Pakistan and the situation in Yemen

On March 26, 2015, Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif requesting to join the coalition of Persian Gulf countries, headed by KSA against Yemen. Since March 26, 2015, the coalition air force has been dealing out airstrikes on the…

Russia and USA measure their missiles

The U.S. government is investigating violations by Russia of the treaty on the elimination of medium and short range missiles from 1987. There are no formal conclusions yet, but the Americans have already warned their NATO partners. The countries are in a latent struggle to strengthen their own military positions. Recently Russia has been raising…

Secret US-Pakistan deal on drone attacks revealed

Voltaire Network français  Español The Abbottabad Commission report, divulged July 8, 2013 by Al-Jazeera sheds light on a secret understanding between Washington and Islamabad over the use of drones. Despite Pakistan’s repeated protests against U.S. drone strikes to eradicate “terrorist” groups, it turns out they are perfectly legal. The Abbottabad Commission was to study the…

10 Killed, 30 Wounded as Blast Hits Karachi, Pakistan

10 Killed, 30 Wounded as Blast Hits Karachi, Pakistan 10 Killed, 30 Wounded as Blast Hits Karachi, Pakistan TEHRAN (FNA)- At least ten people were killed and 30 others wounded when a blast went off near a polling station in Pakistan’s Southern port city of Karachi on Saturday morning, local media reported. Some of the…

Investigators Claim Solid Evidences against Mosharaf in Bhutto’s Murder Case

Investigators Claim Solid Evidences against Mosharaf in Bhutto’s Murder Case Investigators Claim Solid Evidences against Mosharaf in Bhutto’s Murder Case TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani investigators said Tuesday that they have “solid evidences” against former President Parvez Mosharaf in connection with the killing of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, local media said. Mosharaf was not produced before the…

The Haqqani Financing Network

    Afghanistan: The Way to Peace — 15 March 2013 The following review by British writer and academic Anatol Lieven was published by the New York Review of Books on April 4, 2013. New Books Reviewed Afghanistan from the Cold War Through the War on Terror by Barnett R. Rubin, Oxford University Press, 504 pp.,…

Bomb Kills Five at Pakistan Election Office

Bomb Kills Five at Pakistan Election Office Bomb Kills Five at Pakistan Election Office TEHRAN (FNA)- A bomb attack targeting an election candidate’s office in Northwest Pakistan on Sunday killed at least five people and wounded 22, police said, the latest violence ahead of polls next month. The device exploded outside the office of an…

Pakistani Court Remands Mosharaf over Bhutto Killing

Pakistani Court Remands Mosharaf over Bhutto Killing Pakistani Court Remands Mosharaf over Bhutto Killing TEHRAN (FNA)- A Pakistani court slapped a three-day house arrest order on former military ruler Parvez Mosharaf over the murder of Benazir Bhutto more than five years ago, a prosecutor said. Mosharaf is already serving a two-week house arrest, set to…

Blast Injures 13 in Southwest Pakistan

Blast Injures 13 in Southwest Pakistan Blast Injures 13 in Southwest Pakistan TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 13 people were injured when a bomb went off outside a hospital in Pakistan’s Southwest Quetta city on Wednesday morning, local media reported. Geo TV said that the incident happened at about 8:10 a.m. ( local time) in Satellite…

Pipelineistan Geopolitics at Work: Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar.

Construction is nearing completion on a natural gas pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan, a project that portends a huge geopolitical shift. As regional powers strengthen ties in this key energy market, they’re looking to China, and away from the West. Since the early 2000s, analysts and diplomats across Asia have been dreaming of a future…

Iran, Pakistan Break Ground on Gas Pipeline!

Iran, Pakistan Break Ground on Gas Pipeline! On Saturday, the ceremony to transfer final control of the Detention Facility in Parwan to Afghanistan was canceled at the last minute as the US once again tried to maintain veto power over Afghan decisions on which prisoners to free. This occurred amid a backdrop of a range…

‘Drone’ a Dirty Word in the UN Lexicon

Inter Press Service, 7 February 2013 The “drone”, one of the eminently controversial lethal weapons deployed by the United States in its war against terrorism, is obviously a dirty word in the U.N. lexicon. ‘Drone’ a Dirty Word in the UN Lexicon United Nations — The “drone”, one of the eminently controversial lethal weapons deployed…

