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Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Using Hefazat as Shield, Should Be Banned: Rally Told

 

 

 

 

  

  

A Supporter of an Islamic Salafi movement, centre, holds a banner with Arabic writing that reads, "Damaj under the fire," Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

 

 

South Asia

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Using Hefazat as Shield, Should Be Banned: Rally Told

28 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering

Bangladesh PM: I prefer peace over premiership

Radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam shifts November 15 rally in Dhaka

Maldives VP resigns as threat of constitutional crisis looms

Polls “well-administered despite challenges”: Transparency Maldives

Nasheed wins first round poll in Maldives, fails to get majority

Political chaos as Maldives Supreme Court suspends run-off vote

 

Arab World

Syrian regime kills 48 people, activists say

Bahrain jails four people for car bomb outside mosque

Two Killed, 68 Injured In Saudi Clashes with East African Migrants on Nitaqat

Bombings around Iraqi capital Baghdad kill five

Al-Qaeda in Syria raids wedding party, warns against music and singing

Syrian opposition wants rebel backing for Geneva talks

Lebanon threatening to file lawsuit against Israel over alleged spying

Egypt to expand Russia cooperation after fall out with U.S

Maliki: U.S. meditating between Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Egypt recovers 90 ancient artefacts on sale in Israel

The tragedy of Karbala as it happened

 

Pakistan

Sunni and Shia Ulema urged to offer Friday prayers together

Tehreek-I-Taliban Pakistan Accuse Pak Govt of Sorcery

New strategy on Taliban talks with KP govt’s support: Nisar

Diplomatic debate: Pakistan opposes new members in UNSC

50 dead in first 10 days of Karachi's dark November

Adamant Imran demands no drones during peace talks

TTP links Prof former Vice-Chancellor’s release to that of TNSM chief

Allama Iqbal’s role a golden chapter: Zardari

 

Africa

Attacks in eastern Libya kill six in under 24 hours

Seven dead in Nigeria raid on insurgents plotting 'attacks'

Army show of force in Benghazi

Tuareg rebels killed in battle with Malian troops

Ethiopia to bring home illegal workers from Saudi Arabia

 

India

India braces for more militants in Kashmir as US quits Afghanistan

 

Mideast

Yemeni Shi'ite, Sunni fighters respect new ceasefire: Official

PA forces crackdown against criminals near Al-Quds

Nuclear deal with Iran ‘historical mistake,’ says Israel Defence Minister

 

North America

Pentagon report shows spike in Afghan troop deaths

US panel votes for better oversight of drone strikes

Significant progress made Iran n-programme deal: Kerry

 

Europe

EU's Füle assured of ‘balanced solution’ to co-ed housing

Italian minister: Libya absolutely out of control

Belgium upgrades Palestinian delegation's status

 

Southeast Asia

Officials calm fears of undocumented Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia

Pahang Islamic enforcement chief shot dead

Indonesia’s Ethical Hacking Community Reveals Security Flaws

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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South Asia

 

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Using Hefazat as Shield, Should Be Banned: Rally Told

 Nov 10 2013

Jamaat-e-Islami has been conducting political activities using Hefazat-e Islam as a shield and should be banned, teachers, students and Gonojagoron Mancha activists told a rally yesterday.

Demanding immediate execution of the war crimes verdicts, they said people should remain alert so that war criminals and communal forces do not assume power in the next parliamentary election.

Parents of the children who died in clashes centring the May 5-6 Hefazat rally did not know that Hefazat leaders were engaging them in the violence, they informed.

The “student-teacher rally” was organised by the activists in the capital’s Shahbagh.

Shahriar Kabir said children of the Hathazari Madrasa, the principal of which is Hefajat Ameer Shah Ahmed Shafi, who joined the rally, were promised Tk 500-1,000 as allowance, plus conveyance and food expenses.

But investigations by Gono Commission of Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee found that most of the students did not receive anything, stated the committee’s executive president.

Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of Gonojagoron Mancha, said the Saarc members would have to reach consensus on banning Jamaat to ensure political stability in Bangladesh.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/jamaat-using-hefajat-as-shield/

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28 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

10 November 2013

28 insurgents were killed and 10 were wounded in anti-Taliban operations during the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.

The operations were carried out in provinces of Kunar, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Kunduz, Badakshan, Baghlan, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Wardak, Ghazni and Helmand, Afghanistan Ministry of Interior said.

