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  • Militants attack Nato tankers in Balochistan(Pakistan)

    10/08/2010 6:25:39 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 8 replies ^ | 09 Oct, 2010
    QUETTA: It seems there was no respite in attacks on Afghanistan bound Nato convoys as several more oil tankers were destroyed when unknown armed men attacked the oil tankers in the area of Mithri of the Bolan district.
  • Balochistan can be freed, if US stop supporting Pakistan:

    10/26/2015 9:27:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | IST
    Balochistan can be freed if US stops supporting Pakistan, feels Baloch activist Ahmer Musti Khan who earlier heckled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speech."I must assure you our Baloch people are so confident of victory that they believe that once US stops supporting Pakistan, we can force them out of Balochistan," Musti Khan said in an exclusive interview with ANI....Musti Khan demanded freedom of Balochistan provinces where Pakistani army has been engaged in torture and killings of Baloch people demanding freedom. The activist also called Sharif a 'friend of al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden.'
  • EXCLUSIVE Charles McGonigal sends top FBI bosses into a frenzy as they're now trawling through 22 years of high-level investigations for fear they were compromised by convicted bureau spy

    01/27/2024 1:22:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/24 | Greg Woodfield
    Anxious FBI chiefs are trawling through 'numerous' top-level investigations spanning 22 years for fear they were compromised by convicted bureau spook Charles McGonigal, can reveal. The forensic clean-up operation ranges over the entire time the philandering former head of counterintelligence in New York worked for the agency. McGonigal, 55, has already been sentenced to four years and two months in prison for taking money and conspiring with a sanctioned Russian oligarch who is a crony of despot President Vladimir Putin. But the full possible repercussions of his treachery are outlined in a sentencing memorandum by the US government for...
  • Are Pakistan and Iran at War Now?

    01/18/2024 8:52:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    For quite some time now we’ve been keeping a close eye on the border region between Pakistan and India. The two nuclear powers have never gotten along well, with frequent skirmishes breaking out over disputed territory. But as of yesterday, Pakistan has experienced a flare-up with a different neighbor. Iran has launched attacks on what it claims are terrorist centers in Pakistan and now Pakistan has fired back, launching airstrikes into Iranian territory and killing at least seven people. So if there wasn’t already enough warfare in that region (both declared and undeclared), there’s one more conflict to toss on...
  • Baluchistan, Explosive Region On Iran-Pakistan Borderland

    01/18/2024 4:51:07 AM PST · by hardspunned · 10 replies
    Barrons ^ | 1/18/24 | Stuart Williams
    Baluchistan is a restive region shared by Iran and Pakistan where security forces on both sides of the border have for years battled militant groups but which now risks being the subject of escalating tensions between the neighbours. Both Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan and Pakistan's western province of Balochistan are the most impoverished regions of their respective countries, vast and arid provinces constantly battling drought, with rampant unemployment. They are home to the Baluch people, who number overall an estimated 10 million, the majority of whom live in Pakistan including also in the Sindh province, with several million in...
  • Report: Several injured in Pakistani attack in Iranian territory

    01/17/2024 11:16:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/24
    Several explosions were heard in southeastern Iran on Thursday morning, according to local media. The Mehr news agency reported that several people were injured in an attack by drones and missiles. According to the report, the attack was carried by the Pakistani army in Iranian territory, and follows an Iranian attack in Pakistani territory...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Unconfirmed Reports of Pakistan’s Strike Against Iran – What We Know So Far

    01/17/2024 8:39:54 PM PST · by Levy78 · 66 replies
    Geopolitiki ^ | 1/17/24 | Staff
    MILITARY NEWS WORLD NEWS BREAKING NEWS: Unconfirmed Reports of Pakistan’s Strike Against Iran – What We Know So Far BY NEWSTEAM 1 HOUR AGO SHARE POST 3 MIN Islamabad, Pakistan – Unconfirmed reports have emerged regarding a series of Pakistani raids using ballistic missiles, fighter jets, and artillery targeting terrorist group bases inside Iran as a response to its recent missile attacks. This development, if true, could mark a significant escalation in cross-border tensions. These reports, which surfaced a few hours ago, suggest that the Pakistani Air Force may have conducted operations against groups it holds responsible for instigating unrest...
  • Iran Attacks Pakistan, Kills Two Children

