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  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    07/23/2014 9:27:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan. Just days before the father and son were to return home to Indiana, the trip turned tragic when their plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa on Tuesday night. The body of 17-year-old Haris Suleman was recovered, but crews were still searching Wednesday for the father, Babar Suleman. The Sulemans left...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Man’s Dream of Fourth Wife Soiled by Pakistan Army Assaults

    07/21/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18 July 17, 2014
    Pakistan’s ongoing military operation may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children — to take a fourth wife. Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants. Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren. The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used...
  • Journalists gain rare access to North Waziristan ghost town

    07/10/2014 11:00:31 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    BBC World News ^ | July 10 , 2014 | BBC
    Three weeks into its offensive against militants in the tribal region of North Waziristan, Pakistan's military has taken the media to see Miranshah, formerly a hotbed of Taliban activity.
  • ISIS Chief Confirms Indians Could Be Part of Insurgent Group

    07/02/2014 9:58:14 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 3, 2014 04:44 GMT | Sanjib Kr Baruah
    In a revelation that is sure to raise worries in India's security establishment, the first-ever audio message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS, has confirmed suspicions that Indians could well be part of his organisation's ranks. While enumerating the nationalities of fighters who constitute ISIS, Al-Baghdadi's 20-second-long audio titled 'A message to the Mujahideen and the Muslim Ummah in the month of Ramadan' that was released on Tuesday mentions that Indians, among a host of other nationalities including Chinese, American, French, German, Australian, etc. figure in the ISIS squad. According to intelligence sources, on January 22, a...
  • They Lost China, and Iran, and Iraq, and Libya, and Afghanistan and Pakistan and...

    07/02/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | John Ransom
    A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL, a group of which he would likely approve regardless of what current Al Qaeda leadership says about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. And it's all Obama's fault. “Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday,” reports the Hindustan Times, “after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.” The caliphate claims worldwide authority over all Muslims, and...
  • Paskistan Army Sweeps Miramshaw

    07/01/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    foreign Policy ^ | 7//14 | schneider
    At least 15 militants were killed and three soldiers were injured on Monday as the Pakistani military began the second phase of its offensive in North Waziristan with a ground operation in Miramshah (NYT, ET). The military released a statement on Monday that said infantry and special forces units moved from house to house throughout the city and uncovered networks of tunnels and bomb factories. The operation included the mobilization of tanks, artillery, and gunship helicopters in support of those infantry forces. The statement also said that 376 militants and 17 soldiers had been killed since the beginning of the...
  • Pakistan Cleric Returns to Lead 'Revolution'

    06/23/2014 10:26:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Malaysia Sun ^ | Monday 23rd June, 2014
    A prominent Pakistani cleric who lives in Canada arrived in Lahore Monday after his plane was diverted from Islamabad following clashes between his supporters and police at Islamabad's airport. Tahir-ul-Qadri returned to Pakistan to lead a self-proclaimed revolution against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Security was tight Monday ahead of Qadri's planned arrival in Islamabad. Armed guards were stationed around the capital and roads leading to the airport were blocked with shipping containers in an effort to deter the cleric's supporters. However, some of Qadri's supporters pelted police officers with sticks and stones, while the police retaliated by firing tear gas....
  • Modi targets counterterrorism as a key policy

    06/21/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The National ^ | June 21, 2014 | Harsh V Pant
    While his government’s focus remains squarely on domestic issues, Mr Modi is also charting a rather ambitious foreign policy course. He has already visited Bhutan and his future destinations over the next few months are likely to include Japan, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Australia and Nepal. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has saluted the new Modi government for injecting “new vitality into an ancient civilisation”.
  • Taliban will burn your palaces in Islamabad, Lahore: spokesman

    06/21/2014 5:49:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Nawaz govt responsible for loss of life, property *Militant group warns foreign firms to leave Pakistan. PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Taliban on Monday warned foreign firms to leave Pakistan and vowed retaliatory strikes against the government after the Pakistan Army launched a long-awaited offensive in a tribal area. The statement came as Pakistan's major cities braced for a backlash by deploying thousands of soldiers and paramilitaries while placing hospitals on high alert for incoming casualties. The offensive on North Waziristan was launched a week after a brazen insurgent attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. “We warn all foreign...
  • Pakistan seeks Afghanistan’s help for Waziristan offensive

