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Pakistan musicians maintain silence in primitive Taliban stronghold

Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan – Ten-year-old Maqsood Rehman always had a beautiful singing voice, and was often called upon to lead students at his primary school in their morning rendition of the national anthem. One morning in 2005, however, things changed dramatically. Members of the Pakistani Taliban, who were gaining influence in the district at…


Stress rises as Turkey sends troops to YPG stronghold

The US has urged Turkey to use restraint in its operation against the Syrian Kurdish group YPG in the enclave of Afrin. The US considers the YPG its closest ally in Syria, viewing it as the most effective ground force in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. The statement comes just hours…

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