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India, Pakistan in new gunfire in Kashmir

JAMMU India (Reuters) - India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier on Saturday, Indian military officials said, ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians in the two countries in the worst skirmishes in a decade.<p>After nine days of attacking each other with …

Pakistani Taliban pledges support to ISIL

The Pakistani Taliban has declared it is backing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and ordered fighters across the region to help the group in its campaign to set up an Islamic caliphate.<p>In a message on Saturday marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, the Pakistani Taliban said it fully …

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A man who drove a van into a crowd of worshippers near a London mosque has been convicted of murder<p>After 26 years as a fugitive, the so-called last …

North Korea

Pakistani woman killed by the man she asked to save her from family's 'honour killing'

Boyfriend of Muzammil Bibi arrested after admitting murdering her, when she asked to run away from her family<p>The cover-up fooled no one. Muzammil Bibi was found slumped under a tree, in what was intended to look like suicide. Police said the 21-year-old had been raped and strangled before the …

Crime

North Waziristan: 'Truckloads try to escape bombardment'

The Pakistani government says more than 200 thousand people have left their homes since the launch of a major military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan.<p>More than 200 suspected Taliban militants are reported to have been killed during a week of aerial attacks.<p>BBC correspondent …

Middle East

Syrian Mother Speaks of Her Son Sold Into Battle

Human trafficking rings have flourished since the start of the Syrian conflict, with children and other victims being sold across borders into …

Middle East

Pakistan's Fighter Jets Strike Insurgents In Full-Scale Offensive

By Haji Mujtaba<p>MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, June 16 (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a full-scale military operation to flush Islamist insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.<p>In a long-awaited military …

Fighting The Talibanization Of Pakistan

Death at the hands of Taliban attackers has become a daily occurrence in Pakistan—and yet it’s ordinary people, not the government, who are intent on …

Pakistan bombs militant targets in North Waziristan

Officials claim dozens of insurgents killed in air strikes, including a senior figure behind deadly Karachi airport siege<p>Pakistani fighter jets launched air strikes early on Sunday against militant hideouts in the country's troubled north-west, killing dozens of insurgents, local security officials …

7 more bodies found after Pakistan airport terrorist attack

Seven bodies have been recovered near a cold storage facility at a Karachi airport Tuesday morning, more than a day after a deadly militant attack there left 29 others dead.<p>The seven cargo workers were found in rubble near the hall where a fire broke out during the attack, Sindh province Health …

Taliban Attack on Karachi Airport Leaves at least 23 Dead

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants brandishing machine guns and a rocket launchers stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday night, setting off an all-night battle with security forces that left at least 23 people dead.<p>Pakistan's Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw militants …

Extremism

Karachi airport: Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for attack

Pakistani Taliban claims attack after gunmen armed with grenades and rocket-launchers battle security forces at Jinnah international airport<p>The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on Karachi airport in revenge for their late leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US …

More than two dozen dead as Taliban assault Pakistan's main airport

KARACHI (Reuters) - Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed into Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday night, triggering an all-night battle in which at least 27 people were killed.<p>The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s sprawling commercial hub of 18 …

Attack on Pakistan Airport Leaves at Least 23 Dead

Ten gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan's busiest airport with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said …

Extremism

Gunmen kill 13 at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport

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Pakistan

Nine reported dead in assault on airport in Karachi, Pakistan

Heavily armed attackers stormed the international airport in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, late Sunday night, prompting a gun battle that left at least five security personnel dead, officials said.<p>Four of the attackers also died during an hours-long firefight with security forces at Jinnah …

Pakistan

Karachi airport attacked by militants

Heavy fighting has broken out at Pakistan's busiest airport after armed gunmen penetrated the security cordon, hurling grenades and exchanging gunfire with Pakistani security forces

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After 26 years as a fugitive, the so-called last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys," has pleaded guilty to a decades-old drug charge.<p>South Sudan rebels vow …

North Korea

Egypt's Sisi vows tough line to bring security

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Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian military’s miracle cure machines create a potentially tragic scandal

Of all the calamities that have befallen Egypt in the first three years of the Arab Spring, none have tested the citizenry's legendary tolerance for absurdity more than the surrealist scandal that is KoftaGate.<p>Earlier this year, news of a history-altering medical breakthrough transfixed much of the …

Egypt brings in new sexual harassment laws

<b>Egypt has introduced new punishments for sexual harassment in an effort to crack down on the worsening problem.</b><p>In a decree issued by outgoing interim president Adly Mansour, sexual harassment is now a crime punishable by up to five years in jail.<p>Until now, Egypt has not had a law defining sexual …

Hosni Mubarak

How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

The city of Karachi, on the edge of the Arabian Sea, has fizzed with life since Alexander the Great was strutting around Asia's deserts on his horse.<p>This chaotic and ruthless trading metropolis of more than 20 million is the giant turbine that drives Pakistan's creaking economy, providing the …

Egypt army says airstrikes kill Sinai rebels

Egypt's military spokesman has said airstrikes in the northern Sinai Peninsula have killed 16 armed fighters with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that the government has designated a "terrorist" organisation.<p>Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said on Saturday that the airstrikes had targeted hideouts …

Egypt referendum: Tight security but clashes claim lives

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Hosni Mubarak

Army chief Sisi in focus as Egyptians vote on constitution

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted on Tuesday for the first time since the military deposed president Mohamed Mursi on a draft constitution that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.<p>At least nine people were killed in confrontations between Muslim …

Bassem Youssef battles Egypt's censors | Arts & Culture

<b>Cairo, Egypt</b> - Egypt's most famous TV satirist has been forced off-air, just one of several outspoken television personalities who have been sidelined since President Mohamed Morsi was deposed by the military on July 3.<p>In his satire programme "El-Bernameg", Bassem Youssef depicted Egypt's army …