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Pakistani, Indian Troops Exchange Fire

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for starting a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. Pakistan says it repelled the attack. Indian officials deny that any troops crossed […]

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Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from neighboring India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. However, Indian officials told the Associated Press that their troops fired across the […]

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Pakistani Religious Scholar Dies

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Prominent Pakistani religious scholar Qazi Hussain Ahmed has died at the age of 74. He was the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s leading religious group, for 22 years before stepping down in 2009. In November, Ahmed escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near him. He was a strong critic of […]

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Afghan President Meets Iran’s Security Chief

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met in Kabul with the director of the Security Council of Iran. Saturday’s talks with Sayeed Jaleeli took place two days before Mr. Karzai leaves for Washington, where he will hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama. During the Kabul meeting, President Karzai said Afghanistan and Iran are two brother […]

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India Gang-Rape Victim’s Friend Speaks of Ordeal

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The male companion of the 23-year-old Indian woman who died last week from injuries suffered in a brutal beating and gang rape on a bus in New Delhi has told an Indian television network about their ordeal. The man said Friday that it took 25 minutes for anyone to stop and help them after they […]

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Pakistani Girl Discharged from British Hospital

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for her crusade for the education of girls has been discharged from the British hospital where she was being treated. The hospital said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was strong enough to be released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The doctors said she would continue her recovery […]

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Karzai, Obama to Discuss Future in Washington

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave Monday for Washington to hold talks with President Barack Obama. U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Thursday “there’s a lot to talk about” during Mr. Karzai’s visit. She said the discussions are expected to touch on everything from post-2014 U.S. military and financial assistance to wider […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Top Militant Commander in Pakistan

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say recent U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least 14 al-Qaida-linked militants, including a top militant commander. Officials say several missiles were fired before dawn on Thursday in South and North Waziristan. They say the deadliest strike was in the South Waziristan village of Angoor Adda, where […]

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Authorities Charge Five India Gang Rape Suspects

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India have formally charged five of the suspects in last month’s gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, an attack that left her with such severe injuries she died two weeks later. The men are accused of gang rape, murder and criminal assault. Authorities say they will push for the death penalty if they […]

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Drone Strike Kills Pakistani Warlord

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least eight people, including Maulvi Nazir, a top militant commander in South Warziristan. Officials said Thursday that Nazir, who was also known as Mullah Nazir, was one of several suspected militants killed during a strike in the village of Angoor […]

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