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Karzai brother assassinated by own security chief
                                                                            Amir condoles Afghan leader                                                                          Vaccine stealth                                       ‘Which?’ happy
                                            KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 12, (Agencies): Afghan                President Karzai confirmed his brother’s death at a
                                                                                                                                                                                 for Laden DNA
                                            President Hamid Karzai’s younger brother, the govern-
                                            ment’s key powerbroker in the south of the country, was
                                                                                                            news conference with visiting French leader Nicolas
                                                                                                                                                                                 LONDON,         July     12,            UK U-turn on cheques
                                                                                                                                                                                 (AFP): US intelligence
                                            assassinated on Tuesday, depriving NATO of a vital if             “This morning, my younger brother, Ahmad Wali                      launched a fake vaccina-                LONDON, July 12, (RTRS): Britain has dropped
                                            controversial ally.                                             Karzai was martyred at his house,” he said, reciting a               tion drive in the Pakistan              plans to scrap cheques in 2018 following a
                                               His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-              Muslim prayer in Arabic.                                             town where it believed                  strong public backlash despite a 20-year decline
                                            Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Tuesday to             “This is the life of the people of Afghanistan. Afghan             Osama bin Laden was hid-                in their use.
                                            President Hamid Karzai, on the death of his brother.            families, every one of us, have suffered from it, and we             ing in an effort to gather                 Britain’s Payments Council on Tuesday said
                                               HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-                hope, God willing, for our suffering to be over,” he said.           DNA from members of his                 cheques will remain “for as long as customers
                                            Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh                   The half-brother of the Afghan leader was for years a              family, the Guardian                    need them” and a plan to end cheque clearing in
                                            Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah                   deeply controversial figure, dogged by allegations of                reported Tuesday.                       six years had been cancelled.
                                            both sent similar cables.                                       unsavoury links to Afghanistan’s lucrative opium trade                  CIA officials recruited a               Banks were keen to scrap cheques as they are
                                               The Taleban claimed responsibility for killing Ahmed         and private security firms.                                          senior local doctor to                  more costly than electronic payments such as
                                            Wali Karzai in his own home, while the Kandahar provin-           But his killing raises disturbing questions about possi-           organise the campaign                   debit cards, and their use has been in steady
In this photo taken Feb 12, 2011            cial police chief said he was shot dead by the long-serv-       ble infiltration among those closest to the Karzai family                                                                  Continued on Page 8
Ahmad Wali Karzai, gestures during                                                                                                                                                    Continued on Page 8
                                            ing commander of his family’s personal protection force.                              Continued on Page 8
an interview with the Associated
Press at his house in Kandahar. (AP)

