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  • Abbottabad cantonment likely to build graveyard on Osama bin Laden compound

    PESHAWAR: The Abbottabad Cantonment Board has reportedly decided to convert the empty land of the "Osama bin Laden compound" into a graveyard, it has been learnt...

    Sources informed DawnNews that the decision was taken by cantonment board administration in a meeting following which the authorities started constructing a boundary wall around the compound located in Bilal town area of the garrison city...

  • 4 Afghan forces killed as Taliban attack hotel compound

    Four Afghan security forces were killed on Saturday when Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel, officials said, as violence continues across Afghanistan, despite US-led efforts to end the war...

    The assault took place in Qala-i-Naw, the capital of the western province of Badghis, when attackers struck a commercial area housing the hotel and several shops in the small city...

  • Taliban surround police compound; 19 police, 7 soldiers killed

    KANDAHAR: Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in a the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, the senior police officer said on Monday...

    Napas Khan, the police chief in the Naw Zad district, told newsmen by telephone from inside the compound that the insurgents had advanced to within 20 meters of the compound...

  • Israel removes metal detectors from Al Aqsa compound

    JERUSALEM: Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable...

    Israel installed the detectors at entry points to Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police guards were fatally shot on July 14, setting off the bloodiest clashes...

  • Worries over external account compound

    Pakistan’s external account worries are increasing at a time when the government is in disarray after the release of the Joint Investigation Team’s findings regarding the ruling Sharif family’s involvement in money laundering...

    While the situation is disquieting, the government is seemingly hopefulThe State Bank of Pakistan’s forex reserves (excluding foreign exchange held by the banking system) has declined to about $16...

  • Security measures: Muslims continue praying outside Al Aqsa compound

    JERUSALEM: Muslims heeded calls on Monday not to enter a Jerusalem holy site and protested outside after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors at entrances to the ultra-sensitive compound following an attack that killed two policemen...

    The compound was largely empty on Monday apart from tourists and Jewish visitors, with Muslims again praying and protesting outside the site instead of entering through the metal detectors... ...

  • Masked men attack Saudi intelligence compound with firebombs

    DUBAI: Masked men threw firebombs at an intelligence service compound in the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists said on Monday, in an apparent reprisal for the execution of a prominent Shia cleric earlier this month...

    Video footage posted on social media and dated January 9 showed several masked young men moving under cover of darkness and lobbing firebombs over the protective outer wall of a building compound...

  • Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound

    JERUSALEM: Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday just hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, police and witnesses said...

    The disturbances came with tensions running high after Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon last week outlawed two Muslim groups that confront Jewish visitors to the compound, which is holy to both faiths...

  • Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound for second day

    JERUSALEM: Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day on Monday as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam's third-holiest site...

    As they had the day before, Israeli security forces entered the compound early on Monday to prevent Muslim youths from harassing visiting Jews, police said...

  • Clashes rock Al Aqsa compound for second day

    JERUSALEM: Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day on Monday as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam’s third-holiest site...

    As they had the day before, Israeli security forces entered the compound early on Monday to prevent Muslim youths from harassing visiting Jews, police said...

  • Jerusalem mosque compound clashes enter third day

    JERUSALEM: Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and the surrounding Old City for a third straight day on Tuesday despite international calls for calm...

    Young demonstrators gathered around the mosque threw stones at police who had entered the compound in large numbers and responded with stun grenades, an AFP journalist said...

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