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2008-09-26 09:00:27

Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 26 September [Taleban spokesman] Qari Yusof Ahmadi: The mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate fired six missiles at the airport situated near Farah city, the capital of Farah Province, at 1215 [local time] this morning. A large number of foreign and local soldiers are stationed at the airport. Fire broke out at the airport as a result of the missile attacks. A large number of the enemy helicopters were seen taking off and landing at...

2008-09-26 09:00:10

By Jason Straziuso and Fisnik Abrashi Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S. ground troops along the volatile border Thursday, sparking a five- minute ground battle between the countries, which have been allies in the war on terrorism, officials said. Attempting to play down the incident -- the first serious exchange with Pakistani forces acknowledged by the U.S. -- Pakistan's president...

2008-09-24 15:00:22

Pakistani officials said Wednesday they have found the wreckage of a downed U.S. drone inside the country, but U.S. officials denied the report. Pakistani security forces said the wreckage was found Tuesday night at a village in the border region of South Waziristan, a northwestern tribal area known as a staging area for al-Qaida and Taliban attacks inside neighboring Afghanistan, CNN reported. U.S. officials disputed the drone report, however. "We have had queries both yesterday and...

2008-09-24 09:00:09

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani soldiers and tribesm en shot down a suspected U.S. military drone close to the Afghan border Tuesday night, three intelligence officials said. If verified, it apparently would be the first time a pilotless aircraft was brought down over Pakistan and likely would add to tensions between Washington and Islamabad over recent U.S. cross- border incursions into the country's lawless tribal regions. The three officials said the aircraft...

2008-09-24 00:00:13

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior official said Monday. A hotel official, however, denied there were any plans for a government dinner.The attack that killed 53 people - including the Czech ambassador and two U.S. Defense Department employees - and wounded hundreds came at a time of strains in the U.S.-Pakistani...

2008-09-23 12:00:02

By CHRIS BRUMMITT By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan U.S. helicopters flew into Pakistan's border region, but returned to Afghanistan after troops and tribesmen opened fire, intelligence officials said Monday. Washington denied the account. The alleged incident late Sunday threatened new rifts between the United States and its key ally against terrorism days after a truck bomb struck a luxury hotel in Islamabad, killing 53 people. Late Monday, Dubai-based...

2008-09-23 06:00:09

Pakistan's military is threatening to shoot U.S. troops if they launch another raid into Pakistan's territory. Whether the threat is real or meant solely for domestic consumption, there is a real danger of miscalculation that would be catastrophic for both countries. President Bush's decision to authorize Special Operations forces in Afghanistan to go after militants in Pakistan's lawless border region was a desperation move. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen,...

2008-09-22 21:00:09

By Stephen Graham ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador. The truck sat burning and disabled at the hotel gate for at least 3 1/2 minutes as nervous guards tried to douse the flames before they, the...

2008-09-22 21:00:00

By Stephen Graham ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador. The truck sat burning and disabled at the hotel gate for at least 3 1/2 minutes as nervous guards tried to douse the flames before they, the...

2008-09-22 12:00:02

By TOM MORGAN; TOM RAYNER Pakistan's president and Prime Minister were due to dine at the luxury hotel destroyed in a weekend bombing but changed their minds at the last moment, it emerged today. Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik did not explain why they decided to move to the premier's house on Saturday, but said the decision was kept secret. Suspicion has fallen on al Qaida or the Pakistani Taliban for the blast at Islamabad's Marriott hotel. But a spokesman for Pakistan's top...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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