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Feb 15, 2014 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Karachi (AFP) - A British-Pakistani man convicted of the killing of US reporter Daniel Pearl has attempted to commit suicide in a Pakistani prison, an official said Saturday. "Omar Sheikh, a British-Pakistani, who is serving life imprisonment in Hyderabad prison, tried to hang himself with the exhaust of the prison cell late Friday," senior police official ...

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Feb 7, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A 90-minute drive northwest of Islamabad is an Islamic seminary that is considered the ivory tower of terrorism, a jihadist factory that has produced prominent Taliban fighters and its leadership for decades. Unofficially dubbed “University of Jihad,” Dar ul Uloom Haqqania [House of Knowledge and Truthfulness] counts Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad ...

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Dec 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Dec 26, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A 72-year-old American who was kidnapped in Pakistan by Al Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a newly-released video to negotiate his release, saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten." The video of Warren Weinstein, who is a development worker, was the ...

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Nov 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Defcon Hill: American and NATO supply trucks remain stranded along key supply routes along the Afghan-Pakistan border, after protesters blocked those routes in an attempt to end U.S. drone strikes in the country. Roughly 1,500 trucks, loaded down with equipment and supplies bound for U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan, have been stuck ...

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Nov 22, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE WASHINGTON TIMES: The Pakistani doctor who helped intelligence analysts with the CIA locate Osama bin Laden was charged with murder, related to a surgery he performed in 2006 that ended with the patient’s death. The the doctor, Shakil Afridi, performed the surgery on a teen boy to remove his appendix, The New York ...

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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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