I’ve almost given up

And then I thought that Twitter is not that Almighty 😉 So if you are not being heard for any reason,Just do not give up just help spread the word,any word,all words,everything @msfgreeceαπαιτω μια απαντηση γιατι @hrwδεν απαντα :εχετε υπ’οψιντην αντι-κινηση της ΧΑμε τους γιατρους ΜΕ συνορα;Δεν σας ενοχλει; — InsomniacR (@inalarmclock) February 4, 2013…

Covert Drone War: US claims of ‘no civilian deaths’

US claims of ‘no civilian deaths’   A Reaper drone on an airstrip in Kandahar. Library photo/Ministry of Defence.   Claims by President Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan that ‘there hasn’t been a single collateral [civilian] death’ in Pakistan since August 2010 are found to be untrue today, following a major Bureau investigation. According…

Obama to approve drone assassination manual

By Patrick Martin 21 January 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/21/dron-j21.html President Obama is about to sign off on a manual that will institutionalize the process by which the White House orders and approves killings by remote-controlled drones, according to a report Sunday. The so-called counterterrorism “playbook” will define the circumstances under which the CIA and the military’s Special…

The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/18/the-algerian-kidnappers-and-the-case-of-dr-aafia-siddiqui/ Most Wronged Woman in the World? The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui by YVONNE RIDLEY The only thing that surprised me when I heard that the Algerian kidnappers had called for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui was that it hadn’t happened sooner. Don’t get me wrong, as a former…

Cynthia McKinney, IAC Co-Director Sara Flounders travel to Pakistan in solidarity with political prisoner Aafia Siddiqui

by LeiLani Dowell Arriving in Karachi, Pakistan, at 4 a.m. for a trip in support of efforts to free and repatriate Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney and International Action Center Co-Director Sara Flounders received an overwhelmingly warm welcome on Dec. 2. Hundreds of Siddiqui’s supporters met the two at the airport in…

Photos of terror drone victims released in Pakistan

A US Predator drone firing a Hellfire missile (file photo) Sun Nov 4, 2012 2:27AM GMT Pakistani photographers have released photos showing victims of US assassination drone strikes being treated in local hospitals in northwestern Pakistan, Press TV reports. The photos, which were made public on Saturday, show the victims of a recent US attack…

Imran Khan Detained on US Flight over Anti-Drone Activism

– Common Dreams staff Pakistan’s anti-drone politician and former cricket-star, Imran Khan, was taken off an international flight from Toronto to New York for questioning over his political views, and his critical stance on US foreign policy, immigration officials have confirmed. This file photo shows Pakistani politician Imran Khan addressing a rally in Tank, on…

Pakistan floods killed 455 since September, official figures show

SOURCE   At least 455 people have been killed over the past five weeks across Pakistan due to monsoon floods in the country, official figures show. According to statistics released by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), some 260,000 people across Pakistan had to leave their houses to seek shelter since early September. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s…

Afghanistan, the Taliban and the Bush Oil Team

By 1rex22   SOURCE According to Afghan, Iranian, and Turkish government sources, Hamid Karzai, the interim Prime Minister of Afghanistan, was a top adviser to the El Segundo, California-based UNOCAL Corporation which was negotiating with the Taliban to construct a Central Asia Gas (CentGas) pipeline from Turkmenistan through western Afghanistan to Pakistan. Karzai, the leader…

Afghanistan, the Taliban and the Oil Team

    SOURCE According to Afghan, Iranian, and Turkish government sources, Hamid Karzai, the interim Prime Minister of Afghanistan, was a top adviser to the El Segundo, California-based UNOCAL Corporation which was negotiating with the Taliban to construct a Central Asia Gas (CentGas) pipeline from Turkmenistan through western Afghanistan to Pakistan. Karzai, the leader of…

The Oil and the Glory in Afghanistan

  Testimony before the US Congress is circulating on the internet. It pertains to a proposed oil pipeline through Central Asia that is applicable to the current war in Afghanistan. On February 12, 1998, John J. Maresca, vice president, international relations for UNOCAL oil company, testified before the US House of Representatives, Committee on International…

Press Conference with Imran Khan and US Peace Delegation

Originally posted on Drones Watch:
Tighe Barry, reports from the 2012 Pakistan delegation On Sunday September 30, a group of peace activists, coordinated by CODEPINK from the United States, held a press conference in Islamabad with Pakistan’s most popular political leader, Imran Khan. Khan is former cricket champion and presently chairman of PTI, a lead…