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Can General Rizwan Akhtar clean up Pakistans notorious ISI spy agency? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
High hopes for new chief of ISI, which has long been a law unto itself in the murky world of the Taliban, political gangs and mafias Pakistans new spy chief, who takes up his post this month, comes to the job of running one of the worlds most notorious intelligence agencies after two years trying to bring order to one of Asias most troubled cities. Former colleagues have nothing but praise for General Rizwan Akhtars stint commanding the paramilitary Rangers during the internal security forces crackdown on the criminal mafias, armed wings of political parties and religious militants that dominate the teeming port city of Karachi . Before the start of the operation there was no fear of law-enforcement agencies, said Ahmed Chinoy, head of Karachis citizen police liaison committee. With Akhtar, the fear was restored that they would be killed in an encounter, arrested or face the ...
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'Good terrorists... bad terrorists' 30.9.2014 Rediff: News
Can Modi and Obama forge a common outlook on international terrorism?
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Canadian Minister blames Pakistan for supporting insurgency, having safe havens for terrorists 29.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KABUL- Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, who was in Afghanistan to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the country's new president-elect, has asked Pakistan to stop supporting insurgency, stating that there were no doubts of Pakistan being a terrorist safe-haven. "Today, Canada and most of the countries around the world know why there is still ...
Blast kills five militants in northwest Pakistan 29.9.2014 Hindu: News
At least five Tehrik-e-Taliban militants were killed and four others injured on Monday when a blast ripped through a compound of the banned outfit in northwest Pakistan. The incident occurr...
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US drone strike kills four militants 29.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
PESHAWAR - At least four militants were killed and four others sustained injuries in a US drone attack in South Waziristan Agency on Sunday, intelligence officials and Taliban fighters said. An unmanned US aircraft fired at least two missiles at a vehicle in Karezaipal locality which is situated near Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency. Those killed included two Arab militants and ...
Seven killed as blast hits IDP camp in Pakistan 28.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Sep 28 : At least seven people were killed and 11 others injured Sunday when a bomb went off at a camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Pakistan, a media report said.
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US killed 2 'Arabs' in first drone strike in South Waziristan in more than a year 28.9.2014 Bill Roggio
The US has not launched a drone strike in South Waziristan since mid-April 2013.
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US drone strike kills four suspected militants in Pakistan 28.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Two Arab militants and two local allies killed in tribal region along border with Afghanistan, officials say

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Officials say US drone strike kills 4 suspected militants in tribal region near Afghan border 28.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Terror bid foiled in capital, 9 held 27.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The law-enforcement agencies foiled a terror plan by arresting nine suspected militants in Islamabad on Friday, officials said. The arrests were made early Friday when a religious seminary in G-10 was raided by a joint team of the law-enforcing officials. The officials said the suspected terrorists, belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), were planning to target senior ...
More TTP militants arrested 26.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad- At least nine suspected criminals, belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), were arrested during a raid carried out by security forces in Islamabad. On receiving a tip-off about the presence of 14 terrorists in Sector G-10, security forces carried out a raid in a mosque and arrested nine criminals. “The militants had planned to target a senior military ...
Monkey Cage: The spoils of peace in Afghanistan 26.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The following is a guest post by Renard Sexton , a doctoral candidate in political science at New York University. ***** Days ago, the principal contenders to the Afghan presidency announced a power-sharing arrangement that will give both Ashraf Ghani, the declared winner of this year’s election, and Abdullah Abdullah, the runner-up, a governing ...
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Nine Pakistan Taliban militants arrested 26.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Sep 26 : At least nine suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were arrested Friday during a raid carried out by security forces in Islamabad.
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Pakistan declines to comment on Karzai's allegations 26.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Sep 26 : The Pakistan Foreign Office has declined to react to allegations levelled by the outgoing Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai over a peace settlement with the Taliban, media reported Friday.
As U.S. takes on the Islamic State, al-Qaeda remains degraded but not defeated 26.9.2014 Washington Post

As the United States mobilized against new Islamist enemies this month, the voice of an aging adversary echoed in the distance.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of al-Qaeda’s founders and its leader for the past three years, released a video announcing the formation of a new affiliate in India and lamenting the turmoil being caused by the rival Islamic State in Syria.

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Mistrust between Afghanistan and Pakistan soars as U.S. forces depart 26.9.2014 Washington Post: World
KABUL — As Taliban fighters kill a growing number of Afghan soldiers, the country’s leaders are blaming Pakistan, an accusation that has sent the neighbors’ relations to one of the lowest points in more than a ...
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US drone strike in North Waziristan kills Uzbeks, 'foreign nationals' 25.9.2014 Bill Roggio
"There is no need for such strikes," Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, condemning the attack "as a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity."
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Airstrikes kill 13 militants in Tirah 25.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KHBER AGENCY - At least 13 militants were killed and many more injured in fresh airstrikes by Pakistan Air Force in Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley on Wednesday. In the aerial offence in Tirah Valley, fighter jets pounded the militant hideouts in Rajghal, Dwa Toai and Sur Kas areas. The security forces’ sources said the war planes targeted suspected sanctuaries of militants and inflicted ...
US drones kill 11 militants in NWA 25.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
PESHAWAR - At least 11 militants, including two Uzbeks, were killed and two others sustained injuries as US drones fired missiles at a militant compound and a vehicle in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday. The US pilotless aircraft fired four missiles, two each targeting a militant compound and a vehicle at Lawara Mandi village about 50 miles in the west of Miranshah, near a ...
ISIL, Iraq and Syria: Why Military Action Won’t Do The Trick 24.9.2014 American Prospect
On September 10, 2014, President Obama announced a new strategy aimed at “ degrading and destroying ” ISIL (also known as ISIS and the Islamic State). Ideally, the United States should avoid fighting in Iraq and Syria. Now that that the U.S. has committed itself to bombing Iraq and Syria, however, ISIL and the threat it represents should be placed into a historical context that until now has only sporadically informed U.S. plans. In 1994 the United States faced a similar Salafi Islamist non-state entity: the Afghan Taliban. ( Salafism is a strict interpretation of Islamic theology, as laid out by the Qur’an and the Hadith, wherein life must adhere as closely as possible to the conditions that existed during the religion’s first three generations). ISIL, like the Taliban, is a militant Islamist reaction to failed governance. Examining American-Taliban history can help American leaders understand the threat posed by ISIL, the dangers of trying to defeat the movement outright, as well as the hazards of ...
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