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Pakistan bomb attacks claim 102 lives

YAKAGHUND, Pakistan (AFP) – The death toll from a suicide bombing and car bomb blast that devastated a Pakistani tribal town has soared to 102 in one of the country’s deadliest attacks, officials said Saturday. The explosions targeted a busy market in Yakaghund town in Pakistan’s northwest tribal belt on…

Two killed in NATO tanker blast in Pakistan

QUETTA: Two people were killed and as many injured when a bomb exploded in an oil tanker in Chaman on Wednesday. The tanker was carrying fuel for Nato forces stationed in Afghanistan. A trader heading towards Afghanistan was burnt alive while a teenaged pedestrian died of burns in a hospital.…

State Dept: US ‘satisfied’ with Pakistan’s cooperation on terror probe

The United States said Monday it was satisfied with Pakistan’s cooperation in the probe of a bomb attempt in New York’s Times Square, seeking to clarify strong words from US leaders. “We’re very satisfied by the cooperation we’re getting on this particular investigation thus far,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley…

Iraq, Afghanistan vet charged in airline bomb hoax

NEW YORK — A US man who reportedly had served in Iraq and Afghanistan was charged Wednesday with making a false bomb threat on a Delta Airlines flight from Paris to the United States. Derek Stansberry, 27, faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of interfering with…

Grayson raised nearly $500,000 in single-day ‘money bomb’

The congressman who once called Dick Cheney a vampire is raking in the cash. Alan Grayson, the Florida Democrat whose sharp-tongued jabs have stirred the cockles of liberals everywhere, raised a whopping $470,000 for his re-election campaign on a single day in March, perhaps a testament to a frustrated liberal…

No charges for Qatar diplomat after mid-air bomb scare

Update: Diplomat was to meet jailed terrorist WASHINGTON — A Qatari diplomat who caused a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane bathroom was traveling for a consular visit to see an imprisoned al-Qaida agent. A State Department official and another person close to the matter say Mohammed…

Iraq attacks kill scores on eve of Christmas, Ashura

HILLA, Iraq — Twenty-seven people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a string of attacks across Iraq on Thursday ahead of Christmas and the Shiite commemoration ceremonies of Ashura. In the worst attack, 15 people including a provincial councillor were killed and 70 wounded when twin bombs struck…

Iran’s nuclear bomb trigger exposed by secret docs

Four years after Iran was thought to have suspended its weapons program they were testing the component that triggers the explosion of a nuclear bomb, according to a new report. Monday’s edition of British newspaper The Times includes an exclusive report, based on confidential documents, proving Iran was working on…

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