Terrorism

  75 Philippine UN peacekeepers defy Syria rebels

MANILA: Dozens of heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels on Friday in a Golan Heights standoff, hours after the fighters took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers there, the Filipinos´ commander said. Seventy-five Filipino troops were defen...

  UN chief slams ‘brutal’ IS killings in Iraq

NUSA DUA: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed "brutal killings of civilians" by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, saying the Sunni radical group was tearing apart whole communities. The militants have taken control of large swa...

  Number of Syrian refugees tops three million mark: UN

GENEVA: More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees -- a million of them in the past year alone, the United Nations said Friday. "Syria´s intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record th...

  Prof Ajmal recovered after four-year abduction

PESHAWAR: Vice Chancellor of Islamia College University Prof Ajmal has been recovered after four years after four years of abduction. He was kidnapped on September 8 2010 when he was on his way to the university. He is said to have been recovered fro...

  Egypt probes Morsi for ´giving security papers to Qatar´

CAIRO: Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in se...

  Thai court drops murder charge against ex-PM Abhisit

BANGKOK: A Thai court on Thursday dismissed murder charges against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody 2010 protest crackdown, months after a military coup tipped the balance of power in the politically divided nation. Re...

  US says Russia ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine fighting

DONETSK: The United States on Thursday accused Russia of being "directly involved" in fighting in war-torn east Ukraine, after rebels appeared to seize swathes of territory from retreating government forces. "An increasing number of Russian troops ar...

  Three bodies found from Sakrand

NAWABSHAH: Three bodies bearing torture marks were found from Sakrand taluka of the district Shaheed Benazirabad (old Nawabshah), media reported on Thursday. According to police, locals informed the police about the recovery of the corpses in Sakrand...

  Model Town tragedy: Govt ready to file FIR against 21 accused including PM, CM

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways and key member of government negotiating team, Khawaja Saad Rafique said that the government is ready to register an FIR in the Model Town tragedy as ordered by the Lahore High Court, media reported on Thursday. While...

  Indian forces open unprovoked firing at LoC near Sialkot

SIALKOT: India’s Border Security Forces (BSF) yet again opened unprovoked firing in Sialkot’s Bajwat sector just a day after India and Pakistan held a commander-level meeting to defuse the tension between both the sides, media reported on Thursday. A...

  Model town tragedy: FIR lodged against 21 including PM, CM

LAHORE: The case of Model town tragedy has been lodged at Faisal Town police station, media reported. The FIR has been registered against 21 persons including Prime Minister and the Chief Minister Punjab. The Minhaj-ul-Quran has accused 21 persons in...

  Gaza celebrates as long-term truce goes into effect

GAZA CITY: Celebrations erupted in Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. The agreement, effective since 1600 GMT, involves an immediate halt to the ...

  Gaza truce holds as Israel, Hamas claim ‘victory’

GAZA CITY: The skies over Gaza remained calm Wednesday as a long-term ceasefire took hold, ending the deadliest violence in a decade with Israel and Hamas both claiming ´victory´ in the 50-day war. Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed ...

  Iraq strikes militants as fears grow for thousands in besieged town

BAGHDAD: -Iraqi warplanes have begun targeting militants besieging the Turkmen town of Amerli amid growing fears for the safety of thousands of residents short of food and water and facing a "massacre". With some 12,000 Turkmen trapped in the norther...

  Pakistan, America, Afghanistan facing terrorism threat: Kirby

WASHINGTON: Spokesperson for the U.S defense department Pentagon, has said that America, Pakistan and Afghanistan are equally vulnerable to terrorism and assured that in collaboration with Pakistan will continue to make efforts to fight challenges. D...

  Saudi Arabia beheads three convicted of murder

RIYADH: Saudi authorities on Wednesday beheaded three citizens after they were convicted of murder in separate cases, the interior ministry announced, bringing to 41 the number of executions there this year. Nawaf al-Mutairi was executed in the weste...

  Man arrested in connection with Imran Farooq murder

LONDON: Scotland Yard arrested a man in connection with the murder of Dr Imran Farooq. The 30-year-old man was arrested from Waltham Forrest on suspicion of being involved in the murder. The police are at present conducting a search at the Waltham Fo...

  Army Chief briefed on Karachi law and order

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Corps Headquarters where he was briefed about the overall law and order and security situation in Karachi. Karachi, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani, Corps Comma...

  Twin disasters spark Malaysia Airlines crew resignations

KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 200 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines which was hit by two deadly tragedies this year, the carrier said Tuesday, and some reportedly cited fears for their safety. The flag carrier, which prior to this year had a goo...

  Thousands expected at funeral of slain black teen

ST. LOUIS: Thousands are expected on Monday to attend the funeral of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri, two weeks after the killing sparked riots and revived debate on race and law enforcement in America. Though calm h...


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Feature / Analysis

  • The Reason Why Israel Killed so Many Pregnant Women in Gaza

    After five weeks of Israeli bombing and invasion the United Nations re...

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  • While Israel Kill Gaza's Children, Media Shield The Truth About Hamas

    As the people of Gaza find momentary respite to impact of Israel's bru...

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  • The cave dwellers of Bamiyan

    The sandstone cliffs of Afghanistan's Bamiyan province are most famous...

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  • Why America's war in Afghanistan is no victory

    Afghanistan is the only country in the world where American soldiers a...

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Opinion

  • How Can We Destroy Love?

    Love is a serious problem in our world. There is too much of it. So I ...

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  • The Anniversary of Rabaa and Sisi's Genocide

    General Sisi’s military coup claimed that it was put in effect to answ...

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  • National Unity Committee Update

    The National Unity Committee, a joint commission appointed by both pre...

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  • In Afghan election dispute, enter the DC lobbyists

    Afghanistan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani is spending nearly $150,...

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