Terrorism

  Air strikes on militant hideouts kill 3 in NWA

MIRANSHAH: Pakistani fighter jets and gunship helicopters bombarded hideouts of Taliban militants in the troubled North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday killing at least three militants, media reported. The early morning attack on hideouts in the Gharayo...

  India drops anti-piracy charge; no death penalty for Italian marines

NEW DELHI: In a reversal, India's government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will not use a severe anti-piracy law when it tries two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati told the ...

  Pentagon plans to shrink Army to Pre-World War II level

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings Monday as part of a broad reshaping of priorities after more than a decade of war. Hagel outlined his vision in a spe...

  Ukraine seeks fugitive leader over 'mass murder'

KIEV: Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for its ousted pro-Russian president over "mass murder" and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid as Moscow denounced Kiev´s new reformist team as illegitimate. The dramatic announcements by the nation´...

  Jets pound militant hideouts in North Waziristan, 27 killed

MIRANSHAH: At least 27 militants were killed as Pakistani fighter jets pounded their hideouts in North Waziristan in the wee hours of Tuesday, media reported. Sources said the security forces launched action in various areas of North Waziristan inclu...

  Deadly attack on soldiers planned in Pakistan, Afghan official alleges

KABUL: A deadly attack on an Afghan army outpost that left 21 soldiers dead was planned "outside Afghanistan", a term used by Afghan officials to refer neighbouring Pakistan, an official said Monday. Hundreds of militants stormed an Afghan army outpo...

  Jets pound militant hideouts in N. Waziristan, casualties feared

MIRANSHAH: Pakistani fighter jets pounded militants’ hideouts in North Waziristan on late Monday night, media reported. Sources said the security forces launched action near Miranshah and targeted several hideouts of the militants. Sources added that...

  Peshawar: Suicide blast kills 3 FC men near Iranian Consulate

PESHAWAR: A suicide blast took place near the Frontier Corps (FC) check post close to Iranian Consulate, killing at least three FC personnel and injuring eight others, hospital sources said. Talking to media, IG police Nasir Khan Durrani said there w...

  Consultation on military op in N.Waziristan underway: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said consultation on military operation in North Waziristan was underway, however, dialogue option with the Taliban has not yet been discarded. Speaking at a seminar in Islamabad...

  Karachi motorcycle pillion riding unbanned

KARACHI: Sindh minister for information, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Monday announced the motorcycle pillion riding, which was banned on January 26 in Karachi, would become legal from Tuesday, February 25, 2014, media reported. “We have not extended the ban...

  Taliban refuse Chaudhry Nisar's cricket match offer

MIRANSHAH: The Tehreek-e_Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday rejected an offer to swap their guns for cricket bats and play a match for peace, saying the sport was responsible for turning youth away from jihad. The militant group were responding to a ca...

  Peshawar: Suicide blast kills 2 FC men near Iranian Consulate

PESHAWAR: A suicide blast took place near the Frontier Corps (FC) check post close to Iranian Consulate, killing at least two FC personnel and injuring nine others, hospital sources said. Talking to media, IG police Nasir Khan Durrani said there was ...

  Security agency vehicle attacked in Khyber Agency; 1 hurt

KHYBER AGENCY: A blast occurred near a vehicle of security forces in Jamrud, town of Khyber Agency, injuring a security man, sources said. According to the security sources, the incident took place when the vehicle of security forces was on routine p...

  Peshawar blast: Two FC personnel killed

PESHAWAR: At least two FC personnel were killed in a blast outside the Iranian Consulate located in the University Town area. SP Police told media that a suicide bomber got off a car and detonated his explosive laden vest near an FC check post. The b...

  Peshawar: Explosion heard in University Town

PESHAWAR: An explosion took place in University Town followed by firing, injuring six people here Monday, eyewitnesses said. More details are awaited....

  Imran urges banned TTP to announce ceasefire

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI)chairman, Imran Khan has claimed that there are over 50 groups operating under the umbrella of banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are ready to talk. Talking to media outside the parliament house on M...

  Nisar invites TTP to play cricket match

LAHORE: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says establishing peace in Pakistan is the top priority and any option can be used for this purpose. In reply to a question over playing a cricket match with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Nisar...

  Military-backed government resigns in Egypt

CAIRO: Egypt's interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation