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Ukraine: 19-year-old Muslim girl stoned to death for taking part in beauty contest

Yemen truce ends, over 50 killed in clashes in 2 days

Deadly clashes hit Yemen capital as troops kill 7 in Taez

Militants attack Pakistan checkpoint, 5 killed

Keep 4 Jamaat-e-Islami leaders detained till July 12: International Crime Tribunal

US denied Harpoon missile to Pak for India was target: WikiLeaks

Slain scribe was warned by ISI over terror reports: Shahzad’s family

Headley goes soft on ISI, clears brass in 26/11 carnage

One of 5 types of Pak terror groups targets India: US

We must support Communal & Targeted Violence bill 2011: Retd. Justice Hosbet Suresh

Guidance of Qur’an is for whole of humanity: Justice J.S. Verma

50 copies of Quran distributed among Hindus in Siwan

Large scale police atrocities on Muslims in Bhatta Parsaul: Peace Party, India

Merkels flight stopped from flying over Iran

Muslim groups oppose wakf bill, demand ouster of Minister of Minority Affairs

Zuma says Qaddafi refuses to leave Libya

Gaddafi says won't go, Nato pounds Tripoli

Haqqanis, most resilient Taliban group

Ilyas Kashmiri's men behind Karachi siege

Ilyas plotted to kill Lockheed CEO: Headley

Iran Parliament: Ahmadinejad ministry move illegal

Pakistan army helicopter with top officer crashes

Pakistan forms commission to probe Osama bin Laden raid

Al Qaeda plot to kill Lockheed Martin chief: Headley

Pak panel on Osama killing headless

Osama's last plan: Grand coalition of militant groups

Mullen: Offensive planned in North Waziristan

Headley's commanders now locked in war against Pakistan

On Siachen, India, Pak agree to meet again

Ceasefire over, Yemeni army attacks tribe head

Syrian opposition to meet in Turkey

Jerusalem will never be divided: Israeli PM

Clinton to attend Libya group talks in UAE: US

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Photo: Katya Koren, 19-year-old Muslim girl of Ukraine who was stoned to death by three Muslim youth for taking part in a beauty contest and thus allegedly violating Shariah. She came 7th in the contest.

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Ukraine: 19-year-old Muslim girl stoned to death for taking part in beauty contest

June 01, 2011

London: Her only crime was taking part in a beauty contest. It was for this that 19-year-old muslim girl, Katya Koren, was stoned to death.

According to the British tabloid, the Daily Mail, Katya was found dead in a village near Crimea in Ukraine. She had been stoned to death under the ‘Sharia law’ because she had taken part in a beauty contest. Her body was found a week after she went missing, it was badly battered and bruised.

 Katya was not even the winner of the pageant, she had come in seventh. According to the Daily Mail, her friends said that she liked wearing fashionable clothes.

A murder probe has been opened to look into ther death and according to the police, three young muslim youths are being investigated for killing her. However, these men claim that Katya’s killing is justified under Islam.

One of the accused, 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev, who has been arrested told police Katya was stoned to death as she had 'violated the laws of Sharia'.

Gaziev added that he had no regrets about killing an innocent young girl as she had violated the laws of Islam.

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Yemen truce ends, over 50 killed in clashes in 2 days

June 01, 2011

Sanaa: Street fighting raged across the Yemeni capital on Tuesday after a tenuous truce broke down between tribal groups and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh,edging the impoverished Arab country closer to civil war.

Global powers have been pressing Saleh to sign a Gulfled deal to hand over power to try to stem the growing chaos in Yemen,home to al-Qaida militants and neighbour to the worlds biggest oil exporter,Saudi Arabia.The turmoil has been a factor keeping up oil prices,traders said.

The ceasefire agreement has ended, a government official said adding that tribal groups had gained control of a government building.UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said her office had received as yet not fully confirmed reports that over 50 people had been killed by Yemeni government forces since Sunday.

