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An explosion rocked near the Justice Ministry building, in the central part of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, leaving six dead and many injured. The explosives packed in a Toyota Corolla car were detonated in the parking area of the Ministry of Justice’s offices in PD2 district. According to Afghan news channel Tolo, at least 5 people are believed to have been killed and 42 wounded in the blast. The number of casualties are expected to rise as many of those injured are reportedly in critical condition. The spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, Ismail Kahossi, said

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As the country reels from the massacre in Peshawar, MA Mistry assesses whether peace will ever prevail in Pakistan given the lack of unity between civilian and military leaders.   “Attacks on civilians are a sign of weakness, they are not sign of strength. Who but a coward kills people in a volleyball field? Children! For God’s sake, is that the depths in which we have fallen?” Remarks made by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani at Chatham House in London, two weeks before the most deadly attack on Pakistani soil, which claimed the lives of more than 130 children. The return

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In this interview, The Kashmir Walla, speaks to the Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Kabul Times Daily, Hamidullah Arefi, who is based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Arefi speaks about the recent elections, effect of Pakistan’s internal conflicts on the country’s political scenario and also the rising threats of foreign invasions, in past or in future. Hamidullah Arefi Can you tell us about this year’s elections, its current standing and about the acceptance of political Taliban members being in the parliament? We have passed two rounds of elections successfully with the high turnout of voters. It was a move toward institutionalization of

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Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (C) sits with other militants in South Waziristan, in this file still image taken from video shot October 4, 2009 and released October 5, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Reuters TV/Files Islamabad, Pakistan: The head of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Friday, several security sources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows to the country’s most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud, who was believed to be in his mid-30s and was one of Pakistan’s most wanted men, has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front – the first armed rebel group of the region, Yasin Malik on Tuesday said that Kashmiris are capable enough to fight for their cause and there is no need for any assistance from any side. Malik said this while reacting to the expected move of Taliban from Afghanistan to Kashmir in 2014. He also appealed people to follow the protest calendars of Mutahida Majlise Mashavrat (MMM) to press for the return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqboo Butt. Malik said

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Pakistani Journalist, Beena Sarwar interviewed by David Barsamian. Cambridge, MA  18 January 2012 Beena Sarwar is an independent Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker. She is the Pakistan editor of Aman ki Asha (www.amankiasha.com), a joint initiative of “The News” in Pakistan and “The Times of India.” She was a producer for GEO TV, the largest 24/7 news channel in Pakistan.   Beena Sarwar Eqbal Ahmad, the noted Pakistani intellectual, activist, scholar, in a book of interviews that he and I did, Confronting Empire, expressed concern—and this is in the late 1990s—of what he called the Talibanization of Pakistan. Since his passing

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Unless you have lived in Tora Bora, by you should know that Al Qaeda’s spiritual leader, the American-Western dubbed terrorist, Osama bin Laden has been killed by American Special Forces. The small city of Abbottabad, unknown to everyone before the 1st of May, now became the hub of worldwide media attention. This became the last place, Osama bin Laden lived. His legacy, however, undoubtly survive and perhaps even stronger. Many scholars have frequented news reports, where they have argued on the future of Al Qaeda. The question is, however, if this debate is relevant at all. Al Qaeda after 9/11

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