Seven insurgents and a lot of arms caches were also reportedly captured during the operations.

Taliban has not yet commented on the operations.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=122546

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Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering

 Nov 10 201

Male : The Maldives' top court delayed holding the second round of the country's presidential poll yet again on Sunday, prolonging a political crisis that has sparked international criticism over the Indian Ocean state's repeated failure to hold free elections.

Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader who first came to power in 2008 after 30 years of one-man rule, won the first round of voting on Saturday but failed to win a clear majority.

The run-off was scheduled to take place on Sunday but the Supreme Court has delayed it until Saturday, in line with demands from Nasheed's two biggest rivals.

This weekend's poll was the Maldives' third attempt to elect a new president in as many months, but the democratic process once again broke down amid bickering between political factions.

The delay makes it unclear who will actually be in charge of the country from Monday, when the incumbent steps down. It is yet another distraction for a country known more for its luxury beach resorts than its recent bouts of unrest.

Whoever wins will face a rise in Islamist ideology, human rights abuses and a lack of investor confidence. The political crisis has hit tourism, a vital source of earnings, and the Maldives has faced fuel shortages because it is unable to pay suppliers on time amid dwindling foreign exchange reserves.

"To delay second-round voting beyond the constitutional requirements for a new government by November 11 will create uncertainties that may destabilise the Maldives," the U.S. States Department said in a statement.

"It is unreasonable and unacceptable for parties to continue to demand changes to an agreed election date."

A Sept. 7 vote was annulled based on a secret police report which found vote rigging while an October poll was halted by police after a Supreme Court ruling.

Nasheed, who was ousted from power last year in circumstances that his supporters say amounted to a coup, won 46.93 percent of the vote, the official results showed.

Nasheed's main opponent is Abdulla Yameen, a half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the islands for 30 years and was considered a dictator by opponents and rights groups. Yameen won 29.72 percent of the vote, while resort tycoon Gasim Ibrahim, a finance minister under Gayoom, secured 23.34 percent.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/maldives--democratic-process-breaks-down-again-amid-bickering/1193148/

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Bangladesh PM: I prefer peace over premiership

 Nov 10 2013

Says she feels pain seeing the way people are being burnt by BNP-Jamaat cadres

Expressing her anguish and sorrow over the ongoing unrest and violence being conducted by the opposition, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said she wanted peace and was unable to tolerate the sufferings of the country’s people.

“I want peace and development of the people, not the premiership."

Sheikh Hasina said this while addressing the national conference of khatibs and best trained imams at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre this morning, reports BSS.

The Prime Minister said BNP and Jamaat cadres are burning people alive in the name of Hartal.

"Believe me; I feel much pain when I see the way people are being burnt by the BNP-Jamaat cadres. It seems at that time I don't need the premiership," she said.

The Prime Minister said the BNP and Jamaat cadres are burning people in their sleep by dousing them with petrol and that this kind of behaviour should not be tolerated.

"The BNP-Jamaat cadres laugh seeing people burn," she said referring to 15-year-old Monir Hossain who was killed in BNP-Jamaat brutality during recent hartals.

Sheikh Hasina again mentioned that she had requested Begum Zia over phone on October 26 to call off their hartal, but the opposition leader turned down her (Sheikh Hasina) proposal, she said.

Turning to the issues surrounding the war crimes trials, the Premier alleged that the BNP-Jamaat-Hefazat have become desperate to thwart them.

"This trial should go on for the welfare of the human being. As those war criminals engaged in genocide and arson; all while violating our mothers and sisters. Their trial must be held on Bangladeshi soil," she asserted.

State minister for religious affairs Advocate Shahjahan Mia presided over the function, while Religious Affairs Secretary Kazi Habibul Awal gave the welcoming address.

Moulana Md Nizamuddin Nomani, the best trained Imam in the nation, and Moulana Jalaluddin Qauderi, convenor of the National Khatib Conference, also spoke at the function.

http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics/2013/nov/10/hasina-prefers-peace-pm-post#sthash.oEolZvU9.dpuf

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Radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam shifts November 15 rally in Dhaka

Manik Miazee

 Nov 10 2013

Radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam has decided to shift its planned November 15 Shapla Chattar rally to November 23, after taking into consideration the observance of Ashura and Tablig Jamaat programmes in the capital on November 15.

