Tag Archives: Asia

Pakistan : At least 125 killed in Taliban school attack in Peshawar

A Taliban attack on an army-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday left at least 125 dead and many others wounded, Agence France Presse reported, quoting a Pakistani officials. Earlier, the health minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the restive northwestern province where … read more

Pakistan kills Qaeda leader wanted in US for planning NY subway attack

  Accomplice and local facilitator of Saudi native Adnan el Shukrijumah also killed in early morning raid in Shinwarsak area in South Waziristan WANA/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military claimed to have killed a top al Qaeda commander – wanted for plotting to … read more

Hong Kong Protests Reach Violent High as Students Clash With Police

 After two months of stalemate, the students attempt to block access to the government headquarters leading to intense clashes Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests descended into the worst violence seen so far early Monday, as demonstrators ended more than two months … read more

Captain in South Korean ferry disaster sentenced to 36 years

Lee Joon-Seok, the captain widely derided by families for leaping to safety while the hundreds of people remained inside the sinking South Korean ferry, was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in jail. But he was acquitted of murder. The sentence … read more

Osama bin Laden “died afraid” says U.S. Navy Seal who insists he fired the fatal shot in Pakistan

Osama bin Laden ‘died afraid,’ says U.S. Navy Seal who insists he fired the fatal shot in Pakistan Osama bin Laden died afraid, the U.S. Navy Seal who claims to have killed him has been telling the families of September 11 … read more

The U.S. Army formally concluded its operations in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division formally concluded its operations in Afghanistan on Tuesday, another sign that the war is drawing to a close even as American commanders are evaluating whether they will have enough resources … read more