When Musharraf used to be America's frenemy in war on terror
Musharraf was back on Stewart's show in June 2011, barely a few weeks after American SEALs killed bin Laden in his palatial hideout in Abbottabad in Pakistan, where the al Qaeda leader had been living among Pakistan military retirees for five years, just a few miles from Pakistan's military academy.
Turkey-Syria quake toll rises above 2,300
The death toll in Turkey has risen again to 1,498, according to the country's disaster management agency, and 810 in Syria, the BBC reported. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck near Turkey's Gaziantep early on Monday (local time) while a new 7.5-magnitude tremor hit at around 1.30 p.m. local time and was described, by officials, as a new quake, "not an aftershock".
With Pakistan economy on the brink, Shehbaz Sharif spins Kashmir yarn
Sharif of course hastened to declare that no Pakistani could even think of allowing this to happen, the Dawn reported. Pakistan's economy is on the brink and the success of India's global diplomacy has pushed Pakistan into a corner, especially among the leading Islamic nations but Shehbaz Sharif is busy stoking the Kashmir issue.
Another massive earthquake rocks Turkey
The epicentre of the second quake, which a Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority official said it was "not an aftershock" and "independent", was in Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province, around 150 km north of Gaziantep, which was the epicentre of the morning quake.
China coerces Uyghurs in Turkey to spy on each other
The roughly 50,000 Uyghurs in Turkey face unique risks. The country has welcomed waves of Uyghur refugees since the 1950s, under policies supporting ethnic groups with cultural and linguistic ties to Turkey. Now home to the largest Uyghur emigree population outside of Central Asia, Turkey has become a focus for Chinese espionage, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.
SpaceX may attempt Starship orbital test flight in March
In response to a question from one of his Twitter followers on Saturday, which asked, "You back in Texas? Starship almost ready?", Musk said the private space firm is targeting a March launch attempt. "If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month," he tweeted. In January, SpaceX completed its first-ever, full flight-like dress rehearsal for its deep space rocket Starship which is likely capable of taking astronauts to Mars.
Massive earthquake kills over 600 people in Turkey, Syria
Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said the death toll had now risen to 284, while 2,323 people were reportedly injured, Xinhua news agency reported. He also said that more than 1,700 buildings were damaged and at least 78 successive earthquakes were recorded following the initial temblor with a maximum magnitude of 6.6. In Syria, more than 380 people lost their lives and nearly 1,000 others were injured.