Terrorism

  Things will get clear in next 2/3 days: Yusuf Shah

PESHAWAR: Taliban liaison committee member, Maulana Yusuf Shah said fighting between two minor groups of the Taliban would have no affect on the government-Taliban talks and the situation in this regard would be clear in next two/three days. Talking ...

  Musharraf’s case does not concern army: Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal said Saturday that the treason case of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has no link with the army. “General Musharraf is a politician and...

  Thai forces shoot dead seven drug suspects

BANGKOK: Thai security forces shot dead seven suspected drug smugglers and seized hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine pills after a firefight in the Golden Triangle border region, an official said Saturday. The clash broke out late Friday in the...

  US blocks Iran's envoy to UN in rare rebuke

WASHINGTON: The United States has blocked Iran's pick for envoy to the United Nations, a rare diplomatic rebuke that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations. The Obama administration said ...

  Usurping people's freedom in garb of security, democracy cannot be allowed: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani said usurping the freedom of people could not be allowed in the war against terrorism on the pretext of national security and preservation of democracy. Addressing a full court reference in honour of ...

  Rashid dismisses reports of army seeking resignation of ministers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Information Minister, Pervaiz Rashid has dismissed reports of the army calling for the resignation of any ministers. Following a ceremony held at Lok Virsa here on Friday, the information minister told reporters the Pakistan Arm...

  Indian party leader sparks backlash over rape remarks

NEW DELHI: The mother of a student who was fatally gang-raped on a bus led the outrage Friday against an Indian political leader who described three convicted multiple rapists as "boys" who had made "mistakes". During a rally in the state of Uttar Pr...

  White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick

WASHINGTON: The United States, in a rare diplomatic rebuke, will not grant a visa to Tehran's pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday. The move could complicate efforts to thaw the decades-long diplomatic freeze bet...

  India orders probe into 'inflammatory' remarks by Modi aide

NEW DELHI: India's election authorities on Friday ordered police to investigate remarks by a top aide of prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi that were allegedly aimed at inciting communal violence. The powerful Election Commission also barred...

  Government faces fight over tough anti-terror law

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government is facing a battle to enact a tough anti-terror law that rights activists and opposition parties have attacked as repressive. The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance allows security forces to detain suspects for up to...

  Roadside blast kills five in Datta Khel

MIRANSHAH: A roadside bomb exploded Friday in Datta Khel town of North Waziristan, killing at least five people, sources said. According to the sources, the incident took place when in Shawal area of Datta Khel when the roadside bomb targeted a car. ...

  Karachi: Two dacoits killed in alleged police encounter

KARACHI: Two dacoits have been killed in an alleged police encounter that took place at Hassan Square in Karachi on Friday. According to the police, the dacoits were busy in looting people at Hassan Square. When the police arrived at the scene the da...

  Lawyer Ghulam Haider gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Another incident of firing claimed one more life as a lawyer was shot dead on Jehangir Road in Karachi on Friday. According to police, the incident took place when unidentified assailants opened fire at a car, killing the lawyer. The police ...

  Deadlock like situation in govt., Taliban talks: Prof Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD: Taliban liaison committee member Professor Ibrahim Friday said that a deadlock like situation has developed between the government and the Taliban and added that the army also was not happy over the release of the prisoners, media reported...

  Violence kills 21 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Shootings and bombings in Iraq killed at least 21 people Thursday, officials said, as the country struggles with rampant violence ahead of parliamentary elections at the end of the month. The country is suffering from a protracted surge in b...

  Obama threatens fresh sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that the United States and its allies should prepare new sanctions against Russia if it escalates the crisis over Ukraine. "The president underscored the need for ...

  Talks with Taliban Pakistan’s internal matter: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said that holding talks with the Taliban militants was Islamabad’s internal matter and nobody has the right to intervene. Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly briefing reiterated that durable peace in...

  Karachi: Kidnapper killed in Surjani shootout

KARACHI:Police claimed to have recovered three abductees after a shootout, killing a suspect in Surjani Town area of the city on Friday. The police said a suspect was killed in the exchange of fire while his accomplices managed to flee. They said tha...

  40 killed during 1-month clashes of TTP rival groups

MIRANSHAH: The differences between the rival groups of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has intensified leading to the fierce infighting for the last one month claiming more than 40 dead including key commanders, media reported. Sources said that the ...

  Blast leaves 12 injured in Lahore

LAHORE: At least 12 people were injured in a blast at a shop located at Pakistan Chowk in Ichra area of the city, media reported Friday. The shop owner said he had been receiving threat calls for the last some days. He said he had informed the police...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

    ISLAMABAD: Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a ...

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  • Feature: Afghan women still suffer from discrimination and poverty

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan: Although women's rights have seen conside...

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  • Afghanistan: Building a Vision Of Hope and Change

    Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent o...

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  • Analysts See Promising Trends From Afghan Election

    WASHINGTON: While uncertainty remains over the outcome of the Afghan e...

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Opinion

  • Detention of Taliban commander by UAE disrupts Afghan peace talks

    KABUL: A former Taliban commander involved in peace negotiations with ...

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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despit...

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  • America’s Last Task in Kabul

    WASHINGTON: Until now, fighting the Afghan war has been an American pr...

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  • ‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

    In 2012, I rode in a white Toyota Corolla past upscale villas and cafe...

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