On Tuesday,there were three main flashpoints in the troubled country with street fighting in the capital;government troops gunning down protesters in Taiz and a battle with al-Qaida and Islamic militants in the coastal city of Zinjibar.Saleh has defied calls from global leaders,elements in his own military and tens of thousands of protesters to end his 33-year-rule which has brought Yemen close to financial ruin.REUTERS

8 soldiers dead in Qaida clashes

Suspected al-Qaida fighters killed six Yemeni soldiers on Tuesday in an attack near the southern city of Zinjibar,a security official said,while a medic said two others had died of their wounds.AFP

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Deadly clashes hit Yemen capital as troops kill 7 in Taez

June 01, 2011

SANAA: Deadly clashes erupted in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday shattering a truce between loyalist troops and dissident tribesmen as security forces shot dead seven protesters in the second-largest city of Taez.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton voiced shock at the use of live rounds against protesters in Taez in a crackdown that the UN human rights office said had already killed more than 50 people since Sunday.

Fierce fighting erupted in the capital Sanaa before dawn between troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and fighters loyal to Yemen's most powerful tribal leader Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, an AFP correspondent said.

A plume of dark smoke rose into the sky over Ahmar's compound in north Sanaa, witnesses said. There were also heavy exchanges between his tribesmen and loyalist troops around the headquarters of the military police and the official Saba news agency, as well as in a major thoroughfare in Yemeni capital.

Three of Ahmar's fighters were killed in clashes, a medic said. There was no immediate word of any casualties on the loyalist side.

Saleh's government accused Ahmar's fighters of breaking the truce which the tribal chief announced on Friday after four days of ferocious clashes.

Defence ministry's 26sep.net news website said that his tribesmen had seized both the headquarters of the ruling General People's Congress and the main offices of the water utility. But sources close to Ahmar accused loyalist forces of breaking the truce by firing on his compound.

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Militants attack Pakistan checkpoint, 5 killed

June 01, 2011

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Some 200 militants streamed over the border from Afghanistan and attacked a nearby Pakistani checkpoint on Wednesday, killing at least five security troops, police said.

The incident in Upper Dir district underscores the dangers posed by the porous nature of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, which both countries have struggled to control as a means of stopping Al-Qaeda and Taleban-led insurgent movements who have ties on both sides of the boundary.

The attack is the latest bloodshed as the Pakistani Taleban and affiliated groups carry out threats to avenge the May 2 US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan’s northwest. But it is more likely a reaction to ongoing Pakistani military offensives against insurgents along the border.

Upper Dir lies just outside of Pakistan’s tribal areas, but it, too, has witnessed Al-Qaeda and Taleban militant activity, and the Pakistani military has carried out operations there in the past. The area is remote and dangerous, making it difficult to independently verify information.

Local police official Bahadur Khan said Wednesday’s attack began around noon. A shootout was still ongoing an hour later at the scene in Shaltalo town, which borders Afghanistan’s Kunar province.

The US has lauded Pakistan’s operations against insurgents, which have been carried out primarily in the semi-autonomous tribal areas and targeted militants attacking the Pakistani state.

But Pakistan has, at least publicly so far, resisted American appeals to stage an offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region, the primary haven for militant groups that attack US and NATO forces across the border in Afghanistan.

http://arabnews.com/world/article446083.ece

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Keep 4 Jamaat-e-Islami leaders detained till July 12: International Crime Tribunal

June 01, 2011

The International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to keep four top Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, including its Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, detained until July 12 in connection with crimes against humanity in 1971.

The three other leaders are: Secretary General Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojahid and assistant secretaries general Muhammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Molla.

The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Nizamul Haque ordered the prosecutors to submit the final report on investigation into the allegations against them by July 12.

The court also said the prosecutors will have to submit the progress report of investigation if they failed to place the final report to it on time.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=30080

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US denied Harpoon missile to Pak for India was target: WikiLeaks

June 01, 2011

WHILE the US cleared bil lions of dollars' worth arms sales to Pakistan for the fight against terror, including advanced F 16 fighters, it refused the sale of a crucial advanced missile technology due to concerns that it could be used to target India. A request by Islamabad to procure an advanced Harpoon missile system was turned down in 2009 after Washington determined that it would threaten India, latest diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal.

