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PTI will teach govt how to stop drone strikes: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – Once in-charge after winning the next general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf would teach the present rulers how to deal with generals and to run the state affairs properly, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday. “We will teach the so-called leaders how to control the generals and also to stop the drone attacks” Imran said at a joint press briefing with the representatives of British human right organization “Reprieve” here at National Press Club. He said the

Body to finalize strategy against drone strikes today

ISLAMABAD – The Parliamentary committee on national security would finalize strategy and recommendations against US drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt today.
The committee would meet under the chairmanship of Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, sources informed Online. During the meeting, matters related to national security and overall law and order situation in the country would be reviewed in length.
State Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has also been summoned to

France insists Libya air strikes UN-approved

PARIS – France insisted on Thursday that NATO air strikes against Moamer Gaddafi’s forces in Libya are being carried out in “strict accordance” with the terms of a UN Security Council resolution. Paris was reacting after emerging powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa urged that “force be avoided” in Libya, and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said the Security Council had not authorised military action.
“Firstly, France’s action is carried out in strict

US refuses to stop drone strikes

ISLAMABAD – Despite a strong protest and clear demands by Pakistan, the US seems to have refused to stop drone strikes in the Tribal Areas as was evident by Wednesday’s attack in South Waziristan thus increasing the tensions between Islamabad and Washington and endangering Pakistan-US cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
The CIA has agreed to share some information about its operatives in Pakistan as well as their activities with Pakistani authorities but according to

Pakistan tells US to cut drone strikes

WASHINGTON – Pakistan has told the United States to sharply cut the number of CIA agents and special forces operating there, and to rein in drone strikes against militants, a US newspaper said Monday.
The New York Times said the order highlighted the near collapse of US-Pakistani cooperation, the result of a row that erupted when CIA officer Raymond Davis shot and killed two Pakistani men in January.
The authorities in Islamabad were asking a total of about 335 CIA officers,

Israeli strikes kill 5 as Gaza seethes

GAZA – Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed two militants from the Islamist group Hamas and three Palestinian civilians on Friday in a second day of increased cross-border violence. The Israeli military said it “identified two terrorist squads from Hamas” and hit the militants from the ground and air.
An elderly Palestinian and two women died when their house in Khan Younis was hit and three other women were wounded, hospital sources said. An Israel Defence Forces (IDF)

After peafowl in Thar, mystery disease strikes camels in Dadu

KARACHI – A mysterious disease has claimed lives of around 100 camels in the Johi area of Kasho, Dadu district within 15 days, severely affecting the day-to-day routine of the people highly-dependant on the beasts of burden.
In January an outbreak of a mysterious disease had reportedly killed around 200 peafowl in the Thar Desert, raising fears that the disease might completely wipe out the already endangered bird. It was reported that about eight to 10 birds were dying every day

US avoids rebel backing, as strikes hit Gaddafi forces

WASHINGTON – The international coalition’s strikes on forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have enabled Libyan rebels to regroup and attempt an advance west, but US officials maintain Washington will not take decisive sides in the conflict.
President Barack Obama sought in his speech Monday to reconcile the fact that he wants Gaddafi gone with the view that pursuing a policy of regime change through military means could spell disaster.
“If we tried to overthrow Gaddafi by force,

World Cup fever strikes India

MUMBAI – World Cup fever struck India seriously the moment it became apparent that the co-hosts would meet Pakistan in the second semi-final in Mohali this Wednesday. Yuvraj Singh’s boundary off Brett Lee to win India’s quarter-final against defending champions Australia last Thursday sparked national euphoria.
It also relegated Tuesday’s first semi-final between 1996 champions Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo to the status of a sideshow. For the first time three Asian teams

Libya announces ceasefire, allies prepare new strikes

TRIPOLI – US, British and French forces hammered Libya from the air and sea, prompting leader Moamer Gaddafi to warn Sunday of a long war in the Mediterranean “battlefield” as Tripoli reported dozens of deaths. However, a Libyan military spokesman later in the night announced a new ceasefire in the campaign against a military uprising.
The US military said the first stage of coalition raids under a UN Security Council remit to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya had been

Drones kill six, injure five in three separate strikes

PESHAWAR – US drones killed six militants and injured another five on Sunday in three separate strikes in North Waziristan and South Waziristan, local and official sources said.
The strikes took place in the village of Spalga, 20 kilometres south of Miranshah. The drone first struck a house belonging to a militant leader, and fired a second time at militants who were rescuing the targets of the first attack, killing six and injuring five.
Earlier, a drone fired at a vehicle

6 killed in 2 drone strikes near Mirali

PESHAWAR – At least six people were killed and two others injured in two simultaneous drone attacks in Khaisoora area close to Mir Ali town of North Waziristan on Friday.
A US drone fired two missiles at a pickup truck in Khaisoora. After a few minutes, the drone fired two more missiles. Following the attack, local militants cordoned off the area and did not allow tribesmen near the scene. However, reliable sources said six people had been killed and two had been injured.

Libya no-fly zone calls mount as air force strikes again

BENGHAZI – Libya’s air force carried out new raids on Tuesday on a rebel-held town as the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime entered its third week amid mounting calls for a no-fly zone over the country. As the violence escalated, the Arab League said foreign ministers of its member states would meet on Friday for crisis talks on the situation at the headquarters of the league in Cairo.
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) also stepped up the pressure for the