    01/16/2024 8:28:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 09:00pm | Mary Chastain
    Iran attacked Pakistan. Iran claimed it targeted two bases that belonged to the militant group Jaish al Adl. Pakistan said the attack was “completely unacceptable,” claiming it killed two children and injured three: Iran has fought in border areas against the militants, but a missile-and-drone attack on Pakistan is unprecedented for Iran. Iranian reports described the strikes as happening in the mountains of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry issued a strongly worded rebuke of the strikes. “Pakistan strongly condemns the unprovoked violation of its airspace by Iran which resulted in death of two innocent children while injuring three girls,”...
  • Border crossing with Afghanistan swamped by Afghans after Pakistani expulsion order (PBS' Amna Nawaz's origin - ethnic cleansing)

    11/02/2023 8:27:14 AM PDT · by Milagros · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 Nov 2023
    Pakistan gives last warning to undocumented immigrants to leave, in Chaman PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Thousands of people swamped Pakistan's main northwestern border crossing seeking to cross into Afghanistan on Thursday, a day after the government's deadline expired for undocumented foreigners to leave or face expulsion. Pakistani authorities began rounding up undocumented foreigners, most of them Afghans, hours before Wednesday's deadline. More than a million Afghans could have to leave or face arrest and forcible expulsion as a result of the ultimatum delivered by the Pakistan government a month ago.
  • Why Iran and Afghanistan are headed to war

    09/25/2023 6:54:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 14, 2023 | Caspian Report
    Why Iran and Afghanistan are headed to war | 15:40CaspianReport | 1.36M subscribers | 910,087 views | September 14, 2023
  • How the Army, corrupt elite turned Pakistan into a basket case

    05/18/2023 10:21:46 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    India Narrative ^ | 15th May 2023 | Mahua Venkatesh
    Pakistan’s Army needs to take a large chunk of the blame for ruining the country’s economy. Last year, former Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa officially admitted that the military has been meddling in politics for decades. “In my opinion, the reason for this is the constant meddling by the army in politics for the last 70 years, which is unconstitutional,” he said, adding that the crumbling economic situation must be taken as a lesson and all stakeholders need to work together to safeguard the country’s interest. Last year in November General Asim Munir took charge as Pakistan’s new Army...
  • Why China may not lift ‘iron-brother’ Pakistan out of its economic mess

    05/18/2023 10:20:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    India Narrative ^ | 19th May 2023 | Mahua Venkatesh
    Will China come to the rescue of cash-starved Pakistan, which is inching closer to a default amid delay in revival of the $6.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? China has not made any statements over the deepening political crisis in the South Asian nation but concerns have risen. “China’s stakes in Pakistan are high. It also needs Pakistan to contain India but the moot question is whether Beijing will be willing to completely bailout Pakistan. That is a matter of debate,” an analyst told India Narrative. Global ratings agency Moody’s has already warned that Pakistan may default...
  • In Iran, mass demonstrations in Baluchestan -- and beyond

    02/26/2023 10:54:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 Feb, 2023 | Hamid Enayat
    Day 163 of the Iranian national uprising for democracy was eventful in Iran's provinces. nationwide uprising entered its 163rd day on Saturday in different parts of the country against the mullahs' brutal dictatorship. The Iranian opposition MEK has published the names of 17 more martyrs of the February 25 nationwide uprising. So far, the names of 664 martyrs have been published. Mass demonstrations in BaluchistanOn Friday, February 24, the 162nd day of the nationwide uprising, the brave people of Zahedan held demonstrations after Friday prayers for the 21st week after the Zahedan Bloody Friday. The demonstrations took place despite the...
  • Iran uprising at a glance – Day 121

