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The Taliban denied involvement but in recent years the Islamic State group has carried out attacks on Shiites in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills 30-Plus amid Peace Talks

A wave of attacks perpetrated by the Taliban, recently deemed by a U.S. government-linked study as the world’s second most lethal terrorist group, killed more than 30 people in Afghanistan since Sunday. The killings came as negotiations reported get underway between the United States and the ruthless narco-jihadis to end to the nearly 17-year-old war.

The State Department is bringing together Christian and other religious leaders from all corners of the world this week for a ministerial advocating religious freedom around the world, including Muslim-majority nations like Pakistan, predominantly Hindu India, and communist China, where both Christians and Muslims face harsh oppression.

U.S. Convenes World Faith Leaders for First-Ever Ministerial on Religious Freedom

The State Department is bringing together Christian and other religious leaders from all corners of the world this week for a ministerial advocating religious freedom around the world, including Muslim-majority nations like Pakistan, predominantly Hindu India, and communist China, where both Christians and Muslims face harsh oppression.

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers have been deployed for security ahead of Pakistan's July 25 national election

Pakistan Prepares Elections Following Violent Campaign Season

Pakistan prepares to open polls for this year’s regional and legislative elections Wednesday, ending a campaign season fraught with incendiary language, terrorist attacks, and flooded with hundreds of candidates openly embracing Islamist groups.

Pakistan labourers arrange a welcome billboard featuring the Chinese and Pakistani national flags ahead of the forthcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Islamabad on April 18, 2015. Pakistan needs a 'huge amount of financing' for infrastructure and energy projects and China is ready to announce help when President …

Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Loans Cause Debt Crisis in Pakistan

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Pakistan is facing a debt crisis due to the enormous loans it has taken out for the Orange Line, an elevated railway in Lahore that is only the first installment in China’s $62 billion plan to bring its “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative to Pakistan.

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China Claims One Belt, One Road Will End Jihad in Pakistan

China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) development projects within the borders of Pakistan will improve political stability in the Muslim country, the Chinese state-owned Global Times claimed in an editorial this week.

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Islamist Pakistani Candidate Threatens Nuclear Attack on Holland

The leader of one of the most prominent Islamist extremist groups participating in the Pakistan general elections vowed to use an “atom bomb” from the country’s arsenal to “wipe Holland off the face of this earth” if it allows a competition of cartoons depicting Mohammad to proceed, Pakistani media reported Tuesday.

Indian paramilitary troopers after a gunfight in Kashmir in October: there have been clashes for decades in the disputed region

Unprecedented: China Convinces Pakistan to Engage in Military Drills with India

The nuclear-armed militaries of Pakistan and India, at the behest of China, are scheduled to participate in unprecedented joint military counter-terrorism drills in Russia next month as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an eight-member Eurasia coalition led by Beijing.

A Pakistani woman in a burqa casts her ballot on February 18, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan. The critical national and provincial elections are expected to further weaken President Musharraf's hold on power. The elections are considered a crucial step in the ongoing process of moving Pakistan from military to civilian …

War on ‘Blasphemy’ a Top Theme in Islamist-Dominated Pakistani Elections

The looming July 25 general elections in Pakistan have seen hundreds of candidates enter the political mainstream with backing from Islamic terrorist organizations and ardent supporters of the country’s blasphemy law, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed this week.

A Pakistani woman in a burqa casts her ballot on February 18, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan. The critical national and provincial elections are expected to further weaken President Musharraf's hold on power. The elections are considered a crucial step in the ongoing process of moving Pakistan from military to civilian …

Pakistan: Political Leaders Facing Terror Threat as Jihadi Surge Enters Elections

Political leaders in nuclear-armed Pakistan, often considered to be allied with the powerful military establishment, are beginning to feel the ramifications of the jihadi candidate surge that entered the general elections, increasingly facing terrorist threats ahead of the contest, Dawn reports Tuesday.

A Pakistani voter casts her ballot in a by-election in Lahore on September 17, 2017. The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is contesting a parliamentary by-election September 17 after her husband's seat became vacant when he was ousted from office. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI (Photo …

Pakistan Fails to Keep Thousands of Jihadis, Rapists, Criminals Off Election Ballots

Pakistan’s election commission appears powerless to prevent the “political mainstreaming” of Islamic extremists and candidates charged with crimes ranging from corruption and rape to human smuggling and murder, rendering the country’s upcoming race a springboard for radicals and alleged criminals, according to several news reports.