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45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Lagos : Members of the armed terrorist group Boko Haram have killed at least 45 people in a village near Mafa city in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, media reported citing municipal sources and witnesses.

The radicals attacked Azaya Kura Wednesday, just one day before the Nigerian government refused to extend the state of emergency imposed 18 months ago in Borno and two other northeastern states in the country due to the Boko Haram attacks.

Court orders inclusion of co-accused in Musharraf case

Islamabad : A special court in Pakistan Friday ordered the inclusion of three co-accused in the treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf and proceedings against those who advised him to impose an emergency in 2007.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab passed the order while hearing a plea filed by Gen. Musharaf seeking his acquittal in the treason case as well as to involve the co-accused in the case, Geo TV reported.

Afghanistan signals Kabul's focus on ties with Pakistan, China

By Arul Louis,

United Nations : Reflecting the new Afghanistan government's high priority on reconciliation with the Taliban, ending conflicts and curbing terrorism, Kabul's Ambassador to the UN Zahir Tanin signalled Kabul's focus on relations with Pakistan and China, which it feels can help it in these tasks.

Pakistan arrests 61 Indian fishermen

Islamabad : Sixty one India fishermen on board 11 boats were arrested by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, a media report said Friday.

Cases have been registered against the fisherman under the Foreign Act and the Fisheries Act Thursday, Dawn online reported.

Fishermen from both the neighbouring countries are often arrested for violation of territorial limits.

Leader killed in US drone attack, confirms Al Qaeda

Islamabad: Global terrorist organisation Al Qaeda's branch in the Indian sub-continent Thursday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack.

Qudoos was alleged to have helped senior al-Qaeda leader, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Xinhua reported.

Kahlid was arrested in 2003 from the house of Ahmad Qudoos, the brother of Adil Qudoos, in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.

The US had accused Kahlid of mass murder and he was identified as "the principal architect of the 9/11 (terrorist) attacks" by the 9/11 Commission report.

Drone attack in Pakistan kills five suspected militants

Islamabad: At least five suspected militants, including what sources claim to be a high value target, were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region Thursday, media reported.

According to officials, the drone fired two missiles on a compound in the Dattakhel tehsil of the North Waziristan agency, Dawn online reported.

Some people were also injured in the attack, the sources said.

Modi meets Karzai, lauds contribution to ties

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday lauded former Afghan president Hamid Karzai for his immense contribution to the strengthening of India-Afghanistan relations.

At a meeting here, Modi once again congratulated Karzai for his leadership and sagacity in ensuring a historic and peaceful political transition and formation of a national unity government in Afghanistan, an official release said.

Karzai said the friendship between India and Afghanistan was time-tested.

Rafah crossing point closure sparks Gaza humanitarian crisis

Gaza : Keeping the Rafah crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt completely closed for 25 consecutive days has sparked a serious humanitarian crisis, a senior Gaza official said Thursday.

Iyad al-Bozom, spokesman of the interior ministry in Gaza, which is still controlled on the ground by the Hamas movement, told reporters that "there are 30,000 residents of the Gaza Strip who need urgent travelling through the Rafah crossing".

They include students who need to study abroad and patients who need urgent medical treatment, Xinhua cited him as saying.

India did not offer car to PM Sharif: Pakistani official

Islamabad : India has not offered any bulletproof car to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, to be held in Nepal Nov 26-27, according to a Pakistani official.

According to a media report Nov 17, a Nepalese official had said that Sharif rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by India for the Saarc summit in Kathmandu.

'Pakistan to talk to Kashmiri leaders before dialogue with India'

Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan will talk with Kashmiri leaders before initiating any dialogue with India, media reported.

"Pakistan will speak with Kashmiri leaders before it enters into dialogue with India," Sharif said while attending a session of the Kashmir Council in Muzaffarabad, Dawn online reported.

"Pakistan itself is the biggest victim of terrorism so blaming its agencies for being involved in extremism is an utter lie," the prime minister said.