.: World

Date: 11 Oct 2012

Dr Maleeha Lodhi

The writer is special adviser to the Jang Group/Geo and a former envoy to the US and the UK.

Two recent publications identify the key trends impacting the world, fuelling uncertainty and endangering the world’s security and prosperity. While very different in approach and scope,



Date: 10 Oct 2012

MELBOURNE, Oct 10 (INP): Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper feels the Indian Premier League is "one of the biggest threats" to international cricket right now.

"One of the biggest threats facing cricket is the IPL," Hooper told ‘he Advertiser’ here.



Date: 8 Oct 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (INP): The Karzai administration’s demand to be part of talks between the United States and the Taliban has stalled the peace process, a top Afghan official said, asserting the drive had to be led by Afghan government.



Date: 8 Oct 2012

KABUL, Oct 08 (INP): An Afghan cleric has placed bounty totalling $400,000 for anyone killing the producer of US-made anti-Islam film and a French cartoonist who drew caricatures of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).



Date: 6 Oct 2012

New Delhi: Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden as the new chief of Al Qaeda, may be in Pakistan, says a new book.

Zawahiri, an Egyptian cleric, became the new Al Qaeda chief after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad town May 2 last year.



Date: 4 Oct 2012

Washington: Pakistanis are happier about their lives than Indians and Americans, a recent survey has revealed.
The Happy Planet Index 2012 has ranked Pakistan 16th among 151 countries, ahead of both India and the US which ranked 32nd and 105th respectively, reports ‘The Dawn’.



Date: 29 Sep 2012

NEW YORK, Sep 29 (INP): The foreign ministers of the Islamic countries unanimously adopted a resolution against the recent anti-Islam film posted on the internet and the blasphemous caricatures published in a French magazine.



Date: 28 Sep 2012

WASHINGTON, Sep 28 (INP): Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has canceled his trip to Islamabad, where he was to hold a meeting with Pakistani counterpart General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, due to continued wave of anti-US protests, the top US commander said.



Date: 28 Sep 2012

WASHINGTON, Sep 28 (INP): The man behind anti-Islam film was arrested for violating terms of his probation.

The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of his probation, authorities said Thursday.



Date: 25 Sep 2012

WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (INP) The United States denounced a $100,000 bounty offered by railways minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour’s statement for killing the maker of an anti-Islam film that has triggered a wave of deadly, violent protests.



Date: 18 Sep 2012

Moscow, Sept 18 (Agencies): Russia's communications minister has warned that his country may block access to YouTube over the anti-Islam video that has sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.
Nikolai Nikiforov said on his Twitter account that the block may take place Nov 3, after a new law restricting internet access takes effect Nov 1.



Date: 17 Sep 2012

RIYADH: The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, yesterday denounced attacks on diplomats and embassies as un-Islamic after deadly protests against a US-made anti-Islam film swept the Middle East.



Date: 16 Sep 2012

Kabul, Sep 16: Six US fighter jets were destroyed and two significantly damaged when insurgents stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain's Prince Harry is deployed on Friday, a NATO spokesman said.



Date: 16 Sep 2012

British troops could pull out of Afghanistan sooner than expected, the Defence Secretary has indicated.

The speed at which the Armed Forces are leaving the country could increase next year as Afghan authorities take control of the fight against the Taliban.



Date: 13 Sep 2012

LONDON: The origins of a crudely made anti-Muslim movie that sparked violent protests in Egypt and Libya began to slowly emerge, with an actress in the California production saying she was duped and was unaware it was about the Prophet Muhammad. Cindy Lee Garcia of Bakersfield, California, who appears briefly in clips of the film posted online,



Date: 12 Sep 2012

WASHINGTON, Sep 11 (INP): The Afghan Taliban released a statement denying responsibility for the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on the US and claimed the group would not allow Afghanistan to be "be used to harm anyone." The Taliban made the claim despite the fact that the attacks on the US were approved by al Qaeda's top leaders in Afghanistan.



Date: 12 Sep 2012

BENGHAZI, Sep 12 (INP): U.S. Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and at least two other embassy staffers were reported killed Tuesday in an assault on the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.



Date: 12 Sep 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The world's highly vocalist on human rights,the United States, has been reminded by the United Nations to "adopt new measures to advance a reconciliation process with its indigenous peoples and address historical wrongs that have stopped them from fully realizing their rights", a UN report says.



Date: 11 Sep 2012

WASHINGTON, Sep 11 (INP): Despite the decimation of its top leadership, the al-Qaida still poses a threat and the US will continue to pursue it, defence secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.



Date: 11 Sep 2012

There will be no peace and stability in Afghanistan unless Taliban and Hezb-e-Islami are included in the government, head of Afghanistan's Women Association Fatana Ishaq Gilani said on Tuesday.



Date: 11 Sep 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with NGOs and Afghanistan’s public health ministry to feed about 15 million Afghans “with nutritionally-fortified wheat flour, vegetable oil and ghee” to cure vitamin and mineral deficiencies among the vulnerable social groups, says a UN report.



Date: 7 Sep 2012

LONDON, Sep 07 (INP): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricketer Imran Khan inspired British TV personality Kristiane Backer convert to Islam by introducing her to the religion.



Date: 5 Sep 2012

WASHINGTON: The United States is keeping up pressure on the Pakistan-linked Haqqani network, a US official said Wednesday, just days ahead of a congressional deadline on whether to designate it a terrorist group.



Date: 1 Sep 2012

AVARUA: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday she will meet an obligation to decide in coming days whether the Haqqani network should be considered terrorists.



Date: 24 Aug 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - A crucial diplomatic development at the international level has diluted the Western bid to Isolate Iran, as the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "will visit Iran at the end of the month to take part in the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)", a UN report says. The NAM summit is being participated by 120



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