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UN resolution addresses Indian concerns in S Sudan

United Nations: India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several UN Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that directly addresses the situation faced by Indian soldiers. India has lost seven of its soldiers in the world’s newest country this year. PTI Qaeda releases […]

Published: December 27, 2013 5:29:22 am

United Nations: India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several UN Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that directly addresses the situation faced by Indian soldiers. India has lost seven of its soldiers in the world’s newest country this year. PTI

Qaeda releases video of American abducted in Pak

Islamabad: Al-Qaeda has released a video of an American NGO worker kidnapped by it in Pakistan in 2011,in which he is shown asking US President Barack Obama to negotiate with his captors for his release. Warren Weinstein,72,seen wearing a a grey tracksuit,sounded tired as he said he felt “totally abandoned and forgotten”. Weinstein,kidnapped from his home in Lahore,said he was suffering from a heart ailment and severe asthma. Killed Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said in December 2011 Weinstein would be freed if Washington stopped air strikes in Pakistan,Afghanistan,Somalia and Yemen. PTI

PM Sharif is Pakistan’s richest parliamentarian

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the country’s richest parliamentarian with assets of over Rs 1.43 billion,according to data released by the Election Commission of Pakistan. PTI

Five injured in Egypt bomb blast

Cairo: Five persons were injured when a homemade bomb went off close to a bus in the Egyptian capital Thursday. A second bomb found in the area was defused by police. PTI

US drone strike in Pakistan kills 3 militants

Islamabad: A suspected American drone fired two missiles at a home in the northwestern region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan,killing at least three foreign militants,Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday. AP

Bilawal set to enter Pak National Assembly

Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is poised to become a member of the National Assembly from a seat in Sindh province traditionally held by members of the Bhutto family. PTI

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