    01/15/2023 10:23:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2023 | Hamid Enayat
    First, the data on what's happening in Iran. Start with the count:Days: 121 Protests: 282 citiesFatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 627 identified by MEKDetentions: 30,000 Now here's the latest news:Iran’s nationwide uprising entered its fifth month following a day of major rallies and demonstrations against the mullahs’ regime in various cities of what's known as Sistan and Baluchistan province, especially the provincial capital of Zahedan. A large number of locals took to the streets on Friday in the Baluch cities of Zahedan, Rask, and Khash, chanting slogans specifically targeting regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the paramilitary Basij...
  • Top Iranian Sunni cleric says torture of protesters un-Islamic

    01/07/2023 8:41:14 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | Jan.6,2023
    (excerpt) "If someone does not accept the accusation, they torture him to accept it. Confessions under coercion and the beating of the accused have no place in sharia (Islamic law) and our country's Constitution," Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi said in a Friday prayers sermon, according to his website. Ismaeelzahi is based in Zahedan, capital of the impoverished Sistan-Baluchistan province, home to Iran's Baluch minority. Authorities have reportedly pressured him by banning him from traveling abroad and restricting his travels and contacts within Iran.
  • State Department Cleans Up Diplomatic Mess After Biden Questions Pakistan Having Nuclear Weapons

    10/18/2022 9:42:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2022 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    The U.S. State Department on Tuesday walked back remarks questioning Pakistan’s ability to keep its nuclear weapons safe by leftist President Joe Biden, who went as far as to call the South Asian nation, a nominal ally of America’s, “one of the most dangerous nations in the world.” Biden made the offending comments at a Democrat Party event at a private home in California last week. Offering disorganized remarks commenting on nuclear weapons generally, Biden mentioned Pakistan amid boasting yet again that he has a close personal relationship with dictator Xi Jinping of China. “I’ve spent more time with Xi...
  • Iran arrests 14 foreigners, including U.S. citizens, over unrest

    10/19/2022 2:43:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-19-22
    Iranian security forces have arrested 14 foreigners, including American, British and French citizens, for their involvement in anti-government protests, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Wednesday. -excerpt- "Citizens of 14 countries, including the United States, Russia, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, and Afghanistan, have been arrested in recent riots in Iran, of which Afghan nationals are the most numerous,"
  • Russia-Ukraine War Accelerates Collapse of China’s Belt and Road Global Strategy

    04/23/2022 9:38:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 23, 2022 | Jennifer Bateman
    Over the past ten years, China’s Communist Party (CCP) has strategically relied on its $4 trillion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to boost its image and influence with at least 149 countries to date. But success has eluded its efforts, and the BRI strategy may be doomed as a result. Consider for example the CCP’s stalled attempts at pushing the BRI strategy across countries in Europe. Not anticipated were the barriers and delays created by sanctions imposed on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine. Before the sanctions, China used Russia as a convenient transit point for the shipment of BRI...
  • "China is our [Taliban's] most important partner}

    09/02/2021 8:48:00 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 14 replies
    Disclose TV ^ | 9/2/2021
    "China is our most important partner," says Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on the prospect of Afghanistan becoming part of the New Silk Road initiative
  • Biden admin reverses Trump's decision, approves USD 450 mn F-16 fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan

    09/11/2022 5:02:29 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 37 replies
    TimesNow ^ | 8 Sept 2022
    Reversing the decision of its predecessor, the Biden Administration has approved a whooping USD 450 million F-16 fighter jet fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan. As a notification to the US Congress, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale of F-16 case for sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of USD 450 million, arguing that this will sustain Islamabad's capability to meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its F-16 fleet. This is the first major security assistance to Pakistan after Trump in 2018 had announced to stop all defense and security...