Israel is working on coordinating plans for a possible military strike with Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh prepared to provide tactical support to Jerusalem, a British newspaper reported early Sunday.The two countries have both united in worry that the West may come to terms with Iran, easing sanctions and allowing the Islamic Republic to continue its nuclear program. According to the Sunday Times, Riyadh has agreed to let Israel use its airspace in a military strike on Iran and cooperate over the use of rescue helicopters, tanker planes and drones. “The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs,” an unnamed diplomatic source told the paper. The report comes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a blitz to lobby against a deal and cobble together an international alliance opposed to an agreement that allows Iran to continue enriching uranium. On Sunday, Israel will welcome French president Francois Hollande, who a week earlier put the kibosh on a deal between six world powers and Iran that would ease sanctions in return for initial steps toward curbing enrichment. Netanyahu on Friday urged France to remain firm in its pressure on Iran ahead of a new round of talks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in Geneva, kicking off Wednesday. After meeting Hollande, Netanyahu will head to Moscow on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin and lobby against the deal. Iran’s bid for the bomb “threatens directly the future of the Jewish state,” Netanyahu told CNN recently, in a short preview clip of an interview broadcast on Saturday. As the prime minister of Israel, he stressed, he had to care for “the survival of my country.” CNN reported that Netanyahu also said in the interview that he would do whatever it was necessary to do in order to protect Israel. The full interview will air Sunday morning. Should a deal be reached, according to the diplomatic source, a military option would be back on the table. Saudi tactical support, in lieu of backup from the Pentagon, would be vital for a long-range mission targeting Iran’s nuclear program. Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim country across the Persian Gulf from Iran has long been at odds with Tehran, and fears a nuclear weapon would threaten Riyadh and set off a nuclear arms race in the region.Two old foes unite against TehranONCE they were sworn enemies. Now Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is working with Saudi officials on contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran if its nuclear programme is not significantly curbed in a deal that could be signed in Geneva this week. Riyadh reported to give Jerusalem okay to use Saudi airspace on cooperate on other tactical support, according to Sunday Times
Saturday, November 16, 2013
www.shiitenews.com Yazidi takfiri nasbi terrorists of outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba burnt a Shia mosque in Chishtian, a city of Bahawalnagar district of Punjab province on Friday night. Shiite News Correspondent reported that Yazidi terrorist Qari Ayoob led a mob of some 2000 terrorists and fanatics and attacked Shia mosque and Imam Bargah in which several Shiites were hurt. Under the patronage of local administration, the fanatics and terrorists of outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba staged a rally in which they raised slogans to kill Shiites on sight. Notorious terrorist Ghulam Rasool Shah was leading the rally. They put Ghazi Medical Store, Al Najaf Optical and other shops of Shia Muslims on fire. They were also plotting to set the Shiites houses on fire. Shia parties and leaders have condemned the attack on peaceful Shia Muslims and demanded of Punjab government to break off its covert deal with the outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba (renamed as Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jamaat). They demanded hanging in public of the terrorists involved in the attacks.
www.shiitenews.comyazidi nasbi takfiri terrorists of outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba have attacked an Imam Bargah in Hussainabad area of Multan (Punjab province) on Saturday. Shiite News Correspondent reported that the armed terrorists stormed into Doulat Gate Hussainabad area where they began tearing the posters of mourning congregations that also had sacred material. Then, they hit the gate of Imam Bargah with batons and sticks to scare the peaceful Shiites. Latest reports had it that the Yazidi terrorists also desecrated an Islamic banner attributed to Hazrat Abbas (AS), the flag bearer of Imam Hussain (AS)’s army in Karbala. The terrorists burnt the Islamic flag (alam) at Ghanta Ghar Chowk. Shia parties and leaders have slammed the Yazidi terrorists for these provocative attacks and desecration of Islamic sanctities. They demanded immediate and stern action against the terrorists.
The death toll from Friday’s sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi rose to nine on Saturday, Geo News reported. AFP adds: Pakistan called in its army Saturday to quell sectarian unrest in three cities, after nine people were killed in violent attacks, according to officials. Authorities imposed a curfew in the city of Rawalpindi, where sectarian clashes on Friday left nine people dead and more than 60 injured, and spawned retaliatory violence in at least two other cities. Fighting erupted in the garrison-city, which neighbours the capital Islamabad, when a procession coincided with a sermon at a nearby mosque. "A curfew has been imposed in Rawalpindi city to avert further violence following the incidents on Friday," Waseem Ahmed, a police official told AFP. "The curfew will remain until midnight on Saturday. The whole city has been closed down," he said. Deeba Shehnaz, a spokeswoman for rescue services, told AFP: "According to the latest figures, we can now confirm the death of nine people from the sectarian violence on Friday. At least 68 others were wounded during the clashes." Angry protesters attacked the mosque and seminary, torching its building and an adjacent cloth market, where workers on Saturday were still battling to extinguish the fire completely. Rival groups then attacked each other, TV cameramen and security forces and also fired gunshots. The authorities deployed large numbers of troops in the city and later imposed a full curfew as soldiers patrolled the streets to stop protesters coming in from other cities. Violence also erupted in the southern city of Multan and Chishtian town, where civil authorities called in troops to maintain law and order. All entry points into Rawalpindi were blocked, resulting in traffic chaos on Saturday morning that choked parts of the highways leading to Islamabad.one local legislator, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, who is a member of the lower house of the parliament from the area said that violence there was the result of local administration's failure. "I declare the local administration responsible for Friday's violent acts. They failed to control the situation," Ahmed told a news conference.
