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ISI behind Afghanistan war, says Afghan vice president

Kabul : Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is behind the fighting across war-raged Afghanistan, says Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum, the media reported.

"The war not only in north but in the entire country, everyone knows, who are leading them," TOLONews quoted Dostum as saying.

"One day, the (insurgent) groups fight under the name of Al Qaeda and the other day under the name of IS. But ISI and Pakistan's (military) generals are organising and financing these groups," he said.

Chabahar, boosting oil import on agenda during Zarif's India visit

New Delhi: Speedy implementation of the Chabahar port, boosting oil import and terrorism were on the agenda of talks during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif here on Friday.

Zarif, who arrived here on a 20-hour visit, met Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of nine Indian sailors who are in a jail in Iran for the past two years on charges of smuggling oil.

Why polygamy should not be encouraged?

Need to repeat and reassert that polygamy is only an option not a compulsion in Islam.

By Dr Kouser Fathima

Pakistan protests bail to Samjhauta Express convict

Islamabad : Pakistan on Friday lodged a protest over the bail granted to the alleged mastermind of the Samjhauta Express blast by an Indian court, the media reported.

Authorities in Islamabad summoned the Indian High Commissioner, expressed their reservations and conveyed that New Delhi has not taken action against the mastermind and other culprits of the attack, Geo News reported.

An Indian court has granted bail to Swami Aseemanand, arrested for masterminding the attack on the Samjhauta Express, a train headed to Pakistan, which killed 68 people.

How Iran's nuke deal could boost India

By Chaitanya Mallapur

New Delhi: India hopes for a new business bonanza from Iran after the international community agreed to release a nine-year-old sanctions and trade embargo.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits India on August 14, the first ministerial visit to India after Iran signed a historic and controversial nuclear deal with the West on July 14. India has welcomed the nuclear deal.

Zarif is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Female IS member reportedly back in Britain

London: A female Islamic State (IS) recruiter dubbed "Mrs Terror" is reported to have returned to Britain, a media report said on Friday.

Special Branch officers were on full alert after Sally Jones was reportedly spotted in Birmingham with two suspected jihadis, Mirror online reported.

Police were informed that Jones - thought to have arrived in Syria in 2013 to fight for IS - is to be treated as “hostile”.

Security has been tightened in airports, shopping centres and event locations.

PM Modi greets Pakistan on Independence Day

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day.

"Greetings and good wishes to the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day," the prime minister said in a tweet.

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day on August 14.

Pakistan awards death penalty to six for Peshawar school attack

Islamabad : A Pakistan military court has awarded death sentence to six "hardcore terrorists" involved in a deadly attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, it was announced said on Thursday.

The Pakistani Taliban in December launched an attack on the Army Public School, killing nearly 150 people, mostly students.

According to Xinhua, the army said the military courts tried eight hardcore terrorists involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, suicide bombings, damage to life and property, including the attack on the school.

Al Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

Kabul : Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, the media reported on Thursday.

“We pledge our allegiance … (to) our lord, leader of the faithful, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, may god protect him,” al-Zawahiri said in an online audio statement.

Al-Zawahiri is believed to be seeking refuge in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area which also is the Taliban base, Khaama Press reported.

Turks abandoning beards fearing IS association

Ankara : Turkish men are abandoning long beards amid concern about being associated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the media reported on Thursday.

Residents in the Aegean province of Manisa have been flocking to salons to get their beards cut in order not to draw public attention by looking like IS militants, the region's hairdresser's association said.