Afghan TV claims Mullah Omar killed, Taliban deny
A senior Pakistani security official said
yesterday he could not confirm a media report that Taliban leader
Mullah Omar had been killed. "I am making queries," the official
said, requesting anonymity.
Militants storm Pakistan naval air base, 13 dead
Taliban gunmen armed with rockets and explosives
stormed a major naval air base in the heart of Pakistanís biggest
city, destroying two US-made surveillance aircraft and killing 13
personnel. It was the worst assault on a military base since the
army headquarters was besieged in October 2009, piling further
embarrassment on the armed forces three weeks after Osama bin Laden
was found living under their noses.
More flight chaos as Iceland sees new eruption
Safety experts warned Sunday that ash from an
erupting Icelandic volcano that closed the countryís airspace may
blow across large swathes of western Europe, raising fears of new
Indonesia to host Non-Aligned Movement conference
After hosting the ASEAN summit, Indonesia is
ready for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference slated for
Monday in Bali, and poised to lead the 118-nation group in drafting
a vision for the next 50 years, local media reported on Monday.
Indonesia last chaired the NAM in 1992, just after the dissolution
of the Soviet Union in 1991.