Tag Archives: Pakistan

Trump Accuses Pakistan Of “Lies And Deceit”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump threatened to end U.S. foreign aid for Pakistan Monday in his first tweet of 2018 — a move that comes amid strained ties over America’s decade-long war in Afghanistan. In an early-morning post, he accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. The U.S. has repeatedly called on Pakistan to crack down on extremists in its border …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks With Indian Prime Minister

CNN International reports: President Donald Trump looked to show unity with Narendra Modi when the Indian prime minister visited the White House on Monday, heralding the military cooperation between the United States and India in a move that thrusts the new President into the delicate world of India-Pakistan relations. The meeting between the off-the-cuff President and the prime minister who …

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AFGHANISTAN: 7.5 Magnitude Quake Kills Dozens

USA Today reports: Scores of people have died after a magnitude 7.5. earthquake struck Afghanistan on Monday, causing deaths in neighboring Pakistan and tremors in northern India. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was in the far northern Afghan province of Badakhshan, which borders Tajikistan and China. “Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially …

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Pakistani Teen Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Via CNN: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights, including the right to education. Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said, “Children must go to school, not be financially exploited.” Yousafzai came to global attention after she …

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Inside Gay Pakistan

The BBC reports on gay life in Pakistan: Pakistan is not the kind of place that most people would associate with gay liberation. But some say the country is a great place to be gay – even describing the port city of Karachi as “a gay man’s paradise”. Underground parties, group sex at shrines and “marriages of convenience” to members …

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PAKISTAN: Phone Companies To Block Texts Containing “Gay” & “Homosexual”

Pakistan’s blogosphere is having a field day over a new government directive ordering phone companies to block more than 1700 words from text messages. Among the banned words are gay, lesbian, and homosexual. Also: Jesus Christ. Operators have been directed to start blocking text messages containing these words from November 21. The move has been greeted with ridicule and derision, …

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Pakistan: Don’t Try That Again

The Pakistan government said yesterday that if the United States carries out any more “unauthorized” raids within its borders, it will have to review the relationship with Washington. Earlier Thursday, Pakistan’s Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir warned America Thursday of “disastrous consequences” if it carries out any more raids and hit back at international allegations it may have been harboring …

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PAKISTAN: Moderate Governor Killed Over Views On Religious Blasphemy

Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s wealthiest and most populous province was assassinated today by his own bodyguard, who pumped 26 bullets into his boss for opposing a law that imposes the death penalty for “insulting Islam.” Taseer vented his opposition publicly – even using Twitter – to hard-line blasphemy laws that effectively order death for anyone convicted of insulting …

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Pakistan Blocks Facebook And YouTube On “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”

Spawned by a Seattle cartoonist who later denounced the campaign, today is “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” In response, Pakistan has instituted a block on YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites. Prompted by a court order, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority today told providers to suspend access. The order runs until 31 May. The Facebook group for “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” …

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Unibrower Had Big Plans

Would-be Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad, had he been successful, had plans to attack several other very high profile NYC locations. If the bomb inside the pathfinder in Times Square went off as planned, a source tells fox 5 that Faisal Shahzad says he was taking aim at four other high-profile targets: Rockefeller center, grand central terminal, the world …

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Faisal Shahzad: I Acted Alone

Federal investigators say that Faisal Shahzad, arrested at JFK yesterday for the attempted car bombing of Times Square, has implicated himself and says that he was acting alone. The law enforcement official who said Mr. Shahzad had implicated himself also revealed more details of the transaction. He said authorities had found Mr. Shahzad through the email address he had given …

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