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Pakistan Court Dismisses Appeals Against New Military Court Convictions

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29  – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military. A five-member bench ruled that the appellants had not proved the

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Kerry in Bangladesh For Talks on Security, Human Rights

DHAKA, Aug 29  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights. Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first to Bangladesh as

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No One Is Safe

Quetta’s deadly attack on hospital proves no place is sacred for Daesh BY Mishaal khan Last week’s terror attacks in Quetta, Pakistan, saw three generations of lawyers, wiped out. Quetta has been one of the longest-suffering victims of terrorism since September 11, 2001 in both Pakistan and throughout the world. But the recent attack on

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Yemeni Army Kicks Out Al Qaeda From Eastern Yemeni City- Residents

ADEN, Aug 14 – Yemeni government forces backed by Arab coalition aircraft and gunboats drove al Qaeda militants out of the city of Zinjibar in eastern Yemen on Sunday, residents said. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited a 16-month-old civil war between the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and

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Obama Administration Releases Redacted Version of Drone Policy

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 – The Obama administration released a redacted version of President Barack Obama’s once-secret policy on drone strikes abroad following a freedom of information lawsuit filed last year, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Saturday. The release of the 18-page Presidential Policy Guidance document, as well as other Department of Defense papers,

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Rebels Launch Major Assault to Try to Break Aleppo Siege

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT, Aug 1 – Syrian rebel fighters have launched a major assault on government-held southwestern parts of Aleppo to try to reopen supply lines after the army and its allies tightened their siege of opposition-held parts of the city last week. The rebels are trying to break through the strip of government-controlled

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Suicide Bombers Hit Yemen Government’s Mukalla Port

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, July 18 – Suicide attackers set off car bombs at two military checkpoints outside the government-held port city of Mukalla in Yemen on Monday, killing at least five soldiers, security sources and medics said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks near the capital of eastern Hadramout province on the

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Bin Laden’s Son Threatens Revenge For Father’s Assassination

DUBAI, July 10 – The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online. Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled

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Al Qaeda Urges Muslims in India to Mount Lone Wolf Attacks

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, July 4 – A regional branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims in India to revolt and carry out lone wolf attacks, a U.S. monitoring site reported, days after the rival jihadi movement Islamic State claimed responsibility for Bangladesh’s worst militant attack. The call by al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent

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