The Cable

Obama Administration: Hersh Account of Bin Laden Raid ‘Patently False’

Current and former officials flatly deny journalist's assertions of grand U.S.-Pakistani conspiracy.


Searching for Hostages Isn’t CIA’s Top Priority, Insiders Say

The hunt for al Qaeda leaders takes precedence when it comes to intelligence collection.

The South Asia Channel

ISIS Recruit Returns to India; Suicide Blast Kills 9 at Afghan Funeral; IDEAS Exhibition Begins in Karachi

 India ISIS recruit returns to India An Indian court remanded ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed, who allegedly went to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq ...

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Pak Media Mogul Sentenced for Purported Blasphemy; Modi, Sharif Maintain Distance at SAARC; Kabul Bank Defendants Request Review

Editor's Note: The South Asia Channel will not be publishing a daily brief on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, but will resume publication ...

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Afghani Drops to 13 Year Low; Pakistan has World’s Fastest Growing Nuke Program; Indo-Pakistani Foreign Ministers Meet

Afghanistan Afghani drops to 13 year low Afghanistan's currency, the Afghani, dropped to a 13 year low, 58 Afghanis and 20 cents to $1 US ...

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The History Behind the Murder of a Pakistani Christian Couple

On Nov. 6, a Christian couple in Punjab's Kot Radha Krishan, Shama and Shahzad Masih, were accused of blasphemy. When they got wind that a ...

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Obama Accepts Modi’s Invitation; Afghan Suicide Bombing Kills 50; PM Sharif Not Addressing Nation

India Obama accepts Modi's invitation U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation on Friday to be the guest of honor at ...

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War and Peace in Afghanistan

As far as the U.S. track record is concerned, attempts to counter insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq have proved costly -- in both blood and ...

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The Talib

  This project was made possible by support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Name: Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil Age: 45 Ethnicity: Pashtun Province: Kandahar ...

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