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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, aka "the Blind Sheik", died in prison Saturday serving life sentence for terrorist plans
From: Salon.com | By: BRIAN MELLEY and LEE KEATH, Associated Press | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Alan Bersin says a border wall won’t address the real challenges confronting the U.S. border enforcement system
From: Salon.com | By: Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Donald Trump says he wants to create American jobs, but he is cool to the idea of renewable energy, which he claims is "too expensive." Don't tell that to the US military, however. Last year, the Navy broke ground on a 4 megawatt (MW) solar array at...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local): 2:05 p.m.
From: Fox News | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country....
From: Fox News | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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What will the president do to address the 9th Circuit's due process concerns?
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Friday, February 17, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Expressing complete dissatisfaction over an in-camera briefing by Minister of State for Interior Baleeghur Rahman on the fresh wave of terror across the country, the opposition in the Senate on Friday demanded convening of another in-camera...
From: Dawn | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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One of the most talked about Fireside Chat’s of the 2-day Upfront Summit was the talk between my friend Joe Green and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana aka “The Happy Warrior” currently in a bid to become the new head of the DNC...
From: Both Sides of the Table | By: Mark Suster | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Irish American DHS head planning biggest immigration raid in nation’s history.
From: IrishCentral | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Muslim Ban is DEAD, Trump's NSC pick turns down the job, and Paul Ryan unveils Trump/RyanCare Your morning news brief!
From: Wonkette | By: Dominic Gwinn | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after all, can be kissin’ — and humans and chimpanzees aren’t into that. And, even if we were, we couldn’t...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Maggie Koerth-Baker | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The military is targeting militants after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine.
From: The Atlantic | By: Yasmeen Serhan | Friday, February 17, 2017
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President Trump ordered the Justice Department to look into "criminal leaks," suggesting there would be penalties for unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The post President Donald Trump’s Vengeful Pledge To Pursue ‘Low-Life Leakers’...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Traffic and transit trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan also remain suspended for the second consecutive day, Dawn online reported.
From: Khaleej Times | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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QUETTA: As Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan at Chaman remains closed on the second consecutive day on Saturday, authorities issued shoot-at-sight orders for those found trying to cross over.The Friendship Gate was closed on Friday as part of tightening...
From: Dawn | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Afghanistan came down heavily on Pakistan sponsoring terrorism, at the South Asian Speakers' summit in Indore. Afghanistan even said that if Pakistan does not change its policy, terrorism could become a big threat for itself.
From: Times of India | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Afghan and EU leaders have a signed a cooperation pact at the Munich security conference aimed at long-term civil reforms in Afghanistan. Kabul is under pressure to accept rejected asylum seekers from Europe.
From: Deutsche Welle | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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LAHORE: At least 205 suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, were arrested in a province-wide search and sweep operation by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the last 24 hours.A spokesman for the Punjab police said the CTD, police and intelligence agencies...
From: Dawn | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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I grieve for the people of Syria, as I have for the past several years. I also grieve for the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan and other war zones
From: Denver Post | By: DP Opinion | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Whether through language or images, studies have shown that the media has played a significant role in dehumanising refugees. The Irish artist Richard Mosse, whose video installation of people fleeing countries including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan went...
From: The Art Newspaper | Friday, February 17, 2017
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed...
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Pakistan has launched “strikes” against militant bases in Afghanistan, hours after the army said it had found links that terrorists from across the border were behind the suicide bombing at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar that killed 88 people....
From: Times of India | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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A call for "pragmatic relations, mutual respect" with the U.S.
From: Time | By: Associated Press | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while addressing a press conference in Lahore on Friday, claimed that the suspects involved in planning and carrying out the Feb 13 suicide bombing on a protest at Lahore's Charing Cross belonged to Afghanistan.During...
From: Dawn | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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In his first overseas trip as vice president
From: Time | By: Associated Press | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The military's media wing on Friday evening claimed to have killed more than 100 suspected militants in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country, including Punjab, in the past 24 hours.“The intelligence agencies...
From: Dawn | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________...
From: Predictably Irrational | By: mrtrower | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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A second key Chaman border crossing from Pakistan into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighbouring country.
From: Irish Independent | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan.The Afghan officials were handed over a list of...
From: Dawn | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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In a telephonic conversation with Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz underlined that the government and the people of Pakistan were in a state of deep anguish and pain at the recent...
From: Dawn | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local):
From: CNS News | By: Associated Press | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country.
From: CNS News | By: Associated Press | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Afghan government has summoned Pakistan's ambassador in protest of recent shelling in Afghanistan's eastern provinces.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Bärbel Kofler has urged the government to stop deporting rejected Afghan asylum seekers to their home country. Some 12,000 have been asked to leave, despite Afghanistan not being considered a "safe countries of origin."
From: Deutsche Welle | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country. The border closure in Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province comes...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The US said it will stand by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
From: Khaleej Times | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The blast claimed 16 lives, including top police officials. It also left over 80 people injured.
From: Khaleej Times | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Afghan war veteran Captain Guy Disney reflected on an "extraordinary" success after claiming Royal Artillery Gold Cup glory at Sandown yesterday - eight years after losing his right leg below the knee.
From: Irish Independent | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The idea to lower Nevada’s legal gambling age percolated after a veteran asked Assemblyman Jim Wheeler a simple question. The man, who had served in Afghanistan, asked Wheeler how a person could be old enough vote or fight in wars but be considered...
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The intelligence community politically assassinated Mike Flynn and may be “Friday night massacred” by a hedge fund manager and Trump ally with ties to the defense industry. The race for Raqqa is on and Turkey may be involved. Libya requested NATO...
From: Firedoglake | By: Joanne Leon | Friday, February 17, 2017
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan,...
From: NewsOK | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Islamic State fighters attacked an Afghan army post in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, near Pakistan, late on Thursday and killed at least 18 soldiers, a local official said.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, February 17, 2017
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KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked an Afghan army post in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, near Pakistan, late on Thursday and killed at least 18 soldiers, a local official said.
From: The Star Malaysia | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Recent publications by influential U.S. experts, Congressional testimony by officials and signs out of the Trump administration all point in the same direction: The U.S. will step up pressure on Islamabad to crack down on terrorist groups that target...
From: The American | By: Sahana Kumar | Friday, February 17, 2017
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An Afghan official says the Islamic State group launched an attack on Afghan security posts killing 17 soldiers.
From: Fox News | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The Islamic State group has launched an attack on Afghan security posts, killing 17 soldiers, officials said.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Making his debut on the world stage, Vice President Mike Pence will seek to reassure skeptical allies in Europe about U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump, who has made his "America First" mantra a centerpiece of his new administration.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Friday, February 17, 2017
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