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29th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Gen Raheel Sharif assumes Pak Army’s command

RAWALPINDI, (The News): Outgoing Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani handed over the command of Pakistan Army to the new army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday. In this connection, a change of command ceremony was … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Pakistan: US drone attack kills one in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (The News): A US drone fired two missiles in Miranshah area of North Waziristan, tribal region near Afghan border, targeting a residential compound that killed one person and injured another, Geo News reported Friday.   Sources said that the … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Kayani spends last day as army chief

KARACHI, (The News): General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani will spend last day today as Chief of the Army Staff  before his successor General Raheel Shareef assumes charge on Friday.   Taciturn general General Kayani, who led the army for six years, … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Firing, violence claim three lives in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Three persons lost their lives in firing and other violent incidents across the metropolis since midnight, Geo News reported Thursday.   According to police, a body bearing bullets wounds was found from Gadap Town near a bridge. … Continued

27th Nov 2013

India: Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, four security forces killed

New Delhi, (Express News Service) :   At least four CRPF jawans were killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.   According to reports, the jawans, who were part of the 168 Battalian, were carrying out a civic … Continued

27th Nov 2013

Iraq: 14 killed, 30 wounded in attacks against security forces in central Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 14 people were killed and 30 others wounded in attacks against Iraqi security forces in central Iraq on Tuesday, police said. At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded on Tuesday evening when two … Continued

27th Nov 2013

India: Six killed in blasts near Kudankulam nuclear plant

Six persons including three children were feared killed after country bombs exploded at Idinthakarai, the epicentre of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district on Tuesday evening. The fishing village is barely 3 km from … Continued

27th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Nato oil tanker torched in Khuzdar

KHUZDAR, (The News): Some unknown persons have torched the Nato oil tanker on way from Karachi to Quetta near Baghbana on Wednesday morning here, Geo News reported.   Levies sources said that no loss of life occurred as the driver … Continued

27th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Six killed in land dispute clash in North Waziristan Agency

MIRANSHAH, (The News): Six persons were killed in a clash between the two groups over a land dispute at Spinwam in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Wednesday here, Geo News reported.   The two groups claiming the ownership of … Continued

26th Nov 2013

India: Bangalore: Infant, 2 workers killed in building collapse

Bangalore, (PTI): Three persons, including an infant, died and two others were injured when a dilapidated residential building collapsed in Bangalore on Tuesday, police said. Two construction workers from Uttar Pradesh and a two-year-old baby playing near the one-storey building … Continued

26th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Rickshaw, train collision leaves nine dead in Dadu

  DADU, (The News): In a horrible accident that occurred in Dadu when a rickshaw and train collided left nine dead and several others injured on Tuesday morning, Geo News reported.   According to details, a rickshaw carrying school children … Continued

26th Nov 2013

Pakistan army gunship helicopters pound militant hideouts in NWA

PESHAWAR, (The News): The Pakistan Army launched an offensive against militants in different areas of North Waziristan tribal region that borders war-stricken Afghanistan, sources said Tuesday.   The sources said that gunship helicopters pounded militant hideouts in Mir Ali area … Continued

25th Nov 2013

Pakistan: K-P lawmakers march to US consulate in Peshawar to protest drone strikes

PESHAWAR, (Express Tribune): A group of lawmakers from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) assembly have arrived in front of the US consulate in Peshawar to submit a memorandum against drone strikes, Express News reported on Monday. K-P Minister for Finance Sirajul Haq is … Continued

25th Nov 2013

India: 93 schoolgirls sexually harassed aboard Patna train

A group of 93 schoolgirls travelling on a train from Patna to Dhanbad were sexually harassed for more than four hours in the wee hours of Sunday. The students along with three women teachers from Carmel School in Dhanbad and … Continued

25th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Minor girl killed, 6 injured in Kech rocket attack

KECH, (The News): One minor girl was killed and six persons were injured in a rocket attack on a house at Tump in Kech district of the province of Balochistan, Geo News reported.   Levies said that some unknown persons … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Syrian troops kill 54 rebels in several areas

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): The Syrian troops on Friday killed 54 rebel fighters of al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in southern and northern parts of the country, when another al-Qaida-affiliated group captured a border town, reports said. The army killed 20 fighters, including some … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Pakistan: 11 teachers kidnapped in Kurram Agency

KHYBER AGENCY, (The News): Eleven teachers of a private school who were part of polio team were abducted from Khyber Agency, Geo News reported Saturday. According to the official sources, terrorists took away eleven teachers of a private school from … Continued

Pakistan: Seven killed, over 40 injured in Karachi twin blasts
23rd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed, over 40 injured in Karachi twin blasts

KARACHI, (The News and AFP): Twins blast near a roadside tea stall killed at least Seven people including a staffer of Geo news and injured more than 40 in Ancholi area of the city, Geo News reported late Friday night. … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Shi’a Muslim community rejects Lahore High Court judicial commission on anti Shi’a violence

KARACHI, (Express Tribune): Political entities representing the Shia community have rejected the judicial commission formed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the Rawalpindi incident, and demanded that no less a person than the chief justice himself should lead the … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Pakistan: Blast in Chaman injured four

CHAMAN, (The News): Four persons were injured when a blast occurred at Eidgah Chowk in Chaman area of Balochistan Thursday morning, Geo News reported.   According to Assistant Commissioner Chaman Ismail Ibrahim, the blast occurred near Christian Colony where militants … 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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