                                                                                                 Damascus fumes at Clinton comments
   US drones kill

                                            ‘Assad has lost legitimacy’
   48 in Pakistan
   MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, July
   12, (RTRS): At least 48 suspect-
   ed militants were killed by mis-
   siles launched by US drone air-
   craft in Pakistan’s northwest,
   local intelligence officials said
   on Tuesday, one of the largest           ‘Not indispensable’
   death tolls to date in the contro-
   versial air bombing campaign.            DAMASCUS, July 12,
      Coming       a      day     after     (Agencies): US Secre-
   Washington announced an $800
   million delay in military assis-         tary of State Hillary
   tance amid worsening US-                 Clinton said Syrian
   Pakistan ties, the attacks could         leader Bashar Al-Assad
   exacerbate tension between the
   two uneasy allies in the war             had “lost legitimacy”
   against militants.                       after loyalists attacked
      The attacks started on Monday         the US and French
   night, when remotely piloted             embassies for alleged
   drones fired nine missiles into a
   militant compound and at a vehi-         meddling in internal
   cle in North Waziristan, killing         affairs.
   25 suspected insurgents, local              Angry mobs besieged the
   intelligence officials said.             US and French missions
      Another strike hours later in         Monday after the countries’
   South Waziristan killed five sus-        ambassadors last week trav-
   pected militants.                        elled to the flashpoint protest
      Then on Tuesday morning, a            city of Hama.
   drone fired two missiles at                 “President Assad is not
   another compound in North                indispensable and we have
   Waziristan.                              absolutely nothing invested in
      “The missiles were fired as           him... remaining in power,”
   militants sitting in a vehicle were      Clinton said in a significant
   entering into a house used by            sharpening of tone on Assad,
   them as a hideout,” an intelli-          whose forces have launched a
   gence official said, adding that         brutal crackdown on protestors
   15 militants were killed in the          demanding a regime change.
   strike. “The house is on fire.”             “From our perspective, he
      Three militants were killed in        has lost legitimacy. Our goal is
   another strike in the same region.       to see that the will of the Syrian
      There was no independent              people for a democratic trans-
   confirmation of the death tolls,         formation occurs,” she added.
   and militants often dispute offi-           The foreign ministry in Paris
   cial death figures.                      said three French staff were
      It was the second-largest death       wounded in the embassy attack
   toll in a day in the unacknowl-          which forced guards to fire
   edged US drone campaign                  three warning shots, while a
   against militants in Pakistan’s          US official said “no staff were
   northwest. In June 2009, about           injured.”
   70 suspected militants were                 As Syrian security forces
   killed in a drone attack in South        looked on, Assad supporters          An Egyptian man with his face painted in the colours of the national flag camps out with others as they protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, July 11, vowing to keep up their
   Waziristan.                                                                                                    sit-in which began on July 8, despite a series of concessions by the Egyptian prime minister. (AFP)
                                            smashed their way into the
      Most of the strikes have been         French embassy compound
   concentrated in South and North          with a battering ram, broke                                                                  Former PM, ministers convicted of graft
   Waziristan, mountainous tribal           windows and destroyed the
   regions on the Afghan border             ambassador’s car, according to
   that shelter militant groups
   friendly with Pakistan but who
   are attacking US and NATO
   forces in Afghanistan.
                                            a spokesman in Paris.
                                               Several windows in the
                                            French mission were broken
                                            and Syrian flags were raised,
                                                                                 Egypt’s military warns against violence
      “Of course the number of              one of them smashed through          CAIRO, July 12, (Agencies): Egypt’s mili-           during Egypt’s uprising.
   casualties is very high and it will      the windshield of a car belong-
   add to the already strained rela-        ing to an embassy staffer along
                                                                                 tary rulers sternly warned protesters on               Protesters have been camping out since                                                                     Newswatch
                                                                                 Tuesday against “harming public interests”          Friday at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, epicenter
   tionship,” a senior Pakistani            with a portrait of Assad.            as demonstrators continued to lay laid siege        of the Jan 25-Feb 11 uprising. They vowed
   security official told Reuters.             A crowd of people also            to Cairo’s largest government building and          not to leave until their demands are met.
      Washington has been pushing           attacked the nearby US               threatened to expand their sit-in to other             Earlier Tuesday, 30 men armed with
   Pakistan to mount an offensive           embassy, several of them scal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HONG KONG: Scientists in
                                                                                 sites in the capital.                               knives and sticks stormed the protesters’                                                                 Japan said on Wednesday
   against these militant sanctuaries       ing the complex’s high outer            The military also rejected criticism of its      tent camp at the square, wounding six,                                                                    they have created teeth —
   for years, but Pakistan has resis-       wall and others draping a large      handling of Egypt’s transition to democrat-         before they were forced out of the square                                                                 complete with connective
   ted, saying it must consolidate its      Syrian flag over the main            ic rule, vowing not to give up its interim          by the protesters.                                                                                        fibres and bones — by using
   gains against Taliban militants          entrance.                            role in managing the country’s affairs until           The military statement, read on state tel-                                                             mouse stem cells and suc-
   elsewhere first. The United                 The chancery was not              an elected government takes over.                   evision by Maj Gen Mohsen el-Fangari,                                                                     cessfully transplanted them
   States has stepped up drone              breached but some of the                                                                 was the strongest public warning to pro-                                                                  into mice, a step they hope
                                                                                    It also pledged to produce binding regu-                                                                                                                   will lead to progress in stem
         Continued on Page 8                crowd of about 300 climbed up        lations for the selection of a constituent          testers by the ruling generals since they                                                                 cell research.
                                            on the roof and reached ambas-       assembly that will draft a new constitution,        took over from Mubarak when he stepped                                                                       The entire tooth units,
                                            sador Robert Ford’s residence        allaying fears by many Egyptians that               down on Feb 11.                                                                                           which were inserted into
                                            before being chased away by          Islamists - likely to dominate parliamen-              It was delivered in a threatening tone that                                                            lower jaws of mice, attached
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                                                                                 ument an Islamic slant.                             protests, sit-ins and strikes engulfing the
                                                                                                                                     nation since the uprising.                                                                                wrote in a paper in PLoS One
                                                                                    The military’s warning to protesters                                                                                                                       (Public Library of Science).
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           3-month $ LIBOR rate 0.249%      Dr Pedro Cavadas, speaks during a press conference at La Fe Hospital in                  10 hours. Cavadas told a news conference           an outlet for harassment as well as friendship.           Continued on Page 8
                                                                 Valencia, on July 12. (AFP)                                                    Continued on Page 8                                  Continued on Page 8

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