World Bulletin/News Desk
A flurry of drone attacks pounded northern Pakistan at the weekend, killing 13 people in three separate attacks, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.
The attacks came as Pakistanis celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
A drone killed five people and injured two in North Waziristan early on Sunday morning, an intelligence official said. He said the death toll was based on intercepted conversations of Taliban.
Later on Sunday, another drone attack killed two people and injured two others near the site of the previous attack, said two intelligence officials.
On Saturday, a drone attack killed six people and injured two.
Infighting could split the Taliban and threatens tentative peace talks with the Kabul government to end 13 years of war
The killing comes after nationwide protests in July over the lynching of another 13-year-old boy
With an increasing amount of women trying to escaping the violence and poverty in their homeland, many women, including teenagers, are being forced into marriages to avoid being sold into prostitution.
Beijin will limit the number of cars on streets and will close down factories to ensure the air is cleaner for the September 3 military parade.
The military chief commader handed in his resignation over the weekend and tried to smooth concerns, saying the armed forces were stable.
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Egypt has continued its war against the Muslim Brotherhood by sentencing 300 Muslim Brotherhood members for three to ten years in prison
In a joint operation, the US and New Zealand tested weapons which could emulate a 33 ft tsunami as a possible alternative to a nuclear bomb.
Turkish president stops over in Islamabad to meet Pakistani prime minister
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For the first time maritime militia could get its own fishing fleet, a boost for the world’s largest producer and exporter of fish