2017 October 05

Archive for October 5th, 2017

Award Honors Slain Indian Journalist’s Courage to ‘Write and Fight’

October 5, 2017 |

MUMBAI Two fearless Asian women who have risked their lives campaigning against religious extremism � one of whom was murdered last month � won a joint award on Thursday for their common courage.

Gauri Lankesh, 55, a outspoken Indian newspaper …

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Suicide Bombing At Pakistani Sufi Shrine Kills At Least 18

October 5, 2017 |

Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in the country's southwest has killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 30.

The attack took place on October 5 in the Jhal Magsi district, which is located …

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Pakistan Army Says Plan in Place to Integrate Militant-linked Groups

October 5, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani army on Thursday confirmed that a plan was in place to try to integrate militant-linked groups into the mainstream of the country's

politics.

Milli Muslim League (MML), a new militant party controlled by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, backed …

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Iran-Funded Center a Lifeline for Jakarta’s Marginalized Shia Minority

October 5, 2017 |

JAKARTA, INDONESIA The first month of the Islamic calendar, Muharram, is not a very big deal for most Indonesians, outside of New Year's Day. But every night of Muharram since it started on Sept. 21, hundreds of Shia Muslims have …

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Pakistan Army Says Plan in Place to Integrate Militant-linked Groups

October 5, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani army on Thursday confirmed that a plan was in place to try to integrate militant-linked groups into the mainstream of the country's

politics.

Milli Muslim League (MML), a new militant party controlled by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, backed …

Read More

Suicide Bombing At Pakistani Sufi Shrine Kills At Least 18

October 5, 2017 |

Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in the country's southwest has killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 30.

The attack took place on October 5 in the Jhal Magsi district, which is located …

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Award Honors Slain Indian Journalist’s Courage to ‘Write and Fight’

October 5, 2017 |

MUMBAI Two fearless Asian women who have risked their lives campaigning against religious extremism � one of whom was murdered last month � won a joint award on Thursday for their common courage.

Gauri Lankesh, 55, a outspoken Indian newspaper …

Read More

Will the US Get Left in the Digital Dust?

October 5, 2017 |

A recent report provides some surprises about which countries are gaining traction in the digital space and which are stalling.

Researchers at the Fletcher School of International Affairs at Tufts University in Massachusetts looked at where digital is replacing "physical …

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Deadly Suicide Attack Hits Sufi Shrine in Pakistan

October 5, 2017 |

QUETTA, PAKISTAN A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded Sufi shrine Thursday in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others.

The victims, mostly members of the minority Shi'ite Muslim community, were …

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Amnesty International Urges Halt to Afghan Refugee Returns

October 5, 2017 |

KABUL The human rights group Amnesty International urged European nations on Thursday to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to their deeply unsafe home country, saying the policy risked causing serious harm to those affected.

The …

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