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  • Hundreds of French troops drive back Mali rebels

    01/12/2013 10:43:25 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2013 | Rukmini Callimachi
    <p>The battle to retake Mali's north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday, after hundreds of French forces deployed to the country and began aerial bombardments to drive back the Islamic extremists from a town seized earlier this week.</p>
  • (AP) - Lawyer for Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan says court orders all curbs on him lifted.

    08/28/2009 12:59:13 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 683+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | August 28, 2009 | N/A
    Just title.
  • Pakistan's Dr. Doom ( rogue scientist A.Q. Khan )

    12/05/2007 10:04:45 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 179+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2007 | Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins
    Not long ago, a respected and sober-minded expert on nuclear weapons -- a former government official now employed by a prestigious Washington think tank -- sat in his corner office and reflected for us on the nightmare brought to life by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani nuclear scientist. "The best thing would have been to take Khan into an alley somewhere and put a bullet in his head," said the expert, who not surprisingly insisted that his name not be attached to such an outrageous suggestion. Although we would not advocate assassination, it is certainly true that the world is...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 14 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • Pakistan Found to Aid Iran Nuclear Efforts

    09/01/2004 7:34:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 466+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 2, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER
    A new assessment of Iran's nuclear program by the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency says that, as early as 1995, Pakistan was providing Tehran with the designs for sophisticated centrifuges capable of making bomb-grade nuclear fuel. It also finds evidence that, as of the mid-August, Iran had assembled and tested the major components for 70 of the machines, which it showed to inspectors from the agency. But the report, issued to members of the agency on Wednesday as a confidential document, provided no new evidence of the kind of covert programs that the agency has discovered in the last...
  • Daniel Pearl and the body of evidence

    01/07/2006 10:16:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,088+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2006 | B Raman
    Every year, as we enter a New Year, my mind goes back to Daniel Pearl, the Mumbai-based American correspondent of Wall Street Journal, who met with a brutal end to his young life during a visit to Karachi in January 2002 to enquire, inter alia, into the suspected Pakistani links of international jihadi terrorists. In his keenness to find out the truth, Pearl fell into a treacherous trap laid by a mixed group of Pakistani terrorists belonging to different organisations and orchestrated by Omar Sheikh, a British resident of Pakistani origin, who had participated in the so-called jihad against the...
  • U.S. Says Banned Nuclear Technology Went to Pakistan and India(another network uncovered)

    04/09/2005 9:23:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 520+ views
    NYT ^ | 04/09/05 | DAVID S. CLOUD
    U.S. Says Banned Nuclear Technology Went to Pakistan and India By DAVID S. CLOUD WASHINGTON, April 8 - Federal prosecutors investigating the smuggling of nuclear technology disclosed Friday that a South African businessman had pleaded guilty to arranging illegal exports of American-made equipment both to Pakistan and its regional rival, India. Asher Karni, an Israeli who lives in South Africa, entered the guilty plea last September and has been cooperating with investigators, prosecutors said. The prosecutors, however, kept the proceeding secret until Friday, when they unsealed the plea agreement and charges brought against Humayun Khan, an Islamabad businessman with longstanding...
  • The Threat From South Africa

    03/16/2005 11:08:41 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 736+ views
    AIM ^ | March 16, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    President Bush has issued a statement on "Ten Years of Democracy in South Africa," conveniently ignoring the fact that South African President Thabo Mbeki is a Marxist who has surrounded himself with followers of radical Islam. The other curious omission is that while the president complimented "South Africa's commitment to progress at home and around the world," evidence is emerging that South Africa has played a role in nuclear weapons proliferation, including to Iran. The evidence is contained in a hot new book, Iran's Nuclear Option: Tehran's Quest for the Atom Bomb, by journalist Al Venter. Some people forget that...
  • Pakistan denies it sending centrifuges to IAEA for testing

    03/13/2005 10:47:26 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 269+ views
    South Asia - AFP ^ | Sun, Mar 13, 2005 | South Asia - AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan has denied reports that it was to send used centrifuge parts to the UN atomic agency to trace the origin of highly enriched uranium contamination found in Iran (news - web sites). We are not providing any centrifuges," Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman Jalil Abbas Jilani told AFP on Monday. "These are entirely baseless reports." Diplomats in Vienna Sunday told AFP Pakistan was sending used centrifuge parts to the UN atomic agency to help it figure out the origin of highly enriched uranium contamination found in Iran. Pakistan last week admitted that Abdul Qadeer Khan, the disgraced...
  • Pakistani nuclear scientist gives centrifuges to Iran: minister

    03/10/2005 5:09:07 PM PST · by The Shrew · 4 replies · 440+ views
    XINHUA ^ | March 11, 2005 | Xinhuanet
    ISLAMABAD, March 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Pakistani Information and Broadcasting Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Thursday Dr. QadeerKhan, the country's well-known nuclear scientist, had provided centrifuges to Iran, according to the official Associated Press ofPakistan. "He had given centrifuges to Iran in his individual capacity and the government of Pakistan had nothing to do with this," Rashid said in response to a question at a seminar on political reconciliation in the country. Rashid said it was duly acknowledged that Dr. Khan was involvedin proliferation at the individual level but added the Pakistani government would not hand him over to any other...
  • A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout(Pakistani nuke transfers to Libya)

