• Afghan Taliban announce new campaign of attacks

    Published on : 09 05 2010

    KABUL: The Taliban on Saturday announced a new nationwide campaign of attacks in Afghanistan, as President Hamid Karzai prepared for talks with US leaders on his embattled country’s future. The announcement, emailed to AFP, said the operation would begin on May 10 and would target diplomats, members of the Afghan parliament and foreign contractors as […]

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  • Taliban order night phone blackout in Afghan north

    Published on : 08 05 2010

    KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban have ordered mobile phone operators to shut down their networks during the night in a northern Afghan province, officials said on Thursday, a sign of the militants’ increasing influence in a once peaceful area.

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  • Nigeria’s president Yar’Adua dead

    Published on : 06 05 2010

    Nigeria’s president has died after a long illness, an official at his office has said.

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  • NY plot may be revenge for drone attacks: FM

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    WASHINGTON: The foiled New York car bomb attack blamed on a Pakistani-American could be retaliation for US drone attacks on the Taliban, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi warned on Wednesday.

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  • Taliban hits government compound

    Published on : 05 05 2010

    At least 12 people have been killed, including a provincial council member, during a Taliban attack on a government compound in southwestern Afghanistan, officials said.

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  • Somali Islamists seize pirate hub

    Published on : 03 05 2010

    MOGADISHU: Islamists on Sunday seized Somalia’s port town and major pirate hub of Harardhere, residents said, raising concerns for three international ships and 60 crew held there.

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  • 7 American take losses of life and injuries in Kadahar

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    A roadside mine explosion tore through a group of US foot patrol as they were walking to their base in Arghandab district of Kandahar province, killing or wounding at least 7 American soldiers on Sunday afternoon.

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  • Pakistan Taliban chief threatens US in new video

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    ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK: Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud vowed to attack major U.S. cities in two purported new videos released months after his reported killing in a U.S. missile strike, as investigators were combing through evidence on Monday in the hunt for suspects in a failed car bombing in New York’s busy Times Square, after President […]

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  • Worshippers killed in Somali attack

    Published on : 01 05 2010

    An attack on a mosque in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has claimed the lives of at least 10 worshippers and wounded more people, reports pointed out.

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  • Pakistani Taliban leader ‘alive’

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    Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader believed to have been killed in a US drone attack earlier this year, may still be alive, Pakistani intelligence officials have said.

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