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[4 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The News, Oct 4, 2017
WASHINGTON: In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top US military officer said he believed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups.
“It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), told the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The United States in 2012 designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist organization.The …

Bangladesh, Headline, Terrorism »

[14 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Tarek Mahmud in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 14, 2017
The militant outfits both at home and abroad are fishing in troubled waters as they are trying to inspire their followers to go to Myanmar and fight the country’s military in the name of saving the Rohingya people who face brutality at the hands of the Myanmar army.
Highlighting the Rohingya crisis as an important issue, global jihadist groups and several international and native militant outfits have already exchanged such “jihadi” invitations on social media.
Bangladesh’s security specialists fear that the entire region …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Headline, Pakistan, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[14 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Umair Muhammadzai in the Express Tribune, Sept 14, 2017
PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has already lost hundreds of youngsters to the ‘charm’ of the various Taliban groups and factions. Now, it appears the Khorasan franchise of the ultra-extremist group Islamic State (IS) has moved in to tap into this recruitment pool, security officials told Daily Express.
Muhammad is 22. He went to the country’s most prestigious boys’ school – Aitchison College in Lahore. He eventually got a scholarship to study in the United States.
Then, two-and-a-half years into his degree programme, he started showing …

China, Terrorism, UIGHUR muslims »

[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The ExpressTribune, sept 13, 2017
BEIJING: China is facing heightened threats from foreign infiltration via religion and from the spread of extremism, a top official for religious affairs said on Tuesday, after strict new rules were passed to manage religious practice in the country.
President Xi Jinping has emphasized the need to guard against foreign infiltration through religion and to prevent the spread of ‘extremist’ ideology, while also being tolerant of traditional faiths that he sees as a salve to social ills. China’s parliament last week passed updated rules …

China, Terrorism, UIGHUR muslims »

[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua in Global Times, Sept12, 2017 at 23:26 hrs
China’s armed police on Tuesday completed an anti-terror exercise in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The exercise, held simultaneously in several locations including Aksu, Kashgar, Urumqi and Yili over the past three and half days, included more than 10,000 people, according to a military statement.
The exercise examined the force’s ability to carry out missions in complicated environments such as in deserts, plateaus and mountainous regions, as well as nighttime operations, it said.http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1066111.shtml


[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD – The government has moved to amend “The Security of Pakistan Act, 1952” and replace the words “federal government” with “prime minister” so as to authorise the latter to make an order with respect to any particular person, that he be detained, to prevent him from acting prejudicial to the defence of the country, it has been learnt.
At present, the “federal government” is competent to exercise such powers under the Security of Pakistan Act, 1952 and take decisions in respect of restrictions on the movements of suspected persons and …

Bangladesh, Terrorism »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the militant group which tipped Myanmar’s Rakhine state into a crisis, on Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire until October 9.
Deadly attacks by ARSA began on August 25, provoking weeks of operations by Myanmar’s troops and police which have sent around 300,000 Rohinyga fleeing to Bangladesh.
A further 27,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are internally displaced as the state is once more devoured by communal and religious violence.
Who are they?
Despite decades of oppression in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, the predominantly Muslim Rohingya have largely refrained from violence.
ARSA made …

Headline, Terrorism »

[30 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Myo Myo and James Hookway in The Wall St Journal, Aug 30, 2017
YANGON, Myanmar—Myanmar security forces Tuesday stepped up their claims that Muslim militants were hoping to take advantage of the turmoil in the West of the country by establishing an Islamic state there, and alleged that international aid groups were assisting them.
The country has come under widespread criticism for its heavy-handed response to a series of attacks on Friday, when a small group of ethnic-Rohingya insurgents launched what they called a pre-emptive strike against security forces in northern …


[11 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sartaj Khan in The News, July 11, 2017
The writer is an independent researcher.
In his series, ‘The mullah and the Pakhtun’ published in the News pages on June 29, June 30 and July 2, Zalan Khan has contributed to a very important debate. Unfortunately, his analysis of the mullah and his position in Pakhtun society received less attention than it deserves.
It is a great misconception that the mullah was considered inferior in social organisation, especially in the era of Pakhto, governed by the unwritten code of Pakhtunwal (the way …

China, Featured, Terrorism »

[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Catherine Wong in South China Morning Post, June 25, 2017 at 11.44pm
The recent killing of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan and the rise of the Islamist jihadist movement in Asia has highlighted an increasingly urgent need for Beijing to join international efforts against terrorism, security analysts say.
Beijing already faces threats at home, mostly in Xinjiang, where authorities blame attacks on religious extremism, but the risk to China has grown as it ­expands its footprint with massive trade plans along conflict-torn ­regions.
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui …