Terrorism

  Adam Thompson not aware of police probe into Imran Farooq murder case

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Islamabad Adam Thomson has said that he was not aware of status of police investigation into money laundering and Imran Farooq murder case.   He said that people in his country knew that supremacy of law wa...

  Car bomb hits near NATO gate at Kabul airport

KABUL: A car bomb went off Wednesday near a gate used by NATO troops in the northern section of the Kabul airport, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.   The Taliban claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn bombing, which caused no casualties. The ...

  UN slams Israel demolition of West Bank properties

JERUSALEM: The United Nations Wednesday slammed Israel´s demolition of 30 Palestinian properties in the West Bank, saying it displaced some families for the second time in less than two weeks.   "I am concerned about the destruction of Palestinia...

  Blast leaves two injured in Karachi

KARACHI: Two people were injured in a blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city, media reported on Wednesday.   According to police, a bomb was planted under the seat of a car parked near Neepa intersection in Gulshan-e-Ibal.   The police said th...

  Indian HC discusses bilateral issues with PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commissioner, Dr. T. C. A. Raghavan called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House on Wednesday here, media reported.   Sources said that Indo-Pak bilateral ties and matters of mutual interests came under discussion ...

  SC issues court order in Balochistan missing persons case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued its order in Balochistan missing persons case, media reported.   Three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing missing persons case here Wednesday.   In the c...

  Fazl terms proposal of joint nuclear plant on Pak-India border childish

LAHORE: Jamait Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Wednesday said that Pakistan and India should promote people to people interaction, media reported.   He said that Imran Khan’s proposal for setting up a joint civil nuclear...

  Blast reported in Quetta

QUETTA: A blast has been heard in Quetta, media reported ...

  Judiciary to continue its work for human rights, hopes CJP

ISLAMABAD: A full court reference was held in the honour of outgoing Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry here on Wednesday, marking the final day in office for the top judge of the country.   During his address, Chief Justice Chaudhry expres...

  IG FC responsible for presenting missing persons: court order

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued its verdict in Balochistan missing persons case, media reported. ...

  Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'

GENEVA: Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.   In a new analysis ...

  Pakistan, India, China 'encouraged' Karzai to sign US-Afghan pact

WASHINGTON: A senior US official has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among the leaders who have encouraged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a security agr...

  Karzai ties US-Afghan pact inking with halt to civilian airstrikes

WASHINGTON: Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will sign the US-Afghan security agreement only if the U.S. ends airstrikes and raids on Afghan homes and does more to help broker peace with the Taliban.   A national assembly endorsed the deal l...

  Kerry, Congress spar over Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching ...

  Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader

DHAKA: A senior judge on the Bangladesh Supreme Court halted the scheduled execution of an opposition leader until at least Wednesday as his attorneys sought a new review of the case, a defense lawyer said.   The execution of Abdul Quader Mollah,...

  ‘35 missing persons not under army/agencies detention’

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday clarified that the 35 missing persons are neither in the custody of the army nor of the intelligence agencies, media reported.   In a statement the Defence Ministry said, the final verdict of the Supr...

  Ways being explored to tackle terrorism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that in order to tackle terrorism options other than drone strikes are being explored in collaboration with international community.   Addressing a lunch hosted for European Union ambassadors...

  Pak army arrests TTP Chief Mullah Fazlullah?

In a knee jerk action the Pakistan army and Military Intelligence in a joint offensive has arrested Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief Mullah Fazlullah in the wee hours of Tuesday’s morning from the Lower Dir upper areas bordering Afghanistan. Howe...

  NA resolution against drone strikes unanimously passed

ISLAMABAD: The national assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the government to get the drone strikes stopped forthwith, media reported   The unanimously approved resolution said that the drone attacks were against the sover...

  NATO supply blocked: Chuck Hagel warns Nawaz of stopping US assistance

ISLAMABAD: Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel during his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday warned that US lawmakers could withhold military assistance if Islamabad failed to ensure security for the key (NATO) supply route.   "There will...


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Feature / Analysis

  • 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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  • Afghan voters using social media to fight poll fraud

    KABUL: Fed-up with the massive rigging that took place in previous ele...

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  • General Elections in Afghanistan - Possible Portents

    It seems to be the season for general elections. The one in Afghanista...

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Opinion

  • 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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  • U.S. fears Afghan services may be cut as corruption sharply reduces customs taxes

    Embassy warns of repercussions as new president, troop pullout approac...

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  • Room for India-China Cooperation in Afghanistan?

    There are good strategic reasons for India and China to cooperate in A...

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