    02/27/2005 8:22:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 802+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27/2/05 | Douglas Frantz
    A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout The U.S. took too long to act, some experts say, letting a Pakistani scientist sell illicit technology well after it knew of his operation. By Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year. Two Western nuclear weapons specialists who have examined the top-secret designs say the hundreds of pages of engineering drawings and handwritten notes...
  • Uranium Testing Said to Indicate Libya-Korea Link

    02/01/2005 7:53:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,056+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 - Scientific tests have led American intelligence agencies and government scientists to conclude with near certainty that North Korea sold processed uranium to Libya, bolstering earlier indications that the reclusive state exported sensitive fuel for atomic weapons, according to officials with access to the intelligence. The determination, which has circulated among senior government officials in recent weeks, has touched off a hunt to determine if North Korea has also sold uranium to other countries, including Iran and Syria. So far, there is no evidence that such additional transactions took place. Nonetheless, the conclusion about the uranium transfer...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • Switzerland Opens Nuclear Investigation

    10/13/2004 4:07:28 PM PDT · by TexKat · 8 replies · 667+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/04 | BALZ BRUPPACHER
    BERN, Switzerland - Prosecutors on Wednesday opened an investigation into two Swiss citizens suspected of illegally exporting nuclear-bomb-making technology to Libya, a spokesman for the prosecutors office said. The spokesman, Hansjuerg Mark Wiedmer, declined to identify the suspects. But one investigative source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said one was Swiss engineer Urs Tinner, who was arrested in Germany last week. The Swiss agency that polices adherence to international sanctions disclosed in February that it had opened an investigation to determine whether Tinner had broken Swiss law by making precision parts in Malaysia that were destined for Libya. He is...
  • US wakes up to Osama's nuke dreams

    10/26/2001 12:51:57 AM PDT · by alithia · 12 replies · 1,485+ views
    the times of India | 10/26/01
    US wakes up to Osama's nuke dreams CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA TIMES NEWS NETWORK ASHINGTON: Alarm bells are clanging in the US and other western establishments over reports that Osama Bin Laden may have acquired or developed crude atom bombs with help from renegade Pakistani nuclear scientists. Accounts of Bin Laden's pursuit of nuclear weapons has been in the air for some time, but they acquired an added urgency this week following the arrest in Islamabad of two retired Pakistani nuclear scientists whose activities in Afghanistan were being scrutinised by western intelligence agencies. The scientists were reportedly taken into custody for questioning ...
  • WMD suspect arrested in Durban

    09/09/2004 10:19:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 880+ views
    IOL ^ | September 09 2004 | Anil Singh and Sapa
    Hours after the withdrawal of charges against Gauteng businessman Johan Meyer for contravening laws governing weapons of mass destruction and nuclear energy, Durban police swooped on a luxury penthouse on the beachfront and arrested a German-born engineer on similar charges. Police then chartered a special flight to whisk him to Johannesburg on Wednesday night. The 65-year-old engineer is also facing similar charges in Germany and was arrested a forthnight ago. While Durban detectives were making the arrest on the beachfront, detectives arrested another suspect in Sandton. Spokesperson for the police national commissioner Director Sally de Beer on Thursday confirmed the...
  • Dubya: Mr. Multilateral (Serious SGO under the radar)

    07/28/2004 8:44:20 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 57 replies · 2,059+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | July 29, 2004 | Bryan Preston
    It is playing a key role in curbing and caging North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. It played a key role in disarming Libya, discovering and rolling up the Pakistani A.Q. Khan nuclear smuggling network, and has become a framework for international military and police exercises organized by the United States. Its membership includes most of the world's largest economic powers, most of the world's largest military powers, and most of the most influential states on earth. The United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Russia, the Netherlands, France, Australia and Germany are among its 15 member states, and it is one...
  • CIA chief debriefs Dr Khan?

    02/26/2004 11:54:29 AM PST · by Cap Huff · 11 replies · 302+ views
    The Nation ^ | 26 February 2004 | Absar Alam
    ISLAMABAD—A top US intelligence official interrogated Dr A. Q. Khan during his recent visit to Islamabad early this month to verify the authenticity of the information supplied by Pakistan to the US on nuclear proliferation, reliable sources told The Nation Tuesday. The US embassy neither denied nor confirmed the information, but Pakistani officials dismissed it summarily. George Tenet, the CIA chief, had a debriefing session with Dr Khan on February 12 in Islamabad, sources said. The debriefing session was arranged following Bush administration’s assertion to have a direct contact with Dr Khan. Within 48 hours after the debriefing session Dr...
  • Khan made trips to Niger, Sudan

