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By MEHREEN ZAHRA-MALIK in The New York Times online, July 27, 2017
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dr. Faisal Ranjha was examining a patient in the crowded critical-care unit of his hospital in northeastern Pakistan when a federal officer abruptly walked in, seized his cellphone and told him he was under arrest.
Officers took him home to scoop up his laptop and the tablet computer on which his 8-year-old son was playing games, then drove the doctor more than 150 miles to the Federal Investigation Agency headquarters in Islamabad. Only then was he told …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Headline »

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by Anwar Iqbal in Dawn, July 28th, 2017
WASHINGTON: In a rare display of agreement on the Afghan issue, the United States and Pakistan have both reiterated the need for including the Taliban in the Afghan peace process.
Yet differences over the alleged presence of militant safe havens in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) continue to plague a decades-old relationship between the two countries.
“One of the things that the Secretary [of State] feels very strongly about is trying to get to a place where we can have some sort of a …

China, Featured »

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by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, July 28, 2017
Officials in the top ranks of the party, government and military were summoned this week to ­Beijing for a two-day seminar to study President Xi Jinping’s speeches and to gear up for a key, once-every-five-years Communist Party congress this autumn.
The preparatory meeting, which ended on Thursday, came just days before an annual gathering of incumbent and retired party leaders in the seaside resort of ­Beidaihe, where they will seek consensus on major decisions for the 19th party congress.
The autumn congress …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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by Salman Tarek Shakil in Dhaka Tribune, July 28, 2017
Draft syllabuses and curricula of this proposed new education system have already been prepared by the foundation’s research department
Bangladesh Islamic Foundation is moving forward with plans to launch its own line of madrasas where Urdu and Arabic will be given priority.
Draft syllabuses and curricula of this proposed new education system have already been prepared by the foundation’s research department.
Currently, there are two types of madrasas in Bangladesh: state-sponsored Alia madrasas; and Qawmi madrasas that are run on private donations.
Islamic Foundation – …

Bangladesh, Headline »

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Report in the daily star, July 28, 2017
Police claimed to have arrested a “Neo JMB” leader, who carried arms and grenades used in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan on July 1 last year, in Singra upazila of Natore early today.
Arrestee Abu Jara alias Rash, one of the key planners of the militant attack, had carried arms and grenades from Chapainawabganj to Dhaka for the attack, Asaduzzaman, superintendent of police in Bogra, told our Natore correspondent.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of detective branch (DB) of police from …