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Yemen hurtling towards civil war,40 killed

Revenge attack: Suicide bomb toll climbs to 36 in Hangu, Pakistan

Pak supports militants in Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen chief

Saudi men urged to thrash women drivers

Hillary Clinton gives clean chit to Pakistan

7 US troops among 9 NATO dead in Afghanistan

Seven Nato troops killed in Afghan blast

Thousands rally in Iraq against U.S. troop presence

Muslim Brotherhood to boycott major Egypt rally

NATO launches fresh attacks on Libyan capital

Bomb rocks Istanbul; PM hints at terrorism

2 wounded in bomb attack in Turkey's southeast

Delhi Chief Minister assures action against the publisher of Diamond Comics over Blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad

No plans to take over Pak nukes,say Taliban

Baloch separatist movement not fuelled by India: US

Gaddafi offers truce,but no end to attack on rebel hub

Headley gave 26/11 attackers bracelets to disguise as Hindus

ISI's Iqbal had US cell number in Pak: Headley

'Rana wanted Pak military honours for 26/11 attackers'

Hillary presses Pakistan for more to quash militancy

Headley first trained by Lashkar,then ISI

Headley had recced nuke plant in India

US bows to Pak demand,cuts troops

Sarkozy offers Gaddafi 'options’

Russia stakes claim for lead Libya role at G-8 summit

Gaddafi won't go, says Libya PM

Libya ready for ceasefire, demands end to NATO strikes

Clinton makes surprise visit to Pakistan

No longer proud of Mumbai attacks: Headley

Musharraf renews Baloch rant against India

India's most wanted list backed

Headley backed out of 26/ 11 hit

US wants 'long-term' Pakistan ties

Egypt to lift restrictions on Gaza border

G8 leaders to tie Arab Spring aid to reforms

Pakistan asks US to slash military mission

G8 says Yemen leader must quit

Yemen worries G8, France and US condemn Saleh

Pakistan to let CIA search bin Laden compound

Obama signs renewal of anti-terrorism steps

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Yemen hurtling towards civil war,40 killed

May 27, 2011

Sanaa: More than 40 Yemenis were killed in pitched street battles in the capital on Thursday as fighting aimed at ending President Ali Abdullah Salehs threedecade-long rule threatened to ignite civil war.

Residents were hurriedly strapping furniture,stoves,baby cots and other possessions to the roofs of cars and trucks and streaming out of Sanaa by the thousands,hoping to escape the violence that has killed more than 80 people since Monday.

The fighting,pitting the security forces of President Saleh against members of the countrys most powerful Hashed tribe led by Sadiq al-Ahmar,was the bloodiest Yemen has seen since protests began in January.

The defence ministry said 28 people were killed in an explosion in an arms storage area of Sanaa on Thursday.

Fighters in civilian clothes roamed some districts and machine gun fire rang out sporadically.

Sporadic explosions could be heard in the capital near the protest site where thousands of people demanding Saleh to leave are still camped.Black smoke from mortar fire hung over Sanaa like a shroud.REUTERS

US,UK pull out mission staff

The US has announced it was ordering family members of US government employees and certain nonemergency personnel to leave Yemen.The state department warned Americans of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The department urges US citizens not to travel to Yemen.US citizens currently in Yemen should depart while commercial transportation is available, it said.Britain also said it was reducing staffing levels in its Yemen embassy as the security situation deteriorated.AFP

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Revenge attack: Suicide bomb toll climbs to 36 in Hangu, Pakistan

May 27, 2011

Peshawar: A Taliban suicide car bomb struck Pakistani police on Thursday for a second day,killing 32 people as the militia vowed no reprieve in their quest to avenge the US killing of Osama bin Laden.

A pick-up vehicle crossed the district police office in the town of Hangu,police official Latif Khan said,before exploding at a barrier outside the city police station,creating a 10ft long and footdeep crater.

The buildings housing the police station,DPO office and nearby residence of the DPO were partially damaged but at least 15 shops,including a tea house and a restaurant,are completely razed,"he said.

Regional police spokesman Fazal Naeem feared most of those killed were policemen and predicted that the toll would rise,because there are offices and residences of senior police and administration officials near the attack site.

