Terrorism

  UN ´deeply concerned´ by Myanmar´s Rohingya census ban

YANGON: The UN agency tasked with facilitating Myanmar´s first census in decades on Tuesday said it was "deeply concerned" over a government decision to bar Muslims from identifying as Rohingya, warning it could stoke tensions. Myanmar had said it wo...

  Musharraf will go abroad or not hotly debated today

ISLAMABAD: Speculation is rife on whether the Interior Ministry will remove the name of former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf's name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The interior ministry’s decision is the talk of the town among people fr...

  PML-N deliberates on removing Musharraf from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the top leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which deliberated on whether former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Muharraf should be allowed to travel abroad. The meeti...

  Army chief, spymaster reach PM House

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief Director General Lt. Gen Zaheerul Islam flew into the Prime Minister house after a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) discuss...

  ‘Govt meeting discussed Taliban, Musharraf issues’

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervez Rashid said that a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif discussed issues relating to Taliban and Musharraf case. Talking to media on Tuesday, he said that the PM had convened a consultative meeting to ...

  TTP expected to extend ceasefire

PESHAWAR: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Shura and deliberate over the ceasefire and dialogue process in its next meeting. According to sources the TTP Shura is expected to announce an extension in the ceasefire. Sources add that despite reserva...

  National security meeting deferred

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minster, Nawaz Sharif Tuesday deferred the national security meeting schedule to be held at 3.30 P.M. today, media reported. Sources said that the Army chief and DG ISI have been duly informed about the postponement of the meeting, w...

  JSQM protests non-registration of FIRs over leaders killing

HYDERABAD: Activists of Jiay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) staged a protest outside Bhirya City police station against non-registration of First Information Reports (FIRs) of the killings of the leaders – Maqsood Qureshi and Suleman Wadhu. The demonstrato...

  Pakistani crew of MT Morning Glory to reach home soon: Ansar Burney

KARACHI: Ansar Burney, Chairman Ansar Burney Trust, Tuesday confirmed that the 6 hijacked Pakistani crew members of the cargo vessel MT Morning Glory released from Libyan custody today will reach home soon. The spokesman of Pakistan Foreign Office ha...

  Torture provided no key evidence in hunt for OBL: US senate report

WASHINGTON: Water-boarding and other harsh interrogation techniques provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, a new senate report into the use of torture by the CIA in the years after the September 11 attacks is expected to claim. If ...

  US ambassador to India quits after rift

WASHINGTON: The US ambassador to India resigned Monday in the wake of a bitter rift between the usually friendly countries following a diplomat's arrest in New York. The announcement by Nancy Powell, a veteran diplomat with extensive experience in So...

  PPP, MQM forming alliance to thwart peace talks: Taliban sources

KARACHI: Taliban sources have claimed that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Sindh are engaged in making alliance in a bid to thwart peace talks. The Taliban sources said that during their one-month ceasefire ...

  Two explosions in Karachi hurt 4

KARACHI: Two explosions took place in a seminary and a mosque located in Gulshan e Iqbal and Gulshan e Hadeed respectively, injuring at least four people including children. According to police, the first incident took place in Gulshan e Iqbal block ...

  Larkana: Robbers open fire at JUI-F leader’s car

LARKANA: Jamiat Ulema e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro sustained minor injuries as robbers opened fire at his car here on Monday, police said. According to police, the incident took place when the JUI-F leader along with his assoc...

  Rumors have it Musharraf going abroad

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital is rife with the rumors about a special plane landing at the Noor Khan Airbase to take former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf out of the country. The speculations about the landing of business aircraft st...

  Kerry heads to Israel as peace talks near collapse

JERUSALEM: The Palestinians rejected an Israeli proposal for extending negotiations on Monday as Washington´s top diplomat was due to fly in on his latest mission to salvage the crisis-hit peace talks. Shortly after US Secretary of State John Kerry t...

  ‘Pak can get additional US defence equipment from Afghanistan’

ISLAMABAD: The US Embassy in Pakistan says Islamabad can get additional defence equipment being used by US forces stationed in Afghanistan. In a statement issued here on Monday, the embassy said that US has received an application from Islamabad, req...

  One hurt in blast near Madressah in Karachi

KARACHI: One person sustained minor injuries as a result of a low intensity blast near a Madressa (seminary) in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area here on Monday night, police sources said. According to SP Gulshan-e-Iqbal, a persons standing near the Madressah suf...

  Iran didn’t blame Pakistan for its guards’ abduction: Tasnim Aslam

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam Monday said that Iran did not lodge any complaint against Pakistan in the United Nations.Tasnim Aslam clarifying media reports relating to Iranian guards’ abduction said that Iran in a le...

  ICJ says Musharraf trial a rare move in Pak history

ISLAMABAD: International Commission of Jurists has called for a life imprisonment for Pakistan’s former military ruler Gen (retd ) Pervez Musharraf instead of capital punishment if the former strongman is proven guilty in treason case. ICJ Asia Direc...


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Feature / Analysis

  • SMOG IN INDIA, CHINA IS CHANGING WEATHER PATTERNS IN US, FINDS STUDY

    Man-made air pollution in Asia is exacerbating climate change and link...

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  • Amid construction boom, Myanmar starts to build disaster resilience

    YANGON, Myanmar: The Sule Pagoda Road in downtown Yangon is famous for...

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  • EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency took home a sweeping victory Tuesd...

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  • Asian Pollution Boosts Pacific Storm Power

    Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter ...

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Opinion

  • Coal Returns to German Utilities Replacing Lost Nuclear

    What’s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to cl...

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  • US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

    A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journalPersp...

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  • An unequal battle

    WHILE going to the Karachi Press Club to attend a press conference cal...

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  • Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

    CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica : The critically endangered hawksbil...

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