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Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slavery

KABUL: AFP has traced three former victims of “bacha bazi”, or the sexual exploitation of boys, whose testimonies lay bare one of Afghanistan’s most egregious human rights violations. “Bachas” are boy sex slaves, often kept by powerful warlords, commanders, politicians and other members of the elite as a symbol of ... Read More »

Meet the auto-driver’s star son who makes it to IPL

      New Delhi: Besides England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Afghanistan cricketers Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, there was one more name which caught the attention of many at the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction held on Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru.   It was the 22-year-old young pacer from Hyderabad, […] Read More »

100 terrorists killed after shrine bombing, claims Pak army

ISLAMABAD:  A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday.   100 suspected “terrorists” killed in the raids Pakistani security forces have […] Read More »

Pakistan suicide bombing: Over 100 militants killed in crackdown, says Army

ISLAMABAD:  A day after the horrific suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in Sindh province that left 88 people dead, the Pakistan Army on Friday claimed to have killed more than 100 militants in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country. “The intelligence agencies are making progress to unearth networks behind the […] Read More »

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after deadly bombing in shrine

SEHWAN: Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids overnight and into Friday, a day after a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group killed 75 worshippers at a famed Sufi shrine in the country’s south. The terror attack — Pakistan’s deadliest in years — stunned the nation and raised questions […] Read More »

All eyes on Shahzad as 5 Afghan players enter IPL auctions

Photo: AFP New Delhi: In a historic first, the BCCI has decided to include five Afghanistan cricketers including hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammed Shahzad, whose pyrotechnics had grabbed eyeballs during the last edition of World T20 in India, in the IPL auction pool. The others are, batsman Asghar Stanikzhai, pacer Dawlat Zadran, all-rounder Mohammed Nabi and bowler […] Read More »