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Hundreds of CIA operatives still in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Despite the US providing a list of all CIA-linked contractors operating in Pakistan to authorities as demanded in the wake of the Raymond Davis fiasco, almost all such “dubious characters” still happen to be inside Pakistan. The US authorities have shared with Pakistani officials the exact number of CIA-linked contractors in Pakistan, as well as details of their whereabouts and nature of jobs.
Defence circles in Islamabad believe that almost all details required have

Death toll hits 11, hundreds flee Philippine clash

COTABATO – Hundreds of residents fled a remote Philippine village after 11 men including relatives of a powerful politician died in a clash with Muslim rebels, officials said Monday.
A 500-strong armoured army unit deployed in the deserted village of Tenok on Monday, a day after the clash, to keep about 150 gun-wielding clan members and 130 guerrillas apart, said local military spokesman Colonel Prudencio Asto.
“They would not want to engage our people, who are fully

Hundreds defy Assad to protest in Syria

DAMASCUS – Hundreds of Syrians emerged from prayers on Friday to protest, including in the flashpoint town of Daraa, in the first rallies since President Bashar al-Assad dashed hopes for greater freedoms.
Witnesses in Daraa, a southern town that has been one of the main focal points of rising dissent, said hundreds of faithful gathered after leaving a mosque.
“Death rather than humiliation,” and “National Unity,” they shouted.
Chants were also directed against Assad,

Syrian protesters gathered in Deraa

DERAA – Hundreds of Syrian protesters, chanting for freedom, gathered on Saturday in the main square in the southern town of Deraa, scene of unrest for the last week, a witness said
The witness said three bare-chested young men climbed onto the rubble of the statue of late President Hafez al-Assad, which protesters pulled down yesterday, with cardboard signs reading “the people want the downfall of the regime”.

Hundreds gather for start of Morocco protests

RABAT – Several hundred people gathered Sunday in Rabat and Casablanca for the start of protests expected in several Moroccan cities to call for further democratic reforms and social justice.
More than 1,000 people, including many Islamists, rallied in Rabat in the morning. “The Moroccan people demand change!” protesters shouted in the city, calling for the government to resign and holding up placards reading: “For the freedom and dignity of the Moroccan people.”
No major

Hundreds join hands to break ‘silence’ that ‘means more blood’

KARACHI – Hundreds of politicians, journalists, lawyers and civil society activists signed letters for Citizens for Democracy’s interfaith harmony campaign ‘Silence means more blood’ on Saturday.
They joined hands against increasing religious extremism and terrorist activities in Pakistan, and demanded that the assassins of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti be apprehended, charged, tried and punished like other criminals.
A camp was set up in front of the Jehangir Kothari

Ideas worth spreading – TEDx Kinnaird inspires hundreds

LAHORE – Technology, Entertainment and Design (TEDx) Kinnaird held an international conference for the second time at Kinnaird College for Women on Sunday. TEDx is an international non-profit organization that spreads commendable and innovative ideas through different conferences throughout the world.
TEDx Kinnaird is Pakistan’s first university based TEDx event that attracted a huge audience. The conference was supported by BARGAD youth organization, Gloria Jeans Coffees

Hundreds of protesters defy police in Algeria

ALGIERS – Algerian police in riot gear on Saturday surrounded about 500 protesters trying to stage a march through the capital inspired by uprisings in other parts of the Arab world in defiance of a ban. A Reuters reporter at the scene said a group chanting “Algeria – free and democratic!” tried to reach May 1 Square in the city centre to begin the protest march but were driven two blocks away by police using batons.
They were then corralled into the courtyard of a residential

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