakistani official sources confirmed the hand over of the key Taliban commander. Latifullah had served as the deputy of the TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsood until his arrest last year. Hakimullah, who was killed in a US drone strike ... Read More »

Air assault: Al Qaeda man among six killed in drone hit

BANNU/BARA – Six militants – including a leading commander of al Qaeda and militants from Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s group – were killed when an unmanned US drone attacked a compound in the border region of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the early hours of Sunday. Confirming the report, officials said the drone fired two missiles at the compound, established at ... Read More »

Large explosion, gunfire rock Afghanistan’s capital

A large explosion has rocked Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, followed by the exchange of gunfire in the city’s central district. As the latest in the string of bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, a huge blast hit the city on Thursday evening, followed by the exchange of fire in a Kabul district which hosts foreign embassies and compounds. Earlier in the day, ... Read More »

Jundullah terorists claims attack on polio workers in Quetta

QUETTA: A spokesman for the proscribed militant group Jundullah on Friday claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on polio workers which had claimed the lives of four people, including three Lady Health Workers (LHW), in Quetta. A spokesman for the banned outfit called media representatives and claimed the responsibility for killing the polio workers in Quetta. The four immunisation workers were ... Read More »

Afghan Cabinet to be Announced in few days says Abdullah

The Chief Executive of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG) on Thursday evening said the cabinet has not been finalized, but assured that the majority of the cabinet will be introduced in a matter of days. Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive, said that if the all 25 ministries are not finalized, the government will go ahead and announce the majority that ... Read More »

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