Hefazat’s Press Secretary Monir Ahmed made the disclosure to the Dhaka Tribune on Saturday, adding that the decision was announced at a programme at Chittagong’s Hathazari on Friday.

However, Bangladesh Tariqat Federation on Saturday reiterated its decision to hold a rally at the capital’s Shapla Chattar on November 15.

The party will hold the rally to protest the conspiracy of turning the country into a Taliban state and to resist Jamaat-Shibir, party Chairman Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandari announced at a joint programme with the party’s presidium and working committee members.

Full report at:

http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics/2013/nov/10/hefazat-shifts-november-15-rally-dhaka#sthash.FvbEbrBh.dpuf

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Maldives VP resigns as threat of constitutional crisis looms

By JJ Robinson | November 10th, 2013

Vice President Waheed Deen has resigned from the government, stepping down from the post he assumed shortly after February 7 2012’s controversial transfer of power.

His resignation comes on final day of President Mohamed Waheed’s term, and has prompted speculation that President Mohamed Waheed may similarly step down.

While the Supreme Court yesterday dismissed a parliamentary resolution that would have installed the Speaker of Parliament and reiterated that President Waheed’s government would continue after November 11, Waheed himself has previously indicated his reluctance to remain in the post “even a day after November 11”.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/vice-president-resigns-as-threat-of-constitutional-crisis-looms-71348

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Polls “well-administered despite challenges”: Transparency Maldives

By Ahmed Naish | November 10th, 2013

The first round of the rescheduled presidential election yesterday (November 9) was peaceful, credible and “well-administered despite challenges,” NGO Transparency Maldives (TM) concluded following its observation of the polls.

“If you look at the statistics, the polling stations generally opened on time, closed on time, and the assisted voter turnout decreased from last time. So in general we found that this election has been very well-administered despite challenges,” TM’s Advocacy and Communications Manager Aiman Rasheed said at a press conference last night.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/polls-well-administered-despite-challenges-transparency-maldives-71336

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Nasheed wins first round poll in Maldives, fails to get majority

 Nov 10 2013

Male I : In a repeat of the balloting in September, former President Mohammed Nasheed Saturday failed to clinch an outright majority in the first round of the presidential re-vote in the Maldives, setting up a run-off with runner-up Abdulla Yameen.

In the crucial vote, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) chief Nasheed bagged 46.3 per cent of the votes, a marginal increase from his previous tally of 45.45 per cent votes in the September 7 polls that were annulled by the Supreme Court.

All but two of the 475 ballot boxes had been counted till late Saturday night, Haveeru reported.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/nasheed-wins-first-round-poll-in-maldives-fails-to-get-majority/1193044/

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Political chaos as Maldives Supreme Court suspends run-off vote

AFP | Nov 10, 2013

MALE: Presidential elections in the Maldives were thrown into disarray on Sunday after the Supreme Court suspended a run-off vote, denying former president Mohamed Nasheed the chance to return to power 21 months after he was ousted.

Despite growing international concerns over the Indian Ocean atoll nation's failure to elect a new president, it is the third time in two months that authorities have stepped in to prevent polls taking place, leaving the nation in political limbo.

Nasheed on Saturday garnered 46.93 percent of the popular vote but fell short of the 50 percent needed to win outright in the country best known as a honeymoon destination, with a run-off scheduled for the following day.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Political-chaos-as-Maldives-Supreme-Court-suspends-run-off-vote/articleshow/25533593.cms

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Arab World

 

Syrian regime kills 48 people, activists say

World Bulletin/ News Desk

10 November 2013

At least 48 people were killed on Sunday in attacks staged by the Syrian regime in several cities across Syria, opposition activists said.

Assad forces killed 22 people in Aleppo and 11 in the suburbs of the capital Damascus and 15 others in several other cities across the country in air and ground strikes, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), a London-based group which tracks civilian and dissident casualties.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=122537

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Bahrain jails four people for car bomb outside mosque

World Bulletin / News Desk

10 November 2013

A Bahraini court sentenced two men to life in prison and two others to 15 years for a car bomb attack outside a mosque in July, state news agency BNA said on Sunday.

Several vehicles were destroyed but no one was hurt in the explosion outside a mosque in al-Riffa, south of the capital Manama, where some members of the royal family live.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=122569

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Two Killed, 68 Injured In Saudi Clashes with East African Migrants

 Nov 10 2013

Two people have been killed in clashes in Saudi Arabia amid a nationwide crackdown on illegal expatriates, police said on Sunday.

