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28 Daesh killed in Nangarhar airstrikes

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 28 Islamic State (IS), which is also known as Daesh terrorists, were killed during an air-and-ground operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News said that the militants were killed in Haska Mena, and …

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APS terror attack: Parents of killed children demand extension of military courts in Pakistan

By Shamim Shahid-PESHAWAR: Expressing satisfaction over performances of military courts, established in the wake of deadly terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, parents of killed children have demanded its extension. “Military courts have been established to award exemplary punishment to terrorists and lead to 80 per cent reduction in …

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The trap of status quo

By Afrasiab Khattak-Is this a country for Muslims or for Islam? This is the dilemma that Pakistan has faced from day one. For the majority of Muslim League leaders, Pakistan was to be a country for Muslims where they could live their lives without any fear of domination. The idea …

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It’s possible to end poverty in Afghanistan

By Annette Dixon-October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of …

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Health problems in Afghanistan

Some recent examples of maternal deaths in remote villages in four provinces Dr Harun Najafizada and Alia Rajai To inform the debate on maternal deaths in Afghanistan we wanted to take some snapshots of some recent deaths in remote villages. Two of us (Harun Najafizada and Alia Rajai) made brief …

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The only solution to the Afghan problem

By Hafeez Hassanabadi-Apparently America had a big gratitude on Russia by removing its missile shield program from Eastern Europe, because from the beginning it has been opposing it. However, there are two main reasons behind it which are generally ignored; no one is willing to turn the debate towards it …

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