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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    British Islamist preacher Abu Hamza managed London strip club, US court told

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:46am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... the 1998 kidnapping in Yemen of 16 Westerners, conspiracy to set up a jihad training camp in Oregon in 1999, of providing material support to al-Qaeda, of assisting the Taliban and of sending ...


    Afghanistan beats Pakistan 3-0 in first soccer match since 1977

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... pronouncements about wanting to help bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, but privately allowing elements of its intelligence community to support the insurgency And while the game was celebrated as a chance to promote Afghanistan's future, the ghosts of the past were never far away. "If this were a football match in Kabul during Taliban rule, half-time would have meant Namaz ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I didn't sleep in the past couple of days North Point driver Jagpal Singh, who won HK$44 million in Friday's Mark Six draw We should be vigilant what action the US may take against China on the issue of terrorism Major General Zhu Chenghu, a professor at China's National Defence University This is pure propaganda. This is not possible at all An Afghan Taliban ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani warlord Mullah Nazir killed in US drone strike

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... was the main militant commander in South Waziristan, part of Pakistan's tribal belt where the Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants have bases. He is the highest profile casualty in a drone strike ... Taliban, who are fighting a domestic insurgency. He was also wounded in a suicide attack in South Waziristan on November 29. But his death may have significance for US-led efforts to hold at bay ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Malala Yousafzai eyes politics to ‘change the future’ of Pakistan

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girls’ education, said on Monday she hoped to become ... dialogue with the Taliban, although she said this was an issue for the government. I will be a politician in my future. I want to change the future of my country and I want to make education ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Deadly blast in Pakistan’s Swat was bomb

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... on Thursday. It was the deadliest blast in Swat since the Pakistan army declared it back under government control in July 2009 following a two-year Taliban-led insurgency in the valley. “The explosion ... Pakistani school girl campaigner Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head in Mingora last October in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. She is now recovering in Britain. The Pakistani Taliban ...

  7. Afghan election an exercise in futility

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'They have the watches, but we have the time,' the Taliban commanders say in Afghanistan, and it's perfectly true. The election on Thursday is not going to change that. The foreign forces, US, Canadian and European, are well-trained and equipped and can inflict casualties on amateur Taliban fighters at a ratio of 10-to-one or worse. But the Taliban ...

  8. News - Asia

    Afghan presidential candidates say weekend vote marred by fraud

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Leading candidates report fraud in poll marked by turnout of more than 50 per cent Presidential hopefuls say Afghan vote was tainted Leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election voiced concern yesterday that voting was tainted by fraud, a day after millions defied Taliban threats and turned out to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai. ...

  9. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 15, 2012

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... sectarian violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. AFP   Taliban prisoners may be key to Afghan peace ISLAMABAD- Pakistan agreed in talks with Afghan peace negotiators to free several Afghan Taliban prisoners, the clearest sign that Pakistan will support Afghan reconciliation efforts. Officials, hopeful that direct contact with top Taliban commanders will give them leverage in any ...

  10. News - World - KENYA

    Police patrol Mombasa after prominent Kenyan Islamist gunned down in the street

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Mombasa

    ... the best examples of Islam were to be found in parts of Fallujah in Iraq, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and Shebab-held areas of Somalia.   ...




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