Terrorism

  Zardari stresses need to protect Pakistan from sectarianism

LARKANA: Former president Asif Ali Zardrai has stressed the need to protect Pakistan from sectarianism. Speaking on the occasion of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s death anniversary, he said ob Friday that everybody needed to adopt the thought to save Pakistan...

  Abducted Iran border guards freed by militant group

TEHRAN: A semi-official Iranian news agency is reporting that an al-Qaida-affiliated militant group Jaish al-Adl operating in a lawless frontier area along the Pakistan-Iran border has released Iranian border guards abducted two months ago. Friday´s ...

  Nisar’s meeting with Taliban, government committees postponed

ISLAMABAD: The meeting between the Taliban and government committees with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has been postponed. The meeting was scheduled to take place today (Friday). Taliban committee member, Maulana Yousaf Shah told reporte...

  Turkey lifts controversial Twitter ban

ANKARA: Turkey lifted a much-criticised block on Twitter on Thursday, 24 hours after its highest court overturned the ban as a breach of the right to free speech. Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 20 shuttered access to the social media site afte...

  ‘US state machineries involved in suppressing civil rights’

DALLAS: The Executive Director of Bill of Rights Defense Committee and a prominent civil rights and human rights activist Shahid Buttar has claimed that US State machineries including secret agencies, CIA, NSA and administration are involved in suppr...

  Kejriwal blames BJP for attack

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal was attacked on Friday during his roadshow in south Delhi's Dakshinpuri area. When Kejriwal was shaking hands with his supporters, the person punched Kejriwal on his back and even tried to slap ...

  Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

WASHINGTON: The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to coope...

  Medical history of US base shooter indicates ‘psychiatric issues’

WASHINGTON: A troubled US soldier who shot dead three people and wounded 16 more at Fort Hood may have argued with one or more colleagues before his rampage, his base commander said Thursday. Lieutenant General Mark Milley told reporters that investi...

  Babri Masjid martyrdom was planned: Indian media

NEW DELHI: An elaborate sting operation, conducted on 23 key people of the Ram Janambhoomi movement, claims that the martyrdom of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, was elaborately planned by the various wings of the Sangh parivar and executed wit...

  Russian envoy urges US officials to 'do yoga'

MOSCOW: A senior Russian diplomat says US officials should do yoga and watch TV comedy series to ease what he calls their irrational fixation on punishing Russia over Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov's comments to the Interfax news age...

  PM chairs meeting to discuss TTP talks, security matters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing a high-level meeting on the country’s security and to discuss threadbare the future strategy relating to talks with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), media reported. Federal Interior Minister, Cha...

  Zulifkar Ali Bhutto’s death anniversary being observed

ISLAMABAD: The 35th Death anniversary of former prime minister and founding chairman of Pakistan People s Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is being observed today (Friday). Arrangements have been finalized for the huge gathering to be held at Garhi Kh...

  Maulana Yusuf Shah appeals stepping up talks

ISLAMABAD: Taliban liaison committee member, Maulana Yusuf Shah Friday morning said that the government and Taliban committees would meet this afternoon at 4.00 P.M. as well as on Saturday, media reported. Talking to media, he said that Maulana Samiu...

  TTP ceasefire extended by 10 days

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday announced an extension in the ceasefire, which had expired on March 31, media reported. TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid in a statement announcing their decision to extend the ceasefire till...

  Charsadda explosion injures 2

CHARSADDA: Two persons sustained injuries in an explosion at NADRA office in Tehsil Tangi on Friday here, media reported. NADRA office employee and a child included among the injured. Rescue teams have arrived at the scene of incident, while the secu...

  4 dead, including gunman, at Fort Head: officials

FORT HOOD: A gunman opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing official internal Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The o...

  Afghanistan poised for uncertain election as US forces exit

KABUL: Afghanistan heads to the polls Saturday to choose a new president after Hamid Karzai´s 13-year reign and a US-led military campaign which have radically changed the country but failed to defeat the Taliban. The first round of the election come...

  Rasheed rejects reports of consultations with COAS over Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rasheed Thursday brushed aside reports as unfounded of government’s consultations with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in connection with General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Talking to media perso...

  16 Taliban prisoners released in bid to revive peace talks

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has freed at least sixteen Taliban prisoners with the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said on Thursday. The Pakistani Taliban called a one-month ceasefire on March 1 but said this week they would not extend the t...

  Musharraf drove the country into war to remain in power: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Thursday that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf drove the country into war to remain in power. Speaking to the media here, Nisar said there was no turmoil in the tribal areas ...


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Feature / Analysis

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