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Hundreds hold rival rallies over mosque in Sweden

Apocalypse Not Now: The Rapture Fails to Materialize

Israeli media describes Obama's speech as a 'great achievement’

Obama must press Israel on 1967 borders: Abbas

Afghan hospital hit by suicide bomber; 6 killed

Syrian troops 'kill five mourners at funeral'

44 killed in anti-regime protests in Syria: Activist

Six dead in suicide blast in Kabul hospital

300 dead in Tunisian uprising: UN

NATO widens Libya pressure amid questions on goal

Nato strikes isolate Gaddafi from forces

ISI, CIA discuss ways to mend ties: Private TV Channel

’Bin Laden kin will not be handed over to US’

Pak Army denies Kayani asked for US drone support

Palestinians set on UN statehood bid in September

Yemen on brink of new era

Sharjah blast damages over 10 shops, 15 cars

Bahrain halts gas deal with Iran Our Correspondent

A return to nationalisation in Egypt a huge ‘disincentive to investment’: US

Netanyahu rejects US peace plan and lectures Obama of the "struggles of the Jewish people"

Drones fuel terrorism, says Imran

PTI holds protest in Karachi against drone attacks

International Security Convoy attacked in Pakistan

Palestinians kill suspected spy for Israel in West Bank

Laden's death milestone for int'l anti-terrorism efforts: China

Benazir Bhutto murder case: ‘FIA intentionally delaying the case’, says court

Iran claims 30 arrests in alleged US spy ring

Osama was linked to Easter bomb plot in UK: report

Pak says it takes India's fugitive list with 'seriousness'

Growing China-Pak ties worry India

Nawaz wants to become CIA, RAW agent: Pakistan People’s Party

Al Qaeda pledges major attack on London: Taliban Spokesman

No breakthrough in Indo-Pak dialogue over Sir Creek row

India lives in most troubled neighbourhood: Home Minister

Obama decision on Bin Laden raid was right: Rumsfeld

Netanyahu denies any crisis with Obama

Pakistan to probe killing of five foreigners

US troops embedded with Pakistan forces since 2009

US condemns Sudan after army takes Abyei

Super oil tankers were on Qaida radar

Pakistan says wants China to build naval base

US Senator claims Pak involvement in 26/11

Saleh slams Yemen Gulf accord as 'coup'

US troops embedded with Pak forces

Iran arrests 30 suspected US spies

Diplomatic cables show joint US-Pakistan intelligence missions

US will also target other Al Qaeda leaders: Clinton

Pakistan fighting US war on terror: Imran

Mubarak depressed, needs therapy

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Hundreds hold rival rallies over mosque in Sweden

May 22 2011

GOTEBORG: Hundreds of proponents and opponents held rallies in Sweden’s second-largest city Goteborg on Saturday to voice their opinions over the building of a mosque there.

Heavy police presence kept the two groups appart and a spokesman for the force said only one person had been arrested for violent behavior toward an officer.

It was the biggest police effort in the city since the EU Summit in 2001, when several thousand people gathered to protest against US President George W. Bush, the EU and globalization.

Mosque opponents claim the construction will ruin a nearby park and that the area is not suitable, while supporters say the opposition is racist.

The mosque, which will be the city’s second, is due to be completed in mid-June.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/21/hundreds-hold-rival-rallies-over-mosque-in-sweden.html

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pocalypse Not Now: The Rapture Fails to Materialize

May 21, 2011

"I guess on Sunday when the #Rapture people feel really upset, we can't console them by saying 'Cheer up, it's not the end of the world.'"

Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialize.

 The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "saved" by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet.

But as the deadline for the Apocalypse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping's prediction of the end of the world was to end not with a bang but with a whimper.

Only on Twitter did the supposed Armageddon sweep the world, with users expressing their mock disappointment at the lack of dead people rising from their graves.