    06/17/2014 5:48:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | June 17, 2014 | Ghanizada
    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to seal the common borders between Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to blcok the escape of pro-Taliban forces from military operations. Tasnim Aslam, spokeswoman for Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the request was made during a telephone call by Prime Minister Nawaz with president Karzai on Monday night. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Hamid Karzai last night to request him for the closure of Afghan border to avoid exit of militants to Afghanistan from Pakistan during the military offensive,” Aslam quoted by AFP said. She also added that military...
  • A different perspective: Pakistani journalists cover Bergdahl story for folks at home

    06/15/2014 5:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | June 15, 2014 | Michael H. O’Donnell
    Cameraman Ilyas Khan, left, and reporter Iftikhar Hussain, two Pakistani journalists working for Voice of America, covered the reaction of the Hailey community to the release of Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban custody last week. Two Pakistani journalists stopped in Pocatello last week on their way to Hailey to cover the story of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s release with listeners in the tribal region of northeast Pakistan. Ifthikhar Hussain and his cameraman, Ilyas Khan, work for Voice of America. Voice of America, operated by the U.S. government, provides programming for broadcast on radio, television and the Internet outside of this country...
  • Pakistan air raids in North Waziristan 'kill militants'

    06/14/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/14/14 | BBC
    Pakistani fighter jets have carried out air strikes against militant hideouts, killing dozens of fighters, officials in the north-west of the country say. The strikes were in the mountainous Dehgan area in the North Waziristan tribal district, a stronghold for Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants. ... No exact casualty figures were given. "The strikes were carried out based on confirmed reports about the presence of Uzbek and other militants in the area," an official said. It is the second set of strikes in the region this week, days after the airport attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which killed at least...
  • Obama Has Painted Himself Into A Foreign Policy Corner

    06/14/2014 11:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has conquered -- without much effort -- Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, along with most of the province of Nineveh. It's also taken Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown. Along the way it has ransacked banks (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars), pillaged weapon stockpiles (including the stuff we left behind for the Iraqi...
  • Permission to Board? Challenges to seizing drugs at sea in the Indian Ocean

    06/14/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by mgist · 13 replies
    global Initiative ^ | 4/2015 | NA
    In the four months to date for 2014, warships from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Task Force 150 (CTF 150) have seized in excess of 2,000 kg of heroin being trafficked in dhows via the Indian Ocean. The most recent seizure was of 1,032 kg by an Australian warship on 26 April - African’s highest drug seizure ever – and 130kg by a Canadian warship on 7 April. In 2013, warships operating with CTF 150 seized more than 2,000 kg of heroin being shipped via the Indian Ocean. The heroin appears to be of Afghan origin, and is generally of...
  • Karachi airport attack signals tactical shift by Taliban

    06/12/2014 7:52:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:39am EDT | Syed Raza Hassan
    (Reuters) - It was the shoes that betrayed Corporal Faiz Mohammad's would-be killers. When 10 Taliban militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday night, sparking a five-hour gun battle that killed at least 34 people, Mohammad and his fellow officers from the Airports Security Force (ASF) were the first line of defense.
  • Successive drone strikes leave at least 16 dead in N Waziristan (1st in 6 Months)

    06/12/2014 3:23:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    Dawn ^ | 11 June 2014 | Zahir Shah Sherazi
    MIRAMSHAH: After a nearly six month halt in the drone campaign, separate US aerial drones fired missiles at militant hideouts in pre-dawn strikes on Thursday just days after the Taliban launched a deadly attack on Karachi airport that killed 37 people. Two successive US drone strikes killed at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area where pressure was building on Islamabad to react after the brazen attack. The first attack took place late on Thursday night when the unmanned US plane fired six missiles that hit a vehicle and a compound in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan,...
  • Karachi Airport Siege: Were the terrorists trying to hijack an Emirates Airline plane?