Full report at:

http://epaper.indianexpress.com/IE/IEH/2011/06/01/ArticleHtmls/01_06_2011_001_038.shtml?Mode=1

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Slain scribe was warned by ISI over terror reports: Shahzad’s family

June 01, 2011

Soon after Shahzad went missing on Sunday evening while on the way to a TV station from his Islamabad home,a representative of Pakistans Human Rights Watch,Ali Dayan Hasan,told the Daily Times of Pakistan that credible sources claimed Shahzad was apprehended by the ISI.Members of Shahzads family told the editor of Asia Times that many of Shahzads friends believed him to be in ISI custody and that he was safe and would be released after 48 hours.

He told us that if anything happened to him,we should inform the media about the situation and the threats, Hasan said.

Full report at:

http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/getpage.aspx?pageid=26&pagesize=&edid=&edlabel=CAP&mydateHid=01-06-2011&pubname=&edname=&publabel=TOI

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Headley goes soft on ISI, clears brass in 26/11 carnage

June 01, 2011

CHICAGO: ISI's leadership was not involved in planning the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, self-confessed plotter David Coleman Headley testified on Tuesday.

Headley, who pleaded guilty to 12 terror charges arising out of the attacks on Mumbai and other unrealized plots, testified that no more than a handful of ISI agents were involved in the Mumbai plot. "The colonel might have known and someone in the group might have known," Headley told a Chicago court, referring to one of his alleged ISI handlers. But when asked if he meant that neither the head of the ISI nor its senior leadership were involved, Headley said, "Yes."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Headley-goes-soft-on-ISI-clears-brass-in-26/11-carnage/articleshow/8673549.cms

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One of 5 types of Pak terror groups targets India: US

June 01, 2011

Pakistan is home to a large number of militant outfits and can be broadly divided into five groups, one of which specifically targets India and Kashmir that gets the maximum support from the establishment, says a US Congressional report.

Full report at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/342500/One-of-5-types-of-Pak-terror-groups-targets-India-US.html

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We must support Communal & Targeted Violence bill 2011: Retd. Justice Hosbet Suresh

June 01, 2011

Mumbai: “Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations), 2011 bill is fairly good and far better than its earlier counterpart of 2005 and we should support the bill,” exclaimed Retd. Justice Hosbet Suresh, member of the advisory group constituted by the National Advisory Council.

Rejecting the objections of the BJP he added, “If the minority community indulges in violence, the IPC (Indian Penal Code) applies very strongly.” He was speaking in a consultation meeting on the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) 2011 organised by the All India Secular Forum on Monday in Mumbai.

Full report at:

http://twocircles.net/2011may31/we_must_support_communal_targeted_violence_bill_2011_retd_justice_hosbet_suresh.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twocirclesnet-IndianMuslim+%28TwoCircles.net+-+Indian+Muslim+News%29

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Guidance of Qur’an is for whole of humanity: Justice J.S. Verma

June 01, 2011

New Delhi: “Guidance of Holy Qur’an is for the whole of humanity and Sura Al Fatiha, the opening chapter of Holy Qur’an or ummul Qur’an, itself makes it obvious with using expression Rabbul Alameen and not Rabbul Muslimeen” said Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India.

He was delivering valedictory address at a seminar on “Relevance of Islamic Law in the contemporary world” organized by the Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) on Sunday.

“We must continue to perform our duties and should promote pluralism in this country” Justice Verma added.

Full report at:

http://twocircles.net/2011may30/guidance_qur%E2%80%99_whole_humanity_justice_js_verma.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twocirclesnet-IndianMuslim+%28TwoCircles.net+-+Indian+Muslim+News%29

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50 copies of Quran distributed among Hindus in Siwan

June 01, 2011

Patna: In its continued effort to reach Hindus and other Non-Muslims with the Holy Quran, Jamaat-e-Islami Bihar organized a program on Sunday at Islamia High School in Purana Qila area in Siwan. At the program, as many as 50 Hindus were given Hindi translation of the Holy Quran.

