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  • More than 128 people killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

    07/14/2018 1:12:20 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    http://www.euronews.com/ ^ | 7/14/18 | Michael Daventry
    More than a hundred people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Pakistan as tensions rise in the country ahead of an election on July 25. At least 128 people died in the explosion at an election rally in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. Siraj Raisani, a candidate running for a provincial assembly, was among those killed in the town of Mastung. It was the deadliest attack in Pakistan in four years. Hours after the bombing, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested after making a high-profile return to the country. Sharif was given a 10-year prison sentence in...
  • American Special Forces Kill 170, Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan

    07/10/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    American Special Forces Kill 170, Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan During an operation in Deh Bala, an area in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, American Green Berets worked with three Afghan commando companies to combat ISIS in the region. The US military has confirmed that, during the operation, approximately 170 terrorists were killed in the ISIS capital, and the area is no longer in the hands of terrorists. The joint US-Afghan assault took place between April and was largely completed by early June. Around 600 Green Berets took part in the operation along with their Afghan counterparts. In the end,...
  • Sharif sentenced to 10 years for graft, daughter gets 7 (Pakistan)

    07/07/2018 2:39:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 7/07/18
    Islamabad, July 6 : Dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) ahead of the general elections, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was handed a seven-year jail over graft charges in the purchase of overseas properties. Sharif, who is currently in London along with his daughter, called the charges "politically motivated" and said he will be returning to Pakistan to face prison. He said he had been punished because he tried to turn the course of the country's 70-year history. The verdict was delivered...
  • Pakistan finalises purchase of four corvette ships from Turkey

    07/05/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Daily Pakistan ^ | July 5, 2018 | Dawood Rehman
    ISLAMABAD/ANKARA – Turkey will sell four corvette ships to Pakistan’s navy, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu agency on Thursday. Turkey and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase last year, and now Canikli says that the deal is finalised. “This will be the largest single export in the history of Turkish defense industry,” he told reporters. Turkey’s STM signed a letter of intent in May 2017 to manufacture four Ada class MILGEM corvettes for Pakistan, and the contract was signed in November. Two of the ships will be manufacturered at Karachi...
  • Congressional IT Staffer Reaches Plea Deal That Debunks Conspiracy Theories [Title truncated]

    07/03/2018 1:20:41 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 42 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 03 July 2018 | Shawn Boburg and Spencer Hsu
    Federal prosecutors concluded an 18-month investigation into a former congressional technology staffer on Tuesday by publicly debunking allegations — promoted by conservative media and President Trump — suggesting he was a Pakistani operative who stole government secrets with cover from House Democrats.
  • In Newly Obtained Memo, Congress’s Top Cop Said House Democratic Caucus Server VANISHED (Imran Awan)

    07/03/2018 12:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote, “We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems ... shortly after an IG report came...
  • This Could Be A Major Reason Democrats Won’t Press Charges Against The Awan

    06/27/2018 9:41:08 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 062718 | Nick Givas
    Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation, Chris Bedford, shed light on a hacking scandal Wednesday surrounding Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke and her possible ties to Pakistan. “These allegations bring a new kind of allegation to the whole Awan case. So far we’ve really been dealing with hacking and unauthorized access to networks, possibly ferreting information back to Pakistan,” Bedford said on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria.” “Now we actually have people who are implicating a chief of staff for a congresswoman, Yvette Clarke. Chief of staff Shelley Davis.”
  • British Muslim ISIS 'master bomb maker' triggers laptop alert on flights: Report

    06/17/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    A British Muslim of Pakistani origin, known as a "master bomb maker" for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, triggered the US laptop ban on flights last year, a former MI6 spy has revealed in a new autobiography. According to 'The Sunday Times', Aimen Dean a former al Qaeda explosives expert recruited by MI6 to infiltrate UK Islamist extremist circles writes in 'Nine Lives' that he first met 41-year-old Hamayun Tariq from the West Midlands region of England as an undercover agent in 2004. Tariq, who used the alias 'Abu Muslim', evaded the UK authorities twice to travel abroad where...
  • Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

    06/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/15/2018 | Rupam Jain, Jibran Ahmad
    KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. Mullah Fazlullah in an undated photo. U.S. Department of State/via REUTERS An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and...
  • China Hosts Russia, Iran as US Tensions Rise

    06/10/2018 12:30:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 9, 2018 | Becky Davis
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal. Armored vans lined the streets of the coastal city of Qingdao as world leaders arrived Friday for the 18th annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional security bloc led by China and Russia. Its member states also include four ex-Soviet Central Asian republics, Pakistan and India. Iran is an observer member. Authorities emptied an entire oceanside swathe of the city —...
  • Soon After Imran Awan’s Other Wife Called Police on Him, Gunmen Shot At Her

