Terrorism

  Indian diplomat indicted, expected to leave US

NEW YORK: An Indian diplomat accused of lying about how much she paid her housekeeper was asked to leave the United States on Thursday after she was indicted on two criminal charges and Indian authorities refused to waive immunity, authorities said. ...

  Devyani leaves US, but still faces charges if returns

NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat at the centre of an intense row with the United States was flying home Friday despite being charged over the treatment of her servant, the Indian foreign ministry said. After weeks of escalating tensions between the usua...

  Pakistan ranks above India in nuclear material security list

ISLAMABAD: India has been ranked below Pakistan and China in the list of countries with weak nuclear material security in the world. This has been revealed by a US-based think-tank in its index, the 2014 Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Nuclear Materials ...

  Student's refusal to work with women sparks religious row in Canada

OTTAWA: A Canadian student's request not to interact with female peers on religious grounds provoked a national debate Thursday on how far secular institutions should go to accommodate faith. The unusual case also has set the young man's sociology pr...

  Treason case: Special Court decides Cr. P. C will apply

ISLAMABAD: The special court constituted to try former president Pervez Musharraf for treason Friday announced that the criminal procedure code (Cr. P.C.) would apply in the proceedings of the case, media reported. Earlier, the court last Wednesday a...

  Army chief condemns terrorist attack on SP CID Ch Aslam

RAWALPINDI: Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, Thursday condemned cowardly terrorist attack on Superintendent Police of Crime Investigation Department (CID) Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam. In a statement issued here by Inter Services Public ...

  2 hurt in hand grenade attack on Karachi ANP leader’s house

KARACHI: Two persons were injured in a hand grenade attack on the house of Awami National Party (ANP)’s local leader at Quaidabad on Friday here, media reported. Police said that some unknown persons hurled a hand grenade at the house of ANP senior m...

  Afghanistan to free 72 prisoners who US says are insurgents

KABUL: Afghanistan on Thursday said it would release scores of alleged Taliban fighters from jail as there was no evidence against them, despite US objections that the men could return to the battlefield as NATO troops withdraw. The releases will fur...

  Rangers vow to complete martyred cop’s mission

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers have expressed the resolve to take the mission of the martyred SP CID to its completion, media reported Thursday. According to the Rangers spokesman, Sindh Rangers are grieved on the departure of brave Chaudhry Aslam from this ...

  Martyred SP CID’s funeral prayers on Friday

KARACHI: The funeral prayers for the martyred SP CID, Chaudhry Aslam will be offered on Friday, said the Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly, Shahla Raza. In a statement issued here Thursday, Shahla Raza said that Chaudhry Aslam had prayed at Khana Ka’ba ...

  Martyred SP was in bullet-proof vehicle: DIG

KARACHI: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police, Munir Shaikh Thursday confirmed that SP DIG Chaudhry Aslam, who was martyred in today’s bomb attack here, was traveling in a bullet-proof vehicle. Talking to media men, the DIG said that the preliminary...

  SADeW holds international conference on January 25

DALLAS: South Asia Democracy Watch, a nonprofit group in Dallas, is organizing an international conference "A Human Rights Crisis in South Asia: Marginalization and Violence against Religious Minorities" on January 25, 2014 at Southern Methodist Univ...

  CM Sindh announces Rs20 m for martyred SP’s family

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah Thursday announced Rs20 million for the family of Chaudhry Aslam, the brave SP CID who was martyred in a bomb attack in the provincial metropolis earlier today. The CM also announced Rs2 million each ...

  Sindh to help implement anti-terror law but after necessary changes

CM says Centre needs to make some changes to address legal lacunaeKarachi: The Sindh government has decided to cooperate with the federal government in implementing the anti-terrorism law promulgated last year. However, the provincial government also...

  England has long been a haven for exiled rulers

The United Kingdom certainly “helps” the exiled or deposed international rulers and their families in times of adversity, a research undertaken by “The News International” shows. The fact that Britain has been good at providing a much-desired shelter...

  Teacher wounded by four gunmen

Rawalpindi: Teacher of a school, in a targeted attack, was wounded critically when four gunmen riding on two bikes opened firing at him at Farooq-e-Azam Road near Hashmat Ali Islamia College, Rawalpindi, on Wednesday morning, police said. The victim ...

  Germany says will destroy Syria chemical weapon remnants

BERLIN: Germany said Thursday it had accepted a UN request to destroy remnants of Syria´s chemical weapons on its own soil as part of a bid to eliminate the arsenal by June 30. "The government decided following a request by the UN-Organisation for th...

  Suicide blast martyrs SP CID Chaudhry Aslam in Karachi

KARACHI: CID Police suffered a major blow as SP Chaudhry Aslam and two other policemen were martyred while 11 more sustained injuries in a suicide blast in the Essa Nagri area near the Lyari Expressway. Police said two suicide bombers were waiting in...

  Hangu student killed in suicide attack declared great hero

PESHAWAR: Aitzaz Hasan the student who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber at a school in Hangu has been declared a ‘great hero’ by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government. Aitzaz a class IX student was killed when the suicide bomber bl...

  Baghdad car bomb kills 6 army recruits: Iraq officials

BAGHDAD: A car bomb in the Iraqi capital killed at least six army recruits and wounded 20 on Thursday, security and medical officials said. The blast targeted a recruiting centre in central Baghdad, the officials said. The attack came a day after gun...


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