Terrorism

  Rangers arrest 14 criminals

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Friday arrested 14 criminals in different raids and recovered weapons from their possession.   Rangers spokesman said targeted raids were conducted in Lyari, Shah Faisal Colony, Ranchore Line, New Karachi, Haji M...

  22 escape from Baghdad jail

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say 22 suspects facing terrorism charges have escaped from a jail in northern Baghdad after killing a security guard. Two senior security officials say a manhunt for the prisoners resulted in the killing of one and the ...

  Former CJ Chaudhry seeks full proof security, bullet-proof vehicle

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry says he is facing threats and has requested to be provided full proof security and a bullet-proof vehicle.   According to sources, the interior ministry has directed IGP Islama...

  Treason trial: Special Court summons Musharraf on Dec 24

ISLAMABAD: The special court formed to hear the treason trial of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has summoned him on December 24.   The government had formed a special court to hear Musharraf's high treason trial under Article 6 ...

  17 mostly civilians killed in Yemen drone strike

SANAA: A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, most of them civilians, medical and security sources said on Friday.   "Some" of the dead in Thursday´s strike near the central town of Radaa were suspected members of Al-Qaeda,...

  Mysterious 'white widow' eludes police in Africa

AYLESBURY: She is called the most wanted woman in the world, a suspected terrorist charged with plotting to blow up resort hotels in Kenya packed with Christmas tourists, a Westerner who wrote an ode praising Osama bin Laden, a jihadist who has el...

  UN report concludes chemical weapons used in Syria

UNITED NATIONS: Chemical weapons have been used at least five times during the Syrian conflict and in some cases children have been slaughtered, according to a UN report released Thursday. The report cites "credible evidence" and "evidence cons...

  Bangladesh executes Abdul Quader Mollah

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Thursday hanged a senior Islamist leader known as the "Butcher of Mirpur", making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence. "The execution has bee...

  After US blacklist move, Iran halts nuclear talks: state media

TEHRAN: Iranian negotiators halted nuclear talks with major powers to return to Tehran for consultations Thursday after Washington blacklisted a dozen companies and individuals for evading US sanctions, state media reported. "The Iranian negot...

  Karzai to discuss troubled US troop deal with Indian PM

NEW DELHI: Afghan President Hamid Karzai was to hold talks with Indian leaders Friday, with Washington hoping that New Delhi can help persuade him to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay on post-2014.   Karzai was to meet Prime Minister Manmoha...

  Senate delays holding up appointing US ambassadors

WASHINGTON: The State Department on Thursday hit out at delays and infighting in the Senate that have led to a backlog of hearings to confirm new US ambassadors.   Two nomination hearings had been due to be held by the Senate Foreign Relations c...

  American missing in Iran worked for CIA: report

WASHINGTON: An American who went missing in Iran six years ago worked for the CIA and was not in the country on a business trip as US officials had claimed, US media reported Thursday. In a case that had long been shrouded in secrecy, the Assoc...

  Will not be bullied into signing a security pact: Karzai

NEW DELHI: Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he would not be bullied into signing a security pact to allow US troops to stay on after next year, as he tried to persuade India Friday to provide more military assistance.   Karzai was to meet Prim...

  Pakistan to look into other options if Taliban talks fail: President

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain says that the government wants to resolve issues with Taliban militants through dialogue, media reported.   "Only if the talks fail then we will look into other options", said he issuing a statement here.   To ...

  Molla’s execution: JI to stage Pakistan-wide protests today

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami has announced to observe Friday as a day of protest against the capital punishment of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh leader Abdul Quader Molla, media reported.   In a statement issued here Jamaat-e-Islami chief, Munawar Hassan...

  Army chief calls on PM

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on the Prime Minister Nawaz sharif at the PM House on Friday here, media reported.   Sources said that the prime minister exchanged views with the COAS on matters of national sec...

  US military reveals laser can down drones, mortars

WASHINGTON: The US Army has for the first time successfully tested a vehicle-mounted laser that managed to shoot down incoming mortar rounds and drone aircraft, officials said Thursday.   Installed in a dome-shaped turret atop a military vehicle,...

  Cop on way from Swabi to Topi for polio vaccination duty shot dead

PESHAWAR: Gunmen shot dead a policeman and wounded another on Friday as they headed to Topi to guard an ongoing polio campaign, officials said.   It was the latest in a series of attacks by militants targeting polio teams following the imposition...

  Geo ladies staff van robbed in North Nazimabad

KARACHI: Some unknown armed persons robbed the female staff on Geo van, when it stopped at Block J of North Nazimabad to pick up a lady on Friday early morning, Geo News reported. Sources said that the robbers snatched away mobile phones, handb...

  2 dead bodies found in Quetta

QUETTA: Police recovered two bullet riddled dead bodies here Thursday. According to details two dead bodies were found from Ghausabad area of Satellite Town. They were killed by firing bullets Police shifted these bodies to civil hospital They...


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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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