Full report at:

http://twocircles.net/2011may30/50_copies_quran_distributed_among_hindus_siwan.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twocirclesnet-IndianMuslim+%28TwoCircles.net+-+Indian+Muslim+News%29

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Large scale police atrocities on Muslims in Bhatta Parsaul: Peace Party, India

June 01, 2011

New Delhi: There have been large scale police atrocities on Muslim families in Bhattta Parsaul, a village in Gautambudhanagar during the farmers’ agitation against the land acquisition. According to Peace Party, Muslim families were especially singled out and mercilessly beaten. The party has alleged that even women were not spared. More than dozens were illegally put into jail and around same number of people sustained bullet injuries and multiple fractures

Highlighting the gory picture and sordid affair of police atrocities in the village, MJ Khan, general secretary of Peace Party, told TwoCircles.net over phone that there is a strong human angle to the atrocities on villagers in Bhatta Parsaul which includes Muslims also. Full report at:

http://twocircles.net/2011may31/large_scale_police_atrocities_muslims_bhatta_parsaul.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twocirclesnet-IndianMuslim+%28TwoCircles.net+-+Indian+Muslim+News%29

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Merkels flight stopped from flying over Iran

June 01, 2011

New Delhi: Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkels arrival in Delhi,there was high drama as her flight was delayed by more than two hours because Iran did not allow her aircraft to enter its airspace.Merkel was forced to circle over Turkey for two hours before she could resume her journey to India.

While the expected arrival time was 8.30am,Merkel finally landed in Delhi at 10.40am.As the German side remained tight-lipped over the episode,Indian officials were left to speculate over the reasons for the delay.

Full report at:

http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/getpage.aspx?edlabel=CAP&pubLabel=TOI&pageid=1&mydateHid=01-06-2011

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Muslim groups oppose wakf bill, demand ouster of Minister of Minority Affairs

June 01, 2011

Mumbai: Terming the Wakf Amendment bill 2010 as anti-Muslims, several NGOs and political parties demanded scrapping of the bill and removal of Salman Khurshid, Minister of Minority Affairs, from the cabinet. “We will protest with black flag on June 2 when Salman Khurshid will visit the city” said Nooruddin Aftab Sayyed, President, Rashtriya Ulema Council, Maharashtra while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.

Rashid Azeem, President, All India Milli Council, Maharashtra alleged that Salman Khurshid neglected all the recommendations of Sachar Committee, Waqf Board and even set aside the suggestions of Joint Parliamentary Committee on Waqf.

Full report at:

http://twocircles.net/2011may31/muslim_groups_oppose_wakf_bill_demand_khurshid%E2%80%99s_ouster.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twocirclesnet-IndianMuslim+%28TwoCircles.net+-+Indian+Muslim+News%29

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Zuma says Qaddafi refuses to leave Libya

June 01, 2011

OHANNESBURG: Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is not prepared to leave Libya but will press efforts to find a political solution to the country’s conflict, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

In a statement issued after meeting Qaddafi in Tripoli on Monday, Zuma said the Libyan leader had called for an end to NATO bombings “to enable a Libyan dialogue” and renewed a call for a cease-fire.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article444270.ece

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Gaddafi says won't go, Nato pounds Tripoli

June 01, 2011

TRIPOLI: Muammar Gaddafi is emphatic he will not leave Libya, South African president Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday after talks with the Libyan leader that left prospects for a negotiated end to the conflict looking dim.

But new questions emerged over how long Gaddafi could hold on after a senior United Nations aid official said shortages of food and medicine in areas of Libya controlled by Gaddafi amounted to a "time bomb" .

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Gaddafi-says-wont-go-Nato-pounds-Tripoli/articleshow/8673779.cms

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Haqqanis, most resilient Taliban group

June 01, 2011

Joshua Partlow

The United States knows where to find the most feared insurgent family in the Afghanistan war. Troops can point to the downtown Khost mansion owned by its patriarch, Jalaluddin Haqqani; the million-dollar blue-tile mosque he built for the city's residents; and his base of operations 20 kilometre awa

y in Pakistan. They are aware of his trucking and warehouse businesses, his sons who command about 3,000 fighters, and their sophisticated training camps that conduct courses in withstanding interrogation and firing rockets across borders.