This was a small attack to avenge Osama's martyrdom, a spokesman for Pakistan's main Taliban faction,Ehsanullah Ehsan,said.AFP

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Pak supports militants in Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen chief

May 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD: In another damning proof of Pakistani administration's terror links, Hizbul Mujahideen supreme commander Syed Salahuddin said that Pakistan still supports militants in Kashmir despite its internal security problems.

In an interview with a local news agency on Thursday, Salahuddin said, "Our mujahideen can come and go at their own will.

There is no question that the army can stop us. And we have hundreds of training camps in the state where we recruit and train the mujahideen."

The Hizbul commander added that till the Kashmir issue is unresolved, Pakistan can never consider itself safe.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pak-supports-militants-in-Kashmir-Hizbul-Mujahideen-chief/articleshow/8594878.cms

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Saudi men urged to thrash women drivers

May 27, 2011

Riyadh: A campaign has been launched on Facebook calling for men to beat Saudi women who drive their cars in a planned protest next month against the kingdoms ban on women taking the wheel.

The call comes as activists are demanding the release of Manal al-Sharif,a Saudi woman who was jailed for defying the ban.

The page,titled The Iqal Campaign: June 17 for preventing women from driving, refers to the Arabic name for the cord used to hold on the traditional headdress worn by many men in the Gulf,advocating the cord be used to hit women who dare to drive.

It has drawn over 6,000 likes on the website.AFP

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Hillary Clinton gives clean chit to Pakistan

May 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was even more committed to Pakistan after Osama bin Laden's killing, but said the country needed to do more in its battle with Islamist militants.

Clinton is the most senior US official to visit Islamabad since relations between the wary allies went into freefall over the US Navy SEALs raid on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief in the city of Abbottabad.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Hillary-Clinton-gives-clean-chit-to-Pakistan/articleshow/8599145.cms

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7 US troops among 9 NATO dead in Afghanistan

May 27, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan: Nine NATO service members were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, including seven US troops among eight who died when a powerful bomb exploded in a field where they were patrolling on foot, officials said.

Two Afghan policemen also died and two others were wounded in the explosion in the mountainous Shorabak district of Kandahar province, 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the Pakistan border, said Gen. Abdul Raziq, chief of the Afghan border police in the province.

“Two months ago, we cleared this area of terrorists, but still they are active there,” Raziq said.The Taleban claimed responsibility for the blast.

“A bomb was planted for them in a field,” Taleban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi told The Associated Press in a telephone call.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article433010.ece

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Seven Nato troops killed in Afghan blast

May 27, 2011

Seven soldiers from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan yesterday, the military said.

"Seven International Security Assistance Force service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today," ISAF said in a statement.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=187442

 

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Thousands rally in Iraq against U.S. troop presence

May 27, 2011

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters led a massive rally of followers of a hard—liner anti—American cleric on Thursday, marching in Baghdad in a show of defiance as Iraqi leaders weigh whether to keep U.S. troops in the country beyond the end of the year.

An estimated 70,000 supporters of Muqtada al—Sadr waved Iraqi flags and shouted “No, no, America!” as the tight columns of the unarmed but ominous Mahdi Army marched though one of Baghdad’s poorest neighbourhoods.

U.S., Israeli and British flags were painted on the pavement to be stomped on by the marching protesters, and Iraqi military helicopters buzzed overhead while soldiers stood guard to keep peace if needed.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2050844.ece

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Muslim Brotherhood to boycott major Egypt rally

May 27, 2011

CAIRO: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said it will boycott a key rally critical of the military rulers on Friday, accusing the organizers of seeking to divide the nation after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

The rally’s organizers — an array of youth groups and reformists — have called for a return to Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square on Friday for a protest billed as “the second revolution of anger,” to nudge Egypt’s new military rulers toward faster democratic reforms.

Some have called for replacing the ruling military with a civilian council.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article432223.ece

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NATO launches fresh attacks on Libyan capital

May 27, 2011

TRIPOLI/MISRATA - NATO launched a fourth night of airstrikes on Tripoli on Thursday, leaving smoke rising from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s compound, after the United States said a ceasefire offer from Libya was not credible.

Several large explosions rocked Tripoli late on Thursday night and a column of smoke was seen rising from Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah base, a Reuters correspondent said.

Forces loyal to Gaddafi launched the heaviest bombardment on the rebel-held city of Misrata for days earlier on Thursday as Western leaders gathered for a Group of Eight summit in the French seaside resort of Deauville.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/May/international_May1199.xml&section=international&col=

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Bomb rocks Istanbul; PM hints at terrorism

May 27, 2011

A bomb that exploded Thursday in Istanbul’s upscale Etiler neighborhood, wounding eight people including one police officer passing by, seems to have been the work of a terrorist organization, according to the prime minister.

“Once we have the final conclusions, authorities including Istanbul’s governor will make the necessary explanations. It would be wrong to declare anything at this point. When we look at it, we can easily realize the explosion is related to a terrorist organization,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists Thursday during a visit to the governor of Central Anatolian province of Nigde, according to a Dogan news agency, or DHA.

Yazgülü Subatli and 38-year-old Ayten Bal were seriously injured in the explosion, with the latter having reportedly lost her leg.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=explosion-in-istanbul-2011-05-26

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2 wounded in bomb attack in Turkey's southeast

May 27, 2011

A bomb explosion outside a military housing complex wounded two civilians in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province Thursday night, an official said, according to the Associated Press.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=2-wounded-in-bomb-attack-in-turkeys-southeast-2011-05-27

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Delhi Chief Minister assures action against the publisher of Diamond Comics over Blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad

By New Age Islam News Bureau

27 May 2011

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit Chief Minister was reportedly shocked to see photographs and blasphemous statements about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) published in Diamond Comics and expressed her displeasure over it. She assured a delegation of Muslims that she will look into the issue of blasphemy allegedly committed by Diamond Comics and see that action is taken in three or four days. Asked if she would get the editor of the said publication arrested she said that so far she had not seen the proof but now that she has she will take necessary action in the next 3-4 days.

The issue of Diamond Comics having published photographs and blasphemous statements about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was presented to the Chief Minister of Delhi for her follow up. A memorandum in this effect was also handed over to her asking her to take action against the publisher and editor of the said comics. Maulana Shah ul Hameed, Director Islami Taalimi Board of India, informed her that “they had demonstrated on Jantar Mantar as well on 17th of May 11. The said editor is misguiding the people and the police, saying the Comics to be of 2008. The copy we being submitting for your kind perusal is that of 31st April, 2011, you can yourself see it.”

Shakeel Ahmad Masheeri, President All India Babri Masjid Construction Front asked the Chief Minister to take action in this regard, at her earliest. He said we have visited many responsible people and have requested the same. Nothing concrete has come out of it so far. We believe you will take stern action. Whatever we have done till today has been under the boundaries of law, rules and regulations but if the editor is not arrested at the earliest the situation in the country may become volatile. Gulshan Rai is still roaming scot free. The delegation registered its hurt and anger.

The Chief Minister asked them to be satisfied that an FIR has been registered but the delegation members asked her to arrest him as registering an FIR was not enough. They informed the CM that the police say it cannot take any action unless they get a nod from Delhi Home Minister.

A delegation comprising Maqsood Ali Quadri, Hafiz Aabid, Prof. K M Jamauddin former Chairman Kerala Muslim Welfare Association etc, had also earlier submitted a memorandum to the Delhi Home Minister Ramachandran. Home Minister had assured of talking to the PM and HM of India.

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No plans to take over Pak nukes,say Taliban

May 27, 2011

Islamabad: The Taliban have no plans to attack Pakistans nuclear arsenal,the organisations spokesman has said.

The 17-hour siege of Karachis Mehran Naval Station by Pakistani Taliban militants renewed disturbing questions about the Pakistan militarys ability to defend sensitive installations,including its nuclear weapons.

Talibans spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan,however,dismissed those concerns as Americas excuse to pressure the Pakistan government into fighting the Taliban,who he portrayed as the countrys true protectors.

Full report at:

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Baloch separatist movement not fuelled by India: US

May 27, 2011

The separatist movement in Pakistan’s Balochistan province is fuelled by the country’s domestic policies and not India, a top US official said on Thursday.

“I don’t think that the existence of a terrorist or a separatist movement in Balochistan is fuelled by Indian financing or anything like that,” US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said.