New Zealander Daniel Boerman tweeted: "I'm from New Zealand, it is 6:06PM, the world has NOT ended. No earthquakes here, all waiting for the rapture can relax for now. #Rapture"

In Australia, Jon Gall of Melbourne was unimpressed by the lack of fire and brimstone. He tweeted: "#Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me.

"Well we have had the #Rapture going for 50 minutes now. So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips and glass of stout."

In Brisbane, KillaJeules, was similarly disappointed by the lack of a Hollywood blockbuster ending: "So it's 6:37pm here in Brisbane, Australia. No earthquakes. No beaming up of Christians. No zombie apocalypse. No surprises haha."

Camping, a retired civil engineer, has built a multimillion-dollar, non-profit ministry based on his apocalyptic predictions. He previously predicted that the world would end in 1994. It is difficult to know how many of his followers took his latest prophecy seriously, though his Family Radio Worldwide reaches millions of listeners in the US and around the world.

Some have reportedly sold all their possessions and taken to the streets to warn people to prepare for the second coming of Jesus. In recent weeks, callers to Christian radio stations in the US have debated what to do about non-believing friends and neighbors who will be left behind to endure the wrath of God.

But it looks like it will be atheists and other skeptics celebrating this weekend, with tongue-in-cheek doomsday parties planned across the US.

TV scientist Professor Brian Cox summed up the mood of the non-believers. He tweeted: "I think we should all pretend the #rapture is happening so that when Harold Camping gets left behind later today he'll be livid."

But Kieran Healy had a slightly more comforting message for those disappointed at not joining Jesus: "I guess on Sunday when the #Rapture people feel really upset, we can't console them by saying 'Cheer up, it's not the end of the world.'"

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/05/21

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Israeli media describes Obama's speech as a 'great achievement '

Saleh Naami

21 May 2011

President Barack Obama delivers a policy address on events in the Middle East at the State Department in Washington (Photo: AP)

Contrary to Israel’s official response, the majority of the Israeli commentators hail US president Barak Obama’s most recent speech on Palestine-Israel, describing it as a “tremendous” achievement for Israel and the right wing in particular.

In a meeting on Friday night in the White House, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Obama’s vision for Middle East peace, especially regarding establishing a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.

"Peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle East reality," Netanyahu told Obama in the Oval Office.

However, Sefer Plotsker, a senior commentator in Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper said that none of the former US presidents embraced Tel Aviv’s demand to pressure the Palestinians to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, which means implicitly giving up the right of return for the refugees.

In an article entitled Lover of Israel Plotsker noted that Obama's argument about the exchange of land implies Washington’s willingness that Israel would annex settlement blocs in the West Bank in any future settlement. For his part, said author and commentator Gideon Levy, Obama has verily accomplished Netanyahu’s mission, stressing that this meeting exposed Obama’s favouritism of Israel.

In another article published in Haaretz Levy said that Obama has devastated Palestinians’ sole achievement, i.e., the plan to go to the United Nations for international recognition of the state under the expectation that Europe to follow Obama’s lead.

He considered that this is an enough reason for the right-wing government in Israel to breathe a sigh of relief.

Levy condemned Obama’s adoption to the Israeli stance of delaying negotiations on the future of Jerusalem and the refugees, stressing that Obama is keen on Israel’s security, yet showed neither interest nor concern about the security of the Palestinians.

Levy stressed that Obama's speech represents a huge list of achievements for Israel, all the while excluding the Palestinians from the list of the oppressed nations. He urged to work on freeing Palestine via democratisation.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/2/8/12608/World/Region/Israeli-media-describes--Obamas-speech-as-a--great.aspx

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Obama must press Israel on 1967 borders: Abbas

May 22 2011

Palestinian leaders Friday pressured US President Barack Obama to insist that Israel must accept a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders as Key global players backed US call for a Palestinian state including land lost in the 1967 war.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas reacted angrily after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Obama in White House talks that Israel could not return to the "indefensible" 1967 territorial lines.

