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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Assad, who is from an Alawite minority close to Shiite Islam. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and its being the spiritual home of Shiite Muslims, who comprise 36.3 per cent of the Middle East's people and sizeable numbers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Weapons of mass destruction were ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Hezbollah threatens Israel with precision-guided missiles

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... issue. Iran denies seeking a bomb and says its nuclear work has only peaceful purposes. Hezbollah is a Shiite Islamist guerilla and political movement founded with Iran's help after ...

  4. Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Pakistani history, Taliban fighters stormed a prison in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan and freed almost 400 prisoners. The raid was efficiently organised: a blockade of all roads ... that straddle the Afghan-Pakistani border. If you're wondering how the Taliban, who started as a militant Islamic group within Afghanistan, morphed into a rallying force for pan-Islamic militants ...

  5. Modern face of warfare

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hiding Osama bin Laden and his family in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad. Less visible than the killing of bin Laden, however, are its ongoing operations in not only Afghanistan ... it as a clean kill, investigations by British and Pakistani journalists revealed the raid also hit a religious school, a restaurant and a house. Twelve militants were killed, but so were six civilians. ...

  6. How 9/11 rewrote the Sino-US script

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's co-operation and support for its military campaign in the region, because China borders Afghanistan and Pakistan is a long-term Chinese ally. Then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf visited Beijing for urgent consultations before his decision to allow US forces to launch their military campaign from Pakistani territory. Before that, the pro-Beijing faction within ...

  7. Diplomacy survives terrorist act, for now

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... killing 166. This looks more like the work of one of the many Kashmiri nationalist-Islamist groups responsible for scores of attacks throughout India, fighting with Pakistani backing to get India ... in May of the Pakistani-American businessman David Coleman Headley, who was involved in contact between the ISI and the Lashkar-e-Taiba attackers of 2008. Pakistan wants to look conciliatory ...

  8. Troubling questions over bin Laden's death

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The initial gratification over the demise of Osama bin Laden had barely passed before troubling questions began to arise. In the dead of night and apparently without the Pakistani government's knowledge or approval, American special forces dropped from helicopters onto the Muslim extremist leader's hideaway, hunted him down amid a firefight with guards and relatives ...

  9. Lost moral high ground in the 'war on terror'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last month, the United States received praise from international human rights organisations for invoking the Leahy agreement- a law named after a Democratic senator which forbids military assistance to foreign armed forces suspected of committing, encouraging or tolerating atrocities. Following the identification of Pakistani military units suspected of human rights abuses, including ...

  10. War and peace

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... deceived ourselves over decades into believing that the Pakistanis are on our side and there's just not a lot of evidence of that frankly... I think we need to take a different attitude ...




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