Juan Manuel Santos

Colombian President ‘Santos’ wins Nobel Peace prize 2016 for his efforts to end civil...

The Nobel committee in Norway praised Juan Manuel Santos for his peace agreement with Farc rebels, signed last month after four years of negotiations.
Kabul Blast

Twin blasts on Hazara community kill 80, injure over 230 in Kabul

The bombings, apparently aimed at sowing sectarian discord in a country well known for Shia-Sunni harmony, came as thousands of Hazaras gathered to protest over a multi-million-dollar power line.
Turkish Army

194 reported killed after Turkish military coup failed

Fighting continued into the early morning, with the sounds of huge blasts echoing across Istanbul and the capital, Ankara, including at least one bomb that hit the parliament complex.

Iranian ‘Guards’ conduct ballistic missile test

The test happened two months after the United States sanctioned businesses and individuals linked to Iran’s missile programme over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015.

Voice of the Caliphate, IS launches radio station in Afghanistan

Islamic State (IS) group have launched an anti-government radio Voice of the Caliphate station in Afghanistan to promote IS and attract new recruits, Afghan media reported.

Imran meets Modi in New Delhi, invites him to Pakistan

Vikas Swarup, spokesman of Indian Ministry of External Affairs, said on Twitter that the meeting took place on the Imran Khan's request.

Mullah Mansour is alive; Taliban release his audio message

"I am alive. I’ve never had a fight with anyone, no meeting was held and I have not been to Kuchlak (in Pakistan) in years," Mullah Mansour

Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter welcomed with $45 billion surprise

The parents plan to give 99 percent of their Facebook fortune to charity over the course of their lives via a new foundation, Zuckerberg announced in a letter embedded in a post commemorating the birth of the couple's first child.

TTP commander Khan Saeed Sajna killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan

At least 12 other militants were killed and 20 had been wounded in the drone strike which took place in the Damma region in Khost Province, NYT reported

Pakistan’s ‘Aware Girls’ wins ‘With and For Girls’ award

Local Organisation Aware Girls is one of just 20 organisations from around the world to receive an inaugural “With and For Girls” Award.
Imtiaz Gul

FATA – A victim of vested political interests

A big majority categorically favoured the FATA merger with KP, saying this was natural and logical in view of the geographical contiguity and historical ethnic linguistic links between the two regions.
Ijaz Khan

A FATA-L delay

If the change is announced after a few months, it will face more problems than it would have faced earlier. Dragging feet on Fata’s merger with KP will have negative political implications for the state of Pakistan.