Update for Friday, January 5, 2018

Update for Friday, January 5, 2018

Suicide bomber in Kabul kills at least 20 people, injures dozens including 27 police.  The U.S. suspends all se security aid to Pakistan saying the country has not done enough to eliminate safe havens for Afghan insurgents. If you have a subscription...

Who speaks for the Fatemiyoun?

Who speaks for the Fatemiyoun?

BBC Persian made a splash when it reported last week that about 2,000 Afghans had died in Syria fighting on behalf of Assad as part of the Fatemiyoun Brigade, a proxy militia organized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The number, an outdated figure wh...

Its dreams of a caliphate are gone. Now Isis has a deadly new strategy Its dreams of a caliphate are gone. Now Isis has a deadly new strategy Scores killed in Isis bombing of Kabul news agency and Shia centre Gunmen launch deadly attack on Coptic church near Cairo

Its dreams of a caliphate are gone. Now Isis has a deadly new strategy Its dreams of a caliphate are gone. Now Isis has a deadly new strategy Scores killed in Isis bombing of Kabul news agency and Shia centre Gunmen launch deadly attack on Coptic church near Cairo

Its much-vaunted has gone, crushed by the might of Russian, Syrian and US warplanes, Iran-backed militias, Kurdish forces and armies launched by Damascus and Baghdad. But while 2017 might have seen the end of Islamic State’s dream of ruling over its...

Pakistan accuses US of treating it like 'whipping boy' as terror row grows Pakistan accuses US of treating it like 'whipping boy' as terror row grows 'Nothing but lies and deceit': Trump launches Twitter attack on Pakistan

Pakistan accuses US of treating it like 'whipping boy' as terror row grows Pakistan accuses US of treating it like 'whipping boy' as terror row grows 'Nothing but lies and deceit': Trump launches Twitter attack on Pakistan

Pakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with the US after to the country for failing to take “decisive action” against terrorist networks. The funding freeze announced on Thursday, along with a decision the sam...