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24th Jul 2013

Lebanese officials denounce EU move to blacklist Hizbullah

Lebanese officials on Monday and Tuesday slammed the European Union’s designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, with top leaders calling on the 28-nation bloc to reverse its decision. The EU’s foreign ministers on Monday declared Hezbollah’s military unit as … Continued

23rd Jul 2013

EU blacklists Hizbullah under US, Israeli pressure

The European Union’s 28-member bloc agreed on Monday to blacklist Hezbollah’s military organization as a terrorist group following years of relentless US and Israeli pressure. The EU cited accusations that the powerful Lebanese Shia movement was behind a bus bombing … Continued

18th Jul 2013

Germany: Europe-wide raid on alleged right-wing extremist group ‘werewolf’

Authorities in northern Europe have raided the homes of several alleged right-wing extremists. Investigators suspect their group, dubbed “werewolf,” of planning terrorist attacks on German soil. Police in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland swept into homes, offices and jail cells … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Pakistan: US drone attack kills two people in North Waziristan

  MOSKI, (The News): At least two persons were killed in a suspected US drone strike North Waziristan Agency (NWA) near restive Pak-Afghan border region, Geo News reported Saturday.   According to scanty initial reports the unmanned spy plane fired … Continued

11th Jul 2013

US: Alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him. He entered his plea in a federal court in Boston. The 19-year-old man accused of involvement in the fatal bombing at the Boston Marathon … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Abbottabad Commission’s report on Osama’s stay in Pakistan, US raid

Osama Bin Laden By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The Abbottabad (Osama bin Laden) Commission has concluded that the global terror kingpin’s nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid, in which he was killed, were because … Continued

8th Jul 2013

UK: Abu Qatada deported to Jordan

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has returned to Jordan after being deported by Britain. His transfer to Jordan ends a decade-long court battle on whether he would be subjected to torture. Britain on Sunday deported the West Bank-born Islamist preacher … Continued

7th Jul 2013

India: Terror attack rocks Bihar’s Bodh Gaya, serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple

Gaya/New Delhi, (HT & Agencies): Nine serial blasts in a coordinated terror attack rocked the Mahabodhi temple complex in south central Bihar’s Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya early on Sunday, injuring two monks.   Union home secretary Anil Goswami … Continued

28th Jun 2013

US: Grand jury indicts accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, accused of carrying out April’s Boston Marathon Bombing, has been indicted. The 19-year-old could face life in prison or the death penalty if found guilty. A United States grand jury indicted Tsarnaev on 30 counts, according to federal … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Iraq: Two Iraqi policemen dead in attacks during provincial elections

Iraqis in two provinces voted under heavy security in delayed provincial polls on Thursday which were marred by mortar attacks on polling stations that left two policemen dead. The elections, postponed for two months in Anbar and Nineveh provinces due … Continued

19th Jun 2013

US to hold peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Doha

After 12 years of war, the US and the Taliban have announced that they will seek a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan. The announcement came after the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. US President Barack Obama … Continued

17th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Quetta tragedy : Women university closed for indefinite period

QUETTA, (The News): Sardar Bahadur Khan University has been closed for an indefinite period following Saturday’s bomb attack on one of the university’s buses, killing 14 female students and injuring 19 others.   The university announced three-days of mourning, however, … Continued

16th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Female suicide bomber responsible for Quetta attack, 25 killed

[People extinguishing fire off the blast after a blast at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University. Online Photo] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): Intelligence officials revealed today that a female suicide bomber carried out the first attack on a bus … Continued

Pakistan: Multiple blasts, gunfire kill 20 in Quetta; hospital under siege
15th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Multiple blasts, gunfire kill 20 in Quetta; hospital under siege

  [Photo shows the extent of the damage to a bus attacked with improvised explosives. At least 11 women were killed in the blast at the campus of the Women University Quetta] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: At least eleven … Continued

11th Jun 2013

Pakistan: No more dual policy on drone strikes: PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in categorical terms on Monday that the dual policy of issuing public statements against drone attacks while (secretly) giving a go ahead to the US to carry on with the strikes will not be … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Yemen: US drone kills two suspects in northern Yemen

SANAA, (Xinhua): A U.S. drone strike killed at least two suspected al-Qaida militants on Sunday in Yemen’s northeastern province of al-Jawf, an interior ministry official told Xinhua. The strike targeted the two militants while they were on a pick- up … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Pakistan: 7 killed in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD,  (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched late Friday night in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, reported local media on Saturday. Local Urdu TV channel Dunya said the strike took place … Continued

7th Jun 2013

Germany: Neo-Nazi murder trial defendant apologizes to victims’ families

A defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial in Germany has become the first to express regret for his actions. He is one of five on trial in connection with the killings of 10 people, mainly of foreign origin. In his … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Bulgaria: Hizbullah role in bus bombing unproven

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it only had an “indication” that Lebanon’s Hezbollah might have been behind a deadly bus bombing in July and that this alone did not justify any European Union move to list it as a terrorist group. … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

UK: Second man charged in London soldier’s murder as police arrest protesters

British police have charged a second suspect in the murder of a British soldier in London. The incident has sparked demonstrations in the capital city by rightwing and anti-fascist groups in which dozens were arrested. Marchel Adebolajo, 28, has been … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013

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