Lastnight World: Men in uniform kill 2 NATO troops

Men wearing Afghan police uniforms shot dead two NATO service members in southern Afghanistan,authorities said

Written by Agencies | Published: May 13, 2012 1:01 am

Men in uniform kill 2 NATO troops

KABUL: Men wearing Afghan police uniforms shot dead two NATO service members on Saturday in southern Afghanistan,authorities said. Two other coalition service members also died Saturday in Afghanistan,one in an insurgent attack and another of non-battle related injuries.

Saudi king dismisses conservative adviser

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has dismissed a controversial ultraconservative adviser,Sheik Abdul-Mohsen al-Obeikan,after he publicly criticized reforms aimed at easing restrictions on women,the kingdom’s state media reports.

Militant video claims Syria blasts

BEIRUT: A video posted online late Friday in the name of a shadowy militant group,Al-Nusra Front,claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the Syrian capital that killed 55 people this week.

Policeman killed,17 injured in Pak blast

Islamabad: A policeman was killed and 17 others were injured on Saturday in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar city,when a roadside bomb targeted a security van that was taking prisoners to a court.

‘Sonic weapon’ to be used at Olympics

London: The British military will deploy “sonic weapon” — the US-made Long Range Acoustic Device — in London during the Olympics which start in July,a Ministry of Defence spokesman has said.

Israeli envoy to meet Palestine president

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian official says an Israeli envoy will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to submit a letter regarding the possibility of substantive talks. The modest exchange is the highest-level communication between the two sides since exploratory contact collapsed four months ago.

Ready to talk with South,says Sudan

KHARTOUM: Sudan says it is ready to hold talks with South Sudan about outstanding issues between the two countries. Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday that the “security question’’ should top the agenda.

2 held on terrorism charges in London

LONDON: British police say more than 100 homes have been evacuated after two men were arrested under suspicion of terror offenses.

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