They said they intervened on Saturday after foreigners rioted in the poor Manfuhah neighbourhood of Riyadh, attacking Saudi and other foreign residents with rocks and knives.

One Saudi and another person, whose nationality and identity remains unknown, were killed, said a police statement carried by the SPA state news agency.

Another 68 people -- 28 Saudis and 40 foreigners -- were injured and 561 people were arrested.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/86033/World/Region/Two-killed-in-Saudi-clashes-with-migrants.aspx

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Bombings around Iraqi capital Baghdad kill five

AP | Nov 9, 2013

BAGHDAD: Officials in Iraq say a series of attacks on soldiers and government employees have killed five people around the capital, Baghdad.

Police officials say the deadliest of Saturday's attacks took place shortly after sunset when a roadside bomb struck an army patrol in the town of Jurf al-Shkakr, killing three soldiers and wounding two.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Bombings-around-Iraqi-capital-Baghdad-kill-five/articleshow/25519635.cms

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Al-Qaeda in Syria raids wedding party, warns against music and singing

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Al-Qaeda’s main branch in Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has raided a wedding party in the suburb of Aleppo and ordered stopping music and singing, the Asharq al-Awsat reported, quoting Syrian activists.

“One leader of the Islamic State warned residents that if a music band is invited to a wedding again, the person responsible will be arrested because this is immoral,” the newspaper reported, citing an internet page of the Syrian Revolution in Menbej.

The al-Qaeda leader reportedly asked the man in charge of the wedding to memorize a verse of the Quran and attend several religious courses at al-Qaeda’s center in Maskana, near Aleppo.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/11/10/Al-Qaeda-in-Syria-raid-wedding-party-warns-against-music-and-singing.html

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Syrian opposition wants rebel backing for Geneva talks

 Nov 10 2013

ISTANBUL - Syria's opposition is edging towards agreeing to international peace talks in Geneva but wants approval from fighters inside the country first to give the process more legitimacy, sources at talks in Istanbul said late on Saturday.

The leadership of the Syrian National Coalition is meeting to agree its stance on the so-called "Geneva 2" talks, which aim to end Syria's two-and-a-half year civil war by creating a transitional governing body.

A draft resolution reaffirms the coalition's commitment to a political solution to the conflict and echoes a declaration in London last month by the Friends of Syria pro-opposition alliance, ruling out any role for President Bashar Assad in a transitional administration, opposition sources said.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syrian-opposition-wants-rebel-backing-for-Geneva-talks-331132

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Lebanon threatening to file lawsuit against Israel over alleged spying

 Nov 10 2013

Lebanon plans to file a lawsuit against Israel over its alleged spying activities, Iran's Press TV quoted Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour as saying on Sunday.

“Lebanon is conducting serious investigations regarding the blatant Israeli violations of our sovereignty," Mansour told Press TV.

Mansour accuses Israel of stationing "very sophisticated espionage devices" that enable it to "tap into both wired and wireless communication networks."

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Lebanon-threatening-to-file-lawsuit-against-Israel-over-alleged-spying-331122

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Egypt to expand Russia cooperation after fall out with U.S.

10 November 2013

Egypt will be expanding cooperation with Russia following a diplomatic fall out with the United States after President Mohammad Mursi’s ouster, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday.

Russia’s defense and foreign ministers are expected to visit Cairo to discuss arms sales and political relations, Agence France-Presse reported.

Ties between Washington and strategic ally Cairo have deteriorated since Mursi’s overthrow by the military. On Oct. 9, the United States froze part of its $1.5 billion annual aid pending progress on democracy and human rights, following the crackdown on Mursi supporters which left more than 1,000 people dead.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/11/10/Egypt-will-expand-cooperation-with-Russia-says-FM.html

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Maliki: U.S. meditating between Iraq and Saudi Arabia

 Nov 10 2013

The United States is mediating to repair ties between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a televised address on Saturday.

“There is an American role and mediation to restore relations between the two countries; Yes that is what they [Americans] are doing now and have tried before,” Maliki said.

“We have no interest in not having good relations with any country. We want a calm region and we want an Iraq that enjoys [good] relations in the region,” he added.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/11/09/Maliki-U-S-meditating-between-Iraq-and-Saudi-Arabia-.html

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Egypt recovers 90 ancient artifacts on sale in Israel

 Nov 10 2013

Egypt has recovered 90 ancient artifacts that were illegally on sale in an auction house in Jerusalem, said Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt’s Minister of the Antiquities on Saturday.

Ibrahim told the states-owned Al Ahram newspaper that Israel returned the artifacts, which were on display at an auction in Jerusalem.

He said 20 other ancient Egyptian pieces, which were previously spotted in the auction, were missing and Israeli authorities are looking for the buyers.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2013/11/09/Egypt-recovers-90-ancient-artifacts-on-sale-in-Israel.html

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The tragedy of Karbala as it happened

World Bulletin / News Desk

10 November 2013

The Karbala massacre is notoriously known for being one of the darkest and saddest days in Islamic history. On the tenth day of the sacred Islamic month of Muharram, in the year 61 A.H., approximately 50 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his grandson Hussein was martyred along with all the members of his family, including women and children.

After leaving the region of Hejaz, Hussein and his followers made their way northwards on foot, hundreds of miles across the Arabian Desert, to the southern Iraqi city of Kufa. There, he was to meet an army that had pledged their allegiance to him via his representative in the city, in order to lead a rebellion against the Umayyad caliph Yazid I..

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=122235

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Pakistan

 

Sunni and Shia Ulema urged to offer Friday prayers together

2013-11-10

QUETTA, Nov 9: Sunni and Shia Ulema here have appealed to members of their communities to offer Friday prayers together on Yaum-i-Ashur and ensure peaceful passage of Ashura processions to frustrate the designs of conspirators who wanted to divide the Ummah.

Speaking at a press conference here on Saturday, Maulana Qari Abdur Rehman, Dr Attaur Rehman, Allama Juma Asadi, Syed Daud Agha and Maulana Abdul Wahid said the Yaum-i-Ashur taught Muslims to exercise patience as a way of paying tribute to the martyrs of Karbala who refused to compromise on principles.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1055426/sunnis-shias-urged-to-offer-friday-prayers-together

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Tehreek-I-Taliban Pakistan Accuse Pak Govt of Sorcery

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI

2013-11-10

PESHAWAR: The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed that the government resorted to sorcery to cause headache and body pain to its slain chief, Hakeemullah Mehsud. Hakeemullah sought spiritual treatment from an Arab faith-healer prior to the Nov 1 drone strike in which he was killed, the TTP said.

In a statement on the death of its leader, the TTP said Wali ur Rahman, Saeed Allah, Jalal, Wali Badshah and his uncle Khair Mohammad also lost their lives when his car was hit by three missiles at the entrance to Mehsud’s home.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1055288/taliban-accuse-govt-of-sorcery

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New strategy on Taliban talks with KP govt’s support: Nisar

APP and DAWN.COM

2013-11-10

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said the government will take into confidence the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in formulating a new security strategy after talks with Pakistani Taliban did not materialise.

He said this while speaking to KP Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan during a meeting here. Negotiations with Taliban and overall security situation in FATA were discussed in the meeting.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1055241/new-strategy-on-taliban-talks-with-kp-govts-support-nisar

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Diplomatic debate: Pakistan opposes new members in UNSC

 November 10, 2013

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly concluded a two-day debate on Security Council reforms during which Pakistan opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the 15-member body.

“There should be no new centres of privilege,” Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Masood Khan told the 193-member assembly in the course of the debate in which some 80 delegations took part.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/629867/diplomatic-debate-pakistan-opposes-new-members-in-unsc/

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50 dead in first 10 days of Karachi's dark November

 November 10, 2013

KARACHI: According to the police record, 50 people have lost their lives in Karachi in the first 10 days of violence in November, Express News reported on Sunday.

Members of political and religious organisations as well as police officers are among the people who died.

“Twenty of those who died lost their lives in Lyari,” a police officer told Express News.

Police and Rangers, however have arrested 80 alleged criminals from various areas of Karachi in the ongoing targeted operation. Weapons were also seized.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/629987/50-dead-in-first-10-days-of-karachis-dark-november/

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Adamant Imran demands no drones during peace talks

November 10, 2013

NOWSHERA: The federal government should ask the United States (US) for assurance that they will not conduct drone strikes during peace talks with the militants, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday.

Imran was addressing a press conference in Nowshera.

