Terrorism

  COAS Sharif chairs meeting of army top brass

RAWALPINDI: The Corps Commanders meeting, chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif (COAS), was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) here on Wednesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the forum undertook a compreh...

  Firing kills man, injures another in Karachi neighbourhood

KARACHI: Armed assailants targeted a car in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, killing one person and injuring one more. According to police sources, unidentified armed men sprayed a car with bullets near a private hospital in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, killing a ...

  COAS statement ‘makes no difference’ to Nawaz: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Wednesday observed that Chief of Army Staff “Gen. Raheel Sharif is Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s own” and the former’s statement makes no difference to the latter. Talking to n...

  Scanners bought for Rs 1bn could not detect explosives: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the scanners which were bought for Rs 1 billion are not capable of identifying explosives. Talking to media after visiting the site of bomb explosion in Islamabad that claimed 22 live...

  Fruit market blast plot of those who don't want talks to succeed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) member national assembly from the capital city here, Asad Umar said that Islamabad fruit market blast was the second terror incident in a few weeks, which amply proves that the government has failed to protect...

  Top Nigerian Islamic body accuses military over Muslim deaths

ABUJA: A leading Nigerian Islamic group has accused the country´s military of summarily executing Muslims in the name of counter-terrorism, prompting a swift and strongly-worded denial on Tuesday from top brass. The Jama´atu Nasril Islam (JNI) umbrel...

  Russian agents behind east Ukraine unrest, claims Kerry

Donetsk: The United States accused Russia of sending its agents to stoke a flaring secession crisis in eastern Ukraine that Moscow itself conceded could spill over into civil war. The blunt US charge came as Ukraine's embattled leaders waged an uphil...

  Prof. Ibrahim slates Islamabad Sabzi Mandi blast

ISLAMABAD: Member Taliban committee, Professor Ibrahim said the bombing at the fruit market in the federal capital was shocking and deplorable. Ibrahim emphasised that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) ceasefire remained intact. Professor Ibrahim...

  Targeting innocents ‘Haram’: TTP spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid on Wednesday condemned the yesterday’s explosion at Sibi railway station and today’s blast at Islamabad Sabzi Mandi killing innocent persons, media reported. He said att...

  22 killed in Islamabad fruit market blast

ISLAMABAD: At least 22 people were killed and over 100 injured in a blast at the I-10 fruit market near Pir Wadhai on Wednesday morning.Police said 5 kilograms of explosives were planted in a fruit box and the bomb was detonated with a remote device ...

  Why holding talks when Taliban not involved in bombings: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid Altaf Hussain Wednesday raising a pertinent question inquired why holding talks, when Taliban were not involved in bombings? In a statement issued here, Altaf Hussain said that Islamabad blast was a slap o...

  Karachi saved from great disaster as 13 kg bomb defused

KARACHI: A major disaster was averted in the metropolis when a 13 kilogram bomb was recovered on Khalid bin Waleed Road in PECHC Block 6 area of the city. Police said the bomb was recovered from near a residential building on Khalid bin Waleed Road. ...

  Rawalpindi big blast kills nine, injures 40

RAWALPINDI: At least nine persons were killed and forty injured in a huge explosion occurred at Pir Wadhai near Sabzi Mandi on Wednesday morning here, media reported. Sources that the Rawalpindi Sabzi Mandi located on the border of the twin city Isla...

  Sindh observes partial strike against PPB on JSMM’s call

NAWABSHAH: A partial strike is being observed today (Wednesday) in parts of Sindh on the call of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) in protest against the most controversial Pakistan Protection Bill (PPB) bulldozed in the national assembly yesterday, ...

  16 killed as blast hit Jaffar express at Sibi railway station

SIBI: At least 16 people including four children and three women were killed in a blast inside the bogie of Jaffer Express at Sibi railway station. The blast left 40 others injured, 19 of them critically. The outlawed United Baloch Army has claimed r...

  Army Chief to chair Corps Commanders conference Wednesday

RAWALPINDI: The Corps Commanders Conference will be held here on Wednesday with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in the chair, said a statement of Inter-services Public Relations (ISPR). According to military sources, the meeting will...

  Sobbing Pistorius describes shooting girlfriend

PRETORIA: A sobbing Oscar Pistorius described the moment he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp claiming he fired four shots "before I knew it", he told his murder trial on Tuesday. The sprinter wept so uncontrollably as he recounted the e...

  China hopes Afghan election marks new start for unity, stability

BEIJING: Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Saturday China hopes Afghanistan's presidential election will be a new start for the country’s unity and stability. As Afghanistan's friendly neighbor, China respects the Afghan people’s choice, Ho...

  Eight killed in South Waziristan firing incident

WANA: At least eight people were killed and three others sustained injuries when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on a car in the Shaktoi area here on Tuesday. According to sources, the injured were shifted to a local hospital for treatment. The att...

  Kidnapped NA Deputy Secretary returns home

MULTAN: Deputy Secretary of National Assembly Moazzam Kalru, who was abducted on January 25, 2014 from Multan, has returned home on Tuesday. According to sources, Kalru was released as his family allegedly paid Rs5 crores as ransom to the abductors. ...


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Feature / Analysis

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  • News Analysis: Taliban lifts ceasefire; stalemate in peace process to stay

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Taliban has announced the lifting of its self-...

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  • IEC to Re-evaluate Ballots

    Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the decisi...

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  • Analysts Anticipate Presidential Runoff

    Political analysts have responded to the Independent Election Commissi...

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Opinion

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    If Hollywood ever makes a movie about Cédric Houin – and based on his ...

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  • Malaysia Airlines Plane in Afghanistan, Pakistan? Report Says Missing Flight MH 370 ‘Hijacked’ by Terrorists to Kandahar Province

    A report is saying that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 is loc...

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  • Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and int...

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  • Brad Pitt to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan war movie

    The American film star and producer Brad Pitt is scheduled to play Gen...

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