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Islamic World News ( 13 Jun 2010, NewAgeIslam.Com)

7 of Taliban’s top 15 are ISI agents

Somali Islamists kill two for watching World Cup

Danish soldier among 22 killed in Afghanistan

Ex-Muslim preacher exposed as fake

Pak to free 300 people to meet JuL demands

Taliban could become part of Afghan set-up: Obama aide

Has ISI resumed FICN trade?

Gaddafi to pay 2bn to bomb victims

US discovers $1 trillion Afghan mineral deposits

Israel plans to expel 300 Palestinians

Women must be leaders in faith

About 100 Indian students trapped in riot-hit Kyrgyzstan

Rights panel says it never visited Batla

Karzai's brother, ally and obstacle in Afghanistan

Fate of 16-yr-old entangled in Indo-Pak diplomacy

Osama Bin Laden on Twitter!?

Gaza siege must be broken: Moussa

Karzai seeks support for Kandahar op

Schoolchild stranded in private van dies

Key security official taken out in Yemen

Strict regulations discourage people from donating blood

Fresh violence kills 26 in Iraq

Petition filed in SC against G-B order

Protests against students’ killing in Balochistan

3 militants killed in Swat encounter

Blast at rally kills 3 in Kenya

Insurgents kill eight Afghan policemen, four civilians

In boost for Hamas, top Arab diplomat visits Gaza

Russia sends troops to quell Kyrgyz ethnic clashes

Two killed as Kyrgyz clashes trap Pakistanis

Af fallout? UK asks military chief to go

World powers 'naive' in imposing Iran sanctions: Ahmadinejad

US mounts pressure on BP, Barack Obama heads to Gulf Coast

Israel to set up own inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid

UN diplomat pushes for de-listing Taliban operatives

Thousands flee ethnic bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan

Philippine bus crash kills 18, mostly Iranians

Pakistan meddling in Afghanistan: Report

Don't mix emotions with law: Khurshid

Pak Rangers Deployed For Security Of Sikhs

Madani may seek anticipatory bail

Indian Embassy in Riyadh denies death term report

Turkey dismisses Israel's flotilla probe

India asks Pak to 'shed its insecurity'

Insurgent attacks kill 18 Afghan policemen

10 Jemaah Islamiah members arrested since early 2010

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/7-of-taliban’s-top-15-are-isi-agents/d/2996

 

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Somali Islamists kill two for watching World Cup

Jun 14, 2010

Somali militants killed two soccer fans whom they caught watching a 2010 FIFA World Cup game, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) said on its website.

In 2006 the Islamic Courts Union which controlled most of Somalia prohibited the World Cup and other soccer competitions on the grounds that it was a "satanic act."

The incident took place late on Saturday in a village near the Somali capital Mogadishu. A group of heavily armed militants of the Hezbal Islam radical group attacked a house where a group of soccer fans secretly followed the tense Argentina-Nigeria game.

"Two young men who tried to jump over the wall were shot and killed while ten others including my husband and my teenage son were taken into Islamist custody in the village," Halima Ahmed, a mother of five children told AIPS in a phone conversation.

A Hezbal Islam leader, Sheik Mohamed Abu Abdalla, said the men violated the Islamic law and those caught by militants will be tried in an Islamic court.

"Football descended from the old Christian cultures and our Islamic administration will never allow watching what they call the FIFA World Cup. We are sending our last warning to the people," he said.

President of the Somali Football Federation, Said Mahmoud Nur, declined to comment on the report citing "security reasons."

Meanwhile, residents in the southern Jubba regions have sent a complaint letter to the Al Shabab militant group, which controls most of the southern and central parts of Somalia and a large swath of the capital seeking permission to watch the world's largest sporting event.

But when community elders entered the Al Shabab administrative office in the southern key port town of Kismayo on Saturday, they were told that they would be arrested if they came back with a similar request.

http://en.rian.ru/sports/20100614/159415097.html

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7 of Taliban's top 15 are ISI agents'

ASHIS RAY

Jun 14, 2010

LONDON: Pakistan appears to be playing a double-game of astonishing magnitude, a new study claims, stressing there is real evidence of extensive cooperation between the Taliban and the ISI.

The latter is said to compensate families of suicide bombers to the tune of 200,000 Pakistani rupees, claims the report, which is written by Harvard University analyst Matt Waldman.

Waldman told UK's Sunday Times: "This report is consistent with Pakistan's political history in which civilian leaders actively backed jihadi groups that operate in Afghanistan and Kashmir."

On Afghanistan, which is the primary focus of the fact finding, Waldman's research reveals: "By backing the insurgents, Pakistan's security service (ISI) is trying to undermine Indian influence in Afghanistan."

The report says: "Without a change in Pakistani behaviour, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for international forces and the Afghan government to make progress against the insurgency."

"We're also saying this is official policy of that agency (ISI). It (assistance) is both at an operational level, and at a strategic level," he asserts. These are substantiated by former Taliban ministers and a senior UN official based in Kabul. Waldman said he himself spoke to nine Taliban field commanders.

Up to seven of the Afghan Taliban leaders who constitute a 15-man shura are said to be ISI agents. The report further says that interviews strongly suggest that the ISI has representatives on the shura, either as participants or observers, and the agency is involved at the highest levels of the movement.

Major-General Athar Abbas, Pakistan's military spokesman, predictably described the claim as ridiculous. He said, "The allegations are baseless."

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/7-of-Talibans-top-15-are-ISI-agents/articleshow/6045007.cms

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Danish soldier among 22 killed in Afghanistan

14 Jun, 2010

KABUL/COPENHAGEN: A Danish soldier and eight Afghan policemen were among 22 killed in different incidents in southern Helmand and remote Day Kundi provinces of Afghanistan, according to Afghan and Danish military officials on Sunday. In a statement, Danish Army Operations head Major General Niels Henrik Bundgaard said that a (Danish) soldier was killed and four others wounded when a roadside bomb hit their patrol in Helmand. Day Kundi Governor Qurban Ali said that the Taliban attacked a police post in Kijran district, sparking a daylong battle, which killed eight policemen and four civilians. At least nine militants were also killed before their comrades fled the area, he said. Day Kundi is a remote and isolated province.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\06\14\story_14-6-2010_pg7_3

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Ex-Muslim preacher exposed as fake

14 Jun 2010

A prominent Christian preacher that reportedly converted to Christianity from Islam has come under fire for making suspicious claims about his Muslim past.

Ergun Caner, the dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, claims that he was a radical Muslim teenager before immigrating to the US from Turkey and discovering Jesus Christ at a church in the US state of Ohio.

Soon after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, DC, Caner and his brother, Emir, published a book labeled Unveiling Islam: An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs.

In the book, Caner portrays himself as a one-time extremist who received terrorist trainings in Turkey.

The publication of the book quickly propelled this unknown Baptist minister to the heights of fame, and in 2005 granted him his current post as the dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Since then, Caner has established himself as a leading Christian critic of Islam using his stature as the dean of one of the most prominent Evangelical theology schools.

However, Caner's contradictory stories and remarks have cast doubt on his past.

Recent reports show that he and his family had moved to Ohio when he was just a child -- before being able to receive terrorist training -- and that some "Arabic" phrases he had uttered in some of his speeches were actual gibberish.

Following the revelations, Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. has initiated a probe into Caner's behavior, with results due later this month, the Associated Press reported recently.

Jerry Falwell Sr., the founder and former chancellor of the Liberty University who died in 2007, was an outspoken rhetorical critic of Islam that lacked little scholarly knowledge of the religion. On numerous occasions he had made offensive remarks regarding the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).

Many critics regard Caner to be just an opportunist who has sowed tension between the world's two largest faiths.

"He's done enormous harm … To listen to someone like Caner, you'd think house meetings to decide what to blow up next are daily fare for all Muslims," said Charles Kimball, director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Analysts say that Caner's climb to fame, however, illustrates how important Muslim conversion stories are among American Christian communities today.

It also brings back to mind the longstanding fascination of the American society -- dating back to the colonial period -- with tales of Muslims converting to Christianity.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=130354&sectionid=35102

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Pak to free 300 people to meet JuL demands

June 14, 2010

The government will free over 300 persons arrested for suspected Taliban links to meet a demand of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam to keep the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition at the centre intact, according to a media report Monday.

The government has also agreed to appoint JUI leader Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani of Balochistan as chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology when the incumbent retires this week.

The arrested persons, some of them suspected of being close associates of the Taliban terror network, are being released from jails in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province because they belong to the JUI led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.

The JUI has for long been threatening to pull out of the PPP-led coalition if its demands, including the release of workers arrested on terror charges, are not met.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Pak-to-free-300-people-to-meet-JuL-demands/Article1-557570.aspx

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Taliban could become part of Afghan set-up: Obama aide

14 Jun, 2010

 WASHINGTON, June 13: A senior White House official said on Sunday that involving Taliban militants in a future set-up in Afghanistan could be a part of the solution to the present conflict in that country.

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the US president, also said that President Barack Obama was committed to starting withdrawing troops from Afghanistan from July next year.

“And ultimately if the Taliban are willing to lay down arms and participate in a peaceful way, that would be part of the solution,” Mr Axelrod told a US television channel, NBC.

The White House adviser was commenting on a New York Times report which claimed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai had been pressing to strike his own deal with the Taliban and Pakistan.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/taliban-could-become-part-of-afghan-setup-obama-aide-460

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Has ISI resumed FICN trade?

Preetam Srivastava

Jun 14th, 2010

The recent arrest of Nepal-based fake Indian currency notes (FICN) runner Kanhaiya Lal Gupta has Intelligence Bureau (IB) worried that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has succeeded in restarting a well-oiled racket.

In the 1990s, the nefarious trade — aimed at hitting at the roots of the Indian economy —was taken care of by Krishnanagar MP Mirza Dilshad Beg. After his gory murder, the mantle was passed on to Mirza’s protégés Majid Manihar and Pervez Ahmed aka Tanda, who were also mysteriously murdered.

Later, on ISI’s information, Nepal Police arrested Yunus Ansari, who was part of the syndicate after rivals eliminated his father and a former Nepalese Minister Salim Miya Ansari.

Full report at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/262413/Has-ISI-resumed-FICN-trade.html

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Yrs after supplying explosives to IRA, Gaddafi to pay 2bn to bomb victims

Liam Clarke

14 June, 2010

The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is to pay up to 2-billion to victims of Irish terrorism for his role in supplying shiploads of explosives to the IRA.

About 800 million will go directly to victims of the violence.First in line will be the 147 families of those caught in atrocities in which Semtex,the plastic explosive supplied by Libya,was used.Libya's insistence that it will not acknowledge specific liability means the thousands of others affected by the troubles will come forward for a share of the cash.

A trade deal between Britain and Libya is also expected to be part of the historic settlement.Gadaffi is seeking to present the payment as a goodwill gesture and is not expected to admit liability.

Full report at: Times of India

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US discovers $1 trillion Afghan mineral deposits

James Risen

Jun 14, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.

The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/US-discovers-1-trillion-Afghan-mineral-deposits/articleshow/6045517.cms

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Israel plans to expel 300 Palestinians

By MOHAMMED MAR’I

Jun 13, 2010

RAMALLAH: A senior Palestinian official on Sunday revealed that Israel plans to expel 300 Palestinian political figures from occupied Jerusalem.

“The expulsion of political figures is the first step before the expulsion of Palestinian families from Jerusalem ... the plan is in accordance with the Israeli military order under which the Israeli occupation authorities will expel 70,000 Palestinian from Jerusalem and the West Bank to the Gaza Strip and other countries under the pretext that they do not have residency permits,” said Khaled Abu Arafeh, a Jerusalem-based Hamas legislator.

The development came a week after Jerusalem police confiscated the Israeli identity cards of four Hamas legislators and gave them until July to leave the city after they refused to meet Israeli demands to quit the movement.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article65494.ece

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Women must be leaders in faith

Shaista Gohir

14 June 2010

A woman led Muslim prayers in Oxford last week. Her actions and those of others like her, across faiths, deserve our support

So far, it seems only Muslim women from abroad dare lead men in Friday prayers in the UK. A Canadian, Raheel Raza, became the second Muslim woman to do so at the Muslim Educational Centre in Oxford last week. An African-American convert, Amina Wadud, was the first Muslim woman to lead mixed prayers at the same centre in 2008. It's not surprising that British Muslim women are not brave enough to follow their footsteps – both have been demonised after leading men in prayers in their own countries.

Full report at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jun/14/women-lead-muslim-prayers

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About 100 Indian students trapped in riot-hit Kyrgyzstan

Jun 14, 2010

NEW DELHI: About 100 Indian students are trapped in Kyrgyzstan's violence-hit Osh and Jalalabad cities and are pleading for authorities to bring them back home saying their lives were in danger.

"Anyone can die at any moment," Zaheer Khan, an Indian student, told Times Now channel over the phone from Osh.

Indian students, he said, were confined into their homes.

Said student Amrit Das: "The building next to my home is burning. We are stuck inside our home."

The violence on the street has meant that students can't go to the airport to catch a flight home.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/About-100-Indian-students-trapped-in-riot-hit-Kyrgyzstan/articleshow/6045935.cms

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Rights panel says it never visited Batla

By Aman Sharma

14 June, 2010

THE NATIONAL Human Rights Commission ( NHRC) has conceded that it did not visit the site of the Batla House encounter even once during its 11- month long probe. The panel said it found the version of the Delhi Police sufficient to rule that the incident was not a fake encounter.

“ The NHRC did not send its team for a probe to the spot.

This was because, to reach the conclusion, the various reports sent by the department concerned ( Delhi Police) were found to be adequate and sufficient,” said a damning note from NHRC deputy registrar Sunil Arora.

He was responding to a right to information ( RTI) plea filed by Jamia Millia Islamia University student Afroz Alam Sahil.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Karzai's brother, ally and obstacle in Afghanistan

Joshua Partlow

14 June, 2010

On March 8, at NATO headquarters in Kabul, Gen. Stanley McChrystal presided over a classified briefing that some military officials hoped would lead to the ouster of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half- brother of Afghanistan's president and the most pow- erful figure in southern Afghanistan.

But what has emerged instead appears to have left Karzai stronger than ever.

