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Pakistan starts building fence along Afghanistan border

Added: 26.03.2017 10:44 | 1 views | 0 comments

Fencing starts along Pakistan's disputed border with Afghanistan in bid to stop fighters' movement.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Added: 26.03.2017 9:46 | 13 views | 0 comments


ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier.
Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of Pakistan's armed forces, ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Drone Strike Kills Planner of 2008 Islamabad Hotel Bombing, U.S. Says

Added: 26.03.2017 6:10 | 3 views | 0 comments

The man who was killed, Qari Yasin, had ties to the Pakistani Taliban. The 2008 bombing killed more than 50 people in Pakistan’s capital.

From: www.nytimes.com

| Earthquake rescue - I'm haunted by the girl we couldn't save

Added: 26.03.2017 5:10 | 2 views | 0 comments


Deciding who to save in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake was heartbreaking. We couldn’t reach little Ama in time
It felt like the beginning of Mission Impossible 2. I was rock climbing with my oldest son when my phone rang. It was my team leader, telling me there had been a serious earthquake in Pakistan. I confirmed I was available to assist in the search and rescue of survivors.
It was October 2005. We arrived in Pakistan next morning and spent the rest of the day travelling 121km by road to Muzaffarabad, a town in the north of the country close to the epicentre of the quake. Our first job was to search a local boarding school. Most of the children were asleep in their dormitories when the quake struck and seeing all those small shapes, covered in white sheets laid out in rows, will stay with me forever. We started searching what was left of the buildings for survivors, but it became clear that those who survived were already out. We finished clearing the buildings without finding anyone.


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U.S. Airstrike Kills al Qaeda Leader in Afghanistan

Added: 26.03.2017 3:20 | 15 views | 0 comments

Qari Yasin allegedly plotted multiple al Qaeda-affiliated attacks, according to the Pentagon, including a 2008 bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, that killed two U.S. servicemen and dozens of civilians.

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Senior Al Qaeda militant killed in U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan

Added: 26.03.2017 3:18 | 11 views | 0 comments

Qari Yasin was responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, which killed dozens of people including two American service members.

From: globalnews.ca

Afridi quits Peshawar Zalmi

Added: 25.03.2017 4:49 | 10 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) Shahid Afridi has quit as president and player of Pakistan Super League champions Peshawar Zalmi due to personal reasons.

From: www.foxsports.com

Pakistan's new ambassador seeks warm relations with Trump administration

Added: 24.03.2017 22:59 | 15 views | 0 comments

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry says "the United States is an important country. And it is an important relationship. The administration is one part of it. There's Congress, there are think tanks. We want to deal with all of them."

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Suspended Pakistan cricketer misses anti-corruption tribunal

Added: 24.03.2017 10:10 | 12 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) Suspended Pakistan cricketer Khalid Latif didn't attend a preliminary hearing of an anti-corruption tribunal in Lahore on Friday because of health reasons.

From: www.foxsports.com

400,000 Afghan kids drop out of school

Added: 24.03.2017 8:08 | 22 views | 0 comments

More than 400,000 children in Afghanistan are expected to drop out of school in 2017 due to growing instability in the country and the forced returns of Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

From: www.news.com.au

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