Afghanistan to become 'graveyard' for US, warns Taliban

Kabul, Aug. 22 -- The Taliban on Tuesday warned that Afghanistan would become a 'graveyard' for the United States if the latter does not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

According to media reports, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that Afghanistan will soon become another graveyard for US if America doesn't withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

Taliban's reaction comes as United States President Donald Trump said tha... Read More

Taliban leaders, fighters suffer casualties in US drone strike in Nangarhar

Afghanistan, Aug. 22 -- At least thirteen Taliban insurgents including two of their local leaders were killed or wounded during the airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the US forces on Monday morning.

The statement further added that unmanned aerial vehicles targeted the Taliban insurgents in Marki Khel Tangi area of Shirzad district.

At... Read More

LIVE updates: Supreme Court bench scraps 'triple talaq' practice by 3-2 majority

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court today pronounced its final judgement on the constitutional validity of the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslim community at 10.30am today. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing on this matter during the summer vacation. The Muslim women, who had filed the petitions, have challenged the practice of 'triple tal... Read More

Secure Marine Drive to prevent Barcelona-like vehicle attack, Mumbai police tell BMC, state

Mumbai, Aug. 22 -- In the wake of ISIS?terror attacks using vehicles in crowded places across Europe, the Mumbai police have approached the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Maharashtra government, asking them to secure Marine Drive.

Thousands visit the spot in the morning and evening.

The rush could make the spot a potential target for vehicle attacks -- a strategy adopted by the ISIS?of late -- say the police. The most recent was the att... Read More

A Second Class Seat in the Security Council?

Srinagar, Aug. 22 -- Membership of the UN Security Council had become a permanent and key focus of India's foreign policy goals for over a decade. India's position is that it would like the UNSC to have a P-9 with it and Brazil, Japan and Germany added to perpetuate the old system. To that extent it is not a reform of the Un system but a little tweak to it. This idea has so infatuated us that we now insist that support for India's membership is a... Read More

Taliban vows relentless fight as US unveils new strategy for Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Aug. 22 -- The Taliban group in Afghanistan reacted at the announcement of the new strategy of the United States by President Donald Trump, vowing relentless fight.

Claiming that the country has been occupied by the foreign forces, the group in a statement said Washington was supposed to think about the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan rather than opting to continue the war.

The statement further added that the group will ... Read More

ISIS operating on social media to recruit men from India, B'desh and SL: Report

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ISIS chief recruiter in India, Tech savvy al-Hindi has been operating on Facebook and other personal messenger services to contact, brainwash and recruit young men from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Press Trust India (PTI) reported.

The Islamic State today claimed that an Indian suicide bomber killed a "number" of people in an attack in Raqqa,... Read More

Trump announces new Afghanistan policy: Full speech

Washington, Aug. 22 -- In what was billed as the unveiling of a new strategy, President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan but declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent. Trump said the U.S. would shift away from a "time-based" approach, instead linking its assistance to results and to cooperation from the beleaguered Afghan government, India and Pakistan.

Thank you very much. Thank you. P... Read More

Donald Trump unveils new Afghan, South Asia strategy: Highlights

Washington, Aug. 22 -- President Donald Trump today unveiled his new Afghanistan policy in a rare Monday night prime-time address to a nation. Trump made his first prime-time broadcast to the nation as president at 9 pm (6:30 am IST, Tuesday) to unveil his new plan after a lengthy period of deliberations to end nearly 16 years long war in Afghanistan.The much-awaited policy announcement comes eight months after Trump became the US president and a... Read More

'You have much to lose by harbouring terrorists': Trump warns Pakistan as he unveils new Afghan policy

Washington, Aug. 22 -- US President Donald Trump on Monday warned Pakistan of consequences if it continues to provide safe havens to terror groups as he unveiled a new Afghanistan strategy. Trump said the American troops face "immense security threats" in Afghanistan and the broader region as there are 20 US-designated foreign terrorist organizations active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Outlining his administration's strategy to the war in Afghan... Read More