    06/07/2018 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK AND WAJID ALI SYED
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ indicted former IT aide, Imran Awan, was married to two Virginia women simultaneously, and 15 days after one of them told police that Imran kept her “like a slave,” gunmen shot into her family home, according to police reports filed in Pakistan. Timeline: 10/16/2015 Siddique calls police to her apartment in Virginia; they observe “cut on stomach and arm” 11/16/2015 Fairfax, Virginia police report on telephone threats involving Imran and Siddique 4/2016 Inspector General investigation into Imran’s finances begins 7/18/2016 Siddique calls police to her apartment and tells them Imran “treat her bad and keep her...
  • EVIDENCE MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Stolen from Congress

    06/08/2018 10:42:33 AM PDT · by detective · 132 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 8, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortebed title. Full title: KEY EVIDENCE GOES MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Physically Stolen from Congress Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she came into office in 2004 as a Florida representative. Imran and his two Pakistani brothers managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials. They were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.
  • SOURCES: WASSERMAN SCHULTZ SCREAMED AT HOUSE OFFICIALS TO KILL HACKING PROBE, INTERVENED IN PAKISTA

    06/05/2018 9:05:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2018 | luke rosiak
    Ex-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she intervened in a Pakistani land deal involving her then–IT aide Imran Awan, according to two House employees. The dispute came after Awan’s father was charged with fraud in relation to the deal, and the mysterious exertion of political influence resulted in Pakistani authorities instead targeting the elderly alleged victims, according to a local report. And when a House Office of Inspector General cybersecurity investigation found that Awan made “unauthorized access” to House servers, including the House Democratic Caucus’ shortly before the election, Wasserman Schultz became “frantic, not normal,” “making the rounds”...
  • Pakistan Navy signs contract for acquisition of two warships from China

    06/02/2018 7:25:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Nation, Pakistan ^ | June 01, 2018
    ISLAMABAD: Contract for the acquisition of 2 x warships for Pakistan Navy was signed with M/s China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd (CSTC), at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi. Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi was also present on the occasion. With the conclusion of this contract, Pakistan Navy will now have a total of 4 x Type 054 A ships in its fleet by 2021. The induction of these ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy’s warfighting capabilities while effectively contributing towards Maritime Security Operations in the region. Type-054 A is an extremely potent and state...
  • Pakistan to buy 30 of Turkey's homegrown T129 ATAK helicopters

    05/25/2018 7:55:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Photo: TAI Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters, according to an election manifesto the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) announced Thursday. In a November 2017 interview with the Anadolu Agency, Pakistani Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain said his country planned to procure 30 attack helicopters and four naval ships from Turkey. Hussain revealed that Pakistan was interested in the T129 ATAK helicopter, developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Italy-based AgustaWestland, rebranded as Leonardo Helicopters in 2016. The gunship helicopter was added to the inventory...
  • Capitol Police Accidentally Gave Evidence To House Hacking Suspect’s Defense Attorney

    05/25/2018 3:25:23 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/18 | Luke Rosiak
    The Capitol Police turned over a trove of evidence in the alleged Imran Awan House cyberbreach and theft case to the defense attorneys when they were supposed to deliver it to prosecutors instead, according to court documents and a source. And hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation asked prosecutors about the disclosure, Awan’s lawyer said he had learned of the forthcoming story from a source on Capitol Hill. TheDCNF had not told anyone other than prosecutors about it. “The cop came to [Awan’s defense attorney] Chris Gowen’s office with a stack of papers … Then he came back and...
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...
  • Santa Fe High School shooting victims identified as exchange student, beloved teacher

    05/20/2018 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Caroline Linton, Justin Carissimo
    ... The Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed that exchange student Sabika Sheikh was killed in the shooting. Sabika was an exchange student with YES, which is funded by the U.S. State Department. It provides scholarships for secondary school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the U.S. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent his "deepest condolences" to her friends and family in a statement Saturday.
  • Whuh? CNN’s Cuomo Concerned Removed NORK Nukes Might be Sent to Pakistan

    05/18/2018 4:11:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is right up there with the congressman worrying that stationing Marines on Guam could cause the island to tip over and capsize . . . On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo expressed the concern that under a denuclearization deal with North Korea, the NORK nukes might be sent to . . . Pakistan. Panelists Jon Avlon and Gordon Chang talked poor Chris in off the ledge, assuring him that wouldn’t happen.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Pakistan blocks US diplomat from leaving after fatal crash

    05/14/2018 2:23:39 AM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    Pakistan has prevented a US diplomat from leaving the country after he allegedly killed a motorcyclist by driving through a red light last month. Local press said on Saturday that a plane was sent by the US to collect Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, a military attache, but was denied clearance. US officials have previously said he cannot be arrested or tried because he has diplomatic immunity. The incident has increased political tension between the countries. Ateeq Baig, 22, was killed in the crash in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad, on 7 April. CCTV footage showed a white four-wheel-drive - said to...