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News from South Asia, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Pakistan: Pakistan Today: A major terrorist attack has been foiled in Faisalabad. “According to details, police chased the suspects when they sped away from a checkpoint in Ghulam Muhammad Abad area. Later, the vehicle was found abandoned on a roadside. The suspects managed to escape from the scene. The police recovered heavy weapons including three […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: The US has launched its first drone strike in Pakistan since the Pakistani election. Seven people were killed in North Waziristan. “Pakistani security officials and Pashtun tribesmen in the northwestern region said the drone fired two missiles that struck a mud-built house at Chashma village, 3 km (2 miles) east of Miranshah, the […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 16th May 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: In a role reversal, Pakistan is beginning to fear terrorism coming from Afghanistan. “Pakistani military officials in this remote region say there is a new catalyst for the violence: the withdrawal of U.S. forces across the border in eastern Afghanistan. Pakistani leaders are concerned that the looming end to more than […]

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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, Monday 6th May 2013

Pakistan: Jagran Post: Four people have been killed in Karachi in an attack on a political candidate. “A convoy of an independent candidate came under attack in Sibi, killing 4 people. Seven people were injured when militants attacked the offices of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and National Party in other parts of the Balochistan province. […]

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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, Monday 15th April 2013

Pakistan: Guardian: A bomb planted in a bus has killed at least eight people near Peshawar. “A police official, Fazal Wahid Khan, said seven people were also wounded in Saturday’s bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar. He said the bus was travelling from Peshawar to a nearby town. No one immediately claimed responsibility.” Dawn: At […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 27th March

BELARUS Radio Free Europe : Prominent Belarusian Opposition Activist Arrested Again. ‘Prominent Belarusian opposition activist Syarhey Kavalenka was arrested in the eastern city of Vitsebsk on March 25. Kavalenka’s wife, Alena Kavalenka, told RFE/RL that government authorities did not give any clear details about why her husband was arrested. Kavalenka made headlines last year for his […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 26th March 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Welt: The protests in southern Europe lacks the decency. ‘Lack decency and political culture? Unlike the ongoing Nazi comparisons in regions hit by the euro crisis southern European states are difficult to explain.’ ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania is Europe’s Most Homophobic Country, Survey Says. ‘The results, part of the […]

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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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