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Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight […]

India

India and U.S. resolve to work through their trade differences

NEW DELHI (TIP): India and the U.S. resolved to “work through” their differences which have led to an impasse on trade issues as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar hosted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

United States

Afghani Sikh and Hindu Community pay tribute to their brethren slain in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Consul General in New York Abdul Satar Haqbin mourns with community HICKSVILLE, NY(TIP): The gory incident of the slaying of 19 Sikh and Hindu community leaders in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on July 1 came alive […]

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Stay, Afghanistan needs you…

Filled with remorse, an anguished Afghan hopes Sikhs, Hindus won’t flee what’s their home too “I am not certain if the community can tolerate more pain, but we don’t want them to forget that they […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

ISIS claims suicide bomb attack on Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

KABUL(TIP): ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on July 1 that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus. The bomber targeted a delegation from the minority communities as […]

Featured

Can the 3 Ms save Iran deal?

By Arun Kumar The Macron-Merkel-May trio hopes to bear upon Trump to keep pact “Besides the Europeans, the looming May 12 deadline also has India worried, as since the end of sanctions, it has greatly […]

India

Joint Secretary Vinay Kumar appointed India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI(TIP) : Senior diplomat Vinay Kumar has been appointed as India‘s ambassador to strategically key Afghanistan. He will replace Manpreet Vohra in Kabul. Kumar, a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as Joint Secretary […]

Pakistan

Pakistan says ready for mediation between Afghanistan govt and Taliban

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan on March 1 said it was ready for mediation between the Afghan government and the Taliban as it extended support to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s political process in the war-torn country. Speaking at the second Kabul Process conference, […]

United States

Trump unveils Afghanistan and South Asia policy, calls for deeper strategic partnership with India

WASHINGTON DC (TIP): US President Donald Trump announced a comprehensive review of the US South Asia policy in Afghanistan and the region. Calling out Pakistan’s duplicitous role in harboring agents of terror and violence on […]

World

Suicide bomber strikes near Shiite mosque in Kabul, 4 dead

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (TIP): A suicide bomber struck outside a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul late Thursday night, killing four people, including a leader of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazaras, Hajji Ramazan Hussainzada. Another five people were wounded, said Interior […]

World

Retrieving ground in Afghanistan

The legitimacy of its institutions, including the unity government and the security forces, must be enhanced First week of June provided a grim reminder of the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. A suicide attack on May 31 in the heart of […]

World

US might take the hard option in Afghanistan

KABUL (TIP): The US official policy on supporting a “peace process” in Afghanistan may change. In remarks at Canberra, US defence secretary James Mattis gave clear indication that the US may not give Taliban the space for a political “solution” in Afghanistan. The […]

Asia

India, Pak to become full SCO members at Astana summit: China

BEIJING (TIP): India and Pakistan’s admission to the Beijing-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at the grouping’s summit in Kazakhstan next week, China said on June 1. “The members states of the SCO are accelerating the […]

Asia

Afghanistan blames Haqqani network, ISI for Kabul blast

KABUL/ISLAMABAD (TIP): The Afghan intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said on Thursday that early findings showed the Haqqani network with the assistance of Pakistan’s ISI carried out the attack in Kabul that killed at least 90 people. “These terrorists […]

Asia

Militant attack on Afghanistan army base kills 10 soldiers: Officials

KANDAHAR (TIP): At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when militants attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said Tuesday, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces. “Last night the enemies of […]

Pakistan

CPEC may ignite more India-Pakistan tensions: UN report

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) traversing through PoK might create “geo-political tension” in the region by igniting further tensions between India and Pakistan, a UN report has warned. The report released by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission […]

Sports News

KARTHIK IN FOR INJURED PANDEY IN CT SQUAD

NEW DELHI (TIP): Senior Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on May 18 earned a recall to the Indian team for the upcoming Champions Trophy after Manish Pandey was ruled out due to a side strain. Karthik was one of […]

Americas

Trump to ask Muslim leaders to ban raising of funds for extremists

WASHINGTON (TIP): When US President Donald Trump travels to Saudi Arabia to address the Muslim world this week, participating leaders would be asked to sign a pledge to make it “illegal” in their country to fund outfits that […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

Gunmen attack state TV station in Afghanistan, 2 civilians among 4 killed

JALALABAD (TIP): Suicide bombers stormed the national television station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad today, triggering gunfights and explosions as journalists remained trapped inside the building, officials and eyewitnesses said. At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded […]

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COUNTER TERRORISM

Taliban likely to gain ground in Afghanistan this year

Taliban likely to gain ground in Afghanistan this year: US intelligence official WASHINGTON (TIP): The Taliban is likely to gain ground in Afghanistan this year and the security situation will deteriorate in the country in 2018, a top US intelligence […]

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US spymaster says Pak terror groups plan to attack India, Afghanistan NEW DELHI (TIP):Pakistan-based terrorist groups are planning to attack both India and Afghanistan, a top US spymaster has said. “Islamabad has failed to curb militants and terrorists in Pakistan,” Daniel Coats, director of […]

United States

US army photographer captured fatal blast that took her life

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Army has released two photographs that show the moment an accidental mortar tube explosion killed five people in Afghanistan, including an American combat photographer who took one of the images just […]

GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb Photo courtesy of Eglin Air Force Base
Asia

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of all Bombs’ on ISIS Target in Afghanistan

Militant caves in Afghanistan targeted GBU-43 bomb used for the first time in combat WASHINGTON (TIP): The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in […]

Afghanistan women swim against threats for Olympic dream
Asia

Afghanistan women swim against threats for Olympic dream

KABUL (TIP): There are 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one that welcomes girls — and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory […]

Asia

Bacha bazi: Afghan practice of child sex slavery

Afghanistan is set to criminalise the practice of “bacha bazi”, sexual exploitation of boys, with a slew of stringent punishments laid out for the first time in a revised penal code. The move comes after […]