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The War on Terror has operated on the unspoken assumption that the enemy was unable to strike back effectively. That might be about to end, writes Gary Sick.

Four Pakistani troops have been killed in a bomb blast in the country's troubled tribal region.

Pakistan soldier killed in militant attack in troubled northwest

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan soldier killed in militant attack in troubled northwest

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Pakistani army post in North Waziristan, which led to the death of one soldier.

Bomb blast kills 3 Pakistani forces near Afghan border

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb blast kills 3 Pakistani forces near Afghan border

A bomb blast has killed three security personnel in an area of Pakistan once known as a stronghold for militant groups.

"Never ending trauma" plagues Afghanistan

Harun Arsalai

"Never ending trauma" plagues Afghanistan

As NGO workers recover from a car-bomb attack on Save The Children's officers, Afghanis face violence from IS, the Taliban, security forces and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan army describes freeing US-Canadian couple from Taliban

The Pakistani military said the captors of a US-Canadian family held by the Taliban fled on foot after troops shot at their vehicle's tyres.

Naveed Ahmad

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant ...

Usaid Siddiqui

Can merging regions bring peace and justice to Pakistan?

Comment: As the north-western tribal areas prepare to be incorporated into Pakistan's regional governance system, many predict an end to ...

Naveed Ahmad

Perils to China-Pakistan's GCC economic corridor

Comment: By 2025, trade between the GCC and China will completely shift via the Pakistan economic corridor, but this new partnership is already ...

China's giant leap towards the GCC

Naveed Ahmad

China's giant leap towards the GCC

Comment: Beijing is known for its long-term pragmatism, and is investing massively in the infrastructure needed to develop oil and gas imports, ...

Vijay Prashad

Pakistan 'friends again' with Saudi Arabia

Comment: After Islamabad's refusal to send troops into what it saw as a sectarian-based war sparked a diplomatic crisis, the envoys have been ...

How Bin Laden's mail exposed a massive CIA blunder

Munir al-Mawri

How Bin Laden's mail exposed a massive CIA blunder

Analysis: When US Navy Seals swooped on the al-Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan, they discovered a cache of documents that revealed how the ...

Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

Vijay Prashad

Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

Comment: The Islamic State group has arrived in Pakistan with the announcement of its ‘Province of Khorasan’. But it is unlikely Pakistan will ...

Policy shaped by power in world burdened by grief

Vijay Prashad

Policy shaped by power in world burdened by grief

Sadness and pain from Peshawar to Paris should not blind us to the clichéd responses of those in power. More airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will ...

Pakistan school massacre leaves 141 dead

AFP

Pakistan school massacre leaves 141 dead

Taliban gunmen attack army-run school in Peshawar, killing at least 141 dead, including 132 children in Pakistan's worst ever terrorist attack.

Malik Wannous

The eternal war... a US plan for global dominance

Obama is continuing the project of the neo-cons who came before him, pursuing multiple wars in the name of "anti-terrorism" to assume world hegemony.

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