Speaking about his party’s decision to block Nato supply lines, Imran said the move is not an act of conflict but a way to protest against the US drone attack which sabotaged the peace process.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/629997/adamant-imran-demands-no-drones-during-peace-talks/

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TTP links Prof former Vice-Chancellor’s release to that of TNSM chief

ZAHIR SHAH SHERAZI

2013-11-10

PESHAWAR: The proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant organisation said on Sunday that the release of former Vice-Chancellor Islamia College University (ICU) Peshawar, Professor Ajmal Khan, was linked to the release of arrested head of banned Tehrik Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi (TNSM), Maulana Sufi Muhammad, DawnNews reported.

Prof. Ajmal Khan is in Taliban captivity since September 7, 2010 when he was kidnapped along with his driver at gunpoint from Professor Colony in University of Peshawar.

His driver was released two years later.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1055435/ttp-links-prof-ajmal-khans-release-to-that-of-tnsm-chief

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Allama Iqbal’s role a golden chapter: Zardari

 November 10, 2013

 ISLAMABAD - Former President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the people to resist those who are challenging the country by exploiting religion to foist their political agenda on the people.

In his message, Zardari said that Allama Iqbal will always be remembered not only as a sage, poet and philosopher but also for dreaming of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub Continent and for his contributions to understanding the true message of our religion.

Full report at:

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/10-Nov-2013/allama-s-role-a-golden-chapter

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Africa

 

Attacks in eastern Libya kill six in under 24 hours

 10 November 2013

AFP, BENGHAZI

A string of attacks in eastern Libya has killed a public prosecutor and five members of the security forces in less than 24 hours, judicial and medical sources said Saturday.

Since the ouster of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi in October 2011, eastern Libya has been hit by a wave of bombings and shootings, mostly targeting security officials.

Prosecutor Mohamed al-Naass was killed in the town of Derna on Saturday when an explosive device attached to his car detonated, a judicial source told AFP.

Naass was responsible for the "Al-Jabal al-Akhdar region, east of Benghazi," the source said.

Also on Saturday, unidentified gunmen shot dead two traffic policemen, al-Jala hospital spokeswoman Fadia al-Barghathi told AFP.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/11/10/Attacks-in-eastern-Libya-kill-six-in-under-24-hours-.html

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Seven dead in Nigeria raid on insurgents plotting 'attacks'

AFP | Nov 9, 2013

KANO, Nigeria: Nigerian security forces staged lethal raids on Saturday on suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the northern city of Kano allegedly plotting "suicide attacks" there and in the capital Abuja, the military said.

Five suspected "terrorists" and two soldiers died in gunbattles during the swoop on two addresses in Kano conducted by elite troops and domestic intelligence officers, military spokesman Captain Iweha Ikedichi said in a statement.

"Intelligence available indicates that the terrorists were in the process of finalizing plans to carry out simultaneous suicide attacks in Abuja and Kano respectively," he said.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Seven-dead-in-Nigeria-raid-on-insurgents-plotting-attacks/articleshow/25518134.cms

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Army show of force in Benghazi

 Nov 10 2013

BENGHAZI – Army units were deployed on Bengahzi streets and air force plans flew overhead in a mass show of strength designed to reassure residents that the tide of violence that has engulfed the city for more than a year was finally being swept back.

According to Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR) spokesman Abdullah Zeidi, as many as 8,000 vehicles took part. He said they belonged to the army as well to units such as the Special Forces (Saiqa Brigade), infantry brigades, the marines and the special air forces divisions. 

Other supporters also took part. The head of the Saiqa Brigade, Colonel Wanis Bukhamada, was also present at a gathering of army officials in the city’s Kish Square.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131110186202

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Tuareg rebels killed in battle with Malian troops

 Nov 10 2013

BAMAKO — Up to three fighters from the MNLA Tuareg separatist group were killed in a clash with the Malian army in the north of the country on Friday, a security source, a UN spokesman and a resident said.

Tuareg rebels seized control of the northern town of Kidal and some surrounding areas after a French-led military offensive in January drove out Islamist militants who had occupied northern Mali.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131110186242

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Ethiopia to bring home illegal workers from Saudi Arabia

 Nov 10 2013

ADDIS ABABA — The Ethiopian government is repatriating its citizens living in Saudi Arabia illegally officials said Saturday.

Last April, the Saudi government issued an amnesty period giving illegal immigrants seven months to gain legal status or leave the country.

“The ones who failed are the ones who are being repatriated,” the spokesman for the Ethiopian foreign ministry, Dina Mufti, told AFP.