"Netanyahu's position is an official rejection of Obama's initiative, of international legitimacy and of international law," Palestinian spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said.

"We call on President Obama and the Mideast Quartet to pressure Netanyahu to accept the 1967 borders," he said.

The diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East, which includes the European Union, the United Nations, the United States and Russia, expressed "strong support" for Obama's statement that a Palestinian state should include land that Israel has occupied since the 1967 war.

European nations in particular have sought to relaunch the peace process using the Quartet, which set out a roadmap to peace under a land-for-security deal.

Israel would have to give up territory, while all Palestinian factions, notably the Hamas rulers in Gaza, would have to recognize Israel's right to exist and end violence.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton "warmly welcomes President Obama's confirmation that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines," a spokeswoman said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Obama's speech was "a very important message for the Middle East peace process" and the proposal "a good path that both sides should consider".

In London, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said he supported Obama's "clear message that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps."

In the Arab world, Jordan hailed the American president who it said "for the first time clearly spoke of his vision for the establishment of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders and which must enjoy autonomy."

Lebanese prime minister-designate Najib Mikati said Obama's speech made no mention of Palestinian refugees' right to return -- a key concern for his country which is estimated to host up to 400,000 Palestinian refugees.

Syria's official SANA news agency said Obama's speech offered nothing new but "reaffirmed the deep-rooted and unwavering support for Israel's security."

Alone in outright condemnation, Iran slammed Obama's statement as a sign of "despair.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186749

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Afghan hospital hit by suicide bomber; 6 killed

May 22, 2011

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan— The medical trainees were just settling in for lunch when the bomber struck.

The suicide attack Saturday at a well-guarded Afghan military hospital complex in the center of the capital killed at least six people, injured about two dozen others and revived persistent fears about insurgents' ability to infiltrate sensitive government and military installations.

Ful report at:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan-bombing-20110522,0,2918114.story

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Syrian troops 'kill five mourners at funeral'

May 22 2011

Syrian security forces have killed at least five people and wounded at least 12 when they fired live rounds into a funeral crowd in Homs, activists said.

The funeral, for protesters killed on Friday, was taking place at the city's Nasr cemetery.

Witnesses reported that the shooting began as mourners were leaving the cemetery.

Security forces shot dead at least 44 people on Friday as mass protests swept the country after prayers.

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186750

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44 killed in anti-regime protests in Syria: Activist

May 22 2011

Nicosia : Security forces killed 44 people during anti-regime protests which swept Syria, with most of the casualties in the western province of Idlib and the central city of Homs, a human right activist said today.

Ful report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/793930/

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Six dead in suicide blast in Kabul hospital

May 22, 2011

Six medical students were killed and 23 others wounded in a Taliban suicide attack at Afghanistan’s main military hospital in Kabul on Saturday, the Defence Ministry said.

The blast took place in a tent used as a dining room by students at the City Centre Hospital, one of the biggest and best-equipped in Afghanistan.

Ful report at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/340274/Six-dead-in-suicide-blast-in-Kabul-hospital.html

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300 dead in Tunisian uprising: UN

May 22 2011

TUNIS: Around 300 people were killed and 700 injured in the Tunisian uprising at the turn of the year that toppled Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, a top UN official said Saturday, citing government figures.

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15886

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NATO widens Libya pressure amid questions on goal

May 22 2011

TRIPOLI: NATO widened its campaign to weaken Muammar Qaddafi’s regime with airstrikes on desert command centers and sea patrols to intercept ships, the military alliance said Saturday, amid signs of growing public anger over fuel shortages in government-held territory.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article420455.ece

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Nato strikes isolate Gaddafi from forces

May 22 2011

LIBYA: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who is "effectively " in hiding, has only limited ability to communicate with his loyalist forces as a result of Nato's air campaign, an alliance spokesman said.

