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News from South Asia, Thursday 6th June 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: At least sixteen security personnel in Quetta have been injured in the wake of a suicide blast. “The casualties occurred during a security forces’ search operation which turned into a clash. Militants attacked the forces with hand grenades and opened fire on them, resulting in the injuries. Moreover, militants blew themselves up to […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 24th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Britain has scrambled fighter jets to escort a Pakistani International Airlines plane from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester. “Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT. The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 21st May 2013

Pakistan: The Record: Militants opened fire on a polio vaccination team in FATA, killing one soldier. “Armed men hiding in a field fired at the health workers as they were travelling through Bajaur tribal district, which borders Afghanistan. A paramilitary soldier who had been guarding the team was killed, and the armed men fled. ‘It […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 26th March 2013

Pakistan: TIME: Imran Khan is unlikely to be successful in the Pakistani election, but that doesn’t mean he should be counted out. “Analysts say Khan isn’t likely to win more than a couple dozen seats. But the PML-N isn’t getting complacent. ‘Imran Khan has definitely made a constituency for himself, the size of which is underestimated,’ says Khawaja Muhammad […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 21 March 2013

Pakistan: BBC: Twelve people have been killed when a vehicle-borne explosive device detonated at a refugee camp near Peshawar. “One report suggests people were lining up for food at the time of the blast. The camp houses people fleeing unrest in the tribal districts bordering Afghanistan, where many Taliban- and al-Qaeda-linked militants shelter. But police say […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 18th March 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: Militants have attacked a court compound in Peshawar, killing three people and capturing hostages. “Provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said 10 gunmen had made their way into the complex and exchanged fire with security forces in an apparent bid to break into a jail holding their comrades. A suicide bomber who […]

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News from North America, Friday 1st February 2013

New York Times: “A 21-year-old Somali-American arrested here in late 2010 after pushing a cellphone button to trigger what he believed was a huge car bomb — in fact an elaborate and inert F.B.I. decoy device — was convicted on Thursday in Federal District Court of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 30th January 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: Pakistani security officials have broken up more than a dozen militant camps in the Khyber tribal region this week and killed twenty-three fighters. Pakistani troops were sent to fight alongside the tribesmen and Ansar ul-Islam to stop the fall of Bara, the sources said. ‘Once Bara subdivision is captured by the militants, they […]

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News from North America, 21st January 2013

The Guardian: At least one American was killed in the hostage situation in Algeria, according to reports. Salon: “Potshots, indeed, are flying at III Arms Co. and its sister land development company, Citadel Land Development, the firms behind a proposed 2,000- to 3,000-acre III Citadel complex for as many as 7,000 “Patriot” families near St. […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 9th January 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: The Punjab government has declined to provide security for the ‘long march’ announced by Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Tahirul Qadri, scheduled to be held January 14th, despite threats to the march by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. “Religious scholar and Minhaj-ul-Quran International chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri, had said in December 2012 that the country’s system […]

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