Archive for the ‘Interior Ministry’ Category

Pakistan: New violence at reopened Pakistan mosque

July 27, 2007

By SADAQAT JAN, Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A suspected suicide bomber killed 13 people at a hotel near Islamabad’s Red Mosque on Friday as the government reopened the religious complex for the first time since a bloody army raid ousted Islamic militants from the site.

Hundreds of students clashed with security forces outside the mosque and occupied it for several hours before being dispersed. They denounced President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and demanded the return of a pro-Taliban cleric who was detained during the siege earlier this month.

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Iraqi Refugees: Jordan Pleads for Help

July 26, 2007

By DALE GAVLAK, Associated Press Writer Thu Jul 26, 8:57 AM ET

AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan pleaded for international help Thursday to deal with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have fled here to avoid the violence at home, saying they cost the kingdom $1 billion a year in basic services.

The influx of 750,000 Iraqi refugees into Jordan has strained infrastructure and brought the threat of violence to the country, Jordanian Interior Ministry Secretary-General Mukheimar Abu-Jamous said on the opening day of a conference on the issue.

“The prevailing security situation in Iraq, which prompted an influx of refugees to Jordan…

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