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Bahrain says it has foiled ‘foreign plot’ against state

Bahrain says it has foiled ‘foreign plot’ against state

MANAMA – Bahrain’s king said a foreign plot against his Sunni-led island state had been foiled, and the head of the Gulf Cooperation Council said interference by Shia Iran in the Gulf Arab states would not be tolerated.
Confrontation between Sunnis and Shias has stirred international tension in the oil-exporting region, gripped by its worst unrest in years.
“An external plot has been fomented for 20 to 30 years until the ground was ripe for subversive designs… I here

Malaysia’s Anwar denies sex tape allegation, sees political plot

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denied on Monday that he was the man filmed having sex with an unidentified woman, describing the allegation as a “malicious slander” designed to discredit him politically.
The charges could tarnish the reputation of the former deputy premier, who is already involved in a protracted legal battle involving allegations that he had sex with a former male aide, and undermine the opposition’s efforts to stem a recent slide in

Desperate Bangladesh plot upset

DHAKA – Bangladesh hope to come out with all guns blazing when they clash with powerful South Africa in a must-win game on Saturday to enter the World Cup quarter-finals. England’s dramatic win over the West Indies in Chennai on Thursday ruined Bangladesh’s hopes of easing into the knock-out rounds without having to contend with South Africa’s firepower. They now face a make-or-break battle to determine their future in the tournament in front of 25,000 fanatical supporters in the day

Hiraj ‘gives up’ enclave plot

ISLAMABAD – Hamid Yar Hiraj, chairman of the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (ERRA), on Thursday ‘voluntarily’ withdrew from the 26.5 kanal plot in the Diplomatic Enclave, which was “illegally” allotted to him by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) during the Musharraf regime.
Hiraj’s lawyer informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) about his client’s “voluntarily” withdrawal from the plot. A single bench of Justice Raiz Ahmed Khan heard a petition filed by one

Four arrested in Denmark over terror plot

COPENHAGEN – The Danish intelligence agency PET said on Wednesday it had arrested four men suspected of preparing a terror attack against the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, which published the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
“These arrests have successfully stopped an imminent terror attack, where several of the suspects … were going to force their way into the (building which houses the Jyllands-Posten newspaper) in Copenhagen and kill as many people as possible,” PET head

Turkey tries military over alleged anti-govt plot

ISTANBUL: Nearly 200 Turkish military officers, including three top retired commanders, went on trial on Thursday charged with plotting to destabilise the government in a case likely to increase strains with the secularist armed forces.
Amid tight security the officers filed into a courtroom near Istanbul to answer accusations over an alleged 2003 conspiracy against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party government that was aimed at setting the scene for military intervention.

Capital police foils major terrorist plot

ISLAMABAD: The law enforcement agencies on Friday foiled a major terrorist plot in the capital city by arresting two terrorists who were allegedly planning to attack important buildings, including the Parliament House.
The two suspected terrorists, Naeemullah Khan and Adnan Khan, were arrested in the Margalla police precincts. “They were planning to carry out a suicide attack on a mosque, Syedna Ali Masjid in Sector F-8/1, where foreigners and diplomats reside,” Islamabad Deputy

CID arrests six, foils terror plot to target Muharram procession

KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday arrested six alleged members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), believed to be plotting an attack on a procession in the upcoming holy month of Muharram procession.
The men were arrested in an early morning raid in the city’s Manghopir area. CID SP and AEC chief, Omer Shahid Hamid, told a press conference along with SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan, that the six men were identified as Qari Dawood, Nafees Abbas, Ikramul

US hunting Saudi bomb maker in parcel bomb plot

WASHINGTON: A Saudi bomb maker believed to be working with Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing is a key suspect in the parcel bomb plot against the US, an official said on Saturday.
Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who tops a Saudi Arabian terrorism list, is the brother of a suicide bomber killed in an attempt to kill Saudi counter-terrorism chief Prince Muhammad bin Nayef last year.
That attack, as well as another attempt on a US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009, involved the use of

British secretary arrives to discuss EU terror plot

British Home Secretary Theresa May arrived in Pakistan on Sunday on a three-day visit to share vital information about the “Europe terror plot”, allegedly planned in North Waziristan.
She will share the intelligence information with Pakistani authorities and urge them to take stronger action against the Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the Tribal Areas.
May arrived in Lahore on the first leg of her visit, and Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer received her upon her