A summertime US military offensive in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar has now been delayed, in what American officials said was an acknowledgment of opposition among local offi- cials, without singling out Karzai by name.

Full report at: The Indian Express

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Fate of 16-yr-old entangled in Indo-Pak diplomacy

Balwant Garg

Jun 14, 2010

FARIDKOT: In a jail-cum-observation home for juvenile offenders in Faridkot which is running short of space and basic amenities, 16-year-old Salim Khan (name changed) is crammed in the jail with 32 other inmates.

For the last over two years, he has been praying for improvement in diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan. He is hopeful a thaw in the relations between the belligerent counties will pave the way for his release.

He has already undergone punishment for a crime he mistakenly committed. Punjab government withdrew in January 2010 the criminal case against him for entering India illegally. The ministry of home affairs has no objection to his release but Salim is still lodged in jail, waiting for repatriation.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Chandigarh/Fate-of-16-yr-old-entangled-in-Indo-Pak-diplomacy/articleshow/6045130.cms

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Osama Bin Laden on Twitter!?

Jun 14, 2010

Here to provide us with his regular updates and opinions, the fake Osama Bin Laden is the newest to join Twitterville.

Going by the name of "FakeBinLaden", the man in demand already has a plethora of fans on social networking site FaceBook. Reveals an inside source "Following in the footsteps of our many celebrities - the fake Bin Laden is here to entertain us with his thoughts and opinions. He already has created a stir on FB and is now here to take micro blogging site Twitter by storm"

You can find this fake Osama Bin Laden on http://twitter.com/FakeBinLaden.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.hotklix.com/Hotklix/link/News/World/Osama-Bin-Laden-on-Twitter

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Gaza siege must be broken: Moussa

Jun 13, 2010

GAZA CITY: Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the highest Arab official to do so since its seizure by Hamas in 2007, and called for an end to Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory. Moussa crossed into the enclave from Egypt, two weeks after Israel's deadly interception of a Gaza aid flotilla.

"This blockade ... must be lifted and must be broken and the Arab League decision is very clear in this regard," Moussa said. "Not only the Arabs, but the entire world should stand with the Palestinian people against the siege of Gaza and what is happening in the occupied territories, especially East Jerusalem," he said, referring to Jewish settlement growth in the annexed Arab half of the city.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article65580.ece

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Karzai seeks support for Kandahar op

By DEB RIECHMANN

Jun 14, 2010

KANDAHAR: President Hamid Karzai called Sunday on community leaders in Kandahar to support a NATO campaign to bolster security in this Taleban stronghold, urging people to work with his government to “bring dignity back.”

NATO has already begun an operation to ramp up security in Kandahar, and the campaign is expected to accelerate in the coming months. Many of the estimated half-million Kandahar residents are skeptical of the operation, fearing it will lead to more bloodshed.

During a meeting in Kandahar city, several hundred people including tribal chiefs and religious leaders cheered as Karzai denounced corruption among police and local power-brokers.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article65496.ece

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Schoolchild stranded in private van dies

By SIRAJ WAHAB

Jun 14, 2010

DAMMAM: A private van driver faces charges of criminal negligence following the death on Sunday of a five-year-old girl who was left unattended for five hours in the vehicle in the full glare of the sun outside the International Indian School in Dammam’s Al-Raka district.

The kindergartener, Fida Haris, started attending the school only two months ago. Authorities allege the driver forgot to ensure she came off the 15-seater van when he dropped off other children at the school in the morning. Ostensibly the child dozed off and remained inside the van, which had tinted windows.

On a day when mercury reached 47 degrees Celsius, school officials said Fida apparently suffocated inside the vehicle. “Her body had turned pale because of lack of oxygen and the intensity of the heat,” said her class teacher Gita Radhakrishnan. “It was a horrible sight.”

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article65581.ece

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Key security official taken out in Yemen

Jun 13, 2010

ADEN: Gunmen shot dead a senior security official in south Yemen, scene of escalating separatist tensions, and two soldiers died defusing a bomb near a southern army camp, officials and witnesses said on Sunday. A provincial official said Jalal Al-Uthmani, a senior security official in the flashpoint Abyan province, was killed outside his house in a hail of gunfire on Saturday.

In neighboring Dalea, two soldiers died on Sunday when a bomb they were trying to defuse outside the gate of an army camp exploded, witnesses and local officials said.

Yemen, neighbor to top oil exporter Saudi Arabia, has been a Western security concern since a Yemen-based regional Al-Qaeda arm claimed responsibility for a failed December attempt to bomb a US-bound plane.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article65495.ece

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Strict regulations discourage people from donating blood

By WALAA HAWARI

Jun 13, 2010

RIYADH: Every year 500,000 women in the US die during childbirth due to lack of blood, said Hind Al-Humaidan, director of the blood bank at Riyadh’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, adding that although there are no statistics on the issue in the Kingdom, there is also a high demand for blood here.

