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Pathankot strike plotted by Pakistan army headquarters?

Source: Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Pathankot attack may have been masterminded by the Pakistan Army's General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, as per an assessment by a section of the top Indian security establishment.

According to a senior intelligence official, the Pak GHQ is reportedly peeved at the positive reaction of the international community and media to PM Narendra Modi's Lahore diplomacy and Nawaz Sharif's hospitality and feels bypassed after the "fait accompli".

Though there were suggestions that the Pakistan army had backed the recent peace outreach, this narrative disagrees and feels ISI too is of the view that Modi's surprise visit to Lahore created a favourable civil society sentiment in Pakistan towards the civilian 'pro-peace' regime.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pathankot-strike-plotted-by-Pakistan-army-headquarters/articleshow/50422330.cms

Saudi Arabia executes dissident Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, 46 others

Source: CNN

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed 47 people in a single day, including a dissident Shiite cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, who had repeatedly spoken out against the government and the Saudi royal family.

Nimr had been convicted of inciting sectarian strife, sedition and other charges following his 2012 arrest.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/02/middleeast/saudi-arabia-executes-dozens-terror/index.html
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