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News from South Asia, Tuesday 4th June 2013

Pakistan: Zee News: Pakistani political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has dismissed the idea of the party participating in peace talks with the Taliban. “In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Rahman said neither has there been any contacts, nor has the government approached the JUI-F regarding the talks, reports The Nation. […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 30th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: At least seventeen militants have been killed in Kurram tribal region in an operation by Pakistani security forces. “The militants were killed when four insurgent hideouts were destroyed in the action in central Kurram’s Tabay area. Moreover, several militants were also injured, official sources told DawnNews. A military operation has been ongoing in […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 10th May 2013

Pakistan: Fox News: Bombs have hit the election offices of candidates in Waziristan, killing three and wounding fifteen. “Militants have killed at least 130 people in attacks on candidates and party workers since the beginning of April in an attempt to hamper the vote. It was unclear exactly which candidates were targeted in the latest […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 8th May 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: A suicide bomber has carried out an attack on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam candidate, killing 12 people. “A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a vehicle carrying an Islamist party candidate in north-west Pakistan, killing 12 people, police have said. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing on Tuesday, but the  […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 25th April 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: There have been blasts in Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar and DI Khan since Tuesday night which have killed 11 people, injured over 70 and raised concerns over security in the upcoming elections. “Another explosion rocked Quetta Wednesday evening, the ninth blast in three different provinces of Pakistan in the last 24 hours, raising fears for deteriorating […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 24th April 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: A prominent leader of Pakistan’s ethnic Hazara minority narrowly escaped a suicide attack that killed six people on Tuesday, underscoring the growing threat militants pose to secular politicians in the run-up to next month’s general elections. “The blast in Quetta was the worst attack since a series of bombings in the city at […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 20th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Pakistan has accused Afghanistan of overreacting following a cancelled military visit by Kabul due to cross-border firing. “‘We believe that Afghanistan overreacted to a small incident,’ foreign ministry spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry told AFP. The Pakistani army invited 11 Afghan officers to take part in a military exercise in the southwestern city of […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 19th March 2013

Pakistan: CNN: Pakistani authorities have arrested a man in connection with the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. “Qari Abdul Hayee is believed to be the one who facilitated Pearl’s kidnapping, a senior Pakistani official said. The official, who had direct knowledge of the arrest, did not want to be named because he is […]

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