“I think it’s fuelled by domestic issues that are internal to Pakistan,” Blake said in his interaction with Defence Writers Group here.

Pakistan has repeatedly accused India of supporting the rebels in Balochistan in order to destabilise the country. India, however, has categorically denied the allegations.

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Gaddafi offers truce,but no end to attack on rebel hub

May 27, 2011

Tripoli: The government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has contacted foreign states offering an immediate ceasefire,but there was scepticism that the proposal could end the threemonth-old conflict.

Full report at:

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Headley gave 26/11 attackers bracelets to disguise as Hindus

May 27, 2011

In his last surveillance trip to India before 26/11, David Coleman Headley, at the instruction of his handler Major Iqbal bought 15 red bracelets to be worn by the attackers so that they can disguise as Hindus, according to released unsealed court documents. In July 2008, Headley returned to Mumbai

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Headley-gave-26-11-attackers-bracelets-to-disguise-as-Hindus/Article1-702247.aspx

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ISI's Iqbal had US cell number in Pak: Headley

May 27, 2011

Lalit K Jha and Himani Kumar

David Headley's ISI handler Major Iqbal used a unique cell phone with US number to stay in touch with him from Pakistan while he was in Mumbai, the 26/11 attack co-accused testified today. Headley, a Pakistani-Amerian, said this during his cross-examination by Defence Attorney Charles D Swift on the

fourth day of the trial of Tahawwur Rana, a Pakistani of Canadian origin and another co-accused.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/americas/ISI-s-Iqbal-had-US-cell-number-in-Pak-Headley/Article1-702474.aspx

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'Rana wanted Pak military honours for 26/11 attackers'

May 27, 2011

Apparently gloating over the mayhem the Pakistani attackers were creating in Mumbai, Tahawwur Rana, a co-accused had proposed that nine of the ten LeT militants who carried out the carnage should be decorated with Pakistan's highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/americas/Rana-wanted-Pak-military-honours-for-26-11-attackers/Article1-702319.aspx

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Hillary presses Pakistan for more to quash militancy

May 27, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began an awkward, unsmiling meeting with Pakistan's leaders on Friday as Washington pressed its ally to fully grasp the need to quash Islamist militancy amid tense ties over the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Clinton and Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani as well as Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani in the highest profile visit since U.S. Navy SEALS killed the al Qaeda leader.

The discovery of the al Qaeda leader in a garrison town just 50 km (30 miles) away from the capital, Islamabad, on May 2 raised fresh doubts about Pakistan's reliability as a partner in the U.S.-led war on militancy.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=29996

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Headley first trained by Lashkar,then ISI

May 27, 2011

Chicago: Not confident about the military and espionage training given by Lashkar-e-Taiba instructors to Mumbai attacks accused David Headley,Pakistans ISI took it upon itself to give him a last mile course,Headley told a Chicago court on Thursday.His ISI handler,identified as Major Iqbal aka Chaudhery Khan,trained him at a Lahore safehouse,he Full report at:

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Headley had recced nuke plant in India

May 27, 2011

Chicago: Mumbai attacks accused David Headley has told a Chicago court that Pakistans ISI trained him for the strike.His ISI handler,Maj Iqbal,gave Headley training during streets walkabouts and in a two-storey safehouse in Lahore near the airport,the 50-year-old Mumbai terror accused told the jury in response to a query by defence attorney Charles D Swift during the trial of Tahawwur Rana,another accused in the 26/11 attacks.

Later on,the court was also told that the major had a phone with a unique American number with which he stayed in touch with Headley,while he was scouting targets.Headley also visited a nuclear power plant in India on orders of Major Iqbal in April 2008,according to unsealed released court documents.His re-training began after Major Iqbal,identified by Headley as Chaudhery Khan,told him the training received from LeT was very elementary.

Despite repeated questioning,Headley said he did not know the full name of Major Iqbal,but was sure he was from the ISI since he was introduced by Pak officers as Major Iqbal to him.