Defeating the Haqqanis is another matter. "Haqqani is the most resilient enemy network out there," said Col. Christopher Toner, commander of the US military brigade in Afghan province.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/afghanistan/Haqqanis-most-resilient-Taliban-group/Article1-704250.aspx

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Ilyas Kashmiri's men behind Karachi siege

June 01, 2011

Syed Saleem Shahzad's last piece a few days before he disappeared on Sunday was on how Pak navy had been infiltrated by terrorists. TOI reproduces the exclusive story from Asia Times .

Islamabad: Al-Qaida carried out the brazen attack on PNS Mehran naval air station in Karachi on May 22 after talks failed between the navy and al-Qaida over the release of naval officials arrested on suspicion of Qaida links, an Asia Times Online investigation reveals.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Ilyas-Kashmiris-men-behind-Karachi-siege/articleshow/8673674.cms

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Ilyas plotted to kill Lockheed CEO: Headley

June 01, 2011

NEW YORK: Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley on Tuesday testified before a United States court that al-Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri had a plan to kill the CEO of Lockheed Martin in frustration over drone attacks along the Af-Pak border and had sent men for surveillance.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=16378

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Iran Parliament: Ahmadinejad ministry move illegal

June 01, 2011

TEHRAN: Iran’s Parliament said Wednesday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad acted illegally by declaring himself caretaker oil minister and referred the case to the judiciary, increasing pressure on him to quit the post.

The legislature, which has repeatedly clashed with Ahmadinejad over key policy issues, voted to approve a report by its energy committee which found Ahmadinejad’s move an “obvious violation of law,” the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

Last month Ahmadinejad sacked Oil Minister Massoud Mirkazemi as part of a plan to merge several ministries to cut their number to 17 from 21, alarming his rivals within the conservative ruling elite.

Full report at:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Jun-01/Iran-Parliament-Ahmadinejad-ministry-move-illegal.ashx#axzz1Nv5jgBfI

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Pakistan army helicopter with top officer crashes

June 01, 2011

MULTAN, Pakistan: Officials say a helicopter carrying a top army officer has crashed in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province.

Rescuers are searching for survivors from the crash Wednesday but there are fears that all aboard have died in the fiery wreckage.

Senior government official Mushtaq Anjum says those on the chopper included Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nawaz, the commander of the paramilitary border guards known as the Punjab Rangers.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article446124.ece

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Pakistan forms commission to probe Osama bin Laden raid

June 01, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's government on Tuesday named the members of a commission tasked with probing the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including how it come about that the al-Qaida chief was living in a Pakistani garrison city.

Parliament passed a resolution earlier this month demanding that an independent commission - as opposed to one led by the military - investigate the May 2 incursion, which deeply humiliated Pakistani leaders.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistan-forms-commission-to-probe-Osama-bin-Laden-raid/articleshow/8672074.cms

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Al Qaeda plot to kill Lockheed Martin chief: Headley

June 01, 2011

A Pakistini based branch of al Qaeda was hatching a plot to kill the head of US defense group Lockheed Martin, self-confessed terrorist David Coleman Headley testified in a US court on Tuesday. "There was a plan to kill him because he was making drones," Headley testified during the Chicago trial of his childhood friend, Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

Headley pleaded guilty to 12 terrorism charges related to the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks and other unrealized plots in the wake of his 2009 arrest in Chicago.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/americas/Al-Qaeda-plot-to-kill-Lockheed-Martin-chief-Headley/Article1-704172.aspx

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Pak panel on Osama killing headless

June 01, 2011

Over a fortnight after its constitution was recommended by the Parliament, a commission that will probe the circumstances that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, is yet to find a person to head it, with no one willing to accept the offer. A joint session of Parliament, held on May 1

3, had recommended the setting up of a commission to investigate the circumstances that led to the embarrassing development of bin Laden being found and killed on Pakistani soil.

