» 06/25/2008, 00.00
Fighting erupts on border, Taliban kill 22 tribal leaders
Kidnapped at the beginning of the week, the victims were killed in what seems to have been a mass execution. The media are asking the government for a strong response against this action on the part of the Islamic guerrillas.
Islamabad, Jihad on the Internet: terrorism charges for five U.S. students
The young people come from Virginia and are of Pakistani, Yemen, Egyptian and Eritrean origin. They are charged with "conspiracy with terrorist purposes”. If found guilty, they face life imprisonment. On March 10 the Sargodha court will rule on trial. Pakistani experts: The Internet is a quantum leap in the war of the fundamentalists.
Bali attackers: for Islam, are they heroes or criminals?
Conflicting opinions among Indonesian Muslims over the methods used by Amrozi and his companions to promote "holy war." Some consider them "pioneers in the struggle," while others call their act "disproportionate." Their execution has been set for early November; growing alarm over security in the country.
Karachi: three terrorists blow themselves up to avoid capture
They were preparing an attack against foreign targets. A hostage was also killed. Meanwhile, U.S. and Pakistani troops exchange fire near the Afghan border. Human rights group: to truly combat terrorism, protection for the population must be ensured above all.
Pakistan, no government response to Taliban offensive
While the NATO attack rages in southern Afghanistan, president Musharraf and the interior ministry meet to study a defensive strategy and combat the apparent powerlessness of the government. In the meantime, the Taliban are threatening women who study, and closing non-Islamic shops.
Swat Valley: Catholics pray for peace as the country faces an exodus of Biblical proportions
Unanimously Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs condemn Taliban violence. In Faisalabad bishop leads a prayer vigil for peace. The number of refugees could reach 1.5 million. Some 60 Christian families find refuge in Peshawar.
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