User: newstrust Topic: Pakistan
Category: Taliban
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Quadrilateral meet to finalise roadmap for Afghan talks 5.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Feb 5 : Senior Afghan, Chinese, Pakistani and US officials are scheduled to meet in Islamabad on Saturday to "finalise" a roadmap that will enable stakeholders to play their role and bring the Taliban to the negotiation table.
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Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader 5.2.2016 AP Top News
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield....
Balochistan: Pakistan's information black hole 4.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Province is the hardest place in the country for human rights workers, diplomats and journalists to operate, as the Guardian discovered on a visit to the region

Even in a country with no shortage of no-go areas, human rights investigators, diplomats and journalists agree the hardest place of all from which to get accurate information is Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

State security agencies heavily restrict outsiders’ access to the resource rich region and lean on local media to ignore claims made by separatist insurgents unless confirmed by the authorities.

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Drone strike kills Tehreek-e-Taliban fighters in Afghanistan 3.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Feb.3 : At least 18 fighters of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have been killed in a drone strike on Afghanistan's Paktiya province.
Main facilitator of Pakistan varsity attack arrested 3.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Feb 3 : The main facilitator of the terrorist attacck on Pakistan's Bacha Khan University, a media report said on Wednesday.
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Mullah Fazlullah: Will Pakistan be able to neutralize him? 2.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Feb 2 : Where is Radio Mullah? Is he alive or dead? These two questions are now doing the rounds among the civil and military establishments of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US because the man has suddenly become the most crucial factor in the Afghanistan-Pakistan cauldron, overshadowing for the time being the Haqqani network and the internecine strife-torn Afghan Taliban.
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Threatened by the Taliban, some schools in Pakistan close -- others arm teachers and build walls 2.2.2016 L.A. Times - World News

In the aftermath of a deadly attack on a Pakistani university, many private schools across the country remain closed, and others have implemented heavy security to guard against the threat of further violence.

By Monday, at least 12 chains of private schools had not reopened institutions in Khyber...

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182 Pakistani ‘madrassas’ sealed since 2014 school attack 1.2.2016 Hindu: News
Madrassas were closed in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of their involvement in promoting extremism and other suspicious activities
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Pakistan, Afghan armies agree on better border coordination 31.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Jan 31 : Pakistan and Afghan military commanders agreed on Saturday on better coordination and enhancing security measures at both sides of the border, officials said.
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Suicide bomber attacks army facility in Pakistan, wounding 5 29.1.2016 Hindu: News
Police say a suicide car bomber has blown himself up outside the gate of an army facility in southwest Pakistan, wounding at least five people. Senior police officer Zahid Afzal says the attacker det...
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Pick to lead Afghanistan forces says situation is worsening 29.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday the security situation in the war-torn country is deteriorating and assured senators he will do a thorough review of American troop levels needed to stabilize the nation. Army Lt. Gen. John W. "Mick" ...
Negotiating with the Taliban 29.1.2016 Hindu: Lead
The Taliban’s newfound willingness to engage in a negotiated power-sharing arrangement is a good sign for the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. India should play a more proactive role.
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Pakistan urged to end clampdown on free speech 27.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Jan 27 : Pakistani journalists and activists faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both security forces and militant groups, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
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Pakistan urges Afghan Govt. to act against Bacha Khan University perpetrators 27.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Jan. 27 : Pakistan on Tuesday summoned Afghanistan's envoy Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi at the Foreign Office, to protest against the use of Afghan soil by Bacha Khan University attackers.
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Bacha Khan University closes for indefinite period 26.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Jan. 26 : The Bacha Khan University in Pakistan which was attacked by the Taliban last week, demanded that their staff be armed and announced that the campus will be closed for an indefinite period following the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed.
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Pakistani army chief rules out second term in office 25.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Raheel Sharif will step down in November despite popularity for his tough approach against Islamist militants

The army chief credited with turning the tide against the Pakistani Taliban has ruled out a second term in office, in a move that could strengthen the country’s withered democratic institutions.

Raheel Sharif is wildly popular among many Pakistanis for his tough approach against Islamist militants and the army-led crackdown on criminal gangs in the coastal city of Karachi.

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Pakistan’s Bacha Khan University reopens, amid tight security 25.1.2016 Hindu: International
Other educational institutions in Charsadda that closed in the wake of the attack also reopened.
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Pakistan army says deadly university attack controlled from Afghanistan 24.1.2016 Hindu: Home
Mastermind is Umar Mansoor, who is also responsible for the December 2014 attack that killed 134 children in Peshawar.
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Pakistan arrests five over deadly attack on Bacha Khan university 23.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Military spokesman says the suspects are charged with facilitating the assault, in which 21 people were killed

Five suspects have been arrested following an attack on a university in Pakistan that left 21 people dead.

A Pakistani army spokesman said the military had made the arrests on charges of facilitating the assault on Bacha Khan university in Charsadda on Wednesday.

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TTP faction behind Bacha Khan attack vows to target all schools across Pakistan 22.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Jan 22 : A faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistani (TTP), that claimed responsibility for Bacha Khan University attack, has released a new video vowing to attack schools across the country, calling them "nurseries" for people who challenge Allah's law.
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