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Blast Kills 14 Pakistani Soldiers

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say a roadside bomb blast in a tribal region near the Afghan border has killed 14 Pakistani soldiers and wounded at least 21 others. Authorities say the explosion Sunday hit a military convoy in North Waziristan, the main sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan. There has been no immediate claim of […]

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7 Civilians Killed in Afghan Mosque Blast

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a bomb blast has killed seven civilians who were in a mosque retrieving the bodies of four Taliban insurgents killed by joint NATO and Afghan forces in a night raid. Authorities in Wardak province say the civilians were killed Sunday morning in the rubble of a village mosque, following the raid. A […]

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Ashraf Meets With Shi’ites Refusing to Bury Their Dead

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s prime minister has flown to the southwestern city of Quetta to meet with the Shi’ite families holding a protest alongside the coffins containing the bodies of family members killed in one of the country’s worst sectarian attacks. Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta Sunday, the third day of protests, following the bomb blasts Thursday […]

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Pakistani Shi’ites Protest Deadly Bombings

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Shi’ites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day Saturday, following bomb blasts that killed nearly 100 people. More than 3,000 protesters gathered near the scene of twin suicide attacks Thursday that killed at least 86 people in the city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province. Police say the bombing targeted a billiards hall […]

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29 Killed in Nepal Bus Accident

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a bus in the western part of the country has veered off a mountain road, killing at least 29 people. Authorities say several people were injured Saturday when the bus drove off the road near Chatiwan village. Officials say at the time of the accident, the crash area was dark and […]

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Pakistani Shi’ites Protest Lack of Security

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province Friday declared a three-day mourning period for victims of three deadly bombings in the provincial capital, while Shi’ites, the apparent target of two of the blasts, refused to bury their dead to protest the Muslim minority group’s lack of security. Police say a suicide bombing Thursday targeted a billiards hall […]

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Obama, Karzai Meet at White House

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama for talks on the future role of the United States in Afghanistan. One of the main issues they are expected to discuss is the number of American soldiers who remain in Afghanistan after 2014. International troops are expected to […]

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3 Days of Mourning in Pakistan’s Quetta

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province Friday declared a three-day mourning period, following deadly bomb blasts in the province capital. Authorities said security forces have been deployed around Quetta where political and religious groups say they will hold protests against the bombings. The victims’ funerals are set to begin Friday. Police say two suicide bomb blasts […]

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Obama, Karzai Meet at White House

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai meet Friday at the White House to discuss the future role of the U.S. in Afghanistan, their first meeting since Mr. Obama’s re-election. The two leaders will hold a joint afternoon news conference. Current plans call for the U.S. to withdraw nearly all of its nearly […]

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115 Killed in Pakistan Blasts

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group says Pakistan’s Shi’ite Muslims are living in a state of siege, after a string of bombings across the country killed 115 people and wounded nearly 250, in one of the nation’s deadliest days in years. Ali Dayan Hasan, the Pakistan director of Human Rights Watch, warned Friday that sectarian violence […]

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