Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan Hangs Teen Despite Global Outcry

Pakistan executed Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from global human rights groups, prison officials and relatives said August 4. More

Mullah Omar's Family Defies New Taliban Leader

The family of the late Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, says it's not backing his announced successor and that religious scholars and veterans of the movement should choose his replacement. More

Pakistani militant Jalaluddin Haqqani (file photo)

Taliban Denies Death Of Haqqani Founder

An official Taliban statement on August 1 denied Pakistani media reports that the founder of the Haqqani network -- a militant group affiliated with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda -- died about a year ago. More

White House: Omar's Death Gives Afghans Chance For Peace

The White House confirmed the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar July 31 and said his demise "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan." More

Czech Police Use Tear Gas Against Asylum Seekers

Czech police say they used tear gas to stop migrants who were trying to flee a detention center in the country's northeast on July 31. More

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Features & Commentary

Mullah Mansur, The Afghan Taliban's New Leader

The Afghan Taliban has a new leader, one who appears pragmatic and moderate compared to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the near-mythical figure he replaces.

Can A Dead Mullah Omar Kill Taliban Peace Talks?

The Afghan government says Taliban leader Mullah Omar's absence will pave the way toward peace. But skeptics counter that his death could in fact complicate the peace process.

Migrants Undeterred In March To EU

An RFE/RL correspondent recently rode on a Belgrade bus packed with Afghans and other refugees heading to the EU. What she saw on the trip shocked her.

Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government.

Afghan Intelligence Deal With Pakistan Sparks Uproar

The Afghan government is fending off a storm of criticism after it signed a security deal with Pakistan, which many Afghans accuse of supporting the Taliban.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal


Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

"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"