Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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A car is seen on fire at the site of a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan that is believed to have killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akthar Mansur.

Pakistan Slams Strike On Taliban Leader

Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Kahn has complained about a U.S. drone strike targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur -- saying that the attack on the Taliban leader while he was in Pakistan was not legal. More

Pakistan Sentences Five To Death For 2014 Karachi Attack

Reports from Pakistan say a military tribunal has sentenced to death five naval officers for their involvement in an attack on a Karachi dockyard in September 2014 that left one officer and three attackers dead. More

A car is seen on fire at the site of a drone strike believed to have killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akthar Mansur in southwest Pakistan.

Pentagon: Slain Taliban Leader Was Threat To U.S. Troops

The Pentagon has said U.S. forces killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur in a drone strike on May 21 because he posed "specific, imminent threats" to U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan. More

A dead body covered on the ground at the alleged scene of a drone strike that killed the Afghan Taliban's supreme leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansur, in the Ahmad Wal area of Balochistan on May 21.

Iran: Slain Taliban Leader Wasn't Here

Iran has denied reports claiming that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur had traveled to Iran before being killed in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan. More

This photograph taken on May 21, 2016 shows Pakistani local residents gathering around a destroyed vehicle hit by a drone strike in which Taliban leader Mullah Akthar Mansur  is believed to have been killed.

Obama Hails Taliban Leader's Death As 'Milestone' For Peace

U.S. President Barack Obama has confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Akthar Mansur was killed in a U.S. drone attack, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan. More

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Features & Commentary

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan's Unlikely Reformer

One of Pakistan's most conservative politicians, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has become an unlikely torch-bearer for reform in the deeply religiously conservative country.
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Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic' Coalition: Spin Or Substance?

In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.
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Pakistani Director Talks About Battle To End 'Honor Killings'

The first Oscar-winner in Pakistan's history is back in the Hollywood limelight this weekend as Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's unflinching new documentary about honor killings, A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness, competes for an Academy Award.
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"Gandhara" - New Website


An ancient region comprising parts of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan inspires the "Gandhara" page, which provides foreign-policy audiences with reporting, analysis, and commentary direct from Radio Mashaal's local correspondents in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the aim of promoting peace. Go to "Gandhara"