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Pakistan ‘will not launch’ Haqqani offensive

Pakistan will not launch an offensive against Haqqani extremists despite Washington ramping up the pressure after a series of attacks on US targets in Afghanistan, an official said on Monday. The US and Pakistan are key allies in the war against Islamist militants in Afghanistan, but their relationship is often…

Afghan dies in apparent suicide at Guantanamo

MIAMI — A 37-year old Afghan detainee died at Guantanamo Bay in an apparent suicide, the US military said in a statement. The man, identified by one name, Inayatullah, was an admitted planner for Al-Qaeda terrorist operations, according to the Southern Command. He arrived in Guantanamo in September 2007. Inayatullah…

Florida imam pleads not guilty to aiding Taliban

MIAMI — An elderly Miami imam pleaded not guilty in US federal court Monday to charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban and was ordered held without bail, his lawyer said. The US government accuses 76-year-old Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, four of his relatives and another person of funneling money…

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