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Pakistan Eulogizes Nuclear Proliferator AQ Khan as ‘National Icon’

Nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan died in a Pakistani military hospital on Sunday at the age of 85, apparently a victim of the Wuhan coronavirus or one of its comorbidities. He was celebrated by Prime Minister Imran Khan as a “national hero” for turning Pakistan into a “nuclear weapon state.” Left unmentioned in the PM’s eulogy was AQ Khan’s role as a dangerous proliferator who sold nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya.

Supporters and officials gather around an ambulance carrying the coffin of the late Pakistan's nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan for his funeral outside the Faisal Mosque following his death in Islamabad on October 10, 2021. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

India Seizes $2.7 Billion of Afghan Heroin Imported via Iran

India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized nearly three tons of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated $2.72 billion on September 15 at Mundra Port in western India’s Gujarat state, Gujarat Special Public Prosecutor Kalpesh Goswami confirmed to Indian media on Tuesday.

**FILE** A Taliban militant is seen with an AK- 47 rifle gun, right, as farmers collect resin from poppies in an opium poppy field in Naway district of Helmand province, southwest Afghanistan in a Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo. Drought and anti-drug campaigns helped slash Afghanistan's opium poppy cultivation …

India Holds Formal Meeting with Taliban

Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal met with the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, in Doha on Tuesday in the first official encounter between the Indian government and the Taliban since the jihadist terror group seized control of Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15.

This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on May 28, 2019 in Moscow shows Afghan Taliban Stanikzai Sher Mohammad Abbas on the sidelines of a conference marking a century of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Russia, followed by discussions with Afghan politicians about the future of the country. - …

U.N. Tells Afghanistan’s Reluctant Neighbors to Take Refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday called on “countries neighboring Afghanistan to keep their borders open in light of the evolving crisis.” One of those neighbors is China, which has taken great delight in President Joe Biden’s bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan, but shows very little interest in harboring refugees.

Children pose for photographs in front of their tents at a camp for internally displaced families in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on March 31, 2021. (Photo by JAVED TANVEER / AFP) (Photo by JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images)

India Claims Islamic State Propaganda Flooding Local Social Media

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group has recently ramped up a propaganda campaign on social media, flooding various platforms with radical material in “vernacular languages” native to regions across India, the country’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), revealed Friday.

A traditionally dressed Indian fan looks at his mobile phone on the third day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 9, 2021. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - …