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Pakistani plane lands in Istanbul after bomb threat

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane en route to Britain from Pakistan made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Wednesday after the airline received an anonymous bomb threat, a PIA spokesman said.

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Saudi prince: U.S. missed chance for Afghan withdrawal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should have used the killing of Osama bin Laden to declare victory and quickly withdraw from Afghanistan and now faces an increasingly nationalist uprising in the country, a senior Saudi prince said on Wednesday.

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Bomb threats ground Pakistani airliners in Istanbul, KL

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane en route to Britain from Pakistan made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Wednesday, and a second PIA plane was grounded in Kuala Lumpur after the airline received anonymous bomb threats.

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U.S. may seek access to al Qaeda suspect in Pakistan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will likely seek access to question a senior member of al Qaeda arrested in Pakistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday, as he cheered U.S.-Pakistani cooperation in capturing him.

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Petraeus sworn in as new CIA chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly retired General David Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director on Tuesday, taking over at a time when the line between the U.S. spy agency and the military has become increasingly blurred in the fight against Islamist militancy.

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U.S. sanctions al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday imposed financial sanctions against three al Qaeda leaders based in Pakistan, including the group's leading cleric, one of its top public figures.

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U.S. military raises alert level ahead of Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday raised its alert levels at U.S. military bases, most of them domestic, ahead of the 10th anniversary commemorations of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Sunday.

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Pakistan says soldier killed by Indian forces in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Sept 8 (Reuters): A Pakistani soldier was killed by shots fired by Indian forces across the disputed Himalayan border in Kashmir, the Pakistan army said on Thursday.

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Pakistan plane lands at KLIA after bomb alert

KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakistan Inter­national Airlines (PIA) plane with 164 passengers on board has landed at Kuala Lumpur airport after a bomb alert, officials said.

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India detains 3 people in Kashmir linked to Delhi blast

SRINAGAR: Indian police detained three people for questioning on Thursday, including the owner of an Internet cafe, over an email allegedly claiming responsibility for a bombing that killed 12 people in New Delhi, senior police sources in Kashmir told Reuters.