“In addition to women giving birth, there are many other patients who need large amounts of blood such as those suffering from leukemia and those who undergo chemotherapy, as bone marrow stops producing blood for a few months,” said Al-Humaidan, adding that kidney, heart transplant and open-heart patients all require blood transfusions.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article65552.ece

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Fresh violence kills 26 in Iraq

Jun 13, 2010

BAGHDAD: At least 26 people were killed and 22 wounded on Sunday after a bomb attack on Iraq’s central bank and a subsequent gun battle between security forces and gunmen, officials said.

The attackers, who might have been attempting to rob the bank’s vaults, had ended up on the rooftops of some of the buildings within the Central Bank of Iraq’s compound, said a bank spokesman.

At least one bomb exploded on Sunday at an entrance to the central bank, killing five people and sending a thick plume of smoke over Baghdad after setting the bank’s generator on fire, officials said.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article65493.ece

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Petition filed in SC against G-B order

By Nasir Iqbal

14 Jun, 2010

ISLAMABAD, June 13: Through a petition the Supreme Court has been requested to declare the Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self-Governance) Order 2009 illegal and order the federal government to substitute it with a statute similar to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution Act 1974.

Moved by Advocate Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on behalf of Mir Tariq Mehmood of the Jamaat-i-Islami, the petitioner pleaded that the Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2009 infringed upon the fundamental rights as it “discriminated against all norms of justice, mandate of the Constitution, dictum of the superior courts, international law and the UN resolutions”.

This is the second such petition before the apex court, the earlier one being moved by Advocate Ikram Chaudhry on behalf of Shafqat Ali Khan, which pleaded that the order was confusing and self-contradictory since it failed to explain whether Gilgit-Baltistan was part of Pakistan or Kashmir or had its own identity.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/petition-filed-in-sc-against-gb-order-460

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Protests against students’ killing in Balochistan

14 Jun, 2010

QUETTA, June 13: A partial strike was observed and demonstrations were held in Khuzdar and some other towns of Balochistan on Sunday in protest against the killing of two students belonging to the Balochistan Students Organisation-Azad last week.

Vehicles belonging to government departments were set on fire in Khuzdar, Turbat and Panjgur towns.Shops remained closed and traffic off roads in Khuzdar and protesters put barricades on the Quetta-Karachi highway, disrupting traffic between the two cities.

In Turbat, BSO-Azad activists attending a rally stormed a government office and set on fire two vehicles there. In Panjgur, protesters set on fire a PTCL equipment. According to a BSO spokesman, strike was observed in Pasni, Nal, Wadh, Kalat and Mastung. —Staff Correspondent

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/protests-against-students-killing-in-balochistan-460

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3 militants killed in Swat encounter

14 Jun, 2010

MINGORA, June 13: Security forces killed three suspected militants during an encounter in Tali Gram area of Swat district on Sunday.

Officials said that security forces were conducting search operation in the area when militants attacked them.

They said that during a brief encounter three militants were killed. Weapons were also recovered from the killed militants.

Meanwhile, six families whose members were involved in militancy were expelled from Beshbenr area on Sunday.

Security forces set on fire the houses of wanted militants Abdul Wahab and Bekht Zaman while their relatives were expelled from the area.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/3-militants-killed-in-swat-encounter-460

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Blast at rally kills 3 in Kenya

14 Jun, 2010

NAIROBI: An explosion ripped through a park in Nairobi’s capital during a packed political rally late Sunday, killing three people and wounding 75, officials said.

The rally was held to protest a draft constitution the country will vote on in August.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga confirmed the toll of dead and wounded. He said officials don’t yet know the cause of the blast.

“It is a very, very regrettable incident, and this incident is condemned in the strongest terms possible,” Odinga said at the site of the blast. “We don’t know as yet the cause of this incident.”

A prominent backer of the campaign against the draft constitution, Agriculture Minister William Ruto, attended the rally.

The blast took place in Uhuru Park, a wide expanse of green space in the middle of downtown Nairobi. Hundreds of people attended the rally.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/international/blast-at-rally-kills-3-in-kenya-460

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Insurgents kill eight Afghan policemen, four civilians

13 Jun, 2010

KABUL: Taliban militants attacked a police post in central Afghanistan, sparking a day-long battle Sunday which killed eight policemen, four civilians and nine militants, a provincial governor said.

Insurgents first attacked a police post overnight in the Kijran district of Day Kundi province, killing two policeman and wounding two others, provincial governor, Qurban Ali, told AFP.

Police reinforcements were sent Sunday morning to support the police post, initiating a day-long battle with the militants, he said.

“Six policemen and four locals supporting the police forces in fighting against the Taliban were killed, and two policemen were wounded,” said Ali.