Information minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government was looking for an individual who enjoyed not only national, but also international acceptance, the Dawn reported.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan/Pak-panel-on-Osama-killing-headless/Article1-704149.aspx

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Osama's last plan: Grand coalition of militant groups

June 01, 2011

Jason Burke

Osama bin Laden spent much of his last weeks alive planning a new attempt to bring the disparate factions among insurgents and militants fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan together under the umbrella of al Qaeda. The terrorist leader, who had made repeated efforts to unify militant groups, was eve

n considering risking leaving his safe house in Abbottabad, the northern Pakistani garrison town, to try to build a fresh alliance through face-to-face meetings, sources in Pakistan, Afghanistan and America have told the Guardian.

Western intelligence services and Richard Barrett, head of the United Nations al Qaeda and Taliban sanctions committee, told the Guardian the reports that Bin Laden was planning a "grand coalition" were credible.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Osama-s-last-plan-Grand-coalition-of-militant-groups/Article1-704255.aspx

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Mullen: Offensive planned in North Waziristan

June 01, 2011

Narayan Lakshman and Anita Joshua

Washington/Islamabad: Pakistan is planning a military offensive of unknown strength in its restive North Waziristan region, home to numerous militant groups including the fearsome Haqqani network, United States Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has said.

Full report at:

http://www.hindu.com/2011/06/01/stories/2011060156302100.htm

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Headley's commanders now locked in war against Pakistan

June 01, 2011

Praveen Swami

CHICAGO: Even as the Pakistani-American jihadist David Headley resumes his testimony before a jury in Chicago on Tuesday, the commander he worked for has emerged as the central figure in a war that threatens to tear Pakistan apart.

Last week, Hillary Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, was in Islamabad to demand action against five top al-Qaeda figures — among them, Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the jihadist leader Headley turned to for backing after the Lashkar-e-Taiba withdrew support for his plan to stage an attack in Denmark.

Full report at:

http://www.hindu.com/2011/06/01/stories/2011060163691600.htm

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On Siachen, India, Pak agree to meet again

June 01, 2011

THE stalemate on the demilitarisation of the Siachen glacier continued after the 12th round of talks between India and Pakistan in the capital ended without any breakthrough.

Both countries stuck to their point of view on pulling out troops from the glacier.

However, in a joint statement, both countries agreed that the discussions contributed to an “enhanced understanding of each others position on Siachen”.

Full report at:

http://epaper.indianexpress.com/IE/IEH/2011/06/01/ArticleHtmls/01_06_2011_006_004.shtml?Mode=1

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Ceasefire over, Yemeni army attacks tribe head

June 01, 2011

HEAVY fighting resumed Tu esday in Ye men’s capital between government troops and followers of the country’s most powerful tribal leader, ending a brief ceasefire and again raising the prospect that Ye men’s political crisis could veer into civil war.

Government forces attacked the heavily guarded home of Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, who heads the most powerful tribal confederation in Ye men and has turned against the embattled president to join theprotest movement that has been seeking his ouster since early February.

Al-Ahmar’s armed followers fought back and reoccupied several government buildings they had seized in the first round of fighting between the sides last week.

The fighting has dramatically raised the stakes in Ye men’s nearly fourmonth-old political crisis.

Full report at:

http://epaper.indianexpress.com/IE/IEH/2011/06/01/ArticleHtmls/01_06_2011_015_036.shtml?Mode=1

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Syrian opposition to meet in Turkey

June 01, 2011

Syrian opposition activists convene in Turkey for a three-day meeting to discuss democratic change today and voice support for a simmering revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=188152

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Jerusalem will never be divided: Israeli PM

June 01, 2011

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Jerusalem will never be divided. His long-standing policy puts him at odds with the Palestinians and much of the world.

Netanyahu spoke late Tuesday on the eve of Jerusalem Day, which commemorates Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/June/middleeast_June9.xml&section=middleeast

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Clinton to attend Libya group talks in UAE: US

June 01, 2011

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit the United Arab Emirates on June 9 for a meeting of the countries backing military action in Libya, a spokesman said Tuesday.

“Secretary Clinton will go to the United Arab Emirates for a meeting of the Libya Contact Group on June 9,” Clinton’s deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

“This meeting will build on the last Contact Group meeting held in Rome,” he said, adding the participants will discuss implementation of UN Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/June/international_June12.xml&section=international&col=

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