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Soul of the army and spirit of the nation 21.3.2017 Rediff: Columns
'The vocal pacifists who monopolise the media in India need to answer a simple question: Would they have the Taliban or ISIS take over Kashmir or the rest of the country or let the army do its duty so that we are safe in our beds and free to demonise the soldiers in our cozy drawing rooms and television studios,' asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
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On FATA 21.3.2017 Chapati Mystery
Gentle Readers, My op-ed in NYT on the recent FATA/administrative developments that connects the history of spatial politics and territorial otherness. The nearly 40-year war in Afghanistan has produced its own idea of the “tribal” in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas — one that took the British colonial emphasis on “Pashtun” militancy and layered on top the …
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Afghan Taliban hints out its readiness in joining Moscow talks 20.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Afghan Taliban hints out its readiness in joining Moscow talks
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‘There is nothing here but dust’: What Afghan deportees face after years as refugees in Pakistan 20.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Afghans returning from Pakistan face a barren welcome in lush border region.
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China, Pakistan step up military ties to boost CPEC 17.3.2017 Hindu: News
Pakistani envoy has said over 15,000 troops posted, naval contingent in place to protect corridor.
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China lauds Pak for eliminating terrorist groups 17.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
China lauds Pak for eliminating terrorist groups
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Pakistani army says 3 convicted Islamic militants executed 15.3.2017 Washington Post: World
The Pakistani army says three Islamic militants convicted by military courts have been executed.
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Pak human rights violation: JKIPA calls on UN to send 'fact finding' team to PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan 15.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pak human rights violation: JKIPA calls on UN to send 'fact finding' team to PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan
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‘Early visit of PM Modi to the U.S. would have a positive impact’ 15.3.2017 Hindu: Home
The former Foreign Secretary says he remains optimistic about India-U.S. ties and that India should reject China’s territorial claims
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For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration 14.3.2017 NPR News
Refugees were seen as the answer to Germany's declining population and worker shortage. But the mood has darkened, and those refugees who reach Germany face long waits as they struggle to assimilate.
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John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Why we need more forces to end the stalemate in Afghanistan 14.3.2017 Washington Post
John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Why we need more forces to end the stalemate in Afghanistan
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Yes, the Russian ambassador met Trump's team. So? That's what we diplomats do. 10.3.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
As ambassador, I met with aides to both major-party candidates to establish a good relationship on behalf of my country.
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The Five Blinding Myths About Iran 9.3.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: President Trump is in line with the Washington Establishment on at least one point: that Iran is the principal source of terrorism. The only problem is that it’s not true, just one of the “Iran myths,” as Ted Snider…Read more →
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Pak claims to execute five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists 8.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pak claims to execute five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists
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Pakistan executes 5 ‘terrorists’ at prison in northwest 8.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Pakistan’s military says authorities have hanged five “hardcore terrorists” after they were found guilty of carrying out attacks in the country.
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Can't teach a donkey to gallop: Pak on Afghan Generals 6.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Can't teach a donkey to gallop: Pak on Afghan Generals
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As Europe closes its doors to migrants, hundreds are stranded at a train station in Serbia 5.3.2017 L.A. Times - World News

He was, by his account, the go-to shopkeeper for U.S. troops at a small outpost in northern Afghanistan, stocking appliances, construction materials, the latest headphones and an endless supply of Monster energy drinks.

Then the base closed, the Americans departed —  and Taliban threats against...

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The road to China is through Kabul 4.3.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
New possibilities on regional cooperation are emerging, which India should not hesitate to explore
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Taliban say senior commander dies in suspected US strike 3.3.2017 Washington Post: World
A Taliban official said Friday that a suspected U.S. drone strike the previous day killed a top commander of the militant Haqqani network — the man who in 2014 accompanied U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he was handed over to U.S. authorities.
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Pakistan unveils reforms for tribal areas as drone kills 2 3.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Pakistan took a key step on Thursday to bring the country’s remote northwestern tribal areas into its mainstream judicial and political system, as a U.S. drone strike in the lawless region killed two suspected militants from a Taliban-allied faction, officials said.
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