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Two senior police officers have been charged on Saturday by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan over the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the first female prime minister of any Muslim country. She had been prime minister twice, from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996. (more…)

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Amid tensions between Pakistan and the US, the Guardian newspaper revealed new informations about the CIA actions to locate Osama bin Laden. (more…)

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Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s long-serving second in command, has been appointed leader after the death of Osama bin Laden. The statement announcing it was posted on a militant website and said : “Sheikh Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri, may God guide him, assumed responsibility as the group’s amir [leader].” (more…)

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US forces in Pakistan killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at a compound near Islamabad, president Barack Obama announced on TV late on Sunday (photo, from nytimes.com). (more…)

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A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has ordered the arrest of two senior police officers on Sunday.

They are accused of negligence in the murder of former PM Benazir Bhutto (photo, from aljazeera.net), who died in a gun and suicide attack in the city of Rawalpindi in December 2007. (more…)

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In light of intelligence pointing to possible attacks by al-Qaeda in Europe (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), the US government has warned its citizens in an official travel advisory to be vigilant when travelling there.

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A day after criticising the military, the Pakistani minister for defence production has resigned. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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