A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the town of Ghalanai in the Mohmand Agency.
Two senior government officials confirmed the news and said that the army will now just ‘maintain peace’.
Police have killed about 50 suspected militants in shootouts since the attack, including the man they say was its main planner.
Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
A new report by US-based experts has called for the Trump administration to take a tougher stand against Pakistan to urge it to turn its back on terrorist groups.
UN officials said they were concerned the outside world had not fully grasped the severity of the crisis unfolding in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Sole reliance on eyewitnesses and circumstantial evidence has for years benefitted the accused. A new law that makes DNA testing mandatory aims to change this.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the Hazara community is a rare exception.
An island which floods at high tide seems to be the only possible solution Bangladesh could come up with to relocate around 69,000 fled Rohingya Muslims.
Hundreds of Sri Lankans clashed with police at the opening last month of the industrial zone in the south, saying they would not be moved from their land.
Arrests of trade union organisers and workers, along with the suspension of workers from their jobs, has been a great success for the employers.
The July attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter was claimed by ISIS and was the worst militant attack in Bangladesh.
“Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organizations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity.”
Relatives were unable to shed any light on who had been holding the men or why.
Long banished from the literary canon, Saadat Hasan Manto was probably amongst the few great writers who wanted to make a living out of writing.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, whose program airs on Bol TV accused liberal activists and others of blasphemy putting their lives at risk.
Sri Lanka is heading towards one of its worst droughts in 30 years, which in the long-term could lead to land degradation and seriously impact the country’s economy.
“It’s the first time in a decade that we have openly hosted such a function,” said Farzana Jan, a leader of Trans Action Pakistan.
As protests break out over the disappearances of activists in Pakistan, it is evident that the state and the police are siding with religious outfits seeking to curtail freedom.
Pakistan has said Chandu Babulal Chavan was being returned in a “goodwill gesture”.
“Weaknesses can only be overcome if you accept the strategy…If you don’t accept the strategy, then you will let your weaknesses limit you,” says the Army chief
Reacting to the controversy back home, the Tamil diaspora held protests in Sri Lanka, the UK and Australia, with further protests being planned elsewhere.
The cabinet has refused to endorse a provision in a proposed human rights plan that would have undermined the penal code, which criminalises homosexuality.
In recent days, the missing Pakistani activists have been accused of blasphemy in online posts and by at least three television commentators.
The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action
Counter terrorism officials in Bangladesh have arrested Jahangir Alam for questioning, another suspected mastermind of the July attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
The massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.
A leadership change in the United Wa State Army which controls a statelet on the eastern border might lead to instability for Suu Kyi’s government.
More than 100 women who have lost their loved ones to ISIS have joined the fight against the most feared terrorist group acting as unorganised vigilantes.
A number of girls from the minority communities have been abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married off, a trend that legal sanctions have failed to curb.
Social taboos and hostile work environments have kept women away from joining the media in Bangladesh. But this is slowly changing.
The agreement marks a rare bright spot in the troubled bilateral relations between the two countries who see the stateless Rohingya Muslims as the other’s problem.
The committee would consider making it binding to investigate complaints before registering a case and also a suitable punishment other than the mandatory death penalty.
Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
The militant movement immediately claimed responsibility for the attack saying its target was a minibus carrying staff from the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency.
The new investment would give the Chinese control of Magampura port and a proposed investment zone – an attempt by Sri Lanka to revive their own economy.
Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
The Lahore high court issued the order to the government, National Database and Registration Authority and the interior ministry, with a government official assuring the court that the transgender community will be part of the 2017 census.