Articles Tagged with pakistan

Karachi Heat Wave: Death Toll Surpasses 1,000

pakistan heat wave

Officials confirmed that the death toll for the heat wave in the Pakistani port city of Karachi surpassed 1,000 Thursday, largely claiming lives of the elderly and homeless without access to air conditioning. Pakistan has not seen temperatures this high in 15 years. Temperatures dropped below 100 on Thursday after climbing to a high of… Read more »

Save The Children Forced To Shut Down By Pakistan Officials

Save The Children Shut Down In Pakistan

Save the Children was shut down and sealed off in Islamabad, Pakistan. Staff members were also ordered to leave the country in 15 days. Pakistan government officials and police arrived at the international aid group’s compound on Thursday and placed a lock on the entrance gate. Agence France-Presse reports the following comment by a senior… Read more »

Former Pakistani Intelligence Official Brigadier Usman Khalid Told CIA About Osama Bin Laden’s Abbottabad Hideout: Report

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Following the claim by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh that a Pakistani intelligence official informed the CIA about the Abbottabad hideout of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, Pakistani sources have allegedly identified the Pakistani official as Brigadier Usman Khalid. According to a Pakistani journalist Amir Mir, well-informed sources within the intelligence community in Rawalpindi… Read more »

Warren Weinstein, American Al-Qaida Hostage, Killed During U.S. Operation — Obama Offers His Grief And Condolences

obama offers condolences to family of dead hostages

Warren Weinstein, an Al-Qaida hostage, was killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January, and now President Obama is offering his “grief and condolences” to his family. “I take full responsibility for a U.S. government counterterrorism operation that killed two innocent hostages held by al-Qaida,” Obama said from the White House briefing room, according to… Read more »