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  • Newspaper: Islamic State chief Baghdadi moved to Afghanistan via Iran

    09/23/2018 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | Sep 23, 2018, 6:47 pm | Mohammed Ebraheem
    Baghdad ( – A Saudi-owned newspaper has claimed that Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has moved to Afghanistan via Iranian territories. Quoting Pakistani security and other extremist group sources, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported that Baghdadi arrived in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan after crossing Iranian territories via the eastern city of Zahedan. According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, IS manages a location to host its fighters in Zahedan in cooperation with the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions. Last month, Baghdadi was reported to be...
  • Abolish UNRWA

    04/15/2002 7:08:45 AM PDT · by anapikoros · 164+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 15, 2002
    As pictures of the destruction in Palestinian areas beam out across the world, it is not surprising that US Secretary of State Colin Powell would see fit to meet with relief agencies and pledge US assistance to help relieve the Palestinians' plight. What is less understandable is America's choosing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as the conduit for $30 million in additional aid. UNRWA was founded 52 years ago as a temporary agency to help the Palestinian refugees from the first Arab war to destroy Israel, in 1948. In a report he submitted in November 1951, UNRWA...
  • Girl thrown from window after rejection of Muslim [ trunc] marriage proposal

    09/17/2018 8:52:19 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 27 replies
    A Karachi-based Christian woman of only 18, Beenish Paul, was thrown from the second-floor building of her own home for refusing to "marry" a local Muslim man who was running a trafficking ring. She is now paralysed. A 2nd year chemical engineering student from Karachi, was beaten so badly by a mob of young Muslim men accompanied by an Islamic cleric, that he lost his sight. His only hope for restoration of part of his sight in one eye is expensive hospital treatment abroad, and/or our prayers. His neighbors use bigoted and abusive language against him as the swarm of...
  • 'Make Pakistan Grate Again' PM to ban foreign CHEESE in bizarre bid to boost economy

    09/14/2018 11:28:38 PM PDT · by libh8er · 19 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | Sept 14th 2018 | Mark Hodge
    IMRAN Khan has suggested Pakistan bans imports of CHEESE in a bid to boost the country’s struggling economy - prompting outrage from the nation's pizza lovers. The bizarre ban, slammed by critics and opposition leaders, is being considered along with embargoes on other foreign products such as luxury cars and phones. Newly-elected Prime Minister Khan believes the move will help the country stave off a $12 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reports The Times. A water crisis has also prompted the former Pakistani cricket captain to ask for donations from Pakistanis around the world to help build...
  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate

    05/30/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by publana · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 30, 2018 | Lee Smith
    In the shifting narratives of the Trump-Russia probe, a Maltese academic named Joseph Mifsud has remained a linchpin regarding claims of collusion. He is the professor who allegedly told Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had emails related to the Clinton campaign. The FBI says it opened its investigation in late July 2016 after Papadopoulos relayed that information to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and the Australians tipped off U.S. authorities. While some news accounts describe Mifsud as an accomplice to Russian clandestine operations or a “cut-out” (intermediary), others contend he is a full-fledged Russian spy. In an official...
  • A Cheer for Trump’s Outreach to the Taliban

    09/07/2018 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 September 2018 | Douglas Lute and Denis McDonough
    Direct talks between America and the insurgents would be the best way to start diplomacy that might end the war in Afghanistan. U.S. officials have sought that goal in vain before, but now the time may be ripe. In July, The Times reported that the Trump administration directed the State Department to open direct talks with the Afghan Taliban, to see whether formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are possible. Taliban officials soon claimed to have met with American diplomats, an assertion that American officials have not publicly commented on. This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
  • In India, the Trump administration just scored a 'big win' for US grand strategy.....

    09/06/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/062018 | Tom Rogan
    On Thursday, the Trump administration scored an important win for U.S. grand strategy when they granted India access to advanced U.S. military technologies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (both were in New Dehli to sign the agreement) recognize that this order faces a profound challenge from China and, to a lesser degree, from Russia. The agreement follows the Trump administration's decision in August to grant India the highest strategic trade authorization level, putting New Delhi on a military technology access par with Australia, South Korea, and Japan. will also improve India's defense capabilities...
  • U.S. Cuts $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan; Says It's Failing To Fight Militants

    09/02/2018 4:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | September 2, 20183:48 PM ET | Emily Sullivan
    In the latest blow to already fragile ties between the United States and Pakistan, the Defense Department said on Saturday it has suspended $300 million in funding to Islamabad over what it calls the government's failure to take action against terrorists. The suspension is part of a broader pullback in military aid for Pakistan announced by the Trump administration in January. The administration says Pakistan is not taking strong enough steps to combat the Taliban and other groups. Pakistan, which serves as a key route for transporting supplies to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has repeatedly denied harboring terrorists. The aid...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/01/2018 8:20:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were many glowing tributes to the late Senator John McCain at his memorial service in Washington Saturday. But jabs were also noted in media reports aimed at President Trump. McCain's daughter, Meghan, said in her eulogy that "America was always great" appearing to be a dissing of President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The President posted "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" in bold letters on Twitter today.... The United States has decided to end 300 million dollars in military aid to Pakistan.... Police in the Netherlands say there was a "terrorist motive" in the stabbing attack at an Amsterdam...
  • 42 Pakistani Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

    08/24/2018 10:15:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 08:49 August 25, 2018
    42 Pakistani Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia Most of them died of suffocation or in road accidents Islamabad: At least 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died of various causes during the ongoing Haj in Saudi Arabia, officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony said here. Of 42 victims, 30 were male and 12 female. Most of them died of suffocation or in road accidents, Xinhua news agency quoted the officials as saying. The dead pilgrims were aged between early 40s and late 80s. According to the ministry officials, 184,210 Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia under...