Investigative report: Shahbaz Sharif govt was aware of Deobandi ASWJ’s plan to attack Ashura procession in Rawalpindi
In this tweet Deobandi ASWJ is planning the voilence An Officer from Military Intelligence who was present in the Ashura mourning procession near Deoabanid seminary told that Deobandi Cleric Head of Jamia Taleem-ul-Quran was calling Shia as Infidels and their procession as non-Islamic act and violating the amplifier act but no law enforcement agency of Punjab government tried to stop or arrest him. There were many workers armed with assault rifles AK47 in compound of Deobandi seminary according to that officer of Military Intelligence. “I was surprised to see only two police men appointing in front of that seminary and police department of Rawalpindi did not take action against those persons who were gathered there with prohibited arms openly” Said an official of Special Branch of Rawalpindi district. A local senior Journalist told that Deobandi network of ASWJ had been expanded and growing since Nawaz league came in power and District administration is not interested in restricting or ban activities of banned outfits. He revealed that whenever any station police officer tried to take action against such activities faced pressure from high ranks of Police and received threats from banned outfit. In fact there is unannounced agreement between Punjab Government and ASWJ and this agreement was made due to mediation of provincial Law Minister Sanaullah who is godfather of deobandi terrorist organizations and groups.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan Peoples has appreciated the People’s government in Sindh for maintaining law and order situation during Ashura, which were observed peacefully with religious harmony. In a press statement issued here, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also thanked the law enforcing agencies all over the Sindh province for vigilance and admired their coordination. “Role of each sepoy and officer is commendable for performing their national duties honestly and dedicatedly,” he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief of Pakistan Peoples Party has condemned the macabre violence in Rawalpindi and expressed grief over the loss of so many innocent human lives and the ensuing damage and destruction on Friday. In a press statement issued here, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said while the entire nation was praying for a peaceful Ashura across the country, Punjab government lacked full attention to maintaining law and order. He said administration could have averted the sparking incident through simple pre-emptive administrative steps, but deliberately failed. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed sympathies with those who lost their loved ones and the injured in Rawalpindi violence praying for their early recovery.
The Multan administration has summoned the army in the wake of a clash between two groups in the city, DawnNews reported. One person was killed and two others were severely injured in the clash that took place in Multan's Nala Wali Muhammad area, following which the situation in the city became tense. Following the clash, miscreants blocked roads in the city by setting fire to tyres and other objects.
Eight persons were arrested while the intermediate papers were also canceled in the city after the deadly clashes erupted on Friday afternoon, leaving seven dead and dozens injured, Geo News reported Saturday. Mobile phone services remained suspended while the curfew is also being observed with Rangers and other law enforcement agencies strictly guarding the entry and exit points of the city. Tension is still prevailing in the affected area while people are also forced to stay indoors to avoid any conflict. It is pertinent to mention that curfew was imposed in Rawalpindi after violent clashes between two groups left at least seven people dead and over 35 injured on Friday as worshippers massed to mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA). The clashes erupted when a mourners’ procession was on its way through Fawara Chowk in the garrison city. According to a Punjab government spokesperson, the curfew was slapped to bring the situation under control following the deadly clashes and the subsequent unrest, which is feared to spark off more untoward incidents to the peril of local residents. The curfew, which was enforced at 12:00 AM, will remain imposed for 24 hours. As the troops took control of the city some of roads in the garrison city were also blocked with shipping containers and mobile phone services were suspended as a security measure. The district administration has warned the citizens to stay at homes as violation of curfew will not be tolerated. It further added that areas like Rawal Town, Potohar Town, and Cantonment were also under curfew.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Rodham Clinton, said Friday that Afghanistan is reaching a turning point in maintaining the advances made by women in Afghan society and any future security agreement needs to respect the rights of women. Kerry said Afghan women and girls have made great progress since 2001, enjoying greater access to education, health care and technology. But he said many women in Afghanistan remain concerned that the nation's society could revert back to the repressive days under Taliban control. "When Afghan women move forward, believe me, they never want to go back, not to the days when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan," Kerry said. He said the achievements of women in Afghanistan "is nothing less than remarkable" and it would be a tragedy if those gains were threatened. Under Taliban rule, girls were barred from attending school, women were forced to stay indoors and cover their heads and faces with burqas. Kerry, Clinton and former first lady Laura Bush noted during a forum at Georgetown University that Afghan women and girls have made great strides, attending school, serving in their country's legislature and owning their own businesses. Coalition combat forces are scheduled to leave Afghanistan at the end of 2014 and the U.S. and Afghan government are negotiating a security agreement that will determine whether the U.S. leaves in place a small combat force of between 8,000-12,000 troops after next year to train and advise the Afghans. Kerry expressed optimism that an agreement could be reached in the coming weeks, saying the two nations are "closer than ever" to completing a security plan that will define a new partnership with Afghanistan. Clinton said security was the "paramount issue" going forward and expressed hope that U.S. troops would be granted immunity from local arrest and prosecution under any agreement. Clinton noted that an agreement on immunity could not be reached with Iraq before U.S. forces departed and the country has been "descending into a cycle of terrible violence." "This is a big decision for the Afghan government. If you enter into a bilateral security agreement, it doesn't mean that the United States will be there in great numbers. It means that we will be available to help support the security forces of Afghanistan," Clinton said. If it is not signed, Clinton said the Afghans will be "left totally to themselves." Bush said as U.S. forces transition out of the country, it will be important for Americans to maintain a connection to Afghanistan. "I'm so worried that once our troops leave, nobody will pay attention to Afghanistan," Bush said.
