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  • National assembly may be dissolved in mid January, elections on 26 Apr.The News
  • Salman Khurshid replaces SM Krishna as Indian FM; Manmohan overhauls cabinet ahead of 2014 polls
  • Zardari holds talks with Karzai, Altaf, Fazl: Offers Eid prayers at Aiwan-e-Sadr; COAS, air chief meet president
  • Storm flooded 7 New York subway lines: NEW YORK: Surging seawater forced ashore by superstorm Sandy flooded seven New York subway tunnels and six bus garages in the worst disaster in the history of city. Post-storm blaze sweeps 50 NY homes
  • An Indian senior general is approaching the court with a petition which, if accepted, could make him the next army chief, instead of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh, the eastern army commander.Rediff
  • Pakistan sought clarification from the Canadian authorities on Friday for questioning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan at Toronto airport on his way to New York.
  • Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday said that drone attacks were impeding Pakistan’s efforts to control terrorism in an interview with CNN
  • A senior al Qaeda operative who had been plotting terror attacks in Europe and had escaped Pakistani custody in December 2007 was killed in a drone strike, according to family members. LWJ
  • An American envoy’s comments about the Durand Line, the contentious 1893 border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, have struck a raw nerve in Afghanistan. NYT
  • Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is calling on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, citing the success in the abduction of American aid worker Warren Weinstein in Pakistan. CNN
  • T20 Asia Cup: Pak beat BD to reach final, Indian Home Ministry approves Pak tour. Pakistan women’s team will tour India to play the final of ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup after the Indian Foreign Minister approved the team’s visit Tuesday
  • Afghan presidential vote date is set: Afghanistan’s presidential election will be held on April 5, 2014, months ahead of the final withdrawal of NATO combat troops
  • Sarkozy aide charged in ‘Agosta scandal’: PARIS: An aide of French former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Monday charged in an illegal political funding scandal known as the “Karachi Affair”, a complex probe into alleged kickbacks
  • Syria rebels buying arms from the regime
  • Sandy: US nuclear plant declares ‘alert’: NEW YORK: Exelon Corp declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge
  • ISLAMABAD: A new jet plane, purchased for Rs1.7 billion by the Balochistan government for use of Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani, has landed at Quetta airport.
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