Tag Archives: Pakistan

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

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

Malala of Pakistan and Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. … read more

India & Pakistan : Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 people

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. Five days of incessant rain in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed at least 120 people in … read more

Al-Qaeda Establishes New Branch Qaedat al-Jihad in India

 Al-Qaida has expanded into India, the leader of the terror group said in a video released Thursday, vowing that its militants would bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent and “wage jihad against its enemies.” At least three Indian … read more

Gunmen carried out a rocket attack on Kabul Airport

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen carried out a pre-dawn rocket attack on Kabul International Airport on Thursday, temporarily shutting down the facility and setting off a gunbattle with security forces in which four attackers were killed, officials said. The militants … read more

Afghan candidates have agreed to a national unity government.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says both of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates are committed to abiding by the results of the “largest, most comprehensive audit” of the election runoff ballots possible. Kerry stood with the two … read more

Pakistan plane attacked in Peshawar

A Pakistan International Airlines flight into Peshawar from Riyadh has been fired upon from the ground while landing at Bacha Khan International Airport. One woman is confirmed to have died in the incident, local sources told Al Jazeera. The passenger … read more

Hundreds protest alleged Afghan election fraud

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Afghans protested Saturday against alleged fraud in last week’s presidential runoff, part of escalating tensions over what Western officials had hoped would be a smooth transfer of power as violence across the country killed … read more