At least 260 people have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan after an earthquake hit northern Afghanistan. Phone and power lines are down in the worst-affected regions, making it difficult to get exact information about the extent of the damage.
Al Qaeda's former chief was killed in 2011, but the person who allegedly helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been languishing in jail for over six years. Shakil Afridi's family has no trust in the judicial system.
Even as terrorism-related deaths drop dramatically in some parts of the world, fatalities in OECD countries have reached a 16-year high. Research Director of the Global Terrorism Index Daniel Hyslop tells DW why.
Armed gunmen broke into the Kabul offices of 24-hour satellite TV station Shamshad after setting off explosions. Within hours, security forces brought the latest attack on Afghan media offices to an end.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged Pakistan to up the fight against militant groups. Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the US, told DW that Pakistan could face dire consequence for non-compliance.
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