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2005-10-04 14:18:30

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani military court sentenced four air force staff to death and two to life in jail on Tuesday for involvement in an al Qaeda-inspired assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in 2003. Musharraf, a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terrorism, narrowly escaped the attempt to kill him on December 14, 2003, when a bomb blew up a bridge in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, next to the capital Islamabad, minutes after his motorcade passed it. The six...

2005-08-26 09:33:19

(Corrects name in fourth paragraph) By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan sentenced five men, including a soldier, to hang for their role in an al Qaeda-inspired assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in late 2003, a military spokesman said on Friday. Musharraf, one of the West's main allies in a global war on terror, narrowly escaped when two suicide car bombers rammed his motorcade on Christmas Day, 2003, in Rawalpindi, the garrison city adjoining...

2005-08-26 09:45:55

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan sentenced five men, including a soldier, to hang for their role in an al Qaeda-inspired assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in late 2003, a military spokesman said on Friday. Musharraf, one of the West's main allies in a global war on terror, narrowly escaped when two suicide car bombers rammed his motorcade on Christmas Day, 2003, in Rawalpindi, the garrison city adjoining Islamabad. Fifteen people were killed. It was...

2005-08-26 07:13:17

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan sentenced five men, including a soldier, to hang for their role in an al Qaeda-inspired assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in late 2003, a military spokesman said on Friday. Musharraf, one of the West's main allies in a global war on terror, narrowly escaped when two suicide car bombers rammed his motorcade on Christmas Day, 2003, in Rawalpindi, the garrison city adjoining Islamabad. Fifteen people were killed. It was...

2005-08-17 01:46:29

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani police have charged a militant over the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said on Wednesday. Mohammad Hashim Qadir was arrested last month in the central province of Punjab and he was later handed over to Karachi police for investigations. Intelligence officials have said Qadir, also known as Arif, had set up a meeting between the Wall Street Journal reporter and his kidnappers. Investigating police officer Gul Hameed...

2005-08-09 08:04:25

KARACHI (Reuters) - A Pakistani militant suspected of having a link to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl was brought before a court on Tuesday and ordered detained in connection with a separate case, police said. A civil court in the city of Karachi allowed police to hold Mohammad Hashim Qadir for investigation for five days in connection with the killing of a man on June 5. Police said he would also be charged in connection with the Pearl case. "We have already...

2005-08-06 08:31:11

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An Islamist militant suspected of bringing murdered U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl to his kidnappers has confessed he was working for two key al Qaeda-linked operatives, police said on Saturday. Mohammad Hashim Qadir was arrested last month in Gujranwala in the central province of Punjab. Security sources believe he set up a meeting between Pearl and militants who later kidnapped and killed him. "He has confessed to his role in the Pearl case and to...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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