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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Turkey pounds Kurdish bases after Ankara bombing

    ANKARA: Turkish warplanes pounded Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq Monday, the day after a suicide car bomb tore through downtown Ankara killing at least 36 people, the third attack on the capital in five months...

    Hours after the attack, Turkish fighter bombers hit arms depots and PKK shelters in mountainous northern Iraq, the army said, quoted by the state-run Anatolia news agency...

  • Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a 'show of strength' against Trump

    A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump's new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said...

    In August, Trump announced that American forces would stay in Afghanistan indefinitely, increasing attacks on insurgents and deploying more troops...

  • US bases to come under threat if it imposes sanctions, says Iran

    BEIRUT: Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said US regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed...

    “As we’ve announced in the past, if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000km range of Iran’s missiles,” Guards’ commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, according to state...

  • US plans to set up more bases in Iraq, says Pentagon

    WASHINGTON: The United States is considering setting up additional bases in Iraq similar to a new hub planned in Anbar province to help Iraqi forces battle the self-styled Islamic State, the Pentagon said on Thursday...

    Establishing more bases to get US military advisers closer to the battlefront would likely require yet more American troops to deploy to Iraq beyond the 450 reinforcements announced by the White House on Wednesday... ...

  • Rare butterfly thrives on US military bases

    “Military training requires vast open areas, so these bases are some of our last great wild places,” Niver said...

    The common thread among the bases is the way they manage vegetation through controlled burns, which create the perfect conditions for wild blue lupine and indigo to grow, the frosted elfin caterpillar’s two host plants...

  • France pounds IS bases in Iraq from aircraft carrier

    “We carried out strikes in Ramadi and Mosul in support of ground forces that were pushing against troops of (the Islamic State group),” said army chief of staff General Pierre de Villiers, aboard the carrier...

    French President Francois Hollande said earlier in Paris: “We will intensify our strikes, choosing targets that will do the most damage possible to this army of terrorists”...

  • Turkish warplanes strike rebel bases; three Kurds killed

    DIYARBAKIR: Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdish rebel bases in Turkey and northern Iraq, the army said on Tuesday, as officials announced the first militant deaths since the government swept back to power at the weekend...

    The military said it had targeted bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Monday in the southeastern Hakkari province, as well as several northern Iraqi regions including their main stronghold on Qandil...

  • Massive protest against US bases on Okinawa after Japanese woman’s killing

    TOKYO: Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested on Sunday against the presence of US military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an American contractor is a suspect...

    The rally called for a review of the US-Japanese security agreement, which burdens Okinawa with hosting the bulk of American troops in Japan...

  • 200,000 S. Sudanese sheltering in UN bases

    JUBA: Almost 200,000 South Sudanese civilians are sheltering in UN bases, the largest number in 20 months of civil war, the United Nations said on Monday...

    A total of 199,602 civilians are now seeking safety behind the barbed wire of eight peacekeeping bases of the UN Mission in South Sudan, an increase of a third in just over a month...

  • ‘IAF came close to bombing Pakistani bases in Kargil war’

    NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force pilots were minutes away from escalating the Kargil war with bombing missions on Pakistani bases but they abandoned the plans for which there is no known official explanation, NDTV said on Tuesday...

    “In the early hours of June 13, 1999, at the height of the Kargil war, Indian Air Force fighter pilots were minutes away from launching a full-fledged air attack deep inside Pakistan...

  • Russia begins building two military bases on islands claimed by Japan

    MOSCOW: Russia has begun building two modern military compounds on the far eastern Kuril islands, defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday, heightening long-running tensions with Japan over the disputed islands...

    Russia is “actively carrying out construction of military compounds on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir,” Shoigu said at a meeting with military top brass, according to the ministry’s website
  • Poland’s new leader seeks greater regional unity, Nato bases

    Duda’s vision to create a more united front in the face of a resurgent Russia is part of a broader strategy for permanent Nato bases and soldiers in the region...

    Pursuing that goal, however, could strain ties with Germany, which has refused to allow Nato bases on the alliance’s Eastern flank as it tries to avoid a further escalation of tensions with Moscow...

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