BBC, Guardian, Play Cricket With Facts: The Real Tendulkar-Taliban Story
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BBC, Guardian, Play Cricket With Facts: The Real Tendulkar-Taliban Story

Record-breaking batsman Tendulkar recently played his last cricket game ending a legendary 24-year career. The “news” about his retirement and flood of tributes across South Asia, UK and Australia were soon trumped by an alleged “warning” from the Pakistani Taliban. “Stop praising Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Taliban warn Pakistani media“: variations of this sensational headline were circulated by … Continue reading

Peace Unlikely as Pakistan’s New Taliban Chief Swears Revenge
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Peace Unlikely as Pakistan’s New Taliban Chief Swears Revenge

The Pakistani government has shelved planned peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, following the election of a new Taliban chief. Mullah Fazlullah has shunned the negotiation table and sworn to avenge the death of his predecessor Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike earlier this month.  Following Mehsud’s death, the Pakistan Taliban also known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a loose coalition … Continue reading