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UN condemns terrorist attack in Kabul, underscores need to protect civilians

UN condemns terrorist attack in Kabul, underscores need to protect civilians

Condemning the terrorist attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, United Nations officials, including the Secretary-General and his Special Representative for the country as well as members of the Security Council underscored that all parties to the conflict are obliged, under international law, to ensure that civilians are protected from any harm. “Indiscriminate attacks against civilians […]

Conflict-related child deaths hit new high in Afghanistan, UN warns

Conflict-related child deaths hit new high in Afghanistan, UN warns

Deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has urged parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm. “I was appalled to hear that an unexploded mortar round killed five boys from the same family” on Sunday, said the Secretary-General’s […]

Hezb-i-Islami leader calls for peace with Taliban fighters and says the Western-backed government is ‘not working’

Hezb-i-Islami leader calls for peace with Taliban fighters and says the Western-backed government is ‘not working’

After two decades in hiding, Hezb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to Kabul on Thursday, pleading for peace as he was welcomed by the Afghan government at the presidential palace. The controversial commander’s arrival in the capital – a city his forces had shelled with thousands of rockets during the Afghan civil war – came after […]

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow’s role in Afghanistan

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow’s role in Afghanistan

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against US-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials say. According to the Associated Press news agency, a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul on Monday that Russia was giving machine guns and other medium-weight […]

Fencing starts along Pakistan’s disputed border with Afghanistan in bid to stop fighters’ movement

Fencing starts along Pakistan’s disputed border with Afghanistan in bid to stop fighters’ movement

Pakistan’s military has begun fencing parts of its disputed northwestern border with Afghanistan to curb the movement of Pakistani Taliban fighters it says are based on Afghan soil, according to a statement. Fencing started in the Pakistani Bajaur and Mohmand districts, which border the eastern Afghan provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar, Pakistan’s Army Chief Qamar […]

“More Soldiers”, “More Bombs” and “More Weapons” are not what Afghanistan Needs

“More Soldiers”, “More Bombs” and “More Weapons” are not what Afghanistan Needs

Terrorism, conflict, unrest and instability may be the terms that best define the Afghanistan of today. The positive expectations for the future of the country have been on the decrease in the last few years. After a year full of tragic and worrisome news, the Afghan people met 2017 with even bigger worries; a series […]

UK Prime Minister Caught on Camera Calling Nigeria ‘Fantastically Corrupt’

UK Prime Minister Caught on Camera Calling Nigeria ‘Fantastically Corrupt’

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been caught on camera ridiculing Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” country. A short video footage, published by British television station, ITV News, shows Mr. Cameron telling the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, that Nigeria and Afghanistan are “two of the most corrupt countries in the world”. Mr Cameron’s comment […]

ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 65 People in a Football Stadium Near Baghdad

ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 65 People in a Football Stadium Near Baghdad

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd after a local football game in a village south of Baghdad, killing at least 65 people, police and medics said. ‘They were just handing the trophy to the winners, the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,’ a police captain from the village, Al-Asriya, told […]

Islamic Finance And It’s Rapid Expansion

Islamic Finance And It’s Rapid Expansion

Islamic finance has undergone a rapid expansion reflecting its ability to meet the changing demands of consumers and businesses, and fostering higher and more inclusive growth. Once a very esoteric industry, the market for Islamic financial products is becoming more global. According to recent estimates, worldwide Islamic finance industry assets exceed $1.87 trillion—a quantum leap […]

Pictures of Pakistan university where Taliban gunmen executed 30 people

Pictures of Pakistan university where Taliban gunmen executed 30 people

Taliban militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens as the army hunted for any gunmen still holed up on the campus. Fanatics stormed the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, around 30 miles from the city of Peshawar, in the latest outrage to hit the militant-infested […]

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