    06/09/2014 1:01:51 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | 6/9/14 | NA
    Karachi: According to media reports, an Emirates Airline plane was caught in the middle of an attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport with passengers on board on the tarmac. Though, as militants attacked the airport, Pakistani military forces boarded the Emirates plane and helped passengers and crew disembark. An Emirates spokesman said, “The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” Meanwhile, some of the media reports and Tweets by a person, who was stranded on the plane, show that the terrorists were probably trying to hijack the flight. Twitter user – Syed...
  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed ‘classified’ drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: “I probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.”
  • BOB BERGDAHL Joined Code Pink in Campaign Against US Drone Attacks in Pakistan

    06/03/2014 5:10:51 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/3/2014 | Jim Hoft
    32 American members of the far left Code Pink activist group joined a Pakistani march in October 2012 against US drone attacks.
  • Bergdahl’s father now under scrutiny himself

    06/08/2014 2:07:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Idaho Statesman / The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | John M. Glionna
    HAILEY — In 2011, during his long five-year vigil, waiting helplessly at home while his son was held by Taliban extremists half a world away, Bob Bergdahl made a personal video for the Pakistani government that he hoped would be delivered to his boy, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “These are my thoughts. I can remain silent no longer,” the father began. He stood in a black shirt, his bushy blond beard worn long, the kind sported by most militant men in the war-racked region. In the three-minute video, he mentioned several high-ranking Pakistani generals by name, thanking them for their...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel Geo.tv
  • Top intelligence official claims: Obama admin. funded terror network ‘for the next ten years’

    06/08/2014 7:58:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    <p>Reported details of the high-profile prisoner swap that freed Bowe Bergdahl over the weekend are not telling the full story ... The Haqqani Network, a terrorist group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan ... the details of that exchange do not add up.</p>
  • Pakistan Suspends License of Leading News Channel (For Defaming Army & ISI)

    06/07/2014 1:43:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/6/14 | Declan Walsh
    The Pakistani government on Friday suspended the broadcasting license of Geo News, a popular television channel, in a major escalation of Geo’s dispute with the country’s powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority said the suspension would last for 15 days. It also imposed a $104,000 fine. The dispute began with accusations that the spy agency was behind a shooting attack on a senior Geo journalist in April. It has broadened into a wider confrontation that is seen as a threat to press freedom and a sign of tensions between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders. Even...
  • Minority and the mob

    06/06/2014 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 7 June 2014 | Khaled Ahmad
    On May 27, this appeared on the front page of the Pakistani daily, Dawn: “Gunmen shot dead a doctor from the minority Ahmadi community in Chenab Nagar town in Punjab. Mehdi Ali, a 50-year-old heart surgeon from the United States, was attacked as he visited a cemetery in the town of Chenab Nagar.” The name of the town was changed from Rabwah to Chenab Nagar under the law of disabilities imposed on the Ahmadi community. Nations trapped in the cycle of fate can’t resist a recurrent deathwish even when they know it is a deathwish. Turks can’t live down their...
  • Haqqani Network, Pakistan terror group, grows into worst enemy for U.S.

    06/06/2014 7:43:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Haqqani Network, the terrorist group that the U.S. command in Afghanistan says is its most formidable enemy — worse than the Taliban or al Qaeda — has operated for a dozen years across the border in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area with little to fear other than sporadic drone strikes. Now, even the drone strikes have stopped for the family-run gang that held Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five years. ... The Haqqani network maintains a safe haven in North Waziristan, Pakistan, across Afghanistan’s southeastern border. The Pakistani Army has consistently refused to launch a military operation in North...
  • India closely watching Russian move to sell attack helicopters to Pakistan

    06/04/2014 8:16:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: India is closely tracking Russia's move to directly supply Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan by lifting an informal arms embargo. But officials here also say that Russian arms have in any case been surreptitiously finding their way to Pakistan through China for years now. "Yes, there is some concern here. But then, other countries like the US and France also sell their weaponry to both sides of the line of control. If the French sell Agosta-90B submarines to Pakistan, they sell the Scorpene submarines to us," said a senior defence official. This comes in the backdrop of Russian...
  • Obama’s Legacy is Death

