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India: Prophet Shish shrine damaged, youth murdered at mosque in Ayodhya
21st Dec 2013

India: Prophet Shish shrine damaged, youth murdered at mosque in Ayodhya

  By Abu Zafa   New Delhi/Ayodhya, (India Tomorrow): About six unidentified men on Friday evening broke an outer wall of an ancient Muslim shrine in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town and brutally murdered a 22-year-old undergraduate student at a mosque … Continued

Pakistan: Attacks on polio teams kill three in northwest Pakistan
21st Dec 2013

Pakistan: Attacks on polio teams kill three in northwest Pakistan

  SWABI, (Dawn & Agencies): Gunmen attacked two separate polio teams in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing one polio worker and two police guards. The first incident took place in Swabi in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where unknown motorcyclists shot … Continued

Pakistan: One killed, 20 injured, in Quetta blast
20th Dec 2013

Pakistan: One killed, 20 injured, in Quetta blast

[Officials examine the blast site in Quetta, southwest Pakistan (Xinhua/Asad)] QUETTA, (The News): One person was killed and 20 including seven children were injured in a high intensity blast in the Pashtoonabad area of the city on Thursday evening.   … Continued

18th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Woman killed in Khalid Bin Waleed Road explosion in Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): A woman was killed while another sustained injuries when an explosion occurred at Khalid Bin Waleed Road near Tariq Road, followed by gun shots Wednesday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, two suspected female … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed in suicide blast in Rawalpindi Shi’a Muslim religious centre
18th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Three killed in suicide blast in Rawalpindi Shi’a Muslim religious centre

  The site of the suicide bomb attack outside an Imambargah in Rawalpindi. -INP Photo RAWALPINDI, (Dawn & Agencies): A powerful blast outside an Imambargah [Shi'a Muslim religious centre] situated in the heavily guarded Gracey Lines area killed three people, … Continued

18th Dec 2013

India: Arrest of Indian diplomat prompts spat with US

India has reportedly ordered a series of reprisals over claims an Indian diplomat was strip-searched following her arrest in the United States. It has removed all concrete barriers outside the US embassy in New Delhi. The row over the treatment … Continued

17th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in Muzaffargarh, Jahanian fog related traffic mishaps

LAHORE, (The News): Punjab, Khyber Pukhtunkhaw and several areas in Sindh remained blanketed with dense fogs blurring visibility that caused different traffic accidents killing four persons including three brothers on Tuesday morning, Geo News reported.   A truck rammed into … Continued

16th Dec 2013

India: Delhi sees 125% jump in number of rape cases since December 16 rape case

By Jatin Anand New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In the year since a brutal gang rape took the life of a young woman and made the entire country stand up and say enough is enough, there has been a 125% jump … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Allama Nasir Abbas killed, protest outside Governor House

LAHORE, (The News): A leader of the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Allama Nasir Abbas Multani was shot dead by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting near the Ferozpur Road underpass in the Muslim Town police precincts late on Sunday night.   … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed in oil tanker, car collision

GUJRANAWALA, (The News): At least seven persons including women and children were killed and three sustained injuries in an unfortunate traffic mishap on Monday morning near here, Geo News reported.   Police said that a head-on collision between an oil … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: BDU expert, two others killed in Peshawar explosion

 File photo PESHAWAR, (Dawn, Agencies): A roadside remote-controlled bomb blast in Peshawar Monday killed three personnel of the bomb disposal unit (BDU) who were on their way to defuse another bomb elsewhere in the city, DawnNews reported. Police officer Shahid … Continued

14th Dec 2013

India: Seven dead as fire breaks out on 12th floor of south Mumbai building

[The fire broke out in the 12th floor of the 30-storey Mount Plan Building in August Kranti Marg. (Express photo: Vasant Prabhu)]     By Tabassum Barnagarwala Mumbai, (Indian Express): At least seven people were killed and another seven injured … Continued

14th Dec 2013

Pakistan: One killed in Karachi violence; 19 suspects arrested in raids

File photo KARACHI, (The News): A 15-year-old girl was killed in a firing incident in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar area Saturday whereas at least 19 suspects were arrested in a targeted operation conducted by Rangers’ personnel in different parts of the city, … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Bangladesh: Execution of Abdul Qadir Molla, ‘a gross injustice’

JUST: The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) strongly feels that the execution of Abdul Qadir Molla, an opposition leader in Bangladesh, would be a gross injustice to humanity. Mr Molla has been convicted of mass killing and other … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Policeman shot dead in Swabi

SWABI, (The News): A policeman guarding a polio team in Swabi was gunned down by unknown assailants while the other sustained injuries, Geo News reported Friday.   According to police, unidentified culprits opened fire on policemen – Iftikhar and Aijaz … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Karachi: 7 Rangers personnel injured in Landhi blast

KARACHI, (The News): Seven Rangers personnel sustained injuries when a remote controlled bomb blast targeted their vehicle in Landhi no.89 Thursday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, seven Rangers men were injured when a blast occurred in Landi … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Justice Tassaduq Jillani takes oath as new chief justice

Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. File photo ISLAMABAD, (AFP & Dawn): Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani took oath on Thursday as the 21st Chief Justice of Pakistan. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to Justice Tassaduq, the senior most judge … Continued

11th Dec 2013

India: Supreme Court rules gay sex is illegal

[Human rights activists and the LGBT community are disappointed with the SC judgement. (PTI photo)]   New Delhi, (Agencies): In a jolt to the gay community in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that consensual sex between adults of the … Continued

11th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry retires today

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry retires today leaving behind a legacy of broken myths, shaking the archaic political order and bringing into public spotlight the spy chiefs who had remained shrouded behind the wall of secrecy, never to be … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Singapore: 27 suspects arrested over riots in Singapore’s Little India

SINGAPORE, (Xinhua): Singapore’s authorities arrested 27 suspects from South Asia over a rare riot happened on Sunday evening in an ethnic neighbourhood, Little India, the police said in a press conference before dawn on Monday morning. The riot, which was … 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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