Ful report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Nato-strikes-isolate-Gaddafi-from-forces/articleshow/8502808.cms

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ISI, CIA discuss ways to mend ties: Private TV Channel

May 22 2011

ISLAMABAD: CIA’s Deputy Chief Michael Morrell held discussions with key ISI officials, including ISI DG Ahmed Shuja Pasha, on Saturday over ways to mend ties after the mistrust created in the wake of the Abbottabad operation, a private TV channel reported. The officials from the intelligence agencies of both the countries discussed the possibility of stopping drone attacks in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas and launching joint operations against militants. Sources said that the agencies would soon sign an agreement over cooperation in the war against terror. daily times monitor.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\05\22\story_22-5-2011_pg1_5

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’Bin Laden kin will not be handed over to US’

May 22 2011

RIYADH: Osama Bin Laden’s family members who are in Pakistan’s custody after the Abbottabad operation will not be sent to a third country, or handed over to the United States.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article420254.ece

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Pak Army denies Kayani asked for US drone support

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has denied WikiLeaks report that army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had sought US drone assistance during Malakand army operations against the Taleban in 2008.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article417436.ece

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Palestinians set on UN statehood bid in September

Nabil Shaath urged President Barack Obama, who on Thursday criticised the planned move at the U.N. general assembly, to join other countries in endorsing a Palestinian state taking in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Ful report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/12594/World/Region/Palestinians-set-on-UN-statehood-bid-in-September.aspx

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Yemen on brink of new era

SANAA — Yemen’s opposition signed a Gulf-brokered transition deal on Saturday that will ease President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power within a month, provided he ratifies the agreement as promised on Sunday.

Saleh, a shrewd political survivor who has outlasted previous challenges to his nearly 33-year rule, faces mounting diplomatic pressure to sign after backing out twice before over technical details at the last minute.

Ful report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/May/middleeast_May592.xml&section=middleeast

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Sharjah blast damages over 10 shops, 15 cars

More than 10 shops and 15 cars were damaged in Al Wahda Street of Sharjah in an explosion ripped through a restaurant in Juma Al Mutawa building on Saturday.

The scattered objects and shattered glasses from the site as well as the strong impact of the sound caused severe damage to shops including Pierre Cardin, Way In store, Al Sayad Restaurant and others as well as cars parked on the opposite side of the restaurant. Ful report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2011/May/theuae_May656.xml&section=theuae

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Bahrain halts gas deal with Iran Our Correspondent

21 May 2011

MANAMA - Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said on Saturday that his country has frozen the gas import agreement with Iran until further notice.

Ful report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/May/middleeast_May585.xml&section=middleeast

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A return to nationalisation in Egypt a huge ‘disincentive to investment’: US

A return to nationalisation will be a huge disincentive to investment,” the United States ambassador to Egypt said in a media roundtable held at the US embassy on Saturday.

“I think Egypt has to make its choice and find an economic policy that would solve its prompt problems; to create jobs and social justice," said Margaret Scobey, answering a question from Ahram Online on whether Egypt’s growing appetite for nationalisation and public sector involvement would affect US aid policy towards the country.

“Yet I think the public sector cannot [solve its problems],” she said. “History proves privatisation has been very healthy, helpful and successful in helping many countries transform to democracy.”

Ful report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/12599/Egypt/Politics-/A-return-to-nationalisation-in-Egypt-a-huge-%E2%80%98disin.aspx

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Netanyahu rejects US peace plan and lectures Obama of the "struggles of the Jewish people"

 

Israeli Prime Minister  Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Barack Obama against chasing what he claimed a Middle East peace "based on illusions" as he met with the US president amid a widening rift in US-Israeli ties.

Ful report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/12573/World/Region/Netanyahu-rejects-US-peace-plan-and-lectures-Obama.aspx

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Drones fuel terrorism, says Imran

May 22 2011

KARACHI: Tehrik-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that the “war on terror” is not Pakistan’s war and it is harming the country’s integrity.

