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Egypt screens diplomatic bags after weapons claim

Egypt screens diplomatic bags after weapons claim

CAIRO – Authorities at Cairo airport began screening incoming and outgoing diplomatic pouches on Monday, the MENA agency said, a day after the foreign ministry accused diplomats of trying to bring weapons into Egypt. The pouches will be screened by X-ray… to stop any illegal items from entering Egypt, which has been rocked by two weeks of deadly nationwide anti-government protests.
The exceptional measures were introduced on the orders of the foreign ministry, despite

MQM tables bill in NA to ‘purge country of weapons’

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday submitted the “Deweaponisation of Pakistan Bill, 2011” in the National Assembly, saying Pakistan needed to be purged of weapons, as Interior Minister Rehman Malik called a meeting of the MQM and ANP at the Sindh CM House to take them into confidence over plans of imposing a partial curfew in Karachi.
The MQM said the extensive proliferation of weapons had posed a serious threat to the country’s peace and stability.

Greek weapons cache not linked to guerrillas-police

ATHENS: Greek police said on Sunday that a cache of weapons found in apartments in Athens this weekend did not match guns used in recent attacks by leftist guerrilla groups.
Police raided 16 houses across Greece, detained 17 people and arrested four men on Saturday, two days before the anniversary of the worst riots in decades, sparked by the police killing of a teenager on December 6, 2008.
Seven handguns, three machine guns, boxes of bullets, grenades, explosives and

Purging Karachi of weapons remains a pipe dream

KARACHI: Despite the fact that authorities at both the federal and provincial levels have time and again hinted at launching a massive campaign to make Karachi a weapon-free city, no serious efforts have been made so far to implement this step.
Illegal weapons are available in abundance and terrorists, political activists, land mafia groups and even petty criminals faced no difficulties in gaining possession of sophisticated arms. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the Pakistan