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Committee on Dr Aafia Siddiqui formed

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has formed a committee on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s case which will present its recommendations to the Cabinet to facilitate her repatriation to Pakistan.  Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a New York court in 2008 on charges of attempted murder of US soldier in Afghanistan. She […]

Anti-U.S. drones protest started in New York

A number of activist groups are taking part in demonstrations to draw public attention to the use of unmanned aerial vehicle in Pakistan‚ Afghanistan and other countries.   Dozens of protesters from “Grandmothers Against the War” gathered in New York City to denounce the US government’s use of drones.   They chanted slogans and carried […]

Egyptian Court announces death penalty over anti-Islam film

An Egyptian court has convicted in absentia seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a US pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.   The case was seen as largely symbolic because the defendants, most of whom live in the United States, […]

Over 20 states file petition for separation from US

In what appeared to be an unexpected development, American citizens from at least 20 US states have filed petitions to secede following re-election of Barack Obama.   Several petitions following the re-election surfaced requesting the Obama administration to peacefully grant the applied states to withdraw from the United States of America in order to create […]

US Presidential Elections: Barack Obama thanks Mitt Romney for campaign

President Barack Obama congratulated his Republican rival Mitt Romney for waging a “spirited campaign, saying he expects to have a good night by the end of Election Day. Obama spent the day in his hometown Chicago meeting with volunteers and calling some of them personally to thank them for their work, before he hosts a […]

US court rejects Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s appeal

A US court rejected the appeal of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who was accused of trying to kill US troops and FBI agents in Afghanistan four years ago, say media reports.   Siddiqui, who trained as a scientist in the United States, was sentenced to 86 years in prison after she was convicted of grabbing a […]

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney struggling for final push

With less than 48 hours remaining in what it feels like the longest election race ever, President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters and are engaged in a heated exchange of words in their final leg of campaigning. The two contenders have flooded the […]

Imran Khan criticizes government for staying silent on his mistreatment

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday criticized the government for staying silent on its citizen being mistreated. Speaking to the media, the cricketer-turned-politician said that he was interrogated at the Toronto airport for his stance against drone attacks. He found the government’s sewing up their lips over the maltreatment he received in Canada […]

Hafiz Saeed offers help to US in Sandy Storm

In quite a unique development, the founder of outlawed outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, has offered humanitarian aid to the United States (US) as it was facing a superstorm Sandy, which has killed over 100 people thus far. Sandy hammered the eastern United States early, flooding much of New York City, hitting several states […]

Imran Khan announces to protest against drone strikes in front of United Nations

Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, has said that they will go to New York and stage a protest outside the United Nations against US drone strikes. While speaking to the media, he declared his peace-march an achievement and announced two more steps to pace up his campaign against US drone strikes – a rally in front […]

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister defends cross border attacks

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday defended the cross-border shelling by Pakistani forces, saying what you would expect if 200 people cross the Pak-Afghan border and behead 17 soldiers and slaughter them. Speaking to the media, the minister said that she had raised the issue of cross-border infiltration and shelling with her Afghan counterpart […]

Pakistan, UK, Afghanistan vow to work together for regional stability

The second trilateral meeting featuring leaders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and United Kingdom reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work for the goals of regional peace, stability and development. The three leaders met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, discussing for the elimination of the scourge of terrorism from the region […]


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