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US may use leaks as leverage to get Pak

WASHINGTON: The US may seek to gain leverage from the WikiLeaks disclosures about ISI’s links with Taliban and Al-Qaeda, to get Islamabad act tougher on militant groups on its soil, as voices grow louder against giving Pakistan a ‘blank cheque’ in the war on terror.

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Polish intelligence had warned of attack on Indian embassy in Kabul

NEW YORK: A week before the July 2008 bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul, Polish intelligence had tipped off of a possible Taliban strike on the Indian mission, according to leaked US military documents, which also say that American ally Pakistan’s ISI maintains direct links with the outlawed Afghan group.

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Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal issues first warrants

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s 1971 war crimes tribunal today issued its first arrest warrants against four top leaders of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) who were accused of heinous crimes like genocide, rape and murder in the Liberation war which left an estimated 3 million dead. 

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Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer guilty of war crimes

PHNOM PENH: The UN-backed war crimes tribunal today sentenced the former Khmer Rouge chief jailer to 35 years in prison, the first verdict involving a leader of the genocidal regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodia’s people.

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‘Pakistan gained N-capabilities through international deception’

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has gained atomic capabilities through “international deception” and “clandestine procurement” networks, eminent US lawmakers have said, while warning that the continuation of ‘secretive’ Sino-Pak nuclear ties is setting a wrong precedence for others.

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26/11 case: Pak court adjourns trial due to judge’s absence

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani anti-terror court Saturday adjourned for a week the trial of LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks as the judge was away to attend an official meeting.

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