Full report at:

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US bows to Pak demand,cuts troops

May 27, 2011

Washington: US has said it has begun pulling out American troops out of Pakistan,after Islamabad officially asked to reduce troops from its soil amid tensions over the American raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

The Pakistan government had asked for a scale-down of US troop contingent of more than 200 men from the country,earlier this month,Pentagon spokesman Col Dave Lapan said.We were recently (within the past two weeks) notified in writing that the government of Pakistan wished for the US to reduce its footprint in Pakistan.Accordingly,we have begun those reductions, he said.

Full report at:

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Sarkozy offers Gaddafi 'options’

May 27, 2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down as "all options are open".

"We are not saying that Gaddafi needs to be exiled. He must leave power and the quicker he does it, the greater his choice," Mr Sarkozy told journalists.

He is hosting a meeting of leaders from the G8 group of wealthy nations in the northern French resort of Deauville.

The Arab uprisings, internet regulation and future of nuclear power are all being debated at the two-day summit.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=29991

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Russia stakes claim for lead Libya role at G-8 summit

May 27, 2011

DEAUVILLE, France: Revolt in the Arab world and efforts to seek a way out of the Libyan conflict return to center stage Friday as leaders of the most powerful nations wrap up a G-8 summit in northern France.

Russia said it was prepared to take on a leading role in mediating an end to the three-month-old conflict in Libya after being asked by both Tripoli and Moscow’s Western G-8 partners to pursue contacts to resolve the conflict.

Western officials said Moscow had not been formally requested to mediate, but a White House spokesman said U.S. President Barack Obama had discussed maintaining contacts with Tripoli with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.

Full report at:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2011/May-27/Russia-stakes-claim-for-lead-Libya-role-at-G-8-summit.ashx#ixzz1NXFruTUo

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Gaddafi won't go, says Libya PM

May 27, 2011

Tripoli: Libya's prime minister on Thursday said the government had asked the United Nations and African Union to prepare and monitor a ceasefire, but ruled out the departure of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

"We have asked the United Nations and the African Union to set a date and specific hours for a ceasefire, to send international observers and take the necessary measures" to end combat, said Baghdadi al-Mahmudi.

Earlier, African leaders gathered at a Libya-focused summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa called for an end to Nato air strikes to pave the way for a political solution to the north African nation's protracted conflict.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=16152

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Libya ready for ceasefire, demands end to NATO strikes

May 27, 2011

TRIPOLI: Libya said on Thursday it was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations with rebels who hold the east of the country but demanded it include an immediate halt to Nato airstrikes.

The proposal by Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi, who said it mirrored a plan floated by the African Union, one of Tripoli's few allies, for resolving the conflict, came on the heels peace overtures to Spain and other foreign countries.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=16151

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Clinton makes surprise visit to Pakistan

May 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan Friday on a surprise visit aimed at resolving tensions raised by the killing of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad.

The top US diplomat is to meet with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, army chief General Ashfaq Kayani and the chief of Pakistan's powerful intelligence agency Ahmad Shuja Pasha, the State Department said.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Clinton-makes-surprise-visit-to-Pakistan/articleshow/8599145.cms

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No longer proud of Mumbai attacks: Headley

May 27, 2011

CHICAGO: Mumbai attacks co-accused David Coleman Headley told a Chicago court that he is no longer proud of the 26/11 carnage, in which he played a key role.

When asked by defence attorney Patrick W Belgan if he was still proud of the Mumbai attacks that killed more than 160 people including American nationals, Headley said, "No".

Headley was testifying in the court on the fourth-day of the trial of Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana, another co-accused in the case. The statements formed part of the testimony of Headley, who has pleaded guilty.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/No-longer-proud-of-Mumbai-attacks-Headley/articleshow/8600535.cms

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Musharraf renews Baloch rant against India

May 27, 2011

LONDON: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has accused India of supplying anti-aircraft missiles, rocket launchers and mortars to rebels in country's south-western province of Balochistan.