Nine militants were also killed before their Taliban comrades fled the area, he added.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/06-insurgents-kill-eight-afghan-policemen-four-civilians-rs-03

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In boost for Hamas, top Arab diplomat visits Gaza

14 Jun, 2010

GAZA CITY: The Arab world’s top diplomat declared support Sunday for the people of blockaded Gaza in his first visit to the Palestinian territory since Hamas violently seized control of it three years ago.

The visit was latest sign that Israel’s deadly raid on a flotilla trying to break the blockade of Gaza has eased the diplomatic isolation of the Islamic militant group.

Israel, meanwhile, appeared to grow more isolated in the fallout over the May 31 raid as Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly canceled plans Sunday to visit Paris.

Barak’s office said he canceled his trip while Israel forms a committee to investigate the raid. The statement denied that the decision was connected to attempts by pro-Palestinian groups to seek his arrest.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/21-in-boost-for-hamas-top-arab-diplomat-visits-gaza-sk-01

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Russia sends troops to quell Kyrgyz ethnic clashes

June 14, 2010

Death toll rises to 113, over 1,400 wounded; ethnic Uzbeks targeted by Kyrgyz gangs

OSH, Kyrgyzstan: Russia sent hundreds of paratroopers to Kyrgyzstan on Sunday to protect its military facilities, Interfax reported, as ethnic clashes spread in the Central Asian state, bringing the death toll from days of fighting to 113.

Tens of thousands of Uzbek refugees fled raging violence in Kyrgyzstan as the interim government struggled to stem the country’s worst ethnic clashes since the end of the Soviet Union.

unbattles between rival groups turned cities into warzones and marauding mobs torched whole villages on a third day of bloodshed in the Central Asian nation, leaving 113 people dead and more than 1,400 injured.

Full report at:

http://thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=29466

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Two killed as Kyrgyz clashes trap Pakistanis

By Waseem Shamsi and Tariq Saeed

14 Jun, 2010

SUKKUR / TOBA TEK SINGH: Two Pakistani students have been killed and at least ten others taken hostage during ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan.

Ubaidullah Ansari, a student of medical science at the Osh State University, who has returned to Jacobabad, told Dawn on Sunday that more than 500 Pakistanis were stranded in the Central Asian state.

He said a female student of final year at a medical university and Ali Raza, a fourth-year student of engineering, were killed and more than a dozen others taken hostage in the south of Kyrgyzstan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the government was in touch with Kyrgyz officials to gain access to Pakistanis and ensure their evacuation.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/03-kyrgyz-govt-to-reinforce-south-ethnic-riots-kill-80-ss-05

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Af fallout? UK asks military chief to go

Jun 14, 2010

LONDON: The British government said on Sunday it is shuffling its top military team as it grapples with the unpopular conflict in Afghanistan.

Defense Secretary Liam Fox said the head of the armed forces, Air Chief Marshall Jock Stirrup, will leave his job in the autumn, about six months early. His term had not been due to end until April 2011. The top civilian defense official will leave at the same time. Fox said that the two men had been in their jobs "longer than they needed to be."

Stirrup was appointed in 2006 by the Labour government, which lost power in May to a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the two men were not being punished for the rising death toll in Afghanistan. He told BBC they were leaving at "a natural time to have a change of personnel." However, media reports claimed Stirrup will be replaced for "failures in Afghanistan".

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Af-fallout-UK-asks-military-chief-to-go/articleshow/6045011.cms

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World powers 'naive' in imposing Iran sanctions: Ahmadinejad

Jun 14, 2010

TEHRAN: World powers have been "naive" in imposing new UN sanctions on Iran that will only end up hurting them, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said on his return to Tehran.

"The bullying powers issued this resolution in order to defend themselves," he told his government's senior officials, state television's website reported.

"But of course this defence is very naive because they themselves are going to be hurt," he said.

Soon after the sanctions were imposed on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad lashed out against world powers from Dushanbe while on an official visit and compared the measures to a "used hanky" which deserved to be thrown away.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/World-powers-naive-in-imposing-Iran-sanctions-Ahmadinejad/articleshow/6045498.cms

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US mounts pressure on BP, Barack Obama heads to Gulf Coast

Jun 14, 2010

WASHINGTON: The US increased pressure on energy giant BP to boost capacity to contain the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, as President Barack Obama makes a fourth trip to the area on Monday.

As public outrage intensifies, Obama will travel to Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, for the first time since the crisis began, on Monday and Tuesday. He is scheduled to address the nation at 8pm on Tuesday.

On Saturday, White House adviser David Axelrod said that BP should set up an escrow account - administered by an independent panel - to pay claims by workers whose livelihoods and businesses have been impacted by the worst oil spill in US history.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-mounts-pressure-on-BP-Barack-Obama-heads-to-Gulf-Coast/articleshow/6045381.cms

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Israel to set up own inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid

Jun 14, 2010

JERUSALEM: Israel said on Sunday it would set up its own investigation into a deadly raid on a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships, and that its panel would include two foreign observers.

