A boy looks on behind a net at the refugee camp of Schisto in Athens, Greece, on June 8. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

At 65 million, the world has more refugees now than ever before

Conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a... Read more »
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Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed in U.S. drone strike

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been targeted and ‘likely killed’ in an air strike, US officials have said. The US military carried out an air strike on Saturday in a remote area... Read more »
Refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey - a crossing EU leaders want to discourage people from taking AFP/GEtty Imagese

‘The more the Afghan people suffer, the less attention they get’: Red Cross chief

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has praised the international efforts by Australia Defence Force personnel during his visit to the Middle East, including talks with troops in Camp Bird in Iraq. (Reuters: Alex Ellinghausen)

PM Turnbull visits Australian troops in Iraq, Afghanistan ahead of Obama meeting

MALCOLM Turnbull visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of his first White House meeting SYDNEY – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Monday a small increase in the Australian troop commitment... Read more »
A refugee couple with their babies after safely reaching Greece

Every two seconds, a baby is born in a conflict zone: UNICEF

More than 16 million babies born into conflict in 2015: UNICEF ISLAMABAD – Millions of babies around the world are born into life-threatening situations every year. UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said too... Read more »
A woman sells farm products in Ruma, Bangladesh

Promoting High-value mountain products for sustainable livelihoods

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, service providers and enablers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the... Read more »
Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Strong 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, triggers tremors in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

A major earthquake shook Tajikistan on Monday. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 12:50 p.m. local time on Monday in the most sparsely populated area of Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush Mountains, the... Read more »
A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has shaken Himalayan region on 26 October 2015. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be in northeastern Afghanistan.

Powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude shakes Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

More than 200 dead, 1000 injured in Pakistan as powerful quake strikes Hindukush region Pakistan Meteorological Department say the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.1 ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5... Read more »

Sri Lankan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh talent on display at MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup

The MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup is heating up, with three more teams cementing their place at the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup Semi-Finals on November 15th, Auburn. Davis 8, Afghan Stars and the... Read more »

Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan link with air base attack

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has gathered intelligence information regarding Friday’s terrorists attack on a Pakistani Air Force mosque and the adjoining areas and has recorded conversations between attackers and their handlers in Afghanistan.... Read more »

Afghan government says Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, died in 2013

KABUL, (Afghanistan) — After months of deliberation, Afghan officials announced on Wednesday that they were now certain that the Taliban’s longtime leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, died in Pakistan in 2013. The announcement... Read more »

Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence agencies sign MoU to conduct joint anti-terror operations

In a first of its kind deal,  the spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and carry out “coordinated intelligence operations” against militants operating along their porous border,... Read more »
Australian FM Julie Bishop held talks with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad during her 2-day visit to Pakistan.

Australia and Pakistan agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Australia and Pakistan discuss diverse areas including Business, Security, Tourism and People-to-People Exchange Tribune International Report (Islamabad Bureau) ISLAMABAD (Pakistan): Australia and Pakistan agreed on Wednesday to further enhance and strengthen bilateral... Read more »

Obama admits responsibility of hostages killed in US drone strike

An American and an Italian held hostage by al Qaeda, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by US drone strikes earlier this year, the government... Read more »

Australia’s batsmen set up record win over Afghanistan

A century to David Warner, fifties from Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell and a polished performance in the field have guided Australia to victory over Afghanistan PERTH (Australia) – Australia posted a... Read more »

Two Pak generals, one Afghan endgame

By M K Bhadrakumar Within the week two well-known Pakistani generals have spoken about the endgame in Afghanistan – Lt. General Asad Durrani, former chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] during 1990-92 and... Read more »

Rethinking education, different mindset needed to combat atrocities: UN HR Chief

Top UN Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein urges Muslim leadership to take the initiative to combat conflicts and prevent atrocities The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called for better leadership... Read more »

NATO formally ends Afghan War, with 41 Australian dead

US marks end of Afghan war and begins Support mission KABUL (Afghanistan) — The U.S. led 13-year war in Afghanistan formally came to an end with a modest flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul... Read more »

Taliban indoctrinates kids with American-produced jihadist textbooks

By Ishaan Tharoor — After the United States helped chase out the Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001, it came across a legacy of its earlier intervention in the region. As The... Read more »

Pakistan signs agreement to import 1,000 MW Electricity

CASA-1000 Agreement inked, Pakistan to get clean energy soon ISTANBUL (Turkey): Pakistan has signed an energy agreement with Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic in Istanbul to help resolve country’s pressing electricity crisis.... Read more »

Pakistan taking decisive action against militants: General Raheel

WASHINGTON – Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that Pakistan is taking decisive and indiscriminate action against Taliban militants including the Haqqani network. Speaking at a banquet held... Read more »

Founding member of Taliban lifts the lid on the real Afghanistan

By: Karen Jayes Founding member and former spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – known in popular media as the Taliban – as well as former Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah... Read more »