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New Islamic justice system to buy peace in Swat
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has ushered in a controversial Islamic justice system in a big chunk of the North-West Frontier Province to buy peace in Swat valley, but critics fear it may only increase the influence and power of the Taliban. The ...
Another U.S. drone attack
ISLAMABAD: At least 15 suspected Taliban militants were killed in yet another missile strike by an unmanned U.S. drone aircraft, this time in Kurram, a Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border. Monday’s missile strike targeted a ...
Fighting in the new safe zone, says U.N.
COLOMBO: The United Nations on Monday reported fighting between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE in the newly demarcated “safe zone” and urged both sides to refrain from fighting in “areas of civilian ...
North Korea vows “space development”
SINGAPORE: North Korea has affirmed its right to pursue a space programme and announced plans for an unspecified launch. Amid celebrations in Pyongyang on Monday to mark the birthday of the country’s leader Kim Jong-il, North ...
Australian wildfire suspect named
MELBOURNE: The only person so far accused of lighting one of Australia’s deadly wildfires was named publicly on Monday as officials urged a nation outraged by the alleged arson to let justice take its course. Brendan Sokaluk, a ...
Salma Hayek ties the knot
PARIS: An official at a Paris city hall says actress Salma Hayek married her French flame Francois-Henri Pinault in a civil ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The two met in Italy in 2006, announced their engagement and had a baby, ...
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