The internal inquiry into the March 31 raid, which falls short of a UN proposal for an international investigation, was decided on after consultations with the United States.

The White House welcomed the move as an important step and said Israel was capable of conducting a fair investigation.

"But we will not prejudge the process or its outcome, and will await the conduct and findings of the investigation before drawing further conclusions," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-to-set-up-own-inquiry-into-Gaza-flotilla-raid/articleshow/6045322.cms

 

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UN diplomat pushes for de-listing Taliban operatives

Jun 14, 2010

UNITED NATIONS: A top UN official in Afghanistan has suggested speedy removal of Taliban operatives from the world body's sanctions list in order to facilitate the peace process in the war-torn country.

"It is essential that the momentum of the recent peace jirga held in Afghanistan is maintained and utilised to advance dialogue towards development and stability in the country," said Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary General's Special Representative in Afghanistan.

The diplomat was referring to the consultative peace gathering called Jirga held from 2 to 4 June outside Kabul and was attended by around 1,600 participants.

The UN sanction list under Security Council resolution 1267 passed in 1999 includes 142 Afghanistan officials who have been connected to the Taliban and 360 more with links to al-Qaeda.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/UN-diplomat-pushes-for-de-listing-Taliban-operatives/articleshow/6045251.cms

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Thousands flee ethnic bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan

Jun 14, 2010

BISHKEK: Tens of thousands of Uzbek refugees have fled raging violence in Kyrgyzstan that left 113 dead as the interim government struggled to stem the worst ethnic clashes since the end of the Soviet Union.

Gunbattles between rival groups turned cities into warzones and marauding mobs torched whole villages on a third day of bloodshed in the Central Asian nation.

Neighbouring Uzbekistan said up to 80,000 ethnic Uzbeks, mostly women and children, had fled the fighting and were being housed in hastily set up camps along the border. Rights groups warned of a looming humanitarian crisis.

Russia sent paratroopers to protect its airbase in Kyrgyzstan but rejected requests from Bishkek to help end the unrest, the worst since President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted in April.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Rest-of-World/Thousands-flee-ethnic-bloodshed-in-Kyrgyzstan/articleshow/6045426.cms

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Philippine bus crash kills 18, mostly Iranians

Jun 13, 2010

CEBU (Philippines): A tourist bus packed with Iranian nationals plunged into a ravine on Sunday while negotiating a mountain road in the central Philippines, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 30 others.

The bus, carrying dozens of mostly Iranian medical students and doctors, apparently suffered brake failure then plummeted into a 100-foot (30-meter) ravine in Balamban town in Cebu province, police Senior Superintendent Erson Digal said.

At least 18 people, mostly Iranians and including children, were killed, said regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Wilson Feria, who was at the scene of the accident.

Villagers and police pulled at least 10 bodies from the mangled bus wreckage at the rocky bottom of the ravine. Several seriously injured passengers were brought to hospitals, Digal told The Associated Press.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Rest-of-World/Philippine-bus-crash-kills-18-mostly-Iranians/articleshow/6044275.cms

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Pakistan meddling in Afghanistan: Report

Jun 14 2010

Kabul : Pakistani military intelligence not only funds and trains Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but is officially represented on the movement's leadership council, giving it significant influence over operations, a report said.

The report, published by the London School of Economics, a leading British institution, on Sunday, said research strongly suggested support for the Taliban was the "official policy" of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

Although links between the ISI and Islamist militants have been widely suspected for a long time, the report's findings, which it said were corroborated by two senior Western security officials, could raise more concerns in the West over Pakistan's commitment to help end the war in Afghanistan.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pakistan-meddling-in-afghanistan-report/633529/

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Don't mix emotions with law: Khurshid

Jun 13 2010

Bangalore : Amid outrage over Bhopal gas verdict, Union Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said emotions should not be mixed with law and stressed the need for enacting a special legislation to deal with such disasters.

"We must not mix emotions with law", Khurshid said in Bangalore. "Law Minister M Veerappa Moily has given some indication that he is unhappy with the law as it exists and he would want to take a fresh look at it."

"We (Corporate Affairs department) will wait and if he (Moily) wants any inputs, we will provide those inputs. I think what is missing is special law for disasters of this kind (Bhopal gas tragedy)," he added.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/dont-mix-emotions-with-law-khurshid/633216/

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Pak Rangers Deployed For Security Of Sikhs

Jun 14th, 2010

The Pakistan government has deployed paramilitary Pakistan Rangers for the security of the 300 Indian Sikh pilgrims who are here for their religious rituals.

“Pakistan Rangers have been deployed to protect about 300 Indian Sikhs who will participate in the Jore Mela at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore,” a government official said.

The Indian Sikhs, who arrived in Pakistan over the past few days, have travelled to Gurdawa Punja Sahib at Hasanabdal near Rawalpindi. They will reach Lahore on Monday to take part in the three-day festival.