Four people including two policemen were injured when an explosion occurred near a police van in Peshawar Saturday morning, Geo News reported. According to the rescue sources, a blast occurred near a police mobile on Kohat Road in Scheme Chowk area of Peshawar today morning. Security forces cordoned off the area after the incident and started investigation. Further details about the nature of the blast are yet to be ascertained.
Curfew has been imposed in Rawalpindi after violent clashes between two groups left at least seven people dead and over 40 injured on Friday as worshippers massed to mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA). The clashes erupted when a mourners’ procession was on its way through Fawara Chowk in the garrison city. According to a Punjab government spokesperson, the curfew has been slapped to bring the situation under control following the deadly clashes and the subsequent unrest, which is feared to spark off more untoward incidents to the peril of local residents. The curfew, which was enforced at 12:00 AM, will remain imposed for 24 hours, sources told Geo News. As the troops took control of the city some of roads in the garrison city were also blocked with shipping containers and mobile phone services were suspended as a security measure. The district administration has warned the citizens to stay at homes as violation of curfew will not be tolerated. It further added that areas like Rawal Town, Potohar Town, and Cantonment were also under curfew.Earlier, a doctor at Rawalpindi's district hospital, said death toll from the clashes had reached to seven people whereas 35 more are under treatment for injuries. "Among 35 wounded people brought to our hospital, 13 had gunshot wounds," Khan said. He said five wounded people were shifted to another hospital. Police said private properties were also set on fire during the clashes. Media reports said large contingents of troops were deployed in the city following the clashes and forces used tear gas to disperse the rival groups. According to sources, violent youths attacked rival groups and also broke the cameras of reporters who arrived on scene. Video footage also showed participants of the procession beating policemen. An eyewitness saw crowds from the rival groups gathering in the hospital and chanting slogans against each other. Pakistan had deployed heavy security all across the country during Muharram to avert any terrorist attack and jammed mobile phone services, which hampered communication following the clashes.
http://newsweekpakistan.com/HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY 62 POLIO VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED THIS YEAR, BLAME THREATS OF VIOLENCE FOR FAILURE TO ERADICATE DISEASE. Polio is on the rise in Pakistan, health officials said Wednesday, as the number of infections in 2013 passed the total for the whole of 2012. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where the highly infectious disease, which cripples limbs, remains endemic. Opposition from militant groups has hampered efforts to vaccinate children against polio in Pakistan and officials said violence was part of the reason for the increase in cases. “Last year there were a total of 58 cases, but 62 fresh victims of polio have already been reported in 2013,” said a senior government official, who works with international donors working to eradicate polio. Six cases were in eastern Punjab province, four in Sindh in the south and nine in northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, but by far the bulk of the infections—43—were in the tribal areas along the Afghan border. The Pakistani Taliban banned polio vaccinations in the tribal region of Waziristan last year, alleging the campaign was a cover for espionage. “The main reason for the outbreak is militancy in the northwest. Vaccination teams are unable to reach the tribal areas because of risks to their lives,” the official said. Polio cases reached a low of 28 in 2005 but have risen since, reaching a peak of 198 in 2011. In August health officials warned of a serious polio outbreak in the northwest, saying more than 240,000 children had missed vaccination because of the Taliban ban. Elsewhere in the country, health workers giving out polio drops have been attacked and killed, including in the largest city Karachi. On Monday the World Health Organization linked an outbreak of polio in Syria that has paralyzed 13 children to a strain of the virus from Pakistan.
راولپنڈی عاشورہ جلوس سانحہ کے اصلی حقائق Eyewitness account of the Ashura day violence in Rawalpindi
راولپنڈی عاشورہ جلوس سانحہ کے اصلی حقائ