Terrorism

  Punjab govt. decides to keep Army, Rangers standby on August 14

LAHORE: Punjab government has decided to keep the Army and Rangers on standby in all the cities/towns of the province including the capital city. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) sources told media that the decision to keep army, Rangers on stand...

  Tensions high as Gaza truce deadline looms

GAZA CITY: Fears rose that the Gaza conflict could resume Friday as a temporary ceasefire entered its final stretch and Palestinians accused Israel of stalling at truce talks in Cairo. Israel has said it is ready to "indefinitely" extend the 72-hour ...

  Obama authorizes air strikes to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said Thursday he had authorized US air strikes on Iraq and humanitarian supply drops to prevent a "genocide" by extremists against minorities. "We can act, carefully and responsibly, to prevent a potential act of ge...

  Hamas leaders urge no truce extension sans lifting blockade

GAZA: The armed wing of Hamas called on Palestinian negotiators in Cairo not to extend a 72-hour truce unless their demands, in particular for the opening of Gaza’s port, were met and warned it was ready to engage in a long war. “We urge the Palestin...

  US warplanes back into skies of Iraq, as Obama authorizes air strike

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama ordered US warplanes back into the skies over Iraq on Thursday to drop food to refugees and if necessary launch air strikes to halt what he said was a potential "genocide. "The US air armada´s first mission was to d...

  No US air strikes yet in Iraq: official

WASHINGTON: The United States has not carried out any air strikes in Iraq but is ready to do so after orders from President Barack Obama, an official said Thursday. "No air strikes have taken place at this time, but we remain postured to take targete...

  UNSC urges world to help Iraqi govt.

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Thursday urged world governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a militant offensive. The 15 member Council called on the international community to support the government and the pe...

  Three personnel injured as PAT workers clash with police

LAHORE: Three police personnel were injured in a clash with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Model Town in the wee hours of Friday, media reported. Police said PAT workers tortured them after they made efforts to stop them. Meanwhile, speaking...

  National Conference on security situation tomorow at PM House

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has called a national conference over the security situation tomorrow (Saturday), media reported. All the parliamentary leaders of the political parties, federal ministers, the four chief ministers and other hi...

  Pakistan denounces US drone strike in North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan Thursday condemned the incident of US drone strike that took place in Datta Khel, North Waziristan on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. According to a Foreign Office statement, Pakistan regards such strikes as a violati...

  Pakistan rejects spying allegations against diplomat in Colombo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected spying allegations against its diplomat in Colombo and termed them as a conspiracy to create a rift between the two countries. In a weekly briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam termed allega...

  Death toll from Baghdad car bombs rises to 47

BAGHDAD: The death toll from car bomb attacks on crowded markets in Baghdad on Wednesday climbed to 47, police said. Islamic State militants, which have declared a ´caliphate´ in swathes of Iraq and Syria that it controls and threatens to march on Ba...

  Obama backs Mideast truce efforts, seeks easing of Gaza isolation

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Wednesday backed Egyptian efforts to broker a durable Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza but also called for a longer-term solution that provides for Israeli security while offering Gaza residents hope they will not ...

  Jihadists storm Syria army base in Raqa: monitor

BEIRUT: Jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized parts of a military base in Syria´s Raqa province after launching triple suicide bomb attacks at its gates, a monitor said Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremist...

  Decided to step down over the ‘voice of conscience’: Warsi

LONDON: The British politician of Pakistani origin, Sayeeda Warsi, who had resigned as UK minister over Gaza policy, said here Wednesday that she decided to step down over the ‘voice of conscience’. Speaking exclusively to media here, Warsi said Brit...

  Baghdad bombings kill at least 30

BAGHDAD: Five bomb attacks, including four car bombings, killed at least 30 people and wounded around 70 others Wednesday in several Baghdad districts, Iraqi police and medical sources said. In the deadliest strike, two near simultaneous blasts in th...

  Punjab police lodge case against Tahirul Qadri

LAHORE: The Punjab police have lodged a case against Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahiurl Qadri for incitement to violence and hate speech. According to police, Qadri had provoked his workers during a speech asking them to take law into their hands. The ca...

  Khawaja Asif rules out giving relief to Pervez Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif termed giving relief to Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in connection with sending him out of the country as completely out of question. Talking to media in his chamber in Parliament House, the Defence M...

  Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul

KABUL: An Afghan soldier shot dead a US general on Tuesday at an army training centre in Kabul -- the highest-ranking American officer to be killed since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The shooting, which left more than a dozen other soldiers includ...

  Labanon hosting 1m Syrian refugees seen fighting spill over border

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has provided Lebanon´s army, battling jihadists on the Syrian border, with one billion dollars to strengthen security, former Lebanese premier Saad Hariri told reporters in Jeddah on Wednesday. King Abdullah "has informed me of 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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