Addressing thousands of supporters at a rally held on Saturday at the Natives Jetty bridge leading to the Karachi harbour, he said that drone and other such attacks were breeding terrorism.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/22/pti-chief-leads-sit-in-drones-fuel-terrorism-says-imran.html

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PTI holds protest in Karachi against drone attacks

May 22 2011

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday started its two-day sit-in in front of Karachi Port against the US drone attacks in tribal areas of Pakistan, and logistic support en- route Pakistan to the Nato troops in Afghanistan.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/21/pti-holds-protest-against-drone-attacks-in-karachi.html

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International Security Convoy attacked in Pakistan

Anita Joshua

May 22 2011

ISLAMABAD: At least 15 people were killed in an oil tanker blaze triggered by a bomb blast in the Landi Kotal town of the Khyber tribal agency on Saturday. In a related incident over the past 24 hours, a dozen vehicles ferrying goods and oil to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan were burnt after a bomb exploded in one of the tankers near the Torkham checkpost.

Ful report at:

http://www.hindu.com/2011/05/22/stories/2011052263561500.htm

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Palestinians kill suspected spy for Israel in West Bank

May 22 2011

RAMALLAH: Palestinian security sources said masked gunmen killed a Palestinian in the West Bank on suspicion of collaborating with Israel.

Palestinian police said that the gunmen shot and killed 32-year-old Omar Hussein Abu Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article420212.ece

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Laden's death milestone for int'l anti-terrorism efforts: China

May 22 2011

BEIJING: China has said that the death of Osama bin Laden was a milestone and a positive development for the international anti-terrorism efforts.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the remarks Monday evening when asked to comment on the killing of the al-Qaida leader.

"China has taken note of the announcement," Jiang said, "We believe the death of Osama bin Laden is a milestone and a positive development for the international anti-terrorism efforts."

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15057

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Benazir Bhutto murder case: ‘FIA intentionally delaying the case’, says court

 

RAWALPINDI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), on Saturday, issued a contempt of court notice to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General (DG) Muhammad Iqbal for replacing an investigator tasked with probing the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, and observed that the country’s premier law enforcement agency was intentionally delaying the case.

Ful report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C05%5C22%5Cstory_22-5-2011_pg1_1

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Iran claims 30 arrests in alleged US spy ring

May 22 2011

TEHRAN: Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claimed Saturday that it has arrested at least 30 people allegedly linked to a CIA-run spy network in accusations that also could spill over into the country’s deepening political power struggles.

The announcement on the alleged spy ring gave no further details and appear part of Iran’s frequent claims of Western and Israel interference. But the Intelligence Ministry also is at the heart of a messy political showdown and could seek to boost its credentials as a front-line defender of the country.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article419345.ece

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Osama was linked to Easter bomb plot in UK: report

May 22, 2011

Osama bin Laden was directly linked to a suspected terror cell in Manchester that plotted ‘Easter shopping’ bombings at several places in the UK city, files seized from the slain Al Qaeda chief’s Abbottabad compound have disclosed.

Ful report at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/340271/Osama-was-linked-to-Easter-bomb-plot-in-UK-report.html

 

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Pak says it takes India's fugitive list with 'seriousness'

May 22 2011

Pakistan on Saturday skirted the issue of errors in a list of 50 wanted fugitives sought by India and said it would consider New Delhi's requests for tracing suspects believed to be on Pakistani soil with "great seriousness". To the embarrassment of home ministry and security agencies, it recently e

Ful report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/pakistan/Pak-says-it-takes-India-s-fugitive-list-with-seriousness/Article1-700336.aspx

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Growing China-Pak ties worry India

 May 22 2011

NEW DELHI: India views with ‘serious concern’ growing defence ties between China and Pakistan and says it will have to bolster its own military capabilities to meet the challenge.

