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4th Aug 2013

Germany joins western nations in Yemen embassy closure over terror warning

Several western nations including Germany have closed embassies in Yemen following a US terror alert that prompted a worldwide travel warning. US officials met to review the threat after closing 21 diplomatic posts. Germany joined France, Britain and the United … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

UK, German embassies in Yemen to stay shut after US terror alert

Britain and Germany are set to temporarily close their diplomatic missions in Yemen after the United States issued a worldwide terror alert. The US had earlier said dozens of its embassies would also close temporarily. A spokesperson from the British … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Pakistan: John Kerry opens talks on anti-terror cooperation

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday opened talks in Pakistan on cooperation to effectively fight terrorism. The talks also focused on the controversial drone strikes, enhancing economic cooperation and the role the two sides play … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Yemen: US drone strike kills three in Shabwa

A suspected US drone strike killed three people in Yemen at dawn on Tuesday in the second such attack in three days, a tribal source told AFP. “The car in which the three were travelling – two Yemenis and a … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Pakistan: FO condemns latest US drone attack in N Waziristan

An unmanned drone aircraft. ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday issued a statement condemning the US drone strike conducted in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region a day earlier. The statement issued by the Pakistani government strongly condemned the US … Continued

27th Jul 2013

Lebanon: European schizophrenia after Hizbullah blacklisting

  The EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst paid two of the party’s officials a visit to reassure them that the decision will not affect relations with the group’s “civilian wing.” (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)   By Firas Choufi Al-Akhbar: Before … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Multiple blasts in Parachinar kill 12, injure 20

By Mehdi Hussain PARACHINAR, (Express Tribune): At least 12 people were killed and more than 20 injured when two bombs exploded in the central market of Parachinar, in Kurram Agency, followed by one in earlier in the afternoon. The bombs were … Continued

25th Jul 2013

Lebanon: Punishing Hizbullah: Gulf states follow in EU’s footsteps

  [European sources report that the US, along with Saudi Arabia, had a major role to play in pressuring the EU to place Hizbullah’s military wing on their list of terrorist organizations. (Photo: Bilal Jawich)]   By Nasser Charara The … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Lebanese officials denounce EU move to blacklist Hizbullah

Lebanese officials on Monday and Tuesday slammed the European Union’s designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, with top leaders calling on the 28-nation bloc to reverse its decision. The EU’s foreign ministers on Monday declared Hezbollah’s military unit as … Continued

23rd Jul 2013

EU blacklists Hizbullah under US, Israeli pressure

The European Union’s 28-member bloc agreed on Monday to blacklist Hezbollah’s military organization as a terrorist group following years of relentless US and Israeli pressure. The EU cited accusations that the powerful Lebanese Shia movement was behind a bus bombing … Continued

18th Jul 2013

Germany: Europe-wide raid on alleged right-wing extremist group ‘werewolf’

Authorities in northern Europe have raided the homes of several alleged right-wing extremists. Investigators suspect their group, dubbed “werewolf,” of planning terrorist attacks on German soil. Police in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland swept into homes, offices and jail cells … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Pakistan: US drone attack kills two people in North Waziristan

  MOSKI, (The News): At least two persons were killed in a suspected US drone strike North Waziristan Agency (NWA) near restive Pak-Afghan border region, Geo News reported Saturday.   According to scanty initial reports the unmanned spy plane fired … Continued

11th Jul 2013

US: Alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him. He entered his plea in a federal court in Boston. The 19-year-old man accused of involvement in the fatal bombing at the Boston Marathon … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Abbottabad Commission’s report on Osama’s stay in Pakistan, US raid

Osama Bin Laden By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The Abbottabad (Osama bin Laden) Commission has concluded that the global terror kingpin’s nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid, in which he was killed, were because … Continued

8th Jul 2013

UK: Abu Qatada deported to Jordan

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has returned to Jordan after being deported by Britain. His transfer to Jordan ends a decade-long court battle on whether he would be subjected to torture. Britain on Sunday deported the West Bank-born Islamist preacher … Continued

7th Jul 2013

India: Terror attack rocks Bihar’s Bodh Gaya, serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple

Gaya/New Delhi, (HT & Agencies): Nine serial blasts in a coordinated terror attack rocked the Mahabodhi temple complex in south central Bihar’s Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya early on Sunday, injuring two monks.   Union home secretary Anil Goswami … Continued

28th Jun 2013

US: Grand jury indicts accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, accused of carrying out April’s Boston Marathon Bombing, has been indicted. The 19-year-old could face life in prison or the death penalty if found guilty. A United States grand jury indicted Tsarnaev on 30 counts, according to federal … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Iraq: Two Iraqi policemen dead in attacks during provincial elections

Iraqis in two provinces voted under heavy security in delayed provincial polls on Thursday which were marred by mortar attacks on polling stations that left two policemen dead. The elections, postponed for two months in Anbar and Nineveh provinces due … Continued

19th Jun 2013

US to hold peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Doha

After 12 years of war, the US and the Taliban have announced that they will seek a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan. The announcement came after the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. US President Barack Obama … Continued

17th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Quetta tragedy : Women university closed for indefinite period

QUETTA, (The News): Sardar Bahadur Khan University has been closed for an indefinite period following Saturday’s bomb attack on one of the university’s buses, killing 14 female students and injuring 19 others.   The university announced three-days of mourning, however, … 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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