Pakistani airstrikes killed dozens of Taliban fighters in a fierce struggle
to drive them from a district near the capital, while the militants took
over police stations and kidnapped more than 50 security forces, the army
U.S. attack kills 8 in Pakistan:
According to initial reports reaching here, American unmanned aircraft fired
two missiles at a house situated in Kanigoram area of South Waziristan,
killing at least eight people.
US occupation forces claims killing of 42 Taliban in Afghanistan
A coalition airstrike killed 23 suspected Taliban militants Wednesday in the
Langar area of Tarin Kot, the provincial capital of the southern province of
Uruzgan, after the militants attacked an Afghan and US-led coalition patrol
in the area, the US military said in a statement.
Occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan to be named:
The soldier was killed instantly while he was on a foot patrol alongside the
Afghan army near Forward Operating Base Keenan, northeast of Gereshk, the
Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Taliban announce new Afghan 'operation':
'Operation Nasrat' (Victory), to be launched on Tuesday, would also target
Afghan officials and international diplomats with a wave of suicide bombings
and attacks, claimed a statement from the extremist militia.
US 'losing control' in Afghanistan:
Richard Armitage, a former US deputy secretary of state, has told Al Jazeera
that the conflict in Afghanistan may be "spinning out of control".
Baghdad car bombings kill at least 41: -
Two almost simultaneous car bombs today in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood
killed at least 41 people and wounded 68, contributing to rising concerns
that a new wave of violence in Iraq
Soldier said he wanted to shoot civilians, jury told: -
A former Army soldier accused of raping an Iraqi girl and killing her and
three members of her family told a superior that the rules of combat were
unfair and that he wanted to shoot civilians, one of his commanding officers
10 Turkish soldiers killed in attacks:
A roadside bomb killed nine Turkish soldiers in an armored personnel carrier
Wednesday in southeastern Turkey, making it the deadliest attack by
suspected Kurdish rebels in six months, officials said.
Iran says reports of attack on Iran's vessel "psychological
The report is "false" and it is the "product of a propaganda machine against
the Tehran government," the local Satellite Press TV quoted the official in
a similar report.
AIPAC pushing for new Iran sanctions bill?:
Influential Israeli lobby group in the US, AIPAC is to push for a newly
crafted resolution designed to choke off Iranian gas imports.
Act of war? US Senators Move To Wring Gasoline Out of Iran:
The US Senate has added its voice to the US House of Representatives in a
newly-crafted resolution designed to choke off Iranian gas imports.
Obama congratulates Israel on turning 61 :
U.S. president says bond with Israel 'unshakeable as ever'
If Only They Could See:
Mohammed Al-Sheikh Yousef could save his eyesight if only he could cross the
border out of Gaza. He was denied a permit by Israel; he got one from Egypt,
but not for someone to accompany him. And he can't go on his own because he
cannot see very well.
Malaysia massacre 'under review':
The UK government is to review evidence about a 1948 massacre of unarmed
Malaysian villagers by British troops, the BBC learns.
Osama Bin Laden Believed Dead By Pak Intel:
Zardari: Pakistan's president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe
Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof.
Seven Colombian soldiers killed in clash with leftist rebels:
Seven Colombian soldiers were killed Wednesday in a clash with leftist
rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the
northeastern Perija mountains, on the Venezuelan border.
US Exports Fall By 30% :
The US economy continued to contract in the first quarter of 2009, led by
the biggest fall in exports for 40 years.
U.S. Economy Shrank at 6.1% Rate in First Quarter:
The 6.1% drop was much bigger than Wall Street expected and hardly different
than a 6.3% plunge in the fourth quarter, when the recession that began in
December 2007 deepened.
GM to Eliminate More Than 1,000 Underperforming Dealers:
The Detroit-based automaker told dealers it plans to eliminate 1,000 to
1,200 underperforming dealers and to cut 450 stores with the elimination of
the Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer and Saab brands, Susan Garontakos, a GM
spokeswoman, said in an interview
Guess Who's Buying Chrylser and GM?:
It looks like the government is close to reaching a deal with Chrysler's
creditors, under which they'd write down most of the company's debt. With a
deadline for restructuring just days away, that'd clear the way for a merger
with Fiat and, possibly, keep the company out of bankruptcy court.
U.S. Home Prices Continued to Decline in February:
Phoenix has achieved the unwelcome distinction of becoming the first major
American city where home prices have fallen by half since the middle of the
decade, according to data released Tuesday.
Credit Card Companies Snatch Social Security Payments:
Debt collectors for credit card companies and other creditors are now going
after Social Security payments, which are supposed to be exempt from
garnishment in such situations. Their tactics include freezing the bank
accounts into which a beneficiary's Social Security checks are
Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Declined :
Compared with a month earlier, home prices fell 2.2 percent in February,
after a 2.8 percent decline in January, today's report showed.
Only 7 swine flu deaths, not 152, says WHO:
A member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed claims that
more than 150 people have died from swine flu, saying it has officially
recorded only seven deaths around the world.
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