Afghanistan Releases 100 More Taliban Prisoners Despite Major Concerns
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Local Afghans are worried the released Taliban prisoners might return to fighting
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Thu, 04/09/2020 - 20:58
Afghan spy agency NDS released images of Abdullah Orakzai, a Pakistani national also known as Aslam Farooqi, the regional chief of Islamic State (courtesy NDS)
Afghan authorities captured Pakistani militant Aslam Farooqi last week
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:53
A homeless man walks past closed shops during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…
Some hope social solidarity and community outreach during the pandemic could increase people’s political awareness to demand swift government reforms
Nisan Ahmado
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:08
A Chinese police officer takes his position by the road near what is officially called a vocational education centre in Yining…
Several international companies say they are taking measures to ensure their goods from the Xinjiang region are not produced by coercive employment of Uighurs
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:56
Abdullah Orakzai, a Pakistani national also known as Aslam Farooqi, the regional chief of the Islamic State group is seen in a photo relased by the Afghan spy agency NDS. (Courtesy - NDS)
Aslam Farooqi, leader of ISKP, was recently arrested in Kandahar province
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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:27
A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands guard in a prison where men suspected to be afiliated with the Islamic…
UN officials believe Syria is one of the countries where the potential spread of the deadly virus in prisons is extremely high
Sirwan Kajjo
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 20:49
FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 photo, Rev. Kip Rush delivers his sermon in a sanctuary filled with mostly empty pews…
Some say anti-coronavirus efforts clash with First Amendment rights
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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 20:48
Afghan spy agency NDS released images of Abdullah Orakzai, a Pakistani national also known as Aslam Farooqi, the regional chief of Islamic State (courtesy NDS)
Agency says operation also detained 19 key operatives
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:40
FILE - Judea Pearl, father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, speaks at an event honoring the memory of his son, in Miami Beach, Florida, April 15, 2007.
Family of US journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002, say they will appeal a decision by a Pakistani court this week that acquitted Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three others convicted of the murder
Niala Mohammad
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:53
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi is saluted as he is sworn-in for a second term in Maputo, Mozambique January 15, 2020…
Militants briefly took control of government buildings within 48 hours and raised their flag in both towns before retreating, local sources said 
Sirwan Kajjo
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:42
FILE - Taliban fighters prepare to guard a gathering, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan, May 27, 2016.
Spokesperson says Taliban 'will not fight in that particular area so that health workers deliver assistance to that area'
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 21:58
Afghan Taliban Say They Won't Fight in Their Areas if Coronavirus Hits
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Spokesperson says Taliban 'will not fight in that particular area so that health workers deliver assistance to that area'
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 21:45
Turkish soldiers stand outside the court in a prison complex where the trial of prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15…
Groups are criticizing the government for excluding imprisoned dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists from release proposals
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 19:45
Afghan Taliban Launch Coronavirus Awareness Campaign
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Afghan Taliban have launched public awareness campaign about coronavirus in areas under their control in eastern province of Nangarhar, but locals want them to do more
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 22:40
FILE - Foreign prisoners, suspected of being part of the Islamic State, lie in a prison cell in Hasaka, Syria, January 7, 2020.
Syrian Democratic Forces says prisoners becoming infected is highly likely because of a lack of adequate resources to prevent COVID-19 from spreading
Sirwan Kajjo
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 21:59