    08/23/2018 10:08:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 24, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In April, 2008, after the story became public, candidate Obama told a San Francisco crowd that during his college years he took a trip to Pakistan. This came as a surprise to reporters, and the candidate’s two autobiographies, Dreams from My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope (2006), made no mention of any trip to Pakistan. What the college student did there is not exactly clear, and some in the region found it disturbing. “Why did he keep mum on his visit to Pakistan till this question was raised?” wondered India’s former counterterrorist chief Bahukutumbi Raman. “Has he disclosed...
  • Pakistan army chief hosts Christian leaders

    08/22/2018 8:40:44 AM PDT · by robowombat
    Gulf News ^ | 13:13 August 21, 2018 | Zubair Qureshi, Correspondent
    Pakistan army chief hosts Christian leaders Army chief hails Father Joseph Coutts’ appointment as cardinal a ‘national honour’ Islamabad: In a first, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a banquet dinner on Monday for some of the country’s most senior Christian leaders, to celebrate the ‘honour’ bestowed on Pakistani priest Joseph Coutts. On June 28, Pope Francis appointed Coutts as cardinal in the Vatican City. General Bajwa hailed the appointment as a matter of ‘national pride’ that a Pakistani priest was awarded that unique honour by no one else but the leader of the...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • Hamza bin Laden has married daughter of lead 9/11 hijacker, say family

    08/05/2018 5:20:15 PM PDT · by plain talk · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | Martin Chulov
    Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to his family.
  • As part of CPEC, 'Chinese only’ colony coming up in Pakistan

    08/20/2018 9:32:07 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    China is building a city for 5,000,000 Chinese nationals at a cost of $150 million in Gwadar as part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This will be the first such Chinese city in South Asia. Half-a-million Chinese citizens, who will be housed in this proposed city by 2022, will be workforce for the financial district that Beijing is planning to set up in the Pakistani port city of Gwadar. Only Chinese citizens will live in this gated zone, which basically means that Pakistan will be used as a colony of China. ET has learnt that the China-Pak Investment Corporation bought...
  • Minorities cautiously welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan’s road map for ‘New Pakistan’

    08/20/2018 10:44:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 18:16 August 20, 2018 | Zubair Qureshi, Correspondent
    Minorities cautiously welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan’s road map for ‘New Pakistan’ Concerns raised over the fact that Pakistan’s new Federal Cabinet is without a non-Muslim minister Islamabad: At a time when the entire country is welcoming new Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first address to the nation in which he has given a road-map for ‘Naya Pakistan’ or New Pakistan that he has been promising in his election campaign and public meetings, Pakistan’s minorities have cautiously welcomed his intentions. In his first address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan promised austerity, accountability, justice and large-scale reforms in civil bureaucracy,...
  • Imran sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

    08/20/2018 10:39:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 14:10 August 18, 2018 | Sana Jamal, Correspondent
    Imran sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan Cricket star-turned-politician struggled for 22 years to become Pakistan’s PM Islamabad: Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, after 22 long years of political struggle. Imran Khan was elected prime minister in a vote at the country’s National Assembly on Friday after his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most votes in July 25 general elections. Imran Khan donned a black sherwani as he took oath as the prime minister of Pakistan. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath after the national anthem and...
  • Election of Islamist Pakistani Leader Imran Khan Stokes Fears of Christian Persecution

    08/19/2018 8:45:26 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Riverdale Standard ^ | 08/19/2018 | Riverdale Standard
    Christian watchdog groups have voiced concern over last week’s election of former cricket star and Islamist Imran Khan as Pakistani Premier, noting Khan’s public support for the nation’s harsh blasphemy laws. Shortly after the election, Khan—who attributed his victory to the will of Allah—told the nation that his preferred form of government is “the Islamic State as established by the Prophet Mohammad in Medina.” “Today in front of you, in front of the people of Pakistan, I pledge I will run Pakistan in such a way as it has never before been run,”
  • British-Pakistani Bishop Calls for Burqa Ban

    08/17/2018 7:34:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/18 | Jack Montgomery
    Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistan-born former Bishop of Rochester, has weighed into the controversy around the burqa to call for a near-total ban on full face veils, supported by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey. The senior clergyman told the Mail on Sunday that, while a small minority of women might be choosing to cover their faces voluntarily, that there was no doubt “the burqa or niqab is being weaponised by Islamists to impose what they consider to be ‘Islamic’ character on communities, neighbourhoods and even nations.” He added: “In Britain, this has serious implications for the freedom of women, but...
  • Pakistan election results: Voters reject religious extremists

    08/17/2018 2:08:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 08:31 July 27, 2018 | Ashfaq Ahmed, Deputy UAE Editor
    Dubai: This election has been unique and surprises keep on coming as the polling results are announced. Apart from Imran Khan’s victory, another important factor that has surfaced quite significantly is the worst ever defeat faced by the extremists and religious factions in the country. Top religious party chiefs such as Maulana Fazalur Rehman and Sirajul Haq were summarily rejected by the voters. Similarly, candidates of Labaikh Tehreek lost miserably and none of the candidates fielded by the banned religious outfit headed by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed could secure a seat. It is a clear indication that Pakistani people are freeing...