Cornered during a BBC TV interview on Wednesday over alleged Pakistani complicity in Osama bin Laden hiding at Abbottabad, Musharraf brazenly charged India with fomenting trouble in Balochistan to wriggle out of a difficult position.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Musharraf-renews-Baloch-rant-against-India/articleshow/8594847.cms

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India's most wanted list backed

May 27, 2011

The Obama Administration on Thursday supported India’s move to submit the list of its 50 most wanted fugitives to Pakistan, saying this is part of the on-going dialogue between the two neighbours. “I think submitting this list is part of this dialogue that they have ongoing between their Home Secret aries about steps that Pakistan can take to again reduce the threat from Pakistan based terrorists against India. Obviously we support that. We haven’t really coordinated on that list itself, though,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/US-backs-India-s-50-most-wanted-list/Article1-702374.aspx

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Headley backed out of 26/ 11 hit

May 27, 2011

Gaurav C. Sawant in Chicago

LeT’s Lakhvi wanted the US operative to lead Pak attackers from the sea to the Mumbai landing site

THE LASHKAR-E-TAYYEBA wanted David Coleman Headley to lead the 26/11 terror attack perpetrators to Mumbai from the international waters, but the American operative backed out. Headley revealed this to a Chicago court where Pakistan born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Hussein Rana is being tried for terror charges.

Full report at:

http://epaper.mailtoday.in/epaperhome.aspx?issue=2752011

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US wants 'long-term' Pakistan ties

May 27, 2011

The United States wants "long-term" security ties with Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday, moving to soothe tensions raised by the killing of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=187474

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Egypt to lift restrictions on Gaza border

May 27, 2011

Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing on a daily basis starting this weekend in a bid to ease the blockade on the Gaza Strip, the official MENA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=187437

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G8 leaders to tie Arab Spring aid to reforms

May 27, 2011

Group of Eight leaders were to approve billions of dollars in aid on Friday to new Arab democracies with a program designed to foster change sweeping North Africa and the Middle East.

Leaders were to wrap up their two-day summit in northern France by launching a partnership with the region that ties aid and development cash to progress on democracy and economic reforms by states that have thrown off autocratic rulers.

Tunisia and Egypt, whose prime ministers will meet the leaders of the G8's seven Western powers plus Russia on Friday, face facing huge economic pressures following popular uprisings that toppled their long-serving authoritarian leaders.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=29989

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Pakistan asks US to slash military mission

May 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government has told the United States to halve the number of military trainers it has stationed in the country, the latest sign of spiralling distrust between the two allies since the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

The killing of Bin Laden by US special forces in a Pakistani town on May 2 has sparked a wave of militant attacks and 22 people were killed in the latest suspected suicide bombing in a northwestern town on Thursday, police said.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/world/article432374.ece

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G8 says Yemen leader must quit

May 27, 2011

DEAUVILLE - The Group of Eight leaders condemned violence by Yemeni forces against peaceful protesters and called on President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday to stick to his commitment to end his 33-year rule.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/May/international_May1215.xml&section=international

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Yemen worries G8, France and US condemn Saleh

May 27, 2011

DEAUVILLE - The United States, France and Canada stepped up their calls on Thursday for Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, after overnight gunbattles killed dozens of people.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking in Paris, urged all sides to immediately cease violence, and a French foreign ministry spokesman told reporters at a G8 summit that France blamed the latest bloodshed on Saleh’s refusal to sign a transition deal.

The mounting threat of civil war will put the crisis in Yemen high on the agenda of Group of Eight talks in the northern French seaside town of Deauville, with world leaders keen to get the matter discussed by the UN Security Council as quickly as possible, a European diplomat said.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/May/middleeast_May758.xml&section=middleeast

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Pakistan to let CIA search bin Laden compound

May 27, 2011

WASHINGTON: U.S. officials said a CIA team is expected to arrive at the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, within days, and that the objective is to scrub the site for items that were not recovered by American commandos during the raid or Pakistani security forces who secured the facility in the aftermath, Washington Post reported.

"The assault team was there for only 40 minutes," a U.S. official said. The aim is to return to the site "to do another, more thorough, look." The officials, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=16141

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Obama signs renewal of anti-terrorism steps

May 27, 2011

WASHINGTON: The US Congress, racing the clock and rejecting demands for additional safeguards of civil liberties, passed a bill on Thursday to renew three expiring provisions of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.

President Barack Obama, traveling in Europe, signed it into law shortly before the provisions were set to expire at midnight on Thursday. A White House aide said he used an “auto pen,” which replicates his signature.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/27/obama-signs-renewal-of-anti-terrorism-steps.html

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