Articles Tagged with pakistan

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 »

Pakistan Gets Serious About Polio: Parents Who Refused Vaccination Arrested

Parents in Pakistan who refuse vaccinations are being arrested.

As the debate about vaccination in America rolls on, Pakistan cracks down — hundreds of parents who refuse vaccination against Polio for their children have been arrested. The parents are being charged with endangering public security and will be released once they agree to have their children receive the vaccination. Only yesterday, the Inquisitr reported… Read more »

ISIS Commander Confesses Islamic State Receives Funds Through U.S.

Iraqi insurgents

Yousaf al-Salafi, allegedly the head of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Pakistan, has reportedly confessed to receiving funds channeled through the U.S. for use in recruiting militants to fight in the Syrian civil war. According to Pakistan’s The Express Tribune, an affiliate of the International New York Times, Pakistani authorities said on Jan. 22 that… Read more »

Taliban Attack A Pakistani School More Than 100 Reported Dead

Taliban School Attack

News agencies across the world including Reuters are reporting that Taliban gunmen have attacked a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. Latest reports indicate that the Taliban have killed around 100 people, including 80 children, and hundreds of students have been taken hostage. The Taliban threatens to destabilise Pakistan, where they control… Read more »

Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Pakistani Raid, Say Reports

Al Qaeda Leader Killed

The Army of Pakistan claims that it’s killed al Qaeda leader Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation has indicted for a role in at least one terror plot to attack the United States and the United Kingdom. Shukrijumah, 39, was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to the United States, with… Read more »

Anti-Government Clashes In Pakistan Leave One Dead, 400 Injured

Clashes in Pakistan against government

Anti-government clashes in Pakistan have injured 400 protestors and has also claimed the life of one person, reports Yahoo News. The current wave of protests which started a fortnight ago started to turn violent on Saturday after an estimated 25,000 people started a protest match from the country’s parliament to the residence of Pakistan’s prime… Read more »