Asia

At least five killed, 27 wounded in Afghan triple bombing

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN (TIP): At least five people were killed and 27 others wounded in a triple bombing in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province Nov 26, provincial officials said. There was no claim of responsibility for the […]

Other News

2 killed, 100 wounded in suicide attack on German consulate in northern Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (TIP): A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in Afghanistan‘s northern Mazar-i-Sharif city late on Nov 10, killing at least two people and wounding more than 100 in a major militant assault […]

Asia

Suicide bomber kills 4 in Kabul: Officials

KABUL (TIP): Afghan security officials have confirmed that at least four security forces were killed when their vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber in the capital Kabul. The security officials, who did not want […]

Asia

Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 Afghan civillians

KABUL (TIP): Taliban insurgents on Oct 26 killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population on […]

Asia

Nepal lifts ban on allowing migrant workers to Afghanistan

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal will allow its nationals to go to war-torn Afghanistan for work, a labour ministry official said on Oct 27, ending an almost four-month ban imposed after 13 Nepali security guards were killed […]

Hillary Clinton maintained her cool, only showing a little impatience at times, during the grilling by Republican Congressmen at the 11 hour long congressional hearing on Benghazi
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Presidential debates: Hillary has an edge but irrationality rules

The US democratic machinery entered the home stretch for the Presidential elections slated for November 8 with the two leading candidates ending the three-phase debate on Wednesday, October 19. The third debate was also replete […]

Asia

Nepal lifts ban on allowing migrant workers to Afghanistan

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal will allow its nationals to go to war-torn Afghanistan for work, a labour ministry official said on October 20, ending an almost four-month ban imposed after 13 Nepali security guards were killed […]

Asia

Afghan army helicopter crashes in north Afghanistan; 8 dead

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (TIP): Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Oct 10 morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said that five crew members and […]

Asia

Blast kills 14 Shiites in northern Afghanistan: Officials

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (TIP): At least 14 Shiites were killed on Oct 12 in a powerful blast at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major […]

Asia

Sikh man shot dead in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR (TIP): A Sikh man was abducted from his home and gunned down by suspected militants in Afghanistan‘s restive Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan, a media report said. Sardar Rawail Singh, who lived in Jalalabad, was […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

Hitting where it hurts: India must keep up the momentum

As I write these lines, Pakistan has strongly denied that the Indian army carried out surgical strikes across the LoC. It has claimed, indeed asserted, through the official army spokesman that the Indian action was […]

Asia

Suicide bomber kills 28 at mosque in northwest Pakistan

Peshawar, Sep 16 (PTI) At least 28 people, including five children, were killed and 30 others injured when a Taliban suicide bomber shouting Allahu Akbar blew himself up inside a mosque packed with worshippers for […]

Asia

Heavy fighting as Taliban breach southern Afghan city

KANDAHAR (TIP): The Taliban stormed into Tarin Kot september 8, triggering heavy fighting around government buildings as panicked residents scrambled to flee the capital of southern Uruzgan province, the latest city to be targeted by […]

Featured

Secretary Kerry’s visit: India unfurls its big power vision

The military agreement signed with the US (LEMOA) has stolen all the thunder in two recent high-level interactions with the US. The spin seems to make the agreement the epitome of Indo-US ties because of […]

Asia

American University attacked In Kabul, Over 12 Dead, 21 Hurt

Twelve people were killed in an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police told CNN on Thursday, August 25. Seven students, three policemen and two […]

Asia

Taliban frees crew of crashed Pakistani helicopter

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The Afghan Taliban has freed the crew of a Pakistani helicopter that crash-landed in Afghanistan‘s Logar province on August 4, Pakistani intelligence officials have said. Six Pakistanis and a Russian pilot, who were […]

United States

Monitoring ISIS in Afghanistan: US

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US is monitoring the movement of ISIS and its affiliated groups in Afghanistan besides helping the latter’s security forces to fight out the terrorist organization which is trying to expand its base […]

Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singhwas shot to death by enemy fighters in Afghanistan five years ago
Indian Americans

Slain Sikh Marine’s Family Hurt by Donald Trump’s Remarks About Khans

LOS ANGELES (TIP): Voicing support for a fallen Pakistani-origin American soldier’s parents who had come under attack from Donald Trump, the family of a slain Sikh Marine has said they were “hurt” by his remarks […]

Featured

Another SAARC farce: Much ado about nothing in Islamabad

Another ministerial meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has come and gone, this time in Islamabad, with people of its eight-member nations none the wiser about the purpose of the get-together. The […]

A memorial to those shot by the Munich gunman, who was said to be obsessed with mass shootings (Facebook pic)
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Why Use the Terror Tag Arbitrarily?

The frightful and bloody hours of Friday night (July 22) and Saturday morning in Munich and Kabul – despite the 3,000 miles that separate the two cities – provided a highly instructive lesson in the semantics […]

Asia

Guns cheaper than smartphones in Pakistani tribal town

DARRA ADAMKHEL (TIP): Gunfire echoes through a dusty northwest tribal town, the soundtrack to Pakistan’s biggest arms black market, where Kalashnikovs welded from scrap metal are cheaper than smartphones and sold on an industrial scale. […]

Asia

AMID INDIA-PAK TENSION, RAJNATH SINGH TO VISIT ISLAMABAD NEXT WEEK

NEW DELHI (TIP): Home minister Rajnath Singh will visit Islamabad on August 3 and 4 to attend the meeting of home ministers and interior ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc)?nations. This will […]

Middle East

Iran arrests 40 over ‘terrorist’ plots

TEHRAN (TIP): Iran has arrested 40 members of a “terrorist group” who plotted to attack military targets in the southeast of the country, the interior minister said on July 21. Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, […]

Asia

Five Nepalese injured in Kabul attack brought to Apollo hospital

NEW DELHI (TIP): Five Nepalese guards, injured in a suicide attack in Kabul two days ago, are under treatment at the city-based Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, hospital authorities confirmed on June 23. “We have received five […]

Hindu and Sikh families wait for lunch inside a Gurudwara in Kabul
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Lost Between Both Worlds: Why Afghan Sikhs, Hindus are Leaving ‘Home’

On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would cut his […]