37 killed in attack on NATO supply convoy
Kabul: A NATO supply convoy came under attack by Taliban in western Afghanistan,with 37 dead reported in the firefight and NATO airstrikes that ensued,Afghan officials said Thursday. The victims included seven private security guards with two firms guarding the convoy,according to an official at one of the companies,plus two Afghan National Army soldiers and numerous Taliban.
Pak sacks doctor who helped track Osama
ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,Ameer Haider Khan Hoti,sacked Shakeel Afridi,the doctor who had helped CIA track down Osama bin Laden,amid calls for trying him for treason. As many as 17 medics who worked on a fake vaccination drive set up by the CIA to confirm that bin Laden was in Abbottabad had been sacked earlier. Afridi is currently in custody and Pakistan has rejected US calls for his release.
Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize
LONDON: The Dalai Lama has won this years John Templeton prize. He was chosen for the $1.7 million prize as he was an incomparable global voice for universal ethics,nonviolence,and harmony among world religions. Dalai Lama,who will get the prize on May 14,welcomed it as recognition of my little service to humanity.
French n-physicist faces terror trial
PARIS: A French former nuclear physicist at CERN is going on trial on charges of plotting terrorism with Al-Qaida. Adlene Hicheur railed in emails to suspected al-Qaida contacts about the need to punish Western governments for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,according to investigators. He has denied any wrongdoing.