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Monday 26 January

Kabul (BNA)
Al Qaeda militants have seized a small town southeast of Yemen's capital Sanaa Sunday in another setback to efforts to restore order after President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally handed over power following almost a year of mass protests against his rule.

A police source and witnesses said the militants met little resistance from a small police force when they entered the town of Radda in al-Baydah province, 170 km (105 miles) from Sanaa, Saturday night, seizing an ancient citadel and mosque.

The capture of Radda expanded al Qaeda control outside the southern province of Abyan, where they have taken over several towns since the uprising against Saleh began.


U.N. EMPLOYEE KIDNAPPED BY TRIBESMEN

Underscoring the continued lawlessness in Yemen, a Norwegian working for the United Nations was kidnapped in Sanaa at the weekend, Norway's foreign ministry said.

A tribal source said the Norwegian was abducted by tribesmen from oil-producing Maarib province demanding the release of a suspect accused of killing two members of the security forces.

Residents in Radda, which has a population of around 60,000, said the militants who took over the town were led by Tareq al-Dahab, who had been handed over by Syria to Yemen recently after being detained while trying to slip into Iraq.

Mnday 16 January

Kabul (BNA)
 

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has issued contempt notice to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in the NRO implementation case and directed him to appear personally before the bench on January 19.
"In these circumstances, we are left with no option, as a first step, to issue a show cause notice," the notice issued by the seven-member bench stated.

"The prime minister should appear personally in court on Jan. 19."

The notice has been issued to the Pakistan   PM under Section 17. A seven-member larger bench of the SC resumed hearing of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) Implementation case.

The hearing of the NRO implementation case was adjourned till January 19

Sunday, 15 January 2012

(BNA)

Pakistani intelligence officials say they have intercepted militant radio communications indicating Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud may have been killed in a recent US drone strike.

The officials said Thursday they overheard Taliban militants in around a half a dozen intercepts discussing whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North Waziristan tribal area.

Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticised others for talking about the issue over the radio.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Asimullah Mehsud denied the group's leader was killed and said he was not in the area where the drone strike occurred

Sunday, January 15, 2012
THE NEWS (BNA) Thirteen people killed and a large number have been injured in an explosion occurred in Khanpur of Pakistan today. 
The explosion happened during the Chelum procession of Hazarat Imam Hussain near an Imambargah.
The reason given by authorities was that a transformer had exploded, but now the possibility of a bomb blast is not being ruled out.
According to the DPO initial investigations indicated that the reason might have been a bomb explosion.
The injured have been rushed to hospitals.

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