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CTD arrests five suspected al-Qaeda militants in Gujranwala

They were orchestrating an attack on security personnel

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December 27, 2019


‘Imran Khan has become a security risk for Pakistan’

PML-N leader says al-Qaeda has nothing to do with Pakistan

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September 24, 2019


Pentagon chief confirms death of Qaeda’s Hamza bin Laden

He was known as ‘crown prince of jihad’

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August 22, 2019


Do drone strikes combat the Taliban in Pakistan?

Drone strikes matter, but mostly for Taliban violence in Pakistan

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December 25, 2018


Pentagon defends Pakistan’s ‘critical’ role in South Asia after Twitter feud between Trump and PM Khan

There has been no change in US and Pakistan’s military relationship

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November 20, 2018


Don’t make Pakistan a scapegoat for your failures, PM Khan tells US President Trump

Record needs to be put straight on Mr Trump’s tirade against Pakistan

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November 19, 2018


Pakistan raises Aafia Siddiqui issue with US authorities regularly: FO

Foreign minister is expected to meet Dr Siddiqui’s sister soon

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November 7, 2018


Aafia Siddiqui asks her ‘hero’ Imran Khan to help her get out of prison

A New York court had sentenced her to 86 years in prison in 2010

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November 6, 2018


Narco-killer heroin, more deadly than suicide bombers in Pakistan

43% of the drugs produced in Afghanistan go through Pakistan

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October 27, 2018


Jihadists pull heavy arms from parts of Syria buffer zone: monitor

The NLF pullout was confirmed by spokesman Naji Mustafa

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October 8, 2018


ISIS weakening provided al Qaeda opportunity to regain its former status: NATO

Al Qaeda is trying to regain its primacy over international militancy as Islamic State loses ground

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September 4, 2018


Kenya and Tanzania remember Al-Qaeda bomb attacks of 1998

Kenya and Tanzania on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of devastating US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, which signaled Al-Qaeda’s emergence as a deadly player on the global stage. In Nairobi, a solemn ceremony reunited families of the victims and officials at a memorial park in the centre of the Kenyan capital,…

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August 7, 2018


Osama’s son Hamza could be in Afghanistan, says his uncle

Hamza bin Laden, the son of one of Osama bin Laden’s three surviving wives, could be hiding in Afghanistan, said bin Laden’s half-brother. In an interview with the Guardian, bin Laden’s half-brother Hassan al-Attas said: “We’re not sure where he is, but it could be Afghanistan.” According to the bin Laden family, Hamza bin Laden…

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August 6, 2018


Osama was a ‘shy, academically capable boy’ before he became a militant, says mother

Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, remained a symbol of terror across the globe, but his mother still remembers him as a ‘shy boy’ who was ‘academically capable’. Ali Ghanem, bin Laden’s mother, said that her son was a strong, driven, pious figure in his early 20s. This is the first time she has…

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August 3, 2018


How Afghanistan’s urban gardens are changing women’s lives

It may look like they’re just planting and weeding, but for the women tending the public gardens of Jalalabad, the tasks represent far more: the rare chance to work outside the home in one of Afghanistan’s most conservative and unstable provinces. A hood and scarf partially hiding their faces, the women working in the eastern…

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June 14, 2018


Tribesmen end Mir Ali sit-in as authorities assure security

Thousands of protesters in Pakistan’s tribal belt along the Afghan border have ended a days-long protest against a string of recent assassinations, the organizers said Friday. Demonstrators and an AFP reporter in the area said more than 3,000 tribesmen launched the sit-in protest on Sunday in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali after three tribal elders were…

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May 18, 2018


CIA nominee Haspel to vow not to restart torture program

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, will pledge Wednesday to prevent the restart of the 2002-2005 interrogation program that saw detainees tortured. The three-decade veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert operations is facing opposition over her role at a secret CIA prison in Thailand in 2002 where Al-Qaeda detainees were…

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May 9, 2018


No deal on cards to swap Shakil Afridi with Aafia Siddiqui, says FO

The Pakistan Foreign Office has dismissed the reports of any deal with the US over the release of Dr Shakil Afridi. “There is no deal on cards to with the US to exchange Dr Shakil Afridi with Hussain Haqqani or Aafia Siddiqui,” Muhammad Faisal, the FO spokesman said. Dr Shakil Afridi was taken into custody…

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May 3, 2018


Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday. “We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) partners…

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April 20, 2018


Trump says US withdrawing from Syria ‘very soon’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that US forces would pull out of Syria “very soon” and lamented what he said was Washington’s waste of $7 trillion in Middle East wars. In a populist address to industrial workers in Ohio, Trump said US forces were close to securing all of the territory that the…

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March 30, 2018

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