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News from South Asia, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Pakistan: The News: Over 100 activists of banned sectarian groups have been released in the Punjab. “According to reliable sources the Punjab government has released 112 activists of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) during past few weeks. These activists had been arrested by former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif led government from across 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, Monday 20th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has suggested the establishment of a regional forum to counter IED attacks in the country. “According to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public relations (ISPR) Kayani highlighted and elaborated on the menace of IED threats prevailing in the region and recommended an international forum […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 15th May 2013

Pakistan: The News: The May 12 suicide bombing which killed ten people and injured over 75 was carried out by an al-Qaeda-linked Uzbek suicide bomber. “According to well-informed officials in the law enforcement agencies, the Waziristan-based Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has claimed responsibility for the May 12 suicide bombing that targeted the convoy of […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 13th May 2013

Pakistan: CNN: An attack targeting a police chief in Quetta has killed five people. “At least five people died and 68 more were injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the convoy of a ranking police official in the city of Quetta, police said. ‘The blast was so loud it […]

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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, Tuesday 7th May 2013

Pakistan: Al Jazeera: At least 25 people have been killed with dozens wounded following a bombing during an election rally in the Kurram Agency. “A Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) candidate, Munir Orakzai, is thought to have survived the bomb attack, which happened on Monday. A government administrator for the remote region where the explosion took place said […]

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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, Thursday 2nd May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has claimed that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was not killed by the Taliban. “Speaking in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the PTI chief said that Bhutto had been ‘clearly killed by people worried she was going to come into power’. He did not say […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 1st May 2013

FRANCE Press TV: French ministries fail to stop racism. ‘France’s ministries have not only failed to stop racism and discrimination, they have in some cases even made matters worse, according to a new think tank report. On Monday, “Republic and Diversity” with the cooperation of various rights groups published the report on the performance of President […]

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