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What Pakistan wants: its people or terrorists

by Kiran Nazish

16 hours ago

Girls light candles for victims of the attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar during a candlelight vigil in Quetta on Dec. 19. photo by Naseer Ahmed/Reuters

Museum of death

Rows and rows of men stood in straight lines, hands folded in front of their chests, offering a Namaz-e-Janaza (prayer before burial) on Wednesday.  Some held their... read full article

  • For North Korea’s cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

    by Ju-Min Park and Jack Kim, Reuters

    21 hours ago

    The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said.

    Non-conventional capabilities like cyber-warfare...

  • North American immigration to Israel rose 7 percent in 2014

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Immigration to Israel from North America rose 7 percent in 2014 over the previous year to 3,762 olim from the United States and Canada, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.

    The immigrants came on 17 special aliyah flights from North America, sponsored by facilitated by Nefesh B’Nefesh...

  • Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from massacre

    by Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Mehran Khan, a mild-mannered 14-year-old survivor of this week's massacre at a Pakistani school, says he will not rest until the meaningless deaths of his classmates have been avenged.

    Shot with three bullets – in the hand, leg and back – Khan said from his bed at Peshawar's Lady...

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  • Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

    by Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Reuters

    3 days ago

    A shocked Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

    People across the country lit candles and staged vigils as parents bade final...

  • UK police ‘stop plane on runway’ to detain Syria-bound teenager

    Reuters

    3 days ago

    British counter-terrorism officers stopped a plane as it taxied towards the runway at Heathrow to prevent a 15-year old girl from traveling to Syria to join Islamist fighters, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Wednesday.

    The girl, from east London, had saved up and bought a...

  • Cuba releases American Alan Gross as U.S. prepares to overhaul Cuba policy

    by Daniel Trotta and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said on Wednesday heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.

    A U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN...

  • En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    4 days ago

    In the backseat of a car headed to the rebel-held city of Lugansk, I was feeling confident about my plan for getting in and out safely to report an article about how the city’s Jewish community is coping with the war ravaging the area.

    I had a reliable route and crew, an Israeli...

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