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Islamabad needs space for broader engagement with all its neighbors Newsweek Pakistan EJAZ HAIDER Pakistan just hosted the two-day fifth ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process. Two positive developments marked the event. India, which, since the coming to power of Narendra Modi had adopted the policy of not …

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A Year After the Deadly Peshawar School Massacre, Pakistan Is No Safer

Foreign Policy Magazine DAUD KHATTAK To honour those killed one year ago, Islamabad must fully enforce a bold plan to curb terrorism and increase security On Dec. 16, Pakistan will observe the first anniversary of the massacre at an army public school in Peshawar that left over 140 people dead, …

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Russia and Turkey in new confrontation

Financial Times Mehul Srivastava A Russian warship fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea and Moscow summoned the Turkish military attaché, in the latest outbreaks of tension between the two countries. The Smetllivy, a guided missile destroyer in the Russian Mediterranean Fleet, warned the fishing …

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Bomb Rips Through Market in Northwest Pakistan

Wall Street Journal Safdar Dawar And Saeed Shah Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a violent Pakistani sectarian group, claimed responsibility for the bombing PESHAWAR, Pakistan-A bomb ripped through a market in Pakistan’s remote northwest Sunday, killing at least 25 people, security officials said, with a militant group saying it carried out the attack as …

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Can Daesh be defeated?

Gulf News Shahir Shahidsaless In the two weeks preceding November 13, 2015, Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), organised three massive terrorist attacks. First, an explosive device was placed on a Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers, causing it to explode midair and crash in Egypt’s Sinai …

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Plot to destabilize Bangladesh

Arab News SHAMSUL HUDA A new plot is in the works to destabilize Bangladesh which has just overcome bloody political turmoil caused by the boycott of the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The prolonged violence left nearly 100 people dead and thousands injured. The …

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The secret to peace in Palestine

The status of the mosque was the spark that ignited the violence, but the situation in all Jerusalem cannot be ignored AL JAZEERA DAOUD KUTTAB UNITED STATES Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to restore calm to Jerusalem correctly identifies the need to honour the right of Muslims to wor- …

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For War-Weary Afghans, Earthquake Is Simply One More Serving of Misery

NEW YORK TIMES MUJIB MASHAL THE MOURNING family had to buy the burial shroud, 20 meters of white linen, on credit from their district bazaar in northern Afghanistan. But at least the two crushed bodies of their teenage sons, pulled from the wreckage of a devastating earthquake after three hours …

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