Every year, large numbers of Ethiopians leave their country looking for work. Most are females moving to the Middle East seeking domestic work.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131110186243

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India

 

India braces for more militants in Kashmir as US quits Afghanistan

AP | Nov 10, 2013

SRINAGAR: India is bracing for more militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting US-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan.

Some say increased violence recently along India's heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already under way.

As a result, India is increasing use of drones, thermal sensors and foot patrols as it tries to catch out any battle-hardened militants moving through the forested mountains near the frontier. At the same time, Indian troops have increasingly been engaging in skirmishes with Pakistan's military.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-braces-for-more-militants-in-Kashmir-as-US-quits-Afghanistan/articleshow/25550620.cms

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Mideast

 

Yemeni Shi'ite, Sunni fighters respect new ceasefire: Official

 Nov 10 2013

Fighting in northern Yemen between Shi'ite Houthis and Sunni Muslim Salafis stopped on Sunday as a ceasefire agreement, brokered by government mediators, took effect, a Yemeni official said.

Clashes have killed at least 100 people since they broke out on Oct. 30 when Houthi fighters, who control much of Saada province on the border with Saudi Arabia, accused Salafi rivals in the town of Damaj of recruiting thousands of foreign fighters to prepare to attack them.

The Salafis say the foreigners are students seeking to deepen their knowledge of Islam.

"The confrontations have ended in Saada and the ceasefire took effect half an hour ago," Yehia Abuesbaa, head of a presidential committee tasked with ending the fighting, told Reuters by telephone from Damaj.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/86042/World/Region/Yemeni-Shiite,-Sunni-fighters-respect-new-ceasefir.aspx

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PA forces crack down against criminals near Al-Quds

 Nov 10 2013

RAMALLAH – For the first time since its establishment in 1994, the Palestinian Authority security forces launched an arrest campaign against Palestinian criminals from areas under Israeli security control near occupied Jerusalem.

Adnan Al-Damiri, the spokesman of the Palestinian security forces, said that Palestinian security forces raided the town of al-Ram on Friday and arrested 25 criminals.

Al-Damiri said that the PA forces launched the ongoing arrest campaign following “friend countries’ mediation with Israel.” He added that the PA received several complaints from residents in al-Ram against the criminals and drug dealers.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131110186214

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Nuclear deal with Iran ‘historical mistake,’ says Israel Defence Minister

 Nov 10 2013

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Saturday that a landmark deal on Iran's nuclear programme under discussion with world powers is a “historical mistake”.

“An agreement now, in the current conditions, is a historical mistake that will allow the bellicose regime in Tehran to pursue its dangerous nuclear programme and its ambition to spread terror and to undermine regimes in the Middle East and the entire world,” Yaalon said.

He urged world powers holding talks with Iran in Geneva on Saturday to be “intransigent” with the Islamic republic, in comments echoed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.

“There is no need to hurry to sign an agreement that will not reach its objectives, when a much more favourable agreement could be signed given the pressure Iran is under,” Livni said in a statement.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1055263/nuclear-deal-with-iran-historical-mistake-says-israel

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North America

 

Pentagon report shows spike in Afghan troop deaths

 Nov 10 2013

WASHINGTON — The number of Afghan national security troops killed in combat shot up almost 80 percent during this summer’s fighting season, compared with the same time in 2012, as Afghans take the lead in the fight across the country.

A Pentagon report says that US and coalition deaths, meanwhile, dropped by almost 60 percent during the same six-month period. The Defense Department refused to release numbers to explain the percentages, but US military leaders have said that the number of Afghans killed each week had spiked to more than 100 earlier this year.

The high number of casualties and the Afghans’ limited ability to evacuate their wounded, “adversely affects morale, retention and recruiting,” according to the report, which the Defense Department released Friday.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131110186236

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US panel votes for better oversight of drone strikes

2013-11-10

WASHINGTON: The US Senate Intelligence Committee has quietly approved a plan to step up both public and internal government oversight of the use of armed drones to kill suspected militants overseas, including American citizens.

The committee voted in closed session earlier this week to approve legislative language that would require US spy agencies to make public statistics on how many people were killed or injured in missile strikes launched from US-operated drones.

