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Former CIA chief’s new book may have violated secrecy agreement
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta may have violated his secrecy agreement with the department over his recently published memoir, a new report claims.

22.10.2014 22:31

Only 84 of 2,379 US drone attacks victims in Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report
CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since 2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,” only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report revealed.

18.10.2014 09:09

‘Barely lucid’: Mentally ill UK grandfather on death row, family appeal
The daughter of Mohammad Ashgar, a British-Pakistani man from Edinburgh, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan under the state’s blasphemy laws, is due to discuss her father’s case with the UK Foreign Office on Friday.

17.10.2014 13:38

​Prestige does not necessarily mean progress: A history of the Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize has stirred controversy for decades. Who decides on the winners of this prestigious award, and does their choice reflect courage or conformity?

13.10.2014 10:23

Amnesty International slams US in death penalty report for executing mentally disabled prisoners
Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed — a violation of international standards, the group wrote.

10.10.2014 15:38

No faith in American justice: Aafia Siddiqui withdraws her appeal of 86-year prison term
Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has withdrawn what is likely the final appeal of her conviction for attempted murder of American agents in Afghanistan. Islamist militants have attempted to free Siddiqui in prisoner swaps with the United States.

10.10.2014 14:06

Nobel Peace Prize should go to ‘little-known people who made a big difference’
The Nobel Peace Prize should go to small people who deserve more of the spotlight, and not to the people who are big in the public eye, like Barack Obama, because that’s their job to keep the peace, investigative journalist Tony Gosling told RT.

10.10.2014 08:15

Nobel Peace Prize shared by Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
Human rights activists from Pakistan and India, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

10.10.2014 08:02

Pakistani Taliban pledges support to ISIS as coordinated West-hatred gains momentum
The threat of a formidable Islamic State grows, as the Pakistani Taliban pledged support to the fearsome terrorist group and urged other Middle Eastern extremists to be part of the effort to repel the alleged Western campaign against Islam.

05.10.2014 08:45

Afghan political transition: A quick fix solution or a long-term answer to regional stability?
As Afghanistan gets its new President in the so-called democratic power transfer, South Asia is eagerly calculating the possible fallout over the stability of the entire region.

30.09.2014 12:38

Spyware phone app CEO indicted for conspiracy
The head of a company that sells a spyware application for smartphones has been indicted and arrested for conspiracy and other charges related to surreptitious interception. It is the first time the US Department of Justice has targeted spyware apps.

30.09.2014 03:24

US drone strike kills as many as 10 in Pakistan
A suspected US drone strike has killed as many as ten Uzbek and local alleged militants near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan, according to reports citing unnamed intelligence officials.

24.09.2014 14:19

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