US Drones, the Empty Aerial Assault

Judy Bachrach Sherry Rehman, the Pakistani ambassador to the United States, wants the US to (a) apologize for a NATO attack on Salala and (b) halt drone attacks on her native soil, neither of which demands—let’s face it, Sherry—is going to happen anytime soon. Always a bad idea to apologize to governments and security agencies run by certain officials who want you dead, and besides, the really tall bearded ...

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U.S drone’s campaign is fuelling terror

Obama's escalation of a war that's already caused thousands of deaths will only destabilise his own allies and bolster al-Qaida Seumas Milne More than a decade after George W Bush launched it, the "war on terror" was supposed to be winding down. US military occupation of Iraq has ended and Nato is looking for a way out of Afghanistan, even as the carnage continues. But another war – the undeclared drone war ...

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Shakil Afridi was imprisoned for giving care to militants

Jon Boone The Pakistani doctor who assisted the CIA in its hunt for Osama bin Laden was given a 33-year jail sentence not for aiding the US intelligence service but for providing medical care to banned terror groups, according to leaked legal documents. According to a five-page verdict seen by Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, the administrator from the country's tribal areas that tried and convicted Shakil Afridi ...

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Racism in India

Racism in India Most Indians think racism exists only in the West and see themselves as victims. It's time they examined their own attitudes towards people from the country's North-East The mysterious death of Loitam Richard in Bangalore, the murder of Ramchanphy Hongray in New Delhi, the suicide by Dana Sangma and other such incidents serve as reminders of the insecure conditions under which people, partic ...

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Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan plan to kill Afridi

Their is a definite plan of  Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan plan to kill Osama Bin Laden informer Dr. Shakeel Afridi to bolster their image. Amir Mir The Pakistani Taliban may attack the central jail in Peshawar to abduct or kill Dr Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani physician who helped the Central Intelligence Agency track down and kill Osama bin Laden, according to Inter Services Intelligence. The deputy commander ...

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Pakistan test fires Hatf 4 Nasr Missile

Pakistan test fires Nuclear capable Hatf 4 Nasr Missile successfully. [caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignright" width="338" caption="Hatf 4 - Nasr"][/caption] Hatf IX NASR is a short-range surface to surface multi tube missile. With a range of 60km, it can carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yield, with high accuracy, and possesses shoot and scoot attributes. This quick response system addresses th ...

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New approach needed for Balochistan

Dr Raja Muhammad Khan In 1948, while addressing Quetta Municipality, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said that, "you know, I take special interest in Balochistan because, this province is my special responsibility, therefore I want that it should play its role in Pakistan affairs like other provinces." Unfortunately, this great leader died in the same year and his vision could not be implemented. Area wise ...

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