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  Afghan minister tells Hagel security pact will be signed

KABUL: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said he had received assurances during a visit to Kabul that a long-delayed deal allowing US troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 would be signed "in a timely manner". The Bilateral Secur...

  Iranian president defends interim nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran's president defended an interim nuclear deal that eases some of the international community's crippling economic sanctions in return for a freeze on part of the Islamic Republic's uranium enrichment activities, saying Saturday that im...

  Pentagon chief Hagel visits Kabul with troop accord in limbo

KABUL: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flew into Kabul on Saturday amid frustration in Washington over the Afghan president's refusal to sign an accord allowing NATO troops to stay in the country beyond next year.   US officials said no meeting...

  Yemen says defence complex attackers mostly Saudi

SANAA: Militants who carried out a brazen day-light assault on the Yemeni defence ministry that killed 56 people were mostly Saudis, investigators said on Saturday. The finding, in a preliminary report on the inquiry into Thursday’s attack, ad...

  14 missing persons presented in SC

ISLAMABAD: The fourteen disappeared persons were presented in the Supreme Court on Saturday following the directives of the apex court, media reported.   A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry a...

  Protests in Lahore, twin cities against ASWJ leader’s killing

RAWALPINDI: Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) is holding protests against the killing of ASWJ Punjab President, Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muawiya.   Protests are being held in Lahore and the twin cities where protestors have blocked traffic on the motor...

  PTI, allied parties continue blocking Nato supplies in KPK

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and its allied parties sit-in for blocking Natio supplies continued even on the 14th day at Hayatabad Toll Plaza on Saturday here, media reported.   PTI activists from the constituency PK-4 led by Arif Yusu...

  14 missing persons presented in SC

ISLAMABAD: The fourteen disappeared persons were presented in the Supreme Court on Saturday following the directives of the apex court, media reported.   A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry a...

  Hagel says US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region

MANAMA: The United States is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday in Bahrain.   The United States has an armada of ships and aircraft in...

  ASWJ condemns killing of workers in Karachi

KARACHI: Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) has claimed that three people who were killed in firing at a hotel near Maskan chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal were its workers and supporters, media reported. ASWJ spokesman condemned the killing of three pe...

  Dacoit killed in alleged police encounter in Azizabad

KARACHI: A robber was killed in an alleged police encounter in Azizabad area, media reported.   Azizababad police said during patrol in Bhangoria Goth in the night, they signaled a motorcycle to stop, however, the three men riding on its opened f...

  Karachi: four arrested for stealing Nato goods at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Custom Intelligence on Friday took into custody four persons on charges of stealing goods from Nato containers, media reported.   Custom Intelligence took the action in a yard of private company at Port Qasim where the accused were steal...

  Three gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Unidentified armed men shot dead three people at hotel near Maskan chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, media reported. Police said those killed included two brothers and their cousin....

  All Syrian chemical weapons munitions destroyed

THE HAGUE: The international chemical weapons watchdog says it has verified the destruction of all of Syria´s unfilled munitions — another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad´s chemical weapons program by mid-2014.   T...

  FIA launches probe into Asghar Khan case

ISLAMABAD: A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probe committee has formally started investigation into Asghar Khan case.   The Supreme Court had in its order directed the authorities to take action against former army chief Gen (retd) Aslam Baig ...

  ASWJ holds protest demonstrations against leader killing in Lahore

LAHORE: Up to 500 enraged protestors belonging to the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jammat (ASWJ) gathered in the central Anarkali neighbourhood Friday evening and burnt tyres to protest murder of party’s provincial chief Shamsur Rehman Muawiya.   Muawiya wa...

  Suicide bomber kills five outside Syria militia HQ: NGO

BEIRUT: A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle outside a pro-government militia headquarters in northeastern Syria, killing at least five people on Friday, a monitoring group said.   Another 10 people were wounded in the bombing outside the National ...

  Malala to receive UNHR awarded Prize on Dec. 10

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize, an honour previously given to icons like late Nelson Mandela in recognition of ou...

  Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat leader killed in Lahore

LAHORE: Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat (AWSJ) leader, Mualana Shams-ur-Rehman was killed here on Friday.   Unknown gunmen opened fire on the ASWJ leader’s car on Ring Road. Maulana Rehman was shifted to the hospital where he lost his life.   Maulana Sha...

  Pak stance on Siachen issue is clear: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s stance on the Siachen issue is clear and calls for a bilateral withdrawal of forces from the glacier.   Foreign Office Spokesman, Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan wanted friendly relations with neighbouring India and troop withdr...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Afghan Couple Find Idyllic Hide-Out in Mountains, but Not for Long

    HINDU KUSH RANGE, Afghanistan: They eloped from their village in the B...

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  • Guantánamo Bay detainees' release upon end of Afghanistan war 'unlikely'

    US officials indicate fate of inmates captured during the country's lo...

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  • Trailing candidates in Afghan election hold power in deciding next president

    KABUL: Some of the influential politicians who competed in Afghanistan...

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  • Lessons Obtained from Afghan Presidential Polls 2014

    Preface History- When, Nadir Khan, the father of Zahir Shah the last k...

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Opinion

  • Bridging the abyss

    DESCRIBING his experience of blindness, Prof John Hull of Birmingham U...

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  • USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

    Despite waiver, reviews find U.S. money at riskIn internal government ...

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  • Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan

    Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to ...

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  • Afghan election: Why the Taliban will win

    The West invaded Afghanistan, but Pakistan may have been the "true ene...

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