Terrorism

  Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD: Nearly a dozen explosions tore through predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 39 people at crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops, officials said.   The at...

  Syrian troops seize control of strategic highway

BEIRUT: Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad secured the highway Sunday that links Damascus with northern Syria, paving the way for the potential shipment of chemical weapons overland to a Mediterranean port for destruction abroad, an activist g...

  Pentagon chief to visit Pakistan on Monday

CAMP LEATHERNECK: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he'll visit Pakistan on Monday - a rare stop for a Pentagon chief in recent years.   US relations with Pakistan have seesawed because of drone strikes and military operations along the Pakis...

  Iran says opposes foreign presence in Afghanistan

TEHRAN: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country opposes the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan and the region.   A Sunday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes Rouhani as telling visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai: "We...

  Imran opposes India, US policies on Kashmir, drones

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan said he is not against India and the US, he only opposes their respective policies on Kashmir and drones, media reported Sunday.   “Our relations with these countries (India and US) will...

  Israel president says ready to meet Iran counterpart

JERUSALEM: Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would be prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, even though their two countries consider each other arch-enemies.   Asked at an economic forum over a possible meeting, Per...

  28 killed in wave of Baghdad area bombings

BAGHDAD: A wave of bombings mostly targeting in and around Baghdad killed at least 28 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said, updating an earlier toll. The violence, which also wounded 90 others, struck after around midday (0900 ...

  ‘10,000 held in Karachi targeted operation during three months’

KARACHI: Police on Sunday said almost 10,000 accused had been arrested during the last three months of Karachi targeted operation.   According to the police, during the raids 3,000 weapons of different calibers and 15,000 kg explosive material wer...

  KP drone protest enters 16th day

PESHAWAR: The sit-in staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allies against US drone attacks entered 16th day today (Sunday).   Workers of allied parties stopped three containers meant for Afghanistan and allowed the vehicles to proceed af...

  14 year old Assam girl to receive bravery award

SIBASAGAR: An Assamese teen will soon get a bravery award for saving her schoolmates from the clutches of an unidentified gunman by volunteering to be hostage.   There were ten other children in the school van when the gunman hijacked the van in ...

  TTP declares Dir as its new Headquarters

Peshawar: In a surprising move the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Shura under the command of newly appointed Ameer, Mullah Fazlullah has declared district Dir of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa as its new Headquarters to carry on the mission of establishing Khil...

  Obama warns “ideal world” Iran deal not possible

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama warned Saturday that Israel´s vision of an "ideal" nuclear agreement with Iran was unrealistic and put the chance of any acceptable final deal emerging at no more than 50/50. But Obama argued that the best pos...

  Hagel in Afghanistan, won't meet Karzai

KABUL: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit US troops in Afghanistan on Sunday after appealing to Kabul to sign a long-delayed security accord allowing NATO forces to stay in the country after 2014.   Hagel will travel outside the Afghan capi...

  Imran proposes civil nuclear plant at Pakistan, India border

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that Pakistan and India should establish a civil nuclear plant along the border for peace.   Speaking at an event organised here, Imran Khan said both India and Pakistan should g...

  Five accused arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Five accused were arrested from Defence and Kalapul Railway colony areas in the city here, media reported on Sunday. Police said that two accused were arrested in a raid at the Railway Colony near Kalapul, who are allegedly involved in ...

  Faisalabad: Two attackers, 1 arrestee killed in police mobile ambush

FAISALABAD: At least two attackers and an under arrest criminal were killed after a police mobile came under attack here on Saturday night, media reported. Sources said Ehtasham Bajwa, accused of kidnapping for ransom, was with the police when...

  Karachi: Rangers arrest 20 criminals in targeted raids

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers conducted targeted raids in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 14, Khamosh Colony, Mashoori Compound, Baldia Sector 5, Sultanabad, Mominabad, Lyari, Gulberg Block 7, Haji Mureed Goth and Liaquatabad areas.   Snap checking was also carr...

  Two bullet-riddled bodies found from Lyari: police

KARACHI: Two bodies bearing bullet wounds were recovered from Lyari area of Karachi, media reported. According to police, the bullet-riddled bodies were found from Gulistan colony and Rangiwara areas of Lyari. The identity of both could not be ...

  IAEA inspectors in Iran to visit heavy water plant

TEHRAN: UN nuclear inspectors arrived in Iran Saturday to visit the still-unfinished Arak heavy water plant for the first time in more than two years, the ISNA news agency reported.   The visit comes just weeks after Iran clinched a landmark nucl...

  US Congress may throw wrench into Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers are preparing a possible vote on new sanctions against Iran, a move President Barack Obama and his P5+1 partners fear could sabotage the nuclear deal reached in Geneva.   Administration officials have beaten a path to Cap...


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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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