    06/02/2014 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Dateline Chicago: 12 hours of violence leaves 4 dead and 14 wounded across Chicago – Chicago Tribune Dateline Ukraine: Ukrainian military helicopter shot down; 14 dead – CNN Dateline Syria: Jihadists shoot dead 102-year-old man, his family in Syria—The News.com.au Dateline Libya: Fighting in Benghazi leaves 36 dead, Libyan officials say—CNN Dateline Iraq: Attacks kill 16 in Iraq as May death toll tops 900—The Daily Star Dateline Afghanistan: 12 Civilians going to a wedding killed in Afghanistan bombing—Fox News Latino Dateline Pakistan: Taliban ambush on Pakistan border leaves 17 dead – Sydney Morning Herald If it’s not quite fair to...
  • Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”

    05/30/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm In The Point | No Comments Coexist? Sorry, we’re Muslim. And as Islamic Supremacists, we’re obsessed with Islamizing Jerusalem and using it for the capital of our Thousand Year Caliphate under the Pakistani Army.Otherwise we would be happy to coexist with you. Really. Palestinian-founded and led sharia law movement Hizb Al-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, hosted thousands of Muslims for Friday prayers last week atop the Temple Mount, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where...
  • Husband of Pakistani ‘honor killing’ victim killed his first wife, police say

    05/30/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29 , 2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    This is how a terrible story gets worse. On Tuesday, Farzana Iqbal, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, was confronted by a mob of 20 or so of her family members near the steps of the top court in Lahore, Pakistan's second-biggest city. They proceeded to beat her to death with sticks and bricks, while police nearby looked on and did little. The reason for the attack? She had chosen to marry a 45-year-old man named Muhammad Iqbal. That was a union deemed unacceptable by her family ... Now, the media furor after the incident has turned up a new, stomach-turning wrinkle...
  • Pregnant woman is stoned to death by her own family

    05/27/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/27/14 | AP
    Pregnant woman is stoned to death by her own family By AP LAHORE, Pakistan — A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved. Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police investigator Rana Mujahid said. Hundreds of women are murdered every year in Muslim-majority Pakistan in so-called “honor killings” carried out by...
  • In Lahore, pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death (For marrying the man she loves)

    05/27/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | 05/27/2014
    LAHORE: In an apparent 'honour killing', a 25-year-old pregnant woman was brutally beaten and stoned to death on Tuesday outside the high court here by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice. Police said Farzana Parveen, resident of Faisalabad, had married Mohammad Iqbal of Jaranwala a few months ago against the wishes of her family. The incident happened as the couple reached the court premises to record Farzana's statement to defend her husband against allegations by her family that he kidnapped her and forced her to marry him. Initially, the family members fired shots in the...
  • Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death By Family for Not Marrying Her Cousin ( Honor Murder )

    05/27/2014 7:25:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police said 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved .. and not her cousin. ... Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in honour killings. The true figure is probably many times higher since the Aurat Foundation only compiles figures from newspaper reports.
  • Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

    05/25/2014 11:30:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Bos News Life ^ | May 24, 2014 | Stefan J. Bos
    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife. The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a major advocacy and aid group, said it provided two vehicles for the May 6 raids at the brick kiln in the industrial city Wazirabad in Punjab province. Nasir Saeed, a CLAAS director, told BosNewsLife that "a total of eight" Christians were found working as slaves in the area, representing five families.
  • Attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat thwarted, all four gunmen killed

    05/23/2014 7:05:13 PM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 23, 2014 | IA
    All the four gunmen, who had stormed the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province early on Friday, have been gunned down, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief Subhas Goswami said. Gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades had attacked the Indian consulate but no diplomatic staff was injured in the assault. "One terrorist was killed by ITBP personnel while three have been killed by Afghan forces. The attack has been successfully repulsed," he said. Goswami also said security at the Indian embassy in Kabul and consulates in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar besides Herat has been heightened and a high alert...
  • Man killed wife for making vegetarian dinner: prosecutors

