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Taliban releases three Indian engineers kidnapped last year

07 Oct 2019

Taliban releases three Indian engineers kidnapped last year

In a sigh of relief for India, three engineers, who were abducted in May 2018 by the Taliban, were released on Sunday in exchange for 11 Taliban members. The swap happened at an undisclosed location.

After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

07 Jul 2019

After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

Pakistan-based terror organizations, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have reportedly shifted their cadres to Afghanistan following the Indian Air Force's airstrikes on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot.

Pakistan: 'Father of Taliban' Maulana Samiul Haq killed in knife-attack

03 Nov 2018

Pakistan: 'Father of Taliban' Maulana Samiul Haq killed in knife-attack

Pakistani political and religious leader Maulana Samiul Haq was killed in knife attack at his home in Rawalpindi on Friday evening.

Pakistan poses greater threat to humanity than Syria, report finds

27 Oct 2018

Pakistan poses greater threat to humanity than Syria, report finds

A report titled 'Humanity at Risk - Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI)' has concluded that Pakistan poses three times the threat to humanity than Syria, as it continues to be a breeding ground for terrorist pads.

Pakistan militant outfits LeT, JeM continue to pose threat: US

21 Sep 2018

Pakistan militant outfits LeT, JeM continue to pose threat: US

The US has said the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant groups continue to pose a regional threat and that Pakistan didn't adequately address America's concerns on terrorism in 2017.

Afghan Taliban announces the death of Haqqani network leader

04 Sep 2018

Afghan Taliban announces the death of Haqqani network leader

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates, the Afghan Taliban announced on Tuesday.

Afghanistan: Taliban ambushes buses; takes over 100 people hostage

20 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban ambushes buses; takes over 100 people hostage

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses today on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by the insurgents, provincial officials said.

Pakistan's most wanted terrorist killed in air-strike in Afghanistan

15 Jun 2018

Pakistan's most wanted terrorist killed in air-strike in Afghanistan

Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan, the latter confirmed today.

US suspends over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan

05 Jan 2018

US suspends over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan

Taking a strict stand against Pakistan's support for terrorism, the US has suspended more than $1.15bn in security assistance to the South Asian nation.

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

09 Dec 2017

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

The US State Department has advised its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.

Russia seeks India's cooperation over Afghanistan amid Moscow's Pak outreach

20 Sep 2017

Russia seeks India's cooperation over Afghanistan amid Moscow's Pak outreach

Russia's special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov might visit India soon to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan.

After Trump, Tillerson cautions Pakistan over terror support

23 Aug 2017

After Trump, Tillerson cautions Pakistan over terror support

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has stepped up pressure on Pakistan over its alleged backing of the Afghan Taliban.

US designates Pakistan as a terrorist 'safe haven'

20 Jul 2017

US designates Pakistan as a terrorist 'safe haven'

Possibly a sign of Trump administration's toughening stance against terrorism, the US listed Pakistan as one of the countries providing safe havens to terrorists in its "Country Report on Terrorism" published annually.

UK says there's no excuse for terrorism coming from Pakistan

11 Apr 2017

UK says there's no excuse for terrorism coming from Pakistan

Britain's defence secretary Michael Fallon said there's no excuse for terrorism that "flows across" Pakistan's borders into Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Pak Information Minister sacked over Dawn report

30 Oct 2016

Pak Information Minister sacked over Dawn report

In the aftermath of the Cyril Almeida case, Pakistan's Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been sacked from his post.

Pak army concerned over Dawn article

16 Oct 2016

Pak army concerned over Dawn article

Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, who presided over the meeting that was leaked to the Dawn newspaper said "participants viewed it as a breach of national security."

Travel ban on Dawn journalist lifted

15 Oct 2016

Travel ban on Dawn journalist lifted

The travel ban imposed on Cyril Almeida was lifted by the Pakistani government.

Have nothing against Cyril Almeida or Dawn: Pak Army

14 Oct 2016

Have nothing against Cyril Almeida or Dawn: Pak Army

Last week, Pakistan's Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida reported a "heated" meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that became a top story.

American University in Kabul under attack

25 Aug 2016

American University in Kabul under attack

A car bomb detonated at the front gate of the American University and several armed militants forced their way in.

Pakistani Government chopper crash-lands in Afghanistan; occupants held hostage

05 Aug 2016

Pakistani Government chopper crash-lands in Afghanistan; occupants held hostage

Six Pakistani engineers and a Russian engineer, traveling to Uzbekistan in a Russian MI-17, had to make a crash landing due to technical faults in Afghanistan's Logar area on 4th August, 2016.