Category: Asia

NATO launches Afghan intelligence-sharing drive

Ref: NATO said on Thursday it had begun implementing a project to improve intelligence-sharing among foreign forces in Afghanistan, with the aim of boosting operational efficiency and cutting casualties. Read more →

At least 21 killed in Iran suicide attack

Ref: At least 21 people, including elite Revolutionary Guards, were killed and 100 wounded in two suicide bomb attacks at a prominent Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the southeast Iranian city of Zahedan on Thursday, Iranian media reported. Read more →

Pakistan Says Iran Scientist in U.S. Fled to Its Embassy

In the latest twist in a murky tale, Pakistan said Tuesday that an Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran maintains was kidnapped by the Central Intelligence Agency had taken refuge in a section of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington that deals with Iranian interests.

Pakistan Says Iran Scientist in U.S. Fled to Its Embassy

Iranian officials were “making arrangements for his repatriation,” said Abdul Basit, a spokesman at the Pakistan Foreign Ministry, but no details were made public. Read more →