    02/23/2004 8:27:58 PM PST · by piasa · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: The famous African explorer Dr David Livingstone might have been impressed, even if the agenda was suspect. Pakistan’s disgraced nuclear proliferator-hero Abdul Qadeer Khan traversed the breadth of Africa in his hey day as a nuclear salesman , going to as romantic a getaway as Casablanca in Morocco and as remote an outpost as Timbuktu in Mali.   US officials might dearly like to get hold of Khan’s travel agent, or simply his itinerary, since he seems to have pretty much charted his own course during his profligate proliferating days. According to accounts now surfacing in the Pakistani media,...
  • Khan's visit to Timbuktu was to prospect for uranium - dissident

    02/23/2004 6:56:39 PM PST · by piasa · 16 replies · 1,816+ views
    Gulf News ^ | February 19, 2004 | Shyam Bhatia
    A London accountant has described how Pakistan's disgraced nuclear hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan visited the West African state of Mali on three occasions between 1998 and 2000. Abdul Ma'bood Siddiqui accompanied A.Q. Khan on three mystery trips  between 1998 and 2000. Their final destination was Timbuktu, a remote outpost in the desert that has always been a magnet for explorers and adventurers from around the world. The mystery behind the visits has deepened following recent revelations that Khan is also the owner of a small hotel in the town that he has named after Hendrina, his Dutch-born wife and...
  • Nuclear Horse Out of the Barn (Mansoor Ijaz interview-FoxNews)

    02/11/2004 2:28:55 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 22 replies · 280+ views
    Special Report - FoxNews ^ | 2/11/04 | FoxNews
    <p>ABDUL QADEER KHAN, NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, PAKISTAN: It pains me to realize in retrospect, that my entire lifetime achievement of providing foolproof national security to my nation, could have been placed in serious jeopardy on account of my activities, which were based in good faith, but on errors of judgment, related to unauthorized proliferation activities.</p>
  • Bin Laden met nuke scientists -- 'Nuclear bazaar' story out of Pakistan gets more bizarre

    02/08/2004 9:48:09 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 100 replies · 3,011+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 2.8.2004 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – As the Pakistani nuclear proliferation story widens, U.S. intelligence officials say top atomic scientists from that country met with Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar in Afghanistan. Two former senior Pakistani nuclear scientists who were based in the Afghan town of Kandahar met Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden several times before the fall of the Taliban. They were later detained and questioned on their return to Pakistan. Last week, after it became clear that Pakistan was the center of what has become known internationally as the "nuclear bazaar," President Pervez Musharraf agreed to pardon nuclear scientist Abdul...
  • Hunt for Links in Clandestine Nuclear Chain Widening to Japan, Africa, Diplomats Say

    02/05/2004 11:42:55 AM PST · by knak · 36 replies · 1,611+ views
    ap ^ | 2/5/04 | George Jahn
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - The hunt for middlemen who worked with the father of Pakistan's nuclear program to supply rogue regimes with weapons technology has widened to Japan and Africa, diplomats said Thursday. Suspects in Germany and two other European countries are also being investigated in the growing probe of the clandestine black market apparently headed by Abdul Qadeer Khan of Pakistan, they said. Also, Malaysia announced Thursday it would investigate a company controlled by the prime minister's son for its alleged role in supplying components to Libya's nuclear program. The company also has been linked to the international nuclear...
  • Arrest of second Pak n-expert exposes jehadi bomb trail

    10/25/2001 8:10:10 PM PDT · by kattracks · 62 replies · 650+ views
    HindustanTimes.com | 10/25/01 | HTC and Agencies
    (Islamabad/Moscow, October 25) There is now a nuclear dimension to the Afghan war. A second retired Pakistani atomic scientist was picked up by Islamabad on Tuesday night on the suspicion that he was developing a nuclear device for Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. The arrests followed tip-offs by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Pakistani authorities. Sultan Bashiruddin Mehmood and Abdul Majeed, both scientists who had retired from the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), were picked up after the FBI provided evidence of their links to jehadi outfits. The Pakistan Interior Minister, Moinuddin Haidar, said on ...
  • Dutch firm likely source of nuke info

    01/20/2004 2:30:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 223+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 20 2004 | LA Times
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Two government ministers in the Netherlands acknowledged Monday that highly sensitive nuclear technology developed by a Dutch company may have been transferred to Libya and North Korea along with Iran and Pakistan. The disclosure in Parliament in Amsterdam marked the first public confirmation of assertions that centrifuge technology for enriching uranium apparently found its way to Libya and North Korea. It was already known that Pakistan and Iran had the technology. The Dutch officials, Foreign Minister Bernard Bot and Economic Affairs Minister Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst, said it was not clear how the potentially arms-related technology had been transferred....
  • Pakistan nuclear leak zeroes in on Dr Khan

    01/20/2004 9:37:14 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 2,896+ views
    The Times of India ^ | January 20 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: Under tremendous pressure from the United States, Islamabad’s ruling dispensation appears to be zeroing in on Pakistan’s national hero, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, as the source of nuclear proliferation. Several people, perhaps up to 25, included some of Khan’s closest aides, have been detained in recent days. Some of them have been dragged out of their homes kicking and screaming, according to family members who have spoken to the Pakistani media. Khan himself has been treated more circumspectly, but he has also been questioned exhaustively and further steps against him seem imminent. The military government already seems to be...