The committee also approved language intended to bolster scrutiny of spy agency deliberations over decisions about targeting US citizens or residents for lethal drone strikes overseas.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1055286/us-panel-votes-for-better-oversight-of-drone-strikes

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Significant progress made Iran n-programme deal: Kerry

 Nov 10 201

The differences between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear weapons programme have narrowed and are closer to an agreement with “significant progress” made, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

Concluding three days of intense diplomatic talks with Iran along with members of the P5+1 group -- the U.S., France, Germany, Russia, China and Britain -- in Geneva, Kerry, however, cautioned against expecting too much at this point of time.

“We came to Geneva to narrow the differences. I can tell you without any exaggeration we not only narrowed differences and clarified those that remain, but we made significant progress in working through the approaches to this question of how one brings in a programme that guarantees this peaceful nature,” Mr. Kerry told reporters in Geneva.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/significant-progress-made-iran-nprogramme-deal-kerry/article5335244.ece

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Europe

 

EU's Füle assured of ‘balanced solution’ to co-ed housing

 Nov 10 2013

Meeting with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Füle Nov. 8, Turkish officials assured the EU that the government would find a “balanced solution” to a recent debate on mixed-sex accommodation for students, diplomatic sources told the Hürriyet Daily News.

“It’s very important how this debate is going to end. And I hope it’s going to be ended in a way with respect to the rule of law in Turkey, respect to private choices, respect for the views of those who might have legitimate concerns,” Füle told reporters at a press conference following his talks in Ankara Nov. 8.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eus-fule-assured-of-balanced-solution-to-co-ed-housing.aspx?pageID=238&nID=57637&NewsCatID=351

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Italian minister: Libya absolutely out of control

 Nov 10 2013

TRIPOLI – The clashes in Tripoli have led Italian foreign minister Emma Bonino to say today that the country was “absolutely out of control”.

In the course of a wider interview given to Republicca TV, Bonino, commenting on last night’s  fighting in the capital said : “Libya is absolutely out of control”. She said that just how bad the situation had become was evidenced by the fact that the Italian oil and gas firm ENI, which is the National Oil Company’s largest and longest-standing foreign partner “Is threatening to close wells”. Bonino went on to say that only a political solution would solve the criss and there was no room for military intervention.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131110186203

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Belgium upgrades Palestinian delegation's status

 Nov 10 2013

Belgium raised the standing of the Palestinian Authority's diplomatic delegation from "general delegation" to "mission" status, AFP reported on Saturday.

"The raising [of status] reflects Belgian and European support for the two-state solution," Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said in a statement after signing an agreement with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan, that would also allow the head of the Palestinian mission to use the title of ambassador.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Belgium-raises-Palestinian-delegations-status-331117

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Southeast Asia

 

Officials calm fears of undocumented Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia

10 November 2013

A Philippine social welfare official has allayed the fears of remaining undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that they could be detained by Saudi authorities during her visit to their makeshift shelter just meters away from the Philippine Consulate.

Parsiya Hashim Taradji, a Department of Social Welfare and Development undersecretary, told campers that she and accompanying officials from her country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and the consulate would assess their situation and find out how the government could help them.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2013/11/10/Saudi-officials-calm-fears-of-undocumented-Filipino-workers.html

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Pahang Islamic enforcement chief shot dead

 Nov 10 2013

The enforcement head of the Pahang Islamic Religious Department, Ahmad Rafli Abdul Malek, was shot dead at his house in Indera Mahkota 2 in Pahang this afternoon.

In the 2.30pm incident, 49-year-old Ahmad Rafli was in front of his house when three men in a Proton Wira pulled up.

One of the men whipped out a pistol and fired three shots at Ahmad Rafli, two of which hit him. The suspect then fled with his accomplices.

Ahmad Rafli was hit in his chest and died at the scene. A police forensic team recovered several 9mm bullet casings from the scene.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/pahang-islamic-enforcement-chief-shot-dead

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Indonesia’s Ethical Hacking Community Reveals Security Flaws

 Nov 10 2013

The 31-year-old is busy with his laptop, eyes fixed to the screen. On it is a series of letters and numbers like codes in need of deciphering. But at the top of the screen, on the webpage address box, are a series of letters, which need no decoding — the name of a prominent bank.

Within minutes the man was able to decipher the codes, revealing details of the bank’s insurance customers.

The man is a hacker and wishing to be identified only by his online persona @digitalisme. He also argued that what he is doing — breaking into corporate and banking websites to extract sensitive information — is nothing illicit but to look for flaws in the companies’ online security systems.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/features/indonesias-ethical-hacking-community-reveals-security-flaws/

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