    05/22/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2014 | Josh Saul
    Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death with a stick after the doomed woman made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers. Noor Hussein, 75, was so outraged over the prospect of eating the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussein, 66, inside their Brooklyn apartment until she was a “bloody mess,” prosecutors said in opening statements of his murder trial Wednesday. .... in his home country, beating your wife is customary. “He comes from a culture where he thinks this is...
  • 73 militants killed in air strikes, clash (Pakistan)

    05/22/2014 4:13:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    DAWN ^ | May 22, 2014 | Pazir Gul
    MIRAMSHAH: At least 73 suspected local and foreign militants were killed in a series of pre-dawn air strikes on hideouts and bases in North Waziristan and in a later clash following an attack on security personnel. An army major and three other security personnel died in the clash. The targets of the air strikes were strongholds of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (Etim) — a militant outfit comprising largely Turkic-speaking militants from Uzbekistan and Uighurs from China’s north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang, a security official said. China has blamed Etim, which also uses the name of Turkistan Islamic Party, for...
  • Prime Minister of India Invites Pakistani Prime Minister to Inauguration

    05/22/2014 12:39:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially invited Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Modi’s inauguration ceremony, according to India’s victorious Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BBC reported that this is believed to be the first time an olive branch of this magnitude has been extended to Pakistan’s Prime Minister. On May 16, Modi and the BJP were victorious in an Indian election that experienced the highest quantitative voter turnout in history. Modi is set to take the oath as India’s new leader on May 26. In addition to Pakistan, Modi has also reached out to neighboring states...
  • Vindicated-Jay Leno and Michelle Obama confirm: it’s okay to oppose Sharia now.

    05/16/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - VindicatedPosted By Robert Spencer On May 16, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Victory is at hand! All the freedom-lovers who have been assailed for years with claims that their opposition to jihad mass murder, Islamic supremacism, and Islamically-justified wife-beating, female genital mutilation, honor killing, stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, devaluation of women’s testimony, and all the rest of it constituted “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hatred” can now come in from the cold. As hard as it is to believe, opposing jihad terror and Sharia are now “in.” Everybody’s getting in on it.Fox News reported last week that the Beverly...
  • Expat Sells Kidney to Pay Off Debt

    05/15/2014 10:40:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Thursday, 15 May 2014
    A Saudi-born Pakistani national has offered his kidney for sale to pay off a SR 30,000 debt and avoid a court case which his debtor threatened to file, Al-Hayat daily reported on Wednesday. Majed Nawwaz said an Indian resident offered him a deal seven years ago to partner with him and buy a large quantity of barley as its prices were expected to increase. The Indian partner also told him that he would sell the barley to a prominent store in Jeddah when prices increase and make a good profit. Nawwaz borrowed SR30,000 for the deal and handed the money...
  • Young gurkha slays Pak militant in fierce hand-hand combat in Kashmir

    05/11/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 37 replies
    A 23-year-old courageous soldier of the Gurkha regiment killed a Pakistani trained infiltrator during a hand-to-hand combat along the Line of Control in Poonch in the wee hours of Saturday. Defence PRO in Jammu said, "A 23-year-old soldier from the elite Gurkha Regiment of the Indian Army, Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar scripted an astonishing saga of raw courage and fearlessness, resulting in the elimination of two hardcore Pakistan trained terrorists in the Poonch sector". "The brave soldier after reaching within hand shaking distance tried to grab the AK 47 rifle of the Pak trained infiltrator and in the ensuing...
  • Pakistan bails FBI agent held with bullets at airport

    05/08/2014 6:49:24 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    BBC News Asia ^ | 8 May 2014 | BBC News
    A court in Pakistan has granted bail to an agent with the US FBI who was arrested for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight in Karachi. The agent was to be released later on Thursday after paying a bail bond of 1 million rupees ($10,000), police said. He was held under anti-terrorism laws after security staff found 15 bullets for a 9mm handgun in his luggage ahead of a flight to Islamabad.
  • Lawyer of Pakistani accused of blasphemy killed

    05/07/2014 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 3:28 PM EDT
    Gunmen in Pakistan killed the lawyer of a man accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad Wednesday night, police said. Senior police officer Mahmoodul Hassan said the lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was sitting in his office in the central city of Multan when gunmen opened fire on him. …
  • Report: India foils Pakistani terror plot targeting Israeli, US consulates

