Archive for 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 January February March April May June July August September October November Submit Terrorism 2020-11-26 With al-Qaeda's old guard dead, what comes next for the group? The reported deaths of al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and deputy leader Abu Mohammed al-Masri raise questions about the group's future strategy and strength. Human Rights 2020-11-25 China's crackdown in Hong Kong exposes regime's anti-freedom agenda Increasingly around the world, the Chinese regime appears intent on cracking down on basic human rights to enforce unwavering loyalty to the Communist Party. Security 2020-11-24 Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan likely to weaken, split after Rizvi's death Hardline religious party leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi died last week. Political and security analysts question the direction the group will take with his son now at the helm. Education 2020-11-23 Pioneering female graduate vows to fight illiteracy in Bajaur Many naysayers discouraged Fatima Iqbal from choosing physics, a subject area dominated by men. She has proven that 'females can achieve anything if they work hard'. Health 2020-11-20 China injects almost a million people with unproven COVID-19 vaccine Many of Sinopharm's trials are happening overseas, and the Chinese firm has offered little clinical evidence to back up its claims of success. Economy 2020-11-20 UN, US livestock initiative seeks to revive agriculture in merged districts USAID and the FAO are working to build markets and sheds in South Waziristan, North Waziristan and Khyber districts to help communities boost trade and livelihoods. Education 2020-11-19 Mamad Gat College: a ray of hope for tribal residents The new college is the latest in a series of developmental activities in the newly merged tribal districts. Security 2020-11-18 Afghan forces hunt down ISIS remnants as life normalises in former strongholds Residents in Nangarhar Province are rebuilding their homes and say they no longer fear the wrath of the terrorists. Education 2020-11-18 Tribal districts eye new education opportunities as part of KP merger Various public and private sector projects are proceeding in tribal areas to spur growth and development. Terrorism 2020-11-17 Killing of top al-Qaeda official in Tehran prompts uncomfortable questions for Iran A report detailing the killing of al-Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Muhammad al-Masri also shed light on the regime's efforts to protect the terrorist leader in an upscale suburb of Tehran for years. Security 2020-11-17 KP Police ramp up counter-terror operations after deadly madrassa bombing A bombing at a religious school in Dir Colony killed nine and wounded more than 90 on October 27. Security 2020-11-16 Graduates of Elite Police Training Centre form front line against terrorism The centre, established in 2014, has so far trained nearly 12,000 commandos of the KP Police. Education 2020-11-13 Dangerous doctors: Russian, Chinese medical schools churn out dubious degrees Medical schools in China and Russia are notorious for awarding such degrees to students from countries such as Pakistan in order to pocket hard currency. Crime & Justice 2020-11-12 Minorities, women gain representation on Peshawar Dispute Resolution Council Dispute Resolution Councils have helped reduce violence and crime in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by ending blood feuds and convincing quarreling parties to find a peaceful resolution. Security 2020-11-11 Xi fuels jingoism at home while China's military grows aggressive abroad The Chinese president is directing operations to undermine neighbouring countries while at the same time claiming that "pursuing hegemony or bullying leads nowhere". Diplomacy 2020-11-10 With eye on influence, Iran puts Pakistani Shia, Sunni scholars on payroll 'The security agencies are closely monitoring the activities of all religious scholars suspected of working for Iranian interests,' said one security official. Terrorism 2020-11-09 Pakistan begins registering thousands of madrassas to help curb terror links Religious scholars welcomed the move, saying that the registration process will help in delinking ties between some madrassas and proscribed terror outfits. Diplomacy 2020-11-06 Mistreatment of Muslims, disrespect of Islam inflame anti-China sentiment in Pakistan Pakistanis are becoming increasingly upset over Beijing's systematic abuse and indoctrination of Muslims in Xinjiang, and Chinese companies' promotion of un-Islamic products and content. Security 2020-11-05 Amid lull in peace talks, Taliban churn out propaganda in image-makeover bid Part of the group's efforts are centered around the Haqqani Network, a violent Taliban wing blamed for some of the worst atrocities in Afghanistan's war. Crime & Justice 2020-11-05 Pakistan joins US-led international body targeting child abductions Children's rights bodies and legal specialists applauded the collaboration between the two countries. Diplomacy 2020-11-04 Ashrafi appointment as special envoy seen as boon to interfaith harmony Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), has become special Middle East representative to the prime minister. Human Rights 2020-11-04 Uighur spy for Chinese indoctrination campaign gunned down in Istanbul The Uighur man told a news outlet in February about how he was forced by Chinese authorities to spy on his fellow Muslims. Now he's hospitalised in serious condition, shot by an unknown gunman. Security 2020-11-03 Government initiative focuses on restoring Peshawar's heritage Under one initiative, the KP government will purchase the ancestral houses of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, Bollywood actors, and convert them into museums. Education 2020-11-02 KP eyes parent-teacher councils to bolster education in merged districts The councils are combined organisation of parents and teachers designed to develop the education process and ensure the safety of children.