Pylon Damage Leaves 50% of Herat without Electricity

Unknown militants destroyed an electricity pylon that transfers the energy to Herat province, the office of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, the militants destroyed a pylon that imports electricity from Read More …

Iraq: Improvised explosive device targets British vehicles in Baghdad

An improvised explosive device has targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Iraq’s capital Baghdad. The British embassy said the blast targeted an embassy convoy on the airport road, close to the Umm al Tabool Mosque on Tuesday morning. There were no Read More …

Afghanistan: VP Saleh Survives Kabul Blast, At Least 10 Killed

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh’s convoy was targeted early Wednesday morning in the Taimani area of PD 4 in Kabul city, Saleh’s office confirmed. Tariq Arian, Interior Ministry spokesman, confirmed 10 were killed and 16 were wounded in the Kabul Read More …

Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for Southern Africa. The Islamic State-inspired Ahlu-Sunnah Wal Jama’at Read More …

Southeast Asia’s Overlooked Foreign Fighter Problem

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continues to confront a dilemma: what to do with the fighters accused of fleeing to Syria to join the Islamic State. To the extent that this issue gets any airtime in English-language press, the focus tends to Read More …

Why blackouts are so common in Afghanistan

Early this month, Afghanistan’s electricity sector took three major hits after blasts crippled transmission towers in Kabul’s Chimtala area and Charikar city in Parwan province. The next day in Charikar, explosives detonated at the site killed one official and injured Read More …

India: For the first time, four remote-control IEDs detected in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

The security forces have detected four remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an edgy district of Dantewada, about 450 km from Raipur. “It’s for the first time such remote controlled IEDs were being planted by the Maoists in the conflict Read More …