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U.S. charges ‘Pakistani agents’ over Kashmir scam

US officials charged two suspected Pakistani agents over an alleged decades-long effort that funneled millions of dollars to Washington to lobby the Kashmiri cause in the corridors of power. The Justice Department unsealed conspiracy charges against Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, a US citizen, and Zaheer Ahmad, 63, a US citizen…

US drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – US missiles killed 18 militants in Pakistan’s tribal district of South Waziristan on Monday, destroying compounds and a vehicle in the deadliest drone strikes for months, local officials said. Three strikes were reported just days after Pakistani officials said they believed senior Al-Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri…

Key al-Qaeda operative killed in Pakistan by U.S. drone

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Senior al Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri, regarded as one of the most dangerous militants in the world, was killed by a U.S. drone aircraft missile strike in Pakistan, an intelligence official and local media said on Saturday. The death of the Pakistani militant was another intelligence coup…

Terrorists planned to kill Lockheed Martin CEO as response to drone bombings

CHICAGO (AFP) – A Pakistini-based branch of Al-Qaeda was hatching a plot to kill the head of US defense group Lockheed Martin, self-confessed terrorist David Coleman Headley testified in a US court Tuesday. “There was a plan to kill him because he was making drones,” Headley testified during the Chicago…

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