Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

May 13, 2015

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

Two former senior Pakistani military officials told AFP Tuesday that a defector from Pakistani intelligence assisted the U.S. in its hunt for Osama bin Laden but denied the two countries had officially worked together. The officials’ accounts come after the publication of a controversial ...

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

May 6, 2015

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

Nepal’s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighboring countries that have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanization could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its ...

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

May 6, 2015

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

Although the Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests ...

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala Yousafzai

Apr 30, 2015

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala Yousafzai

A court in Pakistan sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment on Thursday for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large. Pakistani Taliban militants boarded the teenager’s school bus and shot her ...

Apr 28, 2015

Mominul keys Bangladesh's good start in first test

Mominul Haque scored 80 as Bangladesh made an impressive start in the first test against Pakistan on Tuesday, reaching 236 for four by stumps on the opening day. The talented 23-year-old left-hander batted fluently to pass 50 for the 12th time in his first ...