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Nov 20, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph Christianity is in danger of becoming extinct in its ancient homelands because of a rising tide of sectarian attacks, a senior minister will warn on Friday. Violence against Christian worshippers and other religious minorities by fanatics has become a “global crisis” and is the gravest challenge facing the world this ...

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Nov 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: White House officials choose a female Latina immigrant to be the first face of their Obamacare network, highlighting the administration’s ballot-box focus on attracting Latino and women voters. The woman’s identity was revealed by ABC News, which sympathetically portrayed her as a victim of popular opposition to the tax-redistributing healthcare program. “The ...

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Nov 11, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Defcon Hill: A senior leader of the Haqqani Network, an insurgent group that’s fought U.S. troops in Afghanistan, was shot dead on the outskirts of Islamabad on Sunday. Members of the Haqqani Network confirmed the death of Nasiruddin Haqqani to The Associated Press. Witnesses said the militant leader was shot dead when he stopped to ...

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Nov 7, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. While the kingdom's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able ...

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Nov 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: Pakistan's interior minister has said the death of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has destroyed the country's nascent peace process. "This is not just the killing of one person, it's the death of all peace efforts," Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said. Pakistan summoned the US ambassador to protest over Friday's drone strike that ...

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Nov 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban confirmed the death of their leader in a U.S. drone strike Saturday, a day after he was killed, as the group's leadership council met to begin the process of choosing a successor. The death of Hakimullah Mehsud, a ruthless leader known for attacking a CIA base in ...

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Nov 1, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON - The U.S. has quietly decided to release more than $1.6 billion in military and economic aid to Pakistan that was suspended when relations between the two countries disintegrated over the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden and deadly U.S. airstrikes against Pakistani soldiers. Officials and congressional aides said ties have improved enough to ...

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Oct 10, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON – President Obama signed a bill late Thursday to pay death benefits to families of fallen soldiers during the partial government shutdown. The move came after the White House drew heavy criticism from Republicans over White House press secretary Jay Carney's comment earlier in the day that it was "not necessary" to sign ...

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Oct 10, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Though the government shutdown has reached its tenth day, the federal government has deemed the collection of grant proposals for the improvement of reproductive health of women in Pakistan “essential.” The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) created a grant on Thursday seeking applicants to administer “family planning” in the south ...

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Oct 9, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 22, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide attack on a historic Christian church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 78 people on Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks on the Christian minority in Pakistan in years. The attack occurred as worshipers left the All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, ...

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Sep 21, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan released its highest-ranking Afghan Taliban prisoner on Saturday in an effort to jump-start Afghanistan’s struggling peace process, Pakistani officials said, but some doubt he will make much of a difference. The Afghan government has long demanded that Pakistan free Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s former deputy leader who was arrested in a ...

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Sep 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto OTTAWA - The Mexican ambassador to Canada says his country is "really mad" at the Harper government for the continued imposition of a visa on its travellers here. Ambassador Francisco Suarez told The Canadian Press in an exclusive interview that Mexico is so upset that if the issue isn't resolved by next ...

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Sep 7, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 31, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A senior judicial official on Thursday overturned the prison sentence of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden and ordered his re-trial, citing procedural problems with the initial trial.The official, Sahibzada Mohammad Anis, issued the ruling because the person who sentenced Dr. Shakil Afridi to 33 years ...

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Aug 28, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

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Aug 28, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The BBC: David Cameron has discussed Syria with Barack Obama by telephone as Britain and the US consider intervention. The UK's response will be discussed at a National Security Council (NSC) meeting later, while the US has said its forces are "ready to go". The prime minister said on Tuesday the world could not "stand ...

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Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police on Friday defended their response to a gunman who shut down the heart of the heavily guarded capital for five hours in a standoff that ended with him being shot and wounded. Waving two semi-automatic guns and occasionally firing into the air, Mohammad Sikandar was accompanied by his wife and children throughout ...

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Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Express Tribune - KARACHI: US special forces killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden over two years ago – but the influence of the global terror icon refuses to die down. This Eid, a new toy gun was introduced into the markets in Karachi and it sold like hot cakes. The gun ...

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Aug 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Washington (CNN) -- The State Department has evacuated most of its diplomats from Lahore, Pakistan in response to a terrorist threat against the U.S. consulate, senior State Department and other senior U.S. officials told CNN. "We have picked up what we regard as a threat worthy of taking this action," one senior U.S. official told CNN. The ...

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Aug 5, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: President Obama said the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline would not be a major job creator and could increase gasoline prices, but added that the White House decision will rest on climate change. “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s ...

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