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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

16th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Female suicide bomber responsible for Quetta attack, 25 killed

[People extinguishing fire off the blast after a blast at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University. Online Photo] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): Intelligence officials revealed today that a female suicide bomber carried out the first attack on a bus … Continued

Pakistan: Multiple blasts, gunfire kill 20 in Quetta; hospital under siege
15th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Multiple blasts, gunfire kill 20 in Quetta; hospital under siege

  [Photo shows the extent of the damage to a bus attacked with improvised explosives. At least 11 women were killed in the blast at the campus of the Women University Quetta] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: At least eleven … Continued

11th Jun 2013

Pakistan: No more dual policy on drone strikes: PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in categorical terms on Monday that the dual policy of issuing public statements against drone attacks while (secretly) giving a go ahead to the US to carry on with the strikes will not be … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Yemen: US drone kills two suspects in northern Yemen

SANAA, (Xinhua): A U.S. drone strike killed at least two suspected al-Qaida militants on Sunday in Yemen’s northeastern province of al-Jawf, an interior ministry official told Xinhua. The strike targeted the two militants while they were on a pick- up … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Pakistan: 7 killed in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD,  (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched late Friday night in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, reported local media on Saturday. Local Urdu TV channel Dunya said the strike took place … Continued

7th Jun 2013

Germany: Neo-Nazi murder trial defendant apologizes to victims’ families

A defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial in Germany has become the first to express regret for his actions. He is one of five on trial in connection with the killings of 10 people, mainly of foreign origin. In his … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Bulgaria: Hizbullah role in bus bombing unproven

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it only had an “indication” that Lebanon’s Hezbollah might have been behind a deadly bus bombing in July and that this alone did not justify any European Union move to list it as a terrorist group. … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

UK: Second man charged in London soldier’s murder as police arrest protesters

British police have charged a second suspect in the murder of a British soldier in London. The incident has sparked demonstrations in the capital city by rightwing and anti-fascist groups in which dozens were arrested. Marchel Adebolajo, 28, has been … Continued

31st May 2013

Pakistani Taliban confirms leader’s death in U.S. drone strike

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Pakistani Taliban confirmed that their deputy chief Waliur Rehman was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Wednesday and also withdrew their peace dialogue offer to the new government, local media reported Thursday. Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told … Continued

30th May 2013

UK: Police charge suspect in killing of British soldier

British police have charged one of the two main suspects in last week’s killing of a British soldier in London. The charges came hours after police said the victim’s autopsy confirmed he died of stabbing wounds. Michael Adebowale, 22, was … Continued

27th May 2013

Kenya: Suspected terrorist was freed after UK request

  Michael Adebolajo By Willis Oketch and David Ochami Mombasa, (Standard): One of the two men held for butchering a soldier on a London street last week was freed from Kenyan custody at the request of UK officials, it emerged … Continued

27th May 2013

Pakistan: Terror plot foiled, recover 80kg explosives in Karachi

  KARACHI: Law enforcing agencies (LEAs) Monday foiled terror plot by recovering 80 kilos of explosives and arrested three accused on the spot in a raid at a house located in PECHS Society here, Geo News reported.   Police said … Continued

India: Maoist ambush on Cong convoy kills 27; state party chief, son found dead
26th May 2013

India: Maoist ambush on Cong convoy kills 27; state party chief, son found dead

[Grieving relatives of an injured at a hospital in Raipur after the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. PTI Photo]   By Ejaz Kaiser   Riapur,(Hindustan Times): The toll in the deadly attack by suspected Maoists on a convoy of … Continued

26th May 2013

UK: British spy agencies in the spotlight over soldier’s murder

LONDON, (Dawn): Britain’s intelligence services were under pressure Saturday to explain their knowledge of two Islamists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in London, amid claims they had tried to recruit one of them. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael … Continued

25th May 2013

Pakistan: Suicide attack on Afghan head kills three

By Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR, (Express Tribune): Three people were killed on Friday in a suicide attack on a vehicle carrying the head of the Afghan Tanzeem Ahle Hadith, Haji Hayatullah, in Peshawar’s Faqeerabad neighbourhood. Hayatullah himself survived the attack but his … Continued

UK: Police make new arrests in London soldier’s murder
24th May 2013

UK: Police make new arrests in London soldier’s murder

  [Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers has been named as the soldier who was brutally murdered in Woolwich, London]   British police have made two further arrests following the murder of a soldier in … Continued

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