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Pakistan Seeks Taliban Leadership’s Help Against TTP

Five days after the deadly suicide blast at a mosque in the Peshawar Police Lines, the government of Pakistan blamed the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the carnage and requested the intervention of Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, to curb the TTP. The Express Tribune, a Pakistani media outlet, reported on Friday that the leadership of the Pakistani government,…
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Former Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmed Arrested

Pakistan's Interior Minister during Imran Khan's administration, Sheikh Ahmed, was arrested by Pakistan's police in Islamabad. Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was arrested by police from his residence in a private housing society in the wee hours of Thursday, Pakistani media reported. Sheikh Ahmed said that the police raided his house overnight without any warrant and…
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Dozens Killed and Wounded in Pakistan Mosque Blast

Dozens of people have been killed and injured following a blast in a mosque in Peshawar. A suicide bomber struck on Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, reportedly killing at least 20 people and wounding scores more, according to international media outlets. Geo News Pakistan reported that the suicide attacker was present in the front row during the prayers when…
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Top ISIS Leader Killed in US Military Operation in Somalia

The US military killed a key ISIS leader and facilitator in a mountainous region of northern Somalia, US officials confirmed in a statement on Thursday. The New York Times quoted US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as saying that a senior ISIS leader, Bilal al-Sudani, was killed in an airstrike in the remote Putland region in northern Somalia on Thursday. He was reportedly responsible for funding…
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Iran-Tajikistan Cooperation Consolidates Regional Stability, Reiterates Tajik FM

In a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Tajikistan said that cooperation between the two countries is effective in consolidating stability in the region. Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a newsletter issued on Tuesday, January 25, that this meeting was held on the sidelines of the meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Council of foreign…
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Ban on University Education Contradicts Islamic Teachings, Says Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the ban imposed by the Taliban on university education for women contradicts Islamic teachings. The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed this issue on Tuesday, at the meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Council of foreign ministers. In this meeting, Amir-Abdollahian emphasized on the…
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46 Afghan Refugees Killed in Iran in One Month

In the past month, 46 Afghan refugees were killed in Iran. Sources in Afghanistan's western Nimroz province told Hasht-e Subh on Monday, January 23, the bodies of 46 refugees were transferred to Afghanistan through the Silk Bridge crossing between Iran and Afghanistan last month. According to sources, these bodies belong to immigrants and refugees who visited Iran to work and have been killed in…
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India’s Imports From Afghanistan Declined by 30 Percent in 2022

India's imports from Afghanistan declined by 30 percent from January to December 2022. As per the data shared by the Land Port Authority of India, the country's imports in 2022 decreased by 30 percent compared to 2021, the Tribune-India reported on Wednesday. India's imports from Afghanistan in 2021 amounted to 31 billion Indian rupees. But this figure has decreased to less than 21 billion…
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Nepal Plane Crash Leaves Dozens Killed

At least 60 people have died after a plane with 72-onboard crashed on the runway at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal on Sunday. The Associated Press, citing Nepal's local media, reported that the Yeti Airlines plane with 68 passengers and 4 crew members crashed on Sunday, January 15, near Pokhara International Airport in the country's capital. Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal…
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Taliban Prioritize Reinforcement of Theocratic Rule Over Building Modern State, Says US Intelligence

An intelligence assessment being released on December 5 by the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) estimates that through 2025, the Taliban regime will not prevent a humanitarian catastrophe without international aid, reiterating that the Taliban use harsh tactics to maintain control of the population. The DNI serves as principal adviser to the US President on intelligence issues.…
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