“It is a matter of serious concern for us. The main thing is we have to increase our capability — that is the only answer,” Defence Minister A.K. Antony told reporters here on Friday night.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/22/growing-china-pak-ties-worry-india.html

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Nawaz wants to become CIA, RAW agent: Pakistan People’s Party

May 22 2011

LAHORE: PPP Parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly Zulfiqar Gondal has alleged that PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has left the service of ISI and was now trying to become an agent of CIA and RAW by serving their objectives in the country.

Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Friday in connection with the new revelations of Wikileaks saying Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and MNA Khawaja Saad Rafiq called on US Consul in Lahore, Bryan D Hunt, in 2009 and reportedly said to him that deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry should be restored to vindicate the stance of PML-N but he should be removed after some time.

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15860

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Al Qaeda pledges major attack on London: Taliban Spokesman

May 22 2011

LONDON: Saif al Adel, Osama Bin Laden's replacement as leader of al Qaeda, is planning a major terrorist attack on London, ordering his followers to 'crush' the city.

Soon after being officially appointed caretaker chief of the terrorist group, Saif al-Adel vowed to avenge the death of his former boss.

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15897

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No breakthrough in Indo-Pak dialogue over Sir Creek row

May 22 2011

ISLAMABAD: No breakthrough could be achieved in Indo-Pak talks over the dispute of Sir Creek on Saturday, with both sides exchanging non-papers and agreeing to meet again without fixing any date, said a press release.

Ful report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\05\22\story_22-5-2011_pg1_4

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India lives in most troubled neighbourhood: Home Minister

May 22 2011

India lives in the most "troubled neighbourhood" in the world, Home Minister P Chidambaram said yesterday and asked security forces to raise the vigil along the country's borders.

"As I have always said, we live in perhaps the most troubled neighbourhood in the world.

"In this troubled neighbourhood there are countries with governments that are extremely fragile and all this increases the level of threat to our security and our defence," he said at an investiture ceremony of the Border Security Force (BSF) here, which guards the country's frontiers along Pakistan and Bangladesh.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186764

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Obama decision on Bin Laden raid was right: Rumsfeld

May 22 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas: The Bush administration would have used the same strategy to kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden had those circumstances arisen years ago, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told The Associated Press.

Rumsfeld said President Barack Obama made the right decision in sending Navy SEALs to raid the Al-Qaeda leader’s compound in Pakistan earlier this month. But he declined to say how much credit the Obama administration deserves.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article420090.ece

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Netanyahu denies any crisis with Obama

May 22 2011

sraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he was locked in crisis with President Barack Obama after their public dispute over the borders of a future Palestinian state.

Ful report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/May/middleeast_May594.xml&section=middleeast

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Pakistan to probe killing of five foreigners

May 22 2011

QUETTA, Pakistan - Pakistan on Saturday appointed a high court judge to investigate the killings of five unarmed foreigners by security forces in the southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said.

Ful report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/May/international_May962.xml&section=international&col=

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US troops embedded with Pakistan forces since 2009

May 22 2011

ISLAMABAD: US special forces were embedded with Pakistani troops on intelligence-gathering missions by the summer of 2009, confidential American diplomatic cables showed, a revelation that could hurt the Pakistani military's public image.

The disclosure comes a day after another set of cables showed that Pakistan's powerful army chief not only tacitly agreed to the covert US drone campaign against militants , but asked for "continuous Predator coverage" of the tribal areas by these aircraft. The army denied the contents.

Ful report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/US-troops-embedded-with-Pakistan-forces-since-2009/articleshow/8502540.cms

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US condemns Sudan after army takes Abyei

May 22 2011

WASHINGTON: The United States Saturday condemned an offensive by Sudan's army after government troops seized the key town in the contested border region of Abyei, the White House said.

Ful report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-condemns-Sudan-after-army-takes-Abyei/articleshow/8503745.cms

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Super oil tankers were on Qaida radar

May 22 2011

WASHINGTON: Slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was plotting to hijack and blow up supertankers in the high seas last summer to send oil prices sky rocketing to shake the world economy, US officials have disclosed.

