» 07/23/2008, 00.00
PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN
Pakistan, government meeting to stop Islamic threat
At the center of the discussions are anti-terrorism measures against fundamentalists, who control entire areas of the northwest border with Afghanistan, and have set up permanent courts there. In Quetta, the Pakistani army arrests the local commander of the Taliban armed forces.
08/10/2008 PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN
Army responds to Pakistani parliament today about "war on terror"
There is great anticipation to learn the exact situation of a war that the new government wants to win in order to uproot to militant extremism. Meanwhile, Islamabad is expelling about 50,000 Afghan refugees, and Afghanistan is seeking peace with the Taliban of Mullah Omar.
Mosque attacked in Pakistan. At least 70 dead
A suicide attacker blew himself up shortly after the start of Friday prayers. There were more than 400 faithful present at the place of worship. The tribal areas on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are the theater of a massive offensive by rebel groups, and of a sectarian struggle between Sunnis and Shiites.
The government settles with an Islamic terrorist, and allows sharia in the north
The government of the North-West Frontier releases Maulana Sufi Muhammad, condemned to 10 years in prison for terrorism, and allows his organisation to introduce Islamic law into the north of the country "by peaceful means". Analysts fear a new campaign of Talibanisation.
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.
Waziristan, Taliban abandon fort taken overnight
After setting off explosives against the walls of the military base, in the northern part of the country, the Islamic militants withdrew again to the Afghan border.
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