Hafiz Saeed, the leader of a terrorist group, and head of the Defense Of Pakistan Council, has offered help to Americans who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy saying, "We are ready to send food items, medicines and doctors to the U.S. for the people affected by the storm,... America [may] fix bounties on our heads but as followers of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), we feel it is our Islamic duty to help Americans trapped in a catastrophe."
Police in Mingora, Pakistan have arrested several suspects they believe have material information or part of the group responsible for shooting 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, an outspoken girl who championed education for girls and criticized the Taliban.
Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and neck after leaving school recently and has been in critical condition since. Yesterday she was transferred to a hospital in the nations capital while two british medical doctors arrived to help consult on Yousufzai medical care and recovery.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a report to congress declaring the Haqqani Network inside of Pakistan a terrorist group, something most have said for a long time.
Clinton said the U.S. will continue a "robust campaign of diplomatic, military, and intelligence pressure on the network, demonstrating the United States' resolve to degrade the organization's ability to execute violent attacks."
The move though will have a negative impact on Afghan, Pakistan-US diplomatic efforts and peace talks because Pakistan does not list the group as a terrorist organization.
Washington, D.C. -
A U.S. unmanned drone strike has killed Al-Qaeda's second in command in Pakistan, Abu Yahya al-Libi, in a hideout in North Waziristan in Pakistan's tribal areas according to the White House Press secretary, Jay Carney, who described it as a "major blow".
The U.S. has maintained drone strike in Pakistan despite the objections of the Pakistani government, and there is a growing sense the Pakistan is no longer an active ally, but merely a symbolic one at most, with so many terrorist and terror leaders being found and killed inside Pakistan.
Pakistan has sentenced Dr. Shakil Afridi to 33 years in prison under its Frontier Crimes Regulations, FCR, for helping the United States hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.
Afridi ran a vaccination clinic for the public and also helped to quietly collect DNA samples in Abbottabad of the population for the CIA's search for bin Laden for a decade. Human rights groups have called the FCR abuse because it is a special set of regulations that govern the restive tribal region of Pakistan where clan leaders and militants rule.
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Former president and current Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev will attend the G8 summit to represent Russia and has warned western powers that if Syria were to be attacked, it could lead to a regional nuclear war.
Medvedev was quoted as saying, "Hasty military operations in foreign states usually bring radicals to power,... At some point such actions which undermine state sovereignty may lead to a full-scale regional war, even, although I do not want to frighten anyone, with the use of nuclear weapons,... Everyone should bear this in mind."
Al Qaeda has posted a video of American development worker, 70 year old Warren Weinstein, who was originally abducted from his upscale house in Pakistan in August of 2011. In the video, Weinstein said his captors will kill him if President Obama does not meet their demands. Last December Ayman Zawahiri, then the number 2 leader of Al Qaeda, appeared in a video saying they were holding Weinstein.
The body of Khalil Rasjed Dale was found beheaded and wrapped in a plastic sheet along a road near Baluchistan Pakistan. Dale was a ICRC and British Red Cross aid worker who ran a humanitarian aid camp.
His name had been written on the plastic with a black marker along with a note that said his ransom had not been paid. He had been originally been kidnapped in January.
According to Pakistan police reports, Dale's head was cut off by a small sharp knife that sawed through the neck.
Ending a five month closure, Pakistan's parliament has voted to reopen crucial supply routes into Afghanistan to NATO forces.
Last November Pakistan closed supply routes into Afghanistan after a NATO air raid on a Pakistani Army border post ended up killed more than 20 Pakistani soldiers.
The vote was part of an overall vote on resuming NATO relations, but it also banned NATO from moving ammunition through Pakistan.