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YPO Welcomes 2018 YPO Innovation Week Sponsors

DALLAS, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the world’s premier leadership organization of chief executives, announced today that Techstars has joined as a gold sponsor and Geniecast, Emplify and Telluride are silver sponsors of the 2018 YPO Innovation Week. YPO Innovation Week sponsors offer valuable insight, key connections and respected expertise that made the world’s […]

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Suicide Bombers Hit Security Forces in SW Pakistan


Authorities in Pakistan say three suicide bombers Tuesday separately attacked police and paramilitary forces in Quetta, killing at least six and wounding several others.

Officials report a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police van on the main road leading to the city's airport, causing the fatalities.Rescue workers said that seven policemen were taken to the hospital in "critical condition."

The blast occurred shortly after a pair of heavily armed suicide bombers raided a paramilitary Frontier Corps (F.C.) installation in the Mian Ghundi area just outside Quetta.

Pakistani officials say security guards engaged and gunned down one attacker while the other stormed the facility and blew himself up in the process. Rescue teams reported several casualties but authorities have not confirmed them.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the violence in and around the capital city of Baluchistan province, where separatist insurgents and militants linked to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban routinely carry out such attacks.

The largest Pakistani province borders Afghanistan and also is allegedly serving as a hideout for the Afghan Taliban fighting local and international forces on the other side of the border.

Source: Voice of America

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Bin Laden’s Security Guard Living in Germany as a Refugee

The alleged former bodyguard of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden has been found collecting welfare checks from the German government, according to local media, because he cannot be deported � even though he was refused asylum status.

A report in the German tabloid Bild said the man, named only as "Sami A" to protect his privacy, cannot be deported to his native Tunisia because he is at risk of torture there. He has lived in Bochum, Germany, since 1997 with his German wife and three children.

Sami A, 42, collects around $1,430 a month in welfare from the German government, a figure revealed after the far-right political party Alternative for Germany asked questions of the local authority where Sami A. lives. It is likely that Sami A. and his family also benefit from other social programs that help with housing, heating and clothing needs.

Security officials determined that Sami A. was trained at al-Qaida's terror camps in Afghanistan between 1999 and 2000, and later became one of bin Laden's security guards.

Bild reported that Sami A. was accused by witnesses in a terrorism trial in 2005 of having been bin Laden's bodyguard near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a few months at the turn of the millennium, something the judge said he believed to be true, though Sami A denied it.

His residency permit was not renewed in 2005. A deportation order was subsequently issued, but Bild reported that Sami A. appealed it several times. The courts then revoked the order in April 2017 after reviewing the case and deciding that he would face torture if he were to be deported.

Though considered a security risk, Sami A. must report every day to the police in Bochum, which he has done so since 2006. He was refused asylum status because of the security concerns.

Source: Voice of America

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Peking University Launches “Belt and Road Institute” Led by Guanghua School of Management

BEIJING, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In support of China’s national Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Peking University announced its new Belt and Road Institute at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Institute will be led by the University’s top-ranked Guanghua School of Management. Demonstrating broad support for the Institute, the launch ceremony […]

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Naqash, Mir and Waza inquire about injured youth in hospital

Srinagar, April 23, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Javaid Ahmad Mir and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, today, visited Bone and Joints Hospital in Srinagar and enquired about the health of the youth injured in firing by the Indian troops.

Three youth Tanveer Ahmad, Faiz Ahmad and Sajjad Ahmad were injured when troops opened fire on a protest in Kareemabad village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday evening. The Hurriyat leaders strongly condemned the indiscriminate firing on innocent unarmed civilians and said the troops can kill at their will under the garb of draconian and black laws especially Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Showkat Ahmad Khan, Nazir Ahmad Sofi and Irfan Ahmad Naqash also accompanied the Hurriyat leaders. They expressed solidarity with the families of the injured youth. The leaders met the doctors attending the youth. They prayed for the early recovery of the youth. The Hurriyat leaders also denounced the fresh arrest spree including the arrest of Aasiya Andrabi and her associates and also castigated slapping of draconian Public Safety Act on two JKLF leaders Siajuddin Mir and Abdul Rashid Mugloo.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Website: www.kmsnews.org

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