    05/04/2014 9:12:10 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/04/2014 | JP Staff
    Indian authorities obtained information indicating that Pakistani intelligence services were in the planning stages of organizing a terrorist attack against the Israeli mission in Bengaluru as well as the American consulate in Chennai, according to a report in Sunday editions of the Times of India. According to the report, Indian security agencies learned of the plot after interrogating a Sri Lankan national who was allegedly hired by a Pakistani official to conduct reconnaissance of the two diplomatic missions. A Pakistani official based in Sri Lanka denied the Times of India report, attributing the allegations of an alleged terrorist plot as...
  • Obama battles 'war on women' ... in Pakistan

    05/04/2014 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 7 replies
    WND ^ | May 4, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Plan calls for 'gender team' to collect data on abusesCulturally embedded mistreatment of women and girls has earned Pakistan a reputation as one of the world’s worst nations in which to be female. The Obama administration, however, is setting out to reverse that cultural phenomenon, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers. Indeed, the administration is deploying a team of experts to “travel extensively” throughout Pakistan to assess existing U.S. efforts to reverse “gender disparity” and to collect data about ongoing gender-related abuses and discrimination. The gender team likewise will propose steps for future U.S.-funded actions. This U.S. Agency for International Development endeavor...
  • India’s new language of killing

    05/01/2014 10:43:08 PM PDT · by cold start · 10 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 1st May 2014 | Praveen Swami
    Narendra Modi has suggested he would authorise India’s intelligence services to stage cross-border strikes against terrorists. The stakes are seismic — and must be debated with dispassion, before a choice is made in rageEarly one summer morning in 2008, an ageing Toyota car slowed down to turn at the corner next to the Indian Embassy complex in Kabul, transforming itself as it did so into a wall of searing, white light. Fifty-eight people were killed and 141 injured, their bodies torn apart by shock waves, fires, and shards of metal and glass. Inside hours, western intelligence services listened in to...
  • Ex-Rahm aide Amer Ahmad jailed by Pakistani authorities

    05/01/2014 1:29:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/30/2014 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Pakistani authorities said Wednesday they have jailed and intend to charge Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former city comptroller Amer Ahmad after taking him into custody Monday with a fake Mexican passport, a forged visa to enter their country and a large amount of cash. Ahmad was carrying about $146,000 and 126,000 euros in cash when he was stopped by authorities Monday morning at the international airport in Lahore, said Usman Anwar, the Punjab region director for the Federal Investigation Agency, the Pakistani equivalent of the FBI. "He said he that he lived in America and lied that he never had American...
  • Bush's comments on Iran election reflect his ignorance: Kharrazi

    06/17/2005 1:07:18 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 636+ views
    tehrantimes ^ | June 17, 2005
    Bush's comments on Iran election reflect his ignorance: Kharrazi TEHRAN (Agencies) -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said here Friday that U.S. President George W. Bush's recent comments on Iran's presidential election is due to his lack of knowledge about Iran, IRNA reported. Kharrazi made the remark after casting his vote. The Iranian foreign minister’s comments followed Bush's criticism of Iran's presidential election which he said would retain power in the hands of an unelected few and are undemocratic. Kharrazi added: "While lecturing us on democracy, Bush totally ignores the presence of grass root democracy in Iran and launches a campaign...
  • Saudis parade nuclear missiles for the first time in defiance of US-Iranian nuclear accord

    04/29/2014 1:38:12 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 39 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 04/29/2014 | Debkafile
    Saudi Arabia became the first Middle East nation to publicly exhibit its nuclear-capable missiles. The long-range, liquid propellant DF-3 ballistic missile (NATO designated CSS-2), purchased from China 27 years ago, was displayed for the first time at a Saudi military parade Tuesday, April 29, in the eastern military town of Hafar Al-Batin, at the junction of the Saudi-Kuwaiti-Iraqi borders. . . . . . The West has no information about when the new Chinese missiles were delivered to Saudi Arabia. The presence of the top Pakistani soldier at the parade of military and nuclear hardware was meant as corroboration of...