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25th May 2013

Pakistan: Suicide attack on Afghan head kills three

By Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR, (Express Tribune): Three people were killed on Friday in a suicide attack on a vehicle carrying the head of the Afghan Tanzeem Ahle Hadith, Haji Hayatullah, in Peshawar’s Faqeerabad neighbourhood. Hayatullah himself survived the attack but his … Continued

25th May 2013

India: 35 arrested for burning man alive in Bihar

Patna, (IANS): Thirty-five people, including 20 women, were arrested from a Bihar village on Saturday on charges of burning the husband of a village head over a land dispute, police said. Jainandan Mandal, husband of Kishanpur Baluwa village head Chimo … Continued

25th May 2013

Pakistan: Seven policemen dead in rocket assault

PESHAWAR: At least seven policemen were killed while seven more policeman including District Police Officer (DPO) Kohat were critically injured in a rocket attack here on Friday night. According to the sources, the incident took place when 10 to 15 … Continued

Pakistan: 17 children, teacher die in Gujrat school bus fire
25th May 2013

Pakistan: 17 children, teacher die in Gujrat school bus fire

GUJRAT, (The News): Seventeen children and a teacher were killed when their school bus caught fire in Mangowal area of Gujrat on Saturday, police said.   Ten other children were injured in the blaze which destroyed the vehicle.   The van … Continued

24th May 2013

Pakistan: Owner of CD shop killed in Quetta hand grenade attack

QUETTA: Unknown assailants lobbed a hand grenade at a shop on Quetta’s Sariab Road on Friday killing its owner, DawnNews reported. The shop which dealt in CDs was located near the Awami petrol pump on Sariab Road. The owner of … Continued

23rd May 2013

Nepal: 7 killed, over 20 injured in bus accident in far west Nepal

KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus skidded off the road some 50 meters down in Darchula district in the far western hills of Nepal on Thursday morning, local media said. … Continued

23rd May 2013

Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills 12 in Quetta

QUETTA: A powerful blast killed at least 12 people, of which eight were policemen, and injured 21 others in the Bhosa Mandi area of Quetta on Thursday morning. Fayyaz Sumbal, the Deputy Inspector General Police, said unknown militants targeted the … Continued

21st May 2013

India: Eleven people killed in UP road mishap

Kannuj, (PTI): Eleven members of a marriage party were killed on Tuesday and 30 others were injured when a truck in which they were travelling collided head-on with a bus, police said in Kannauj. The marriage party was returning from … Continued

20th May 2013

Bangladesh: 30 hurt in RMG worker-police clash

Ha-Meem Group, one of the major garment makers of the country, suspended production for Monday after garment workers clashed with police in Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital, leaving 30 injured. At least 7,000 workers of Ha-Meem Group and … Continued

India an important neighbour, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
20th May 2013

India an important neighbour, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

[Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with Manmohan Singh during an official welcoming ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: V.V. Krishnan] IANS: India is an important neighbour, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday and stressed … Continued

19th May 2013

India: Five handicapped girls raped in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI, (Xinhua): Incidents of rapes refuse to die down in India. In yet another shameful incident, at least five physically challenged girls were allegedly raped and assaulted by two employees at a residential school run by a non-government organization … Continued

19th May 2013

Pakistan: PTI senior leader Zahra Shahid killed on eve of Karachi re-polls

KARACHI, (Dawn): Vice-President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf’s Sindh chapter, Zahra Shahid Hussain, was killed late on Saturday in an attempted robbery incident on the eve of re-polls in Karachi’s NA-250 constituency, DawnNews reported. According to police, three motorcycle riders tried to … Continued

18th May 2013

Pakistan: Two killed in firing incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Despite strict security measures in the backdrop of re-polling in NA-250 polling stations in the city on Sunday, two persons were killed in the firing incidents Saturday, Geo News reported. According to police, a tortured body was … Continued

18th May 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf’s remand extended to 14 days

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): In the judges’ detention case, the special anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Islamabad on Saturday extended the judicial remand of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for 14 days, DawnNews reported. Judge of ATC’s special court Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard … Continued

17th May 2013

Pakistan: Blasts near mosques in Malakand kill 15

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Two bombs exploded near separate mosques after Friday prayers in Malakand Division’s Bazdara area killing 15 persons and injuring at least 100 others. Deputy Commissioner of Malakand Amjad Ali confirmed that 15 persons were killed and 100 others … Continued

17th May 2013

Pakistan: Two shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Unknown assailants shot dead two people including a woman in Manghopir area of the metropolis Thursday late night.   According to police, armed men entered a house located in Minawali Colony area and shot dead Bakhti Karam,50 … Continued

Bangladesh: 27 Myanmar Muslim bodies recovered in boat capsize in Teknaf
17th May 2013

Bangladesh: 27 Myanmar Muslim bodies recovered in boat capsize in Teknaf

[Raging waves lash upon the sea shores at Cox’s Bazar on Thursday. Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal No. seven in the morning as Cyclone Mahasen moved slightly north-northeastwards over the … Continued

Bangladesh: Cyclone Mahasen hits Patuakhali, Bhola, one death
16th May 2013

Bangladesh: Cyclone Mahasen hits Patuakhali, Bhola, one death

[A satellite image of Cyclone Mahasen hitting Bangladesh shoreline Thursday. Image courtesy: Bangladesh Meteorological Department]     Daily Star: Cyclone Mahasen made landfall at Kuakata in Patuakhali around 9:00am Thursday, after journeying over 1,700 kilometres from its place of origin … Continued

15th May 2013

India: Govt to seek faster trial of Muslims held on terror charges

NEW DELHI, (Times of India): In what seems like a move to cater to sectional sentiments, home minister  Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said the Centre will ask states to set up fast-track courts to take up cases of Muslim youth … Continued

15th May 2013

Pakistan: Sharif steps up bid to widen support base outside Punjab

By Amjad Mahmood LAHORE, (Dawn): The PML-N has reached out to political players in Sindh and Balochistan in its efforts to widen its support base outside Punjab and explore the possibility of forming provincial governments or play the role of … Continued

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


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