Terrorism

  Pillion riding banned for 12 hrs to rope New Year’s revelers

KARACHI: Pillion riding will remain banned on Tuesday overnight to hold back the New Year’s revelers taking the city by night and creating usual hullaballoo, media reported. The notification issued here by the home department said that besides ban on...

  Govt receives input on discrimination against women

PESHAWAR: The federal government received input from various departments of the provincial government and representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on Pakistan-UN report on ‘Elimination of All Kinds of Discrimination against Women’ at ...

  2013: crimes surpass terror incidents in KP

Three MPAs lost life; target killings, extortion, kidnappings, attacks on polio teams shot up this yearPESHAWAR: With slight decrease in terror attacks during the last half of the year, target killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and attack on ...

  Child recovered, kidnappers held

MARDAN: A senior police officer saidon Monday a five-year-old child, kidnapped from the Saddar Police Station limits, was recovered and the alleged kidnappers arrested. District Police Officer (DPO) Gul Afzal Afridi said this while addressing a news ...

  Iran says ´good progress´ in nuclear talks

TEHRAN: Iran´s chief negotiator said Tuesday talks in Geneva with world powers late into the night on implementing a landmark nuclear deal had made "good progress," according to state TV. "The negotiations continued until 4:30 am (0330 GMT) in Geneva...

  Musharraf files intra-court appeal against special court

ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has filed an intra-court appeal against the special court constituted to try him for treason on Tuesday, medi reported. The petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Justi...

  Karachi: Policeman gunned down in SITE

KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car in SITE area of Karachi on Tuesday and killed a police inspector, media reported....

  Maulana Samiul Huque tasked by PM to initiate talks with Taliban

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday gave a green signal to Maulana Samiul Huque for initiating talks with the Taliban, media reported. The chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S), Maulana Samiul Huque assured the prime mini...

  Charsadda: Explosion damages wall of Baba Saheb mazar

CHARSADDA: An explosion occurred outside the mazar of Baba Saheb, but fortunately no loss of life took place except some damages caused to the wall of the mazar on Tuesday near here, media reported. Police said that some unknown persons planting expl...

  Two alleged dacoits killed in Orangi town

KARACHI: The infuriated people tortured to death two alleged dacoits in Orangi Town, media reported. Police said two alleged dacoits entered a shop for robbery in sector 11 ½ of Orangi town, however, they were captured and subjected to torture by the...

  Indonesian police arrest suspect in suicide bombing

JAKARTA: Indonesian police arrested a suspected terrorist for his alleged role in a suicide bombing on a police station and militant training activities, a spokesman said Tuesday. Indonesia´s anti-terrorism police squad, Detachment 88, arrested Ato M...

  Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners

OFER PRISON: Israel released early Tuesday 26 Palestinian prisoners, a Palestinian official told AFP, in accordance with commitments made to revive US-brokered peace talks. "Two vans carrying (18) prisoners left Ofer prison and were headed to Ramalla...

  Chinese doctor admits selling patients' newborns

BEIJING: A Chinese doctor has admitted in court that she persuaded parents to give up their newborn babies so that she could sell them to human traffickers. The official Xinhua News Agency said obstetrician Zhang Shuxia stood trial on Monday in north...

  Three Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide car bombing

ADEN: A suicide car bomb that targeted the security headquarters in the southern Yemen city of Aden has killed at least three soldiers, a police official said. The car bomb hit the front gate of the Aden security headquarters early on Tuesday and lef...

  US names drone testing sites

Washington: US aviation regulators on Monday released the names of sites picked to test civilian drones whose slated 2015 debut over American skies has sparked privacy concerns. Testing of the unmanned aircraft is due to start within three months and...

  US announces six drone test sites

WASHINGTON: The US aviation regulator has announced the six states that will host sites for testing commercial use of drones. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) picked Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. The sites are p...

  Death toll from Russian bombings rises to 33

MOSCOW: The death toll from two suicide bombings in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has risen to 33 after two victims succumbed to their injuries, the emergency situations ministry said Tuesday. "A victim of the explosion at the train station ...

  1030 KP cops killed between Jan 2002, Nov 2013

PESHAWAR: As many as 1,030 policemen were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 2002 till November 2013 while 270 cops were killed between 1970 and 2001, a source said. The intelligence source said the attacks recorded a sharp increase since 2006...

  QWP MPA and guards arrested, booked under ATA in Charsadda

CHARSADDA: The police lodged the first information report (FIR) against a lawmaker of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and his six guards under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) at the City Police Station on Sunday, official sources said. Explaining the incide...

  Crackdown on motorbikes continues

PESHAWAR: Scores of motorcyclists were impounded as the police continued the crackdown on the unregistered motorbikes in the provincial capital on Sunday.Several motorcyclists were held in the city, rural and cantonment police stations for violating ...


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