Terrorism

  Syria shell hits town in Israeli-occupied Golan

MAJDAL SHAMS:A mortar shell fired from war-torn Syria struck the outskirts of a town in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Monday, witnesses told. The shell landed on the western edge of Majdal Shams, some 50 metres (yards) from a house, bu...

  Suicide bombing kills 4 policemen in Afghanistan

KABUL: An Afghan official says a suicide truck bombing has killed four police officers in an eastern province. Wardak provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said the attack took place early Monday next to the police headquarters building in Nir...

  3 killed in bombings near homes of Iraqi officials

BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities say bombings near the homes of government employees have killed three people in a Sunni suburb west of Baghdad.   Police officials say a bomb went off Monday near the house of a local municipal official in Abu Ghraib, k...

  United Nations to fly drones over eastern Congo

KINSHASA: A new fleet of drones will make their maiden voyage this week in Congo's troubled east, where one rebel group was recently disarmed, but many more continue to occupy the area’s thick jungles.   United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve La...

  Six more killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI: At least six people including political and religious workers were killed in different areas of Karachi as the incidents of target killing are emerging again, media reported.   According to reports, a worker of a political party was kill...

  Punjab University hostel raid: IJT students protest, block traffic

LAHORE: The Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba (IJT) which is the student wing of the JI protested against the police and Punjab University (PU)administration raid at hostel number 16.   21 students belonging to the IJT accused of creating ruckus were arres...

  Mullah Fazlullah reaches North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: Mullah Fazlullah, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, along with 15 aides, has arrived in North Waziristan, media reported.   Sources said there were reports that newly appointed TTP chief has reached in North Waziristan Agency fro...

  Cases registered against PTI, JI workers for breaking Nato container seal

PESHAWAR: Cases have been registered against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) workers for breaking the seal of a Nato container bound for Afghanistan during the sit-in at Hayatabad toll plaza.   The driver of the Nato cont...

  Karachi office comes under cracker, firing attack; two hurt

KARACHI: Two security guards sustained injuries after a private office came under cracker and firing attack in Qayumabad area here, media reported Monday   According to sources, unknown men attacked a private office with crackers that exploded w...

  ANP activist gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Firing by unknown men killed a worker of Awami National Party (ANP) near Super Highway here on Monday.   The firing incident took place in Janjal Goth near Super Highway in which three persons were injured including an ANP worker identifi...

  Most wanted terrorist arrested from Karachi airport

KARACHI: Intelligence authorities took into custody what is being described as a most wanted terrorist by conducting a raid at Jinnah Terminal Karachi, media reported Monday.   According to sources, the intelligence authorities arrested Abbas Af...

  Seven killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI: At least seven people including a policeman were killed in different parts of the city, media reported. Two friends were gunned down on the New MA Jinnah Road on Sunday apparently in yet another sectarian attack in Karachi. Mudabar R...

  Rehman Malik predicts reduction in acts of terrorism

KARACHI: Rehman Malik says he is going to predict about sharp reduction in acts of terrorism in coming months. Speaking to media at the Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Monday, Malik said that the nation needed to be united and blocking...

  Supreme Court to hear missing persons case

ISLAMABAD: Despite the order of the Supreme Court, 19 Frontier Corps officials have not shown up before the Crime Investigation Department Deputy Inspector General in Quetta on Sunday. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry while hearing the missin...

  Egypt police clear protesters; constitution agreed

CAIRO : Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt´s ousted Islamist president from Cairo´s famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to ...

  Two days of fighting kill 10 in Lebanon´s Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Ten people, including a woman and an off-duty soldier, have been killed in two days of sectarian clashes in northern Lebanon linked to the war in neighbouring Syria, a security source said Sunday. The fighting in the northern port city...

  Shah says Govt turned deaf ear to his APC suggestion

SUKKUR: Opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah Sunday said like Mualana Fazl-ur-Rehman he had also demanded of the government to convene an All Parties Conference (APC) following the death of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakim...

  Dr Afridi who helped find bin Laden demands rights

PESHAWAR: Dr. Shakeel Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has spoken out to demand better conditions in prison and complain of being falsely implicated in a treason case, his lawyer said on Sunday. Shakeel Afridi...

  Rasheed says Imran should respect Pak foreign policy

NOSHEHRA: Federal Minister for Information, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed Sunday said that there should be no disorder on streets by (the activists of) the ‘bat’ (election sumbol of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf), media reported. The statement of the Fed...

  Funeral bombing, other attacks kill 14 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: A triple bombing struck the funeral of the son of an anti-al-Qaida tribal leader northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, one of several attacks across the country that left 14 people dead, Iraqi officials said. The blasts hit a gathering of m...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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