Showing posts from May, 2011

Pakistani who exposed al Qaeda cell found slain

A Pakistani journalist who wrote last week about the suspected infiltration of Pakistan's navy by al Qaeda terrorists was found dead Tuesday, two days after he went missing in Islamabad.

U.N. freeze hits Libyan students abroad

About 2,500 Libyan students and their families living in North America have become victims of the conflict raging in their homeland.

Congress raves over Israeli prime minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a rapturous reception worthy of a rock star from lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill on Tuesday - a stark contrast to last week’s tense White House visit.

The Domineer

As skeletons peep out of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s dirty closet, many Frenchmen cry conspiracy.

Sudan jeopardizes removal from terrorist list

Sudanese President Omar Bashir risks losing an opportunity to get his country off a U.S. terrorist list and normalize relations with Washington, if he continues ignoring demands to withdraw troops from the disputed oil-rich province of Abyei, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

Leaked cable says Pakistanis sabotaged own air missions

Pakistani airmen sabotaged their fighter jets to prevent them from participating in operations against militants along the border with Afghanistan, according to a leaked U.S. Embassy cable.

Libyan rebels want food, supplies from West

Libyan rebels are composing a list of items they say the West must buy for them, citing the Obama administration’s reluctance to formally recognize them as Libyans’ legitimate representatives or give them access to dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s frozen assets.

Arrest warrant sought for Gadhafi

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court on Monday sought arrest warrants for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and his brother-in-law Abdullah Sanussi for crimes against humanity.

The Sole Spokesman

Except JuD, other militant outfits have refrained from direct sympathy for Osama.

That Faraway Hyper-Dystopia

The American street opens up on Pakistan.

Libyan rebels seek cash, recognition at White House

Libyan rebel leaders will plead with the White House on Friday to be officially recognized as the government of the embattled nation and for money when they meet face-to-face with top Obama administration officials eager to size up who they’ve been backing.

Weak Afghan army raises doubts over readiness

A deadly spring offensive launched by the Taliban in Afghanistan has put the spotlight on the countrys fledgling army, which Western officials and analysts say is being undermined by corruption, the lack of rule of law and a weak government in Kabul.

‘Before ’59, It Was An India-Tibet Border. Defence Bill Wasn’t High.’

The newly elected Kalon Tripa (prime minister) of the Tibetan government-in-exile prepares to take over the political role of the Dalai Lama

The Sheikh’s Story To Tell

What is Osama bin Laden’s legacy? And what does it hold for West Asia and the subcontinent?

Without bin Laden, Taliban may talk peace

Osama bin Laden’s death in a U.S. commando raid could shock Taliban militants, who once sheltered the al Qaeda leader, into peace talks with the Afghan government, according to Afghanistan’s ambassador in Washington.

Libyan rebels fear Gadhafi is preparing mustard gas

Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s troops in and around the rebel-held western Libyan city of Misrata have been issued gas masks, a sign that the regime may be preparing to use chemical weapons, rebels told The Washington Times on Wednesday.

Obama vetoes release of Osama photos

US President Barack Obama has decided not to release photographs of a dead Osama bin Laden out of concern that the graphic images may incite acts of terrorism or be used as by terrorists as a propaganda tool. US officials have described the photographs as gruesome.

US says Osama was unarmed

The White House on Tuesday revised its version of events surrounding Osama bin Laden's death saying that the Al-Qaida leader was unarmed and not hiding behind his wife, when he was fatally shot in an encounter with the US Special Forces in Pakistan on Sunday.

Pak either incompetent or involved: CIA chief

The CIA ruled out Pakistan as a partner in the Navy Seals’ operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden because it feared Islamabad may alert the Al-Qaida leader, according to CIA Director Leon E Panetta.

Pak pushed to the wall over Osama taint

Osama bin Laden’s death in a firefight with US forces in a million-dollar mansion 30 miles outside Islamabad has raised questions about Pakistan’s complicity in concealing the Al-Qaida leader.

US forces kill Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan

OSAMA bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaida and the most recognisable face of global terrorism, was killed in a US military operation at a heavily fortified compound, around 60 km north of Islamabad, US President Barack Obama announced late on Sunday evening.

India welcomes ‘historic’ bin Laden death

India on Monday welcomed news of Osama bin Laden’s death as a “historic development” and “victorious milestone” in the global war against terrorism.

Brotherhood calls for U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Iraq

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said the United States must withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and Iraq now that Osama bin Laden has been killed.

Karzai: Bin Laden death proves Afghanistan not ‘place of terrorism’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Osama bin Laden’s death in Pakistan proves that his country is “not the place of terrorism.”

Bin Laden’s hideout raises questions about what Pakistan knew

The death of Osama bin Laden in a million-dollar mansion about 35 miles outside the Pakistani capital and not in a secret mountain hideout raised questions Monday about Pakistani complicity in concealing the al Qaeda leader.

Musharraf: Bin Laden mission violated Pakistan

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Monday accused the U.S. of violating his country’s sovereignty by sending in special forces to kill Osama bin Laden.