Pakistan

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Published 08/12/2017

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there. [more…]

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

Published 04/12/2017

U.S. Secretary for Defense, Jim Mattis, sits opposite Britain's Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, before a meeting at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) [more…]

Islamic State seizes new Afghan foothold after luring Taliban defectors

Islamic State seizes new Afghan foothold after luring Taliban defectors

Published 01/12/2017

Afghan National Army (ANA) troops keep watch at a check point in Aqcha district of Jawzjan province, Afghanistan November 27, 2017. Picture taken November 27, [more…]

Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

Published 24/11/2017

Rescue personnel inspect a vehicle damaged by a suicide bomber which killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work in Peshawar, Pakistan [more…]

Pakistan releases from house arrest Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks

Pakistan releases from house arrest Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks

Published 24/11/2017

Hafiz Saeed is showered with flower petals as he walks to court before a Pakistani court ordered his release from house arrest in Lahore, Pakistan [more…]

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

Published 30/10/2017

U.S. lawmakers will grill top Trump administration officials on Monday about a new authorization for the use of military force for the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups, Congress' most significant step in years toward taking back control of its constitutional right to authorize war. [more…]

PNG says Australia responsible for hundreds of asylum seekers when detention camp closes

PNG says Australia responsible for hundreds of asylum seekers when detention camp closes

Published 30/10/2017

Australia will not be allowed to walk away from legal, financial and moral responsibility for nearly 800 men when it closes its asylum seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Tuesday, PNG's immigration minister said. [more…]

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

Published 26/10/2017

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. [more…]

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Published 26/10/2017

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. [more…]

Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

Published 13/10/2017

A Pakistani court on Friday delayed the extradition hearing of a Pakistani-American man accused of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State without fixing a new date, the man's lawyer said. [more…]