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  • UN Tweets One-State 'Typo of Epic Proportions'

    12/02/2012 2:33:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Hours before the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a non-member observer state, the official U.N. Twitter account made an egregious typo, tweeting in favor of a one-state solution. "On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 1-state solution," read the tweet. The message, which stayed online for more than 30 minutes, went out to the UN's over one-million Twitter followers before being promptly taken down and replaced with a corrected version, which read: "On Day of Solidarity w/ Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 2-state solution (corrected...
  • US lawmaker’s Bill seeks to end Pakistan’s ally status

    09/19/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington: Just ahead of the arrival of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar for talks with the Obama administration, a Republican lawmaker has moved a Bill in the House of Representatives to terminate Pakistan’s status as a “major non-NATO ally” of America. “It’s time to break with Pakistan,” Congressman Ted Poe said while introducing the bill, commenting: “At the very least, we should stop providing them the eligibility to obtain our own sophisticated weaponry in an expedited process. Too many of our own men and women have died because of Islamabad’s treachery.” Poe’s move comes close on the heels of...
  • US seeks Pak aid in peace effort

    10/31/2011 6:14:11 AM PDT · by Cardhu
    Geo TV ^ | October 31st 2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: Just a month after accusing Pakistan’s spy agency of secretly supporting the Haqqani terrorist network, which has mounted attacks on Americans, the Obama administration is now relying on the same intelligence service to help organize and kick-start reconciliation talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan, said a report published in New York Times. The revamped approach, which Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called “Fight, Talk, Build” during a high-level United States delegation’s visit to Kabul and Islamabad this month, combines continued American air and ground strikes against the Haqqani network and the Taliban with an insistence that...
  • A Brutal Afghan Clan Bedevils the U.S.

    09/25/2011 4:51:03 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    The Times ^ | September 24th 2011 | Mark Mazzetti, Scott Shane and Alissa J. Rubin.
    WASHINGTON — They are the Sopranos of the Afghanistan war, a ruthless crime family that built an empire out of kidnapping, extortion, smuggling, even trucking. They have trafficked in precious gems, stolen lumber and demanded protection money from businesses building roads and schools with American reconstruction funds. They safeguard their mountainous turf by planting deadly roadside bombs and shelling remote American military bases. And they are accused by American officials of being guns for hire: a proxy force used by the Pakistani intelligence service to carry out grisly, high-profile attacks in Kabul and throughout the country. Today, American intelligence and...
  • Obituary: Osama Bin Laden

    05/01/2011 9:58:53 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | May 2nd 2011 | Staff
    Osama Bin Laden came to the world's attention on 11 September 2001, when the attacks on the United States left more than 3,000 people dead and hundreds more injured. In a matter of three years, the Saudi-born dissident had emerged from obscurity to become one of the most hated and feared men in the world. Osama Bin Laden was born in 1957, apparently the 17th of 52 children of Mohamed Bin Laden, a multimillionaire builder responsible for 80% of Saudi Arabia's roads. His father's death in a helicopter crash in 1968 brought the young man a fortune running into many...
  • Al Qaeda Member From O.C. May Be Dead (California Taliban)

    09/09/2008 6:45:39 AM PDT · by tlb · 30 replies · 260+ views
    CBS ^ | Sep 8, 2008 | staff
    SANTA ANA An American propagandist for Al Qaeda who was raised in Orange County may have been killed along the Afghan-Pakistani border in an air strike by an unmanned U.S. Predator aircraft, according to intelligence experts quoted by a British newspaper. Gadahn has been credited with helping transform Al Qaeda's propaganda wing into a slick operation able to communicate in fluent English and produce professional quality DVDs, including one for Osama bin Laden last year.
  • Palestinians mull a majority

    02/27/2008 11:24:12 AM PST · by Enchante · 13 replies · 118+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/27/08 | Joshua Mitnick
    TEL AVIV — New population data have some Palestinians contemplating an unorthodox formula for Middle East peace — a single democratic nation of Arabs and Jews, in which Palestinians would be the majority. "If Israel wants to call it Israel from Jordan to the Mediterranean, I accept it. So we'll be equal to them," said Saeb Erekat, a negotiator who has been at the center of negotiations to set up a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. "And with the majority, I will change the name of the Knesset to Parliament and the name of Israel to...
  • Palestinian Premier Meets Militant Groups to Press for Truce

    06/18/2003 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 153+ views
    AP Breaking ^ | Jun 18, 2003 | Ibrahim Barzak Associated Press Writer
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas called separate meetings with leaders of the main Islamic militant groups in Gaza on Wednesday to persuade them to stop attacking Israelis. In a two-hour meeting with Hamas leaders, Abbas pressed for a halt to all attacks, but Hamas insisted on its right to target Israeli soldiers and settlers in the West Bank, said Hamas official Ismail Abu Shanab. "We are trying to find a solution which is good for all of us," Abu Shanab said. Islamic Jihad leaders started a meeting with Abbas after the Hamas leadership left....
  • Pakistani Ruler Says Bin Laden Appears to Be Alive

    05/01/2003 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Brian S · 15 replies · 274+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05-01-03
    Thu May 1, 2003 11:12 AM ET ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Thursday there were indications that Osama bin Laden was alive, and he might be hiding in tribal territory on the Pakistani-Afghan border. Musharraf told the London-based Pakistani satellite channel ARY that it was possible bin Laden could be with a small group of bodyguards, hiding on the Pakistani or Afghan side of the remote area. "Some indications are there that he is not dead but where is he? Nothing can be said about that," Musharraf said in an interview with the television channel....
  • Pakistan Islamists Want U.S. Troops Out

    10/14/2002 11:12:50 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 7 replies · 177+ views
    Yahoo! News - Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 14, 1:08 PM ET | By Nasir Malick
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Hard-line Islamic parties that have emerged as potential coalition partners after a general election in Pakistan said Monday they would seek to impose Islamic law in the country and ask U.S. troops to leave. Talks over who would form a coalition in parliament gathered pace, with the focus of the outside world on whether the Islamic front, which recorded stunning gains in last Thursday's poll, would be part of the government or in opposition. The election, designed to return Pakistan to civilian rule after a coup in 1999, has been strongly criticized by European Union (news...