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21st Sep 2013

Pakistan: Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Baradar released

ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan on Saturday released its most senior Afghan Taliban detainee, Abdul Ghani Baradar, a senior official of the interior ministry told.   “Yes Baradar has been released,” Omar Hamid, a spokesman for interior ministry said, without elaborating. … Continued

20th Sep 2013

Pakistan raises US drone strikes issue at UN

                                                       UNITED NATIONS, (APP): Pakistan on Thursday raised the issue of American drone strikes in its tribal regions at the United Nations Security Council, calling for their cessation and seeking “urgent” talks to resolve the problem. “Drone strikes … Continued

18th Sep 2013

US: Police looking for motive in Washington Navy Yard shooting

  Investigators are trying to determine what led a military veteran to open fire at a US Navy facility in Washington, killing twelve people. Authorities have also questioned how an armed man was able to enter the complex. Navy officials … Continued

9th Sep 2013

Afghanistan: NATO airstrike kills several civilians, including children

A NATO airstrike on a pickup truck in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar has killed at least 10 people. Afghan officials allege that a number of civilians, including children, were among those who died in the attack. The NATO-led … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike in North Waziristan kills six
6th Sep 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike in North Waziristan kills six

The un-manned spy-crafts continued their low-alitutde flights in the area after the incident, according to local residents.   -File Photo By Zahir Shah Sherazi   MIRAMSHAH, (Dawn): At least six suspected militants were killed and three others wounded in a US drone strike … Continued

3rd Sep 2013

Germany: Bundestag slams failure to trace NSU neo-Nazi cell

Germany’s Bundestag has adopted a report slating law enforcers’ handling of neo-Nazi murders of mostly Turkish immigrants. Inquiry head Sebastian Edathy said Germany should “never again” underestimate the far-right. The failure of German police and intelligence services to trace a … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: 141 Nato containers/tankers looted torched, says Balochistan home ministry

QUETTA, (The News): Balochistan home ministry said that a total of 141 Nato containers and tankers were looted, torched, seven persons were killed and more than a dozen persons wounded, while unofficial sources claimed that the number of incidents of … Continued

Pakistan: Four killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan
31st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (The News, Agencies) : At least four persons were killed in a suspected drone strike that targeted a house in North Waziristan on Saturday, Geo News reported.   According to security officials, a drone fired two missiles at a … Continued

29th Aug 2013

US: Fort Hood killer Hasan sentenced to death

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan (pictured above in prison clothes) has been sentenced to death for the killing of 13 people in 2009 at a Texas military base. The jury took just over two hours on Wednesday to decide on … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Lebanon: Saudi Arabia takes off the gloves

By Firas Choufi Al-Akhbar: For the first time, Hezbollah is openly accusing regional intelligence services (read: Saudi Arabia) of being behind the recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and working to keep the Resistance out of any future government. The statement … Continued

23rd Aug 2013

Germany: Bundestag report slams law enforcement for right wing terror probe fiasco

A German parliamentary report blames police incompetence for failing to link a series of murders allegedly committed by a neo-nazi gang. Critics fault the report for not addressing claims of institutional racism. After a year and a half of hearings, … Continued

19th Aug 2013

UK: Protests after Britain detains partner of Snowden journalist under terror law

British authorities have been criticized for detaining the partner of a journalist linked with the US whistleblower Edward Snowden. Police, accused of intimidation, say standard anti-terrorist legislation was used. British authorities were challenged on Sunday to defend the detention at … Continued

16th Aug 2013

Lebanon:Several killed and scores wounded in Beirut suburb explosion

Al-Akhbar: An explosion rocked the southern suburbs of Beirut Thursday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 212, Lebanese media reported. The blast occurred at a busy intersection between the heavily populated neighborhoods of Roueiss and Bir al-Abed at around … Continued

11th Aug 2013

UK: David Cameron says high-level taskforce to tackle violence against Muslims

The following Press Association story is based on press release sent by The Muslim News Saturday:   A high-level taskforce set up by David Cameron to tackle extremism will focus on violence against Muslims at its next meeting, the Prime Minister … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Germany: US drone deaths not linked to intel swap, says German agency

Germany’s international intelligence agency has admitted to sharing mobile numbers of terrorism suspects with foreign partners. A representative denied that the information could have led to deaths in US drone strikes. The unnamed representative of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) said that … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Egypt: Four people killed in Sinai by Israeli drone

Four Islamist militants were killed by a missile strike in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian security sources said. Five security sources told Reuters the attack was carried out by Israeli forces. But the Egyptian armed forces officially denied … Continued

10th Aug 2013

US plans to reopen 18 diplomatic posts after terror alert

The United States has said it plans to reopen 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates closed due to a global terror alert. The embassy in Yemen, however, will remain closed because of an ongoing threat. The US State Department … Continued

10th Aug 2013

Yemen: US drone kills three more in east Yemen

A suspected US drone killed three people in east Yemen, a local official said, the third strike within 24 hours allegedly targeting al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch. The three men were travelling in a vehicle in the province of Hadramout in an … Continued

9th Aug 2013

US indicts 2 friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): U.S. federal authorities on Thursday indicted two Kazakh students for aiding and abetting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect whom they befriended, the next step in bring them to trial. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, were also … Continued

9th Aug 2013

Pakistan: US issues travel alert, orders non-essential staff to leave Lahore

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The United States on Thursday night ordered non-emergency staff from its consulate general in Lahore, Pakistan to leave, citing specific terror threats. “The Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate … Continued

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