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Pakistan to Release More Afghan Taliban Detainees

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani official says his country will release more Afghan Taliban detainees in order to boost the peace process in Afghanistan. During a trip to the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said the remaining detainees will be released “subsequently.” He did not give a timetable. Last month, Pakistan released eight Afghan Taliban […]

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Pakistani Terrorist Sentenced in Chicago

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani-born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for helping a terrorist group plot an attack on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The defense says Rana was unwittingly lured into the plot by his lifelong friend, David Coleman Headley, an American of Pakistani origin who […]

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India Rape Case Fast-Tracked

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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In India, the case against five men accused of gang-raping a woman who died of her injuries has been sent to a special fast-track court. A magistrate in New Delhi announced Thursday that the first hearing in the case will be January 21st. A sixth suspect is under 18 and will be tried separately in […]

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Pakistan’s Anti-Corruption Bureau Refuses to Arrest Prime Minister

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Pakistan’s anti-corruption bureau says it has decided not to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, despite orders to do so by the supreme court. Fasih Bokhari, chief of the National Accountability Bureau, told the court Thursday that he does not have sufficient evidence to arrest Mr. Ashraf on corruption charges. On Tuesday, […]

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Pakistani Terrorist to be Sentenced in Chicago

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani-born Tahawwur Rana, convicted in the United States of supporting terrorist plots, is to be sentenced Thursday in a Chicago federal courtroom. Rana was convicted in 2011 of providing support to the Pakistani group responsible for a 2008 attack in Mumbai, India that killed more than 160 people. He also was convicted of backing a […]

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Pakistan’s Anti-Corruption Bureau Refuses to Arrest Prime Minister

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Pakistan’s anti-corruption bureau says it has decided not to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, despite orders to do so by the supreme court. Fasih Bokhari, chief of the National Accountability Bureau, told the court Thursday that he does not have sufficient evidence to arrest Mr. Ashraf on corruption charges. On Tuesday, […]

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Two Dead in Suicide Attack on Afghan Intelligence HQ

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say two security guards died as suicide bombers attacked the headquarters of the national intelligence service in Kabul. Afghan police say a vehicle loaded with explosives blew up outside the gate of the National Directorate of Security around noon on Wednesday, causing a blast that sent a plume of smoke into the air. […]

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Suicide Blast Reported at Afghan Intelligence Service HQ

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say at least five suicide attackers have launched an attack on the headquarters of the national intelligence service in Kabul. Witnesses say a vehicle loaded with explosives pulled up outside the gate of the National Directorate of Security and detonated, causing a sizable blast that sent a plume of smoke into the air. […]

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Suicide Blast Reported at Afghan Intelligence Service HQ

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say suicide attackers have caused an explosion at the headquarters of the national intelligence service in Kabul. Officials told reporters that a car loaded with explosives pulled up outside the gate of the National Directorate of Security and detonated, causing a sizable blast that sent a plume of smoke into the air. Witnesses […]

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Blast Rocks Afghan Capital

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from Afghanistan say a large explosion has rocked the capital, Kabul, near government buildings including the headquarters of the national intelligence service. Witnesses said Wednesday’s blast was followed by the sound of gunshots, and a plume of smoke was reported rising into the sky. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. […]

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