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NYT covers LUMS BitMate project

Lahore – The New York Times (NYT) in conjunction with GigaOm published an article “BitMate Brings BitTorrent to the Developing World” on 28th February on the BitMate project undertaken by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) School of Science and Engineering Computer Sciences (CS) Department Associate Professor and BitMate project Head Dr Umar Saif and students. BitMate is a modified BitTorrent client that allows people to share and download torrents over dial-up

Pakistan’s terror havens ‘rich hunting ground’ for US: NYT

LAHORE – Pakistan’s refusal to launch a military operation in North Waziristan to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries on its northwest border may have created a magnet there for hundreds of fighters, which has a positive side for the US, according to a report in the New York Times (NYT).
The report said that a growing number of senior US intelligence and counterinsurgency officials were of the opinion that by bunching up there, insurgents were ultimately making it easier for American

US pushing for more ground raids in Pakistan: NYT

WASHINGTON: Frustrated US military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for a series of Special Operations ground raids in Pakistan, the New York Times reported.
The raids would likely need approval from President Barack Obama himself, and the wary administration fears political backlash in Pakistan. But the commanders see much to gain, particularly in terms of intelligence from captured militant leaders. “We’ve never been as close as we are now to getting the go-ahead to go

NYT says Afghan Taliban ‘leader’ was an impostor

KABUL: The New York Times said on Tuesday that a man it had described as a “Taliban leader” who had taken part in “secret peace talks” with the Afghan government was in fact an impostor.
The newspaper said the man had held three meetings with NATO and Afghan officials but that US officials had confirmed on Monday “they had given up hope” he was the leader identified as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour. “The fake Taliban leader even met with President Hamid Karzai, having been