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News from South Asia, Friday 7th June 2013

Pakistan: Times of India: An Indian solider has been killed by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir. “According to TV reports, Pakistani troops opened fire in Mandi sector of Poonch area. Heavy firing is still going on at the border, reports say. Last week Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in the Nowgam region of the […]

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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 14th May 2013

Pakistan: Pakistan Today: Three Frontier Constabulary personnel have been injured when their convoy came under attack. “According to FC officials, the convoy was heading to Turbat after performing their election duties when it came under attack near Dokoop area of Turbat District. The three personnel were rushed to a hospital, officials added. Security forces also […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 5th April 2013

Pakistan: BBC: The coming days may present security threats for Pakistan’s secular political parties. “The PPP is one of three parties recently named by a spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban as ‘legitimate’ targets for militant attacks during the elections, due in May. The other two parties on the hit list are the Karachi-based MQM, and the Pashtun […]

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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, Wednesday 13th March 2013

Pakistan: The Washington Post: A suicide bomber targeting a police van in northwestern Pakistan has killed two people. “A suicide bomber blew himself up near a police van in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least two people, police said. Local police official Zaheer Khan said 10 people were also wounded in the attack in […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 13th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Roma migration bothers ‘borderless’ EU. ‘Approximately 200,000 Roma, or “gypsies,” call Germany home. In Bulgaria that number is 370,000, and in Romania, 550,000. Other estimates put the two countries’ combined total at 1.5 million. Germany recently blocked a move by Romania and Bulgaria to enter the Schengen zone, Europe’s passport-free travel area, […]

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South Asia Tracker 16.11.12

Pakistan: Dawn: In an effort to prevent terrorist attacks during Muharram on Friday, the Interior Ministry of Pakistan has banned motorcycle riding in the cities of Karachi and Quetta. “Speaking to media representatives, Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced the ban saying no motorcycle will be allowed on the roads from 6 am to 7 pm […]

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South Asia Tracker 02.11.12

Pakistan: Comment: Washington Post: The Obama administrations increasing reliance on drone strikes, not only in Pakistan’s tribal areas but in Yemen and Somalia, is raising difficult questions. “In our view, the continuing fight against al-Qaeda and other Islamic jihadists targeting the United States must be considered a war and conducted as such. Nevertheless, when that […]

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South Asia Tracker 10.10.12

Pakistan: The Hindu: The shooting of 14-year-old peace activist Malala Yousafzai has triggered nation-wide anger at terrorists and their apologists. “As news broke of Malala being shot, condemnation was quick to follow from across the political spectrum with even the religious right wing parties joining in. The Jam’at-ud-Da’wah [the legitimate and charitable arm of the […]

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