“Keeping in view the law and order situation, we have deployed Pakistan Rangers and the police for the security of the visiting yatris,” said Syed Asif Hashmi, chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board that organises such pilgrimages.

Full report at:

http://www.asianage.com/international/pak-rangers-deployed-security-sikhs-550

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Madani may seek anticipatory bail

VR Jayaraj

Jun 14th, 2010

Islamist leader Abdul Nasser Madani, whom the Karnataka Police had on Friday named as an accused in the Bangalore blasts case, is likely to file an anticipatory bail plea in the Karnataka High Court on Monday even as Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the State Government would cooperate with their Karnataka counterparts if any request was made in this regard.

However, unconfirmed reports on late Sunday evening said the Karnataka Police had already given a letter to the Kerala Government requesting assistance in arresting Madani. Refusing to confirm or deny the report, sources in the Kerala Home Department said action would be taken on any request from the Karnataka Police after examining the legal aspects involved.

Full report at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/262421/Madani-may-seek-anticipatory-bail.html

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Indian Embassy in Riyadh denies death term report

Jun 14th, 2010

DUBAI: The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has denied reports that Sabir Ansari, an Indian national, has been sentenced to death for killing one of his compatriot in Saudi Arabia.

“We have checked our records about Indians on death row, and the name of Sabir Ansari is not on the list,” sources in the embassy told PTI.

Earlier, reports said Ansari was convicted of the charge of killing Mohammed Sharik by a court in Saudi Arabia, and the execution was scheduled for June 18. The reports said Sharik, who hails from Bulandshahr, was stabbed to death in Riyadh on June 7 by Ansari of Muzaffarnagar district. He was sentenced to death on June 11, reports said.

An official said verdict in such cases took years to come, and the death sentence in such a short time-frame seemed unlikely.

http://www.hindu.com/2010/06/14/stories/2010061455321200.htm

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Turkey dismisses Israel's flotilla probe

Jun 14, 2010

ANKARA: Turkey dismissed on Monday a commission set up by Israel to probe the deadly raid on Gaza-bound aid ships, warning of unspecified measures if a UN-led inquiry was not carried out.

"We have no trust at all that Israel, a country that has carried out such an attack on a civilian convoy in international waters, will conduct an impartial investigation," Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters.

"Any investigation conducted unilaterally by Israel will have no value for us," he said.

Turkey insists that the May 31 raid, in which eight Turks and a dual Turkish-US national were killed, be investigated by a commission "under the direct control of the United Nations... an impartial one with the participation of Turkey and Israel," he said.

"To have a defendant acting simultaneously as both prosecutor and judge is not compatible with any principle of law.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Turkey-dismisses-Israels-flotilla-probe/articleshow/6046613.cms

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India asks Pak to 'shed its insecurity'

Jun 14 2010

New Delhi : Ahead of its engagement in the process of bridging "trust deficit" with Pakistan, India has asked it to "shed its insecurity" on asymmetries in sizes and capabilities between them, including the strategic leverage gained after Indo-US nuclear deal, as they were not targeted against it.

Emphasising that as the two countries commence the exercise of overcoming the difficulties in the relationship, it was important to reiterate a few points, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said India seeks a stable, peaceful and economically progressing Pakistan.

"Secondly, we sincerely desire peace with Pakistan. Thirdly, we have to learn to live with the asymmetries in our sizes and capabilities. Such differences of scale should not deter us from working with each other. Pakistan should shed its insecurity on these counts," she said.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/india-asks-pak-to-shed-its-insecurity/633623/

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Insurgent attacks kill 18 Afghan policemen

14 Jun, 2010

KABUL: Taliban insurgents killed 18 policemen in a series of attacks across Afghanistan in recent days, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Ten police were killed in an attack on Sunday on an outpost in Dai Kundi province in central Afghanistan, the ministry said, while six officers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in southern Kandahar on Saturday.

Two others died in an attack in the south.

Some 21 militants were killed in the Dai Kundi clash, the ministry said. The Taliban could not be reached for comment.

The Taliban insurgency is at its strongest since the hardline group was overthrown in 2001 and 38 foreign troops have died in Afghanistan this month alone.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/04-afghanistan-insurgents-qs-08

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10 Jemaah Islamiah members arrested since early 2010

2010-06-14

KUALA LUMPUR, Monday 14 June 2010 (Bernama) -- Malaysian police arrested 10 members of Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the Southeast Asian terror group, since early this year, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

He said the 10 foreigners, who were remnants of JI, were trying to revive the movement's struggle.

"The JI members who were harboured by locals were arrested at various locations since six months ago and banished from this country," he told a press conference after attending the federal police monthly assembly in Bukit Aman, here, today.

Musa said the JI members were trying to recruit 20 to 30 local university students and youths to take part in jihad or holy war abroad.

Full report at:

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/40386

 

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