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Malala to donate Nobel Prize money for children's education 23.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON- Nobel Peace Prize winner teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has announced to donate the prize money towards education of children in Pakistan. Malala said her heart is in Pakistan in spite of living in the United Kingdom. She hoped to come back to her hometown Swat soon. In an interview, Malala said that she did not hope to win the Nobel Prize. She said she learnt how to dream from ...
Police: Gunmen kill 8 minority Shiite Muslims in southwest Pakistan 23.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Malala receives Liberty Medal 23.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
NEW YORK - Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ rights activist and youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the US Liberty Medal on Tuesday, and pledged her $100,000 award money to education in Pakistan. The National Constitution Center, which awards the annual distinction, said Malala, 17, was awarded the prize for her “courage and resilience in the face of ...
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Military success has bred popular support for the Islamic State 23.10.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
WESTERN LEADERS sometimes suggest that the Islamic State is its own worst enemy, so extreme in doctrine and practice that it will galvanize opposition within the Islamic world. While that is proving true to some extent — Muslim governments, senior clerics and even other jihadist groups have joined the fight against the would-be caliphate — the sobering truth is that the Islamic State also has picked up popular support and the allegiance of other militants in countries as far away as Algeria and Pakistan ...
Taliban control 3 districts in Afghan provinces of Wardak and Kunduz 22.10.2014 Bill Roggio
One of the districts was the location of the shoot down of a US helicopter that resulted in the deaths of 31 special operations personnel, including 17 US Navy SEALs, in 2011.
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PCB planning Women's Cricket Cup to honour Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai 22.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Oct 22 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed on Tuesday that it aims to conduct a Women's Cricket Cup in the name of Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to pay tribute to her for the achievement.
Pakistani Taliban oust spokesman for pledging allegiance to Isis 22.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
TTP says Shahidullah Shahid has been replaced after defection to Islamic State but militant group fails to name his successor Continue reading...
Pak Taliban sack spokesperson over support for IS 22.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The influential spokesperson of the Pakistani Taliban has been sacked for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and for feuding with his leader Maulana Fazlullah according to a statement and senior ...
US designates TTP’s Sajna as global terrorist 22.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON - The US Department of State has designated TTP leader Khan Said, also known as Sajna, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under an Executive Order, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.  A statement released here Tuesday said Khan Said became TTP deputy leader following the death of Waliur Rehman in May 2013.  ...
Militants threaten polio workers in Bajaur 22.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
PESHAWAR - Militants Tuesday threatened polio workers of dire consequences, if they participate in the ongoing three-day long drive against the deadly virus in Bajaur Agency. Being a blow to the efforts to root out poliovirus from the country, militants through pamphlets distributed at Khar tehsil of the agency warned that those polio workers who participate in the drive would face severe ...
Taliban sack influential spokesman 22.10.2014 Telegraph: International
Islamabad, Oct. 21 (Reuters): The Pakistani Taliban have sacked the movement's influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters today, in a sign of growing divisions within the deeply fractured group.
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Cross border fire in Bajaur Agency leaves one dead 21.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
PESHAWAR- Cross-border firing near Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Bajaur Agency this morning has left at least one person dead. The person died in the firing was a civilian. The incident took place when couple of mortar shells were fired from Afghanistan and landed in a house in Charmang Valley. The attack also left the house damaged. Reports say that mortars were fired by the militants, ...
US State Department adds Pakistani Taliban leader added to list of global terrorists 21.10.2014 Bill Roggio
Khan Said, who is also known as Sajna Mehsud, "stated his continued commitment to terrorist activity" after parting with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan earlier this year, the State Department said.
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Monkey Cage: A (fighting) season to remember in Afghanistan 20.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
With little fanfare, and even less Western media coverage, another April to October fighting season is now grinding to a bloody close in Afghanistan. This year’s campaign offers an unusually revealing glimpse of the Government of Afghanistan’s exposed position as the tides of foreign military assistance and aid recede. Marked by electoral  paralysis , the continued retrograde of foreign forces, and a virtual moratorium on new aid programs, the 2014 fighting season posed the stiffest test yet for Kabul and its ...
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Taliban claims captured Haqqani leaders visited ex-Gitmo detainees in Qatar 20.10.2014 Bill Roggio
The Taliban claims that two recently captured Haqqani operatives had recently met with members of the "Taliban Five" in Qatar. The Taliban Five is a group of senior Taliban leaders who were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.
Senior al Qaeda leader reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan 19.10.2014 Bill Roggio
Abu Bara al Kuwaiti is a member of al Qaeda's General Command and was mentored by Atiyah Allah. The US killed Abu Bara in Nangarhar province, yet another indicator that al Qaeda is not confined to Kunar and Nuristan.
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Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize is celebrated in the West and widely criticised or ignored in Pakistan - People - News - The Independent 18.10.2014 Delicious popular 18.10.2014 Delicious popular
Discord dissolves Pakistani Taliban coalition 18.10.2014 Bill Roggio
The spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban announced that he and five other leaders had defected to the Islamic State this week. The bulk of the organization had already broken off earlier this year.
Pakistan Ulema Council flays IS jihadists 18.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - A leading group of clerics on Friday condemned the Islamic State organisation, amid concerns the hardline jihadists could gain a foothold in the militant-plagued nuclear state. The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) said the IS group, which has declared a “caliphate” in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria, was violating Islamic teachings. The jihadist movement, also known as ...
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