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Gunmen kill 50 in Nigeria’s Kebbi state, residents say

By Garba Muhammad KEBBI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least 50 people in a raid on an area of northwest Nigeria, residents said on Sunday. Abdullahi Karman Unashi, a…

China says it supports Russia deploying forces to Kazakhstan to quell unrest

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China supports Russian-led forces deployed to Kazakhstan to help quell unrest, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov late on Monday. In a…

‘Ashamed’: Pakistan grapples with fallout from mob killing

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A shocking and deadly mob attack on a Sri Lankan factory manager accused of blasphemy in eastern Pakistan last week prompted days of soul searching as the…

Russia sends new tanks to base in Tajikistan, practices missile defence

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was reinforcing its military base in Tajikistan with 30 new tanks and that its forces at the facility had carried out exercises…

Explainer: Who are the Pakistani Islamists shouting “death to blasphemers”?

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Thousands of activists from the banned Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) have clashed with security forces in Pakistan over the past two weeks, shouting "death to…

The Battle Within Islamists – Militant Vs Institutional

Islamists in the Muslim world have remained in conflict, as there is no consensus within the Muslim world on the ideal political system. So political Islam remained in trouble for…

By Qamar Cheema

Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

By Alasdair Pal and Jibran Ahmed (Reuters) - A little more than a month after toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who…

Afghan activists protest outside shuttered women affairs ministry

(Reuters) - About two dozen women activists protested outside Afghanistan's women's ministry on Sunday after it was closed by Taliban militants in power in Kabul and replaced by their Ministry…

Kabul gamers fret over favourite pastime with Taliban back in power

(Reuters) - The Sm:)le net club, a gaming cafe in downtown Kabul, used to be a haven for young people in the city: an escape from the daily grind in…

Pakistan’s Pashtun Problem

During a visit to Pakistan a few months after the Lal Masjid episode and emergence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2007, I asked a question from all my interlocutors…

China becomes victim of Pakistan’s Islamist problem

Islamabad [Pakistan] July 20 (ANI): After nine Chinese nationals were killed last week near Pakistan's Dasu hydroelectric Project, the Pakistan government had initially said that the bus in which they…