So serious did the American officials take the threat that the FBI and the department of homeland security has issued a warning to local police authorities across the country about an Qaida threat of targeting oil and natural gas assets including tankers.

The US officials came across the al-Qaida plot to blow up tankers while sifting through documents found in the Abbottabad.

Ful report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Super-oil-tankers-were-on-Qaida-radar/articleshow/8502749.cms

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Pakistan says wants China to build naval base

May 22 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Saturday it wanted China to build it a naval base, in the latest sign of moves to strengthen ties with Beijing as relations with Washington falter.

The announcement from Pakistan's defence minister came a day after Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani returned from a four-day visit to China, Islamabad's biggest arms supplier.

Ful report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistan-says-wants-China-to-build-naval-base/articleshow/8496915.cms

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US Senator claims Pak involvement in 26/11

May 22 2011

As the Rana trial on the Mumbai terror attack kicks off in Chicago next week, a powerful Republican Senator on Saturday said it is very clear that there was involvement of some elements from within Pakistan in the plot and this issue needs to be resolved. "It is very clear that there was some invol

Ful report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/americas/US-Senator-claims-Pak-involvement-in-26-11/Article1-700246.aspx

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Saleh slams Yemen Gulf accord as 'coup'

May 22 2011

Yemen's embattled president yesterday denounced a Gulf initiative to end months of deadly anti-regime protests as a "coup" and warned that the fall of his regime would allow al-Qaeda to flourish.

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186787

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US troops embedded with Pak forces

May 22 2011

Contrary to Pakistani military's persistent assertion that it will not allow foreign troops to operate within the country, US special forces were embedded with Pakistani troops for intelligence gathering and were also deployed on joint operations in their territory, according to secret US diplomatic cables.

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186788

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Iran arrests 30 suspected US spies

May 22 2011

The Iranian intelligence ministry announced that it had uncovered and dismantled a network suspected of spying for the United States and made 30 arrests, state television reported yesterday.

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186759

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Diplomatic cables show joint US-Pakistan intelligence missions

May 22 2011

US special forces were embedded with Pakistani troops on intelligence-gathering missions by the summer of 2009, confidential American diplomatic cables showed, a revelation that could hurt the Pakistani military’s public image.

The disclosure comes a day after another set of cables showed that Pakistan’s powerful army chief not only tacitly agreed to the covert US drone campaign against militants, but asked for ‘continuous Predator coverage’ of the tribal areas by these aircraft. The army denied the contents.

Ful report at:

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/19563.html

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US will also target other Al Qaeda leaders: Clinton

May 22 2011

WASHINGTON: The United States expects its allies to go after Al Qaeda leaders if they are located within their territories and if they do not, the Americans will get them, says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Also on Friday, the US media reported that the Obama administration had revived its covert drone campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal areas after several months of slow activity.

In an interview to CBS News, Secretary Clinton said she agreed with US Defence Secretary Robert Gates that top Pakistani leaders were unaware of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts.

“Would you recommend additional unilateral raids if you knew the whereabouts of other key Al Qaeda figures in Pakistan?” she was asked.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/21/us-will-also-target-other-al-qaeda-leaders-clinton.html

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Pakistan fighting US war on terror: Imran

May 22 2011

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Saturday that Pakistan was fighting America's war on terror which had not only claimed the lives of thousands of Pakistanis but also badly affected the country's economy.

"The war on terror is the war of the United States but our rulers have made it a war of Pakistan," he said while addressing a large sit-in staged at the Native Jetty bridge against drone strikes in the tribal areas.

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15900

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Mubarak depressed, needs therapy

May 22 2011

CAIRO: Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, who is under arrest in a hospital room, is depressed and needs treatment by a psychologist, Egyptian news agency reported on Saturday.

The 83-year-old former president has been in hospital since April after he reportedly suffered a heart attack during interrogation. He is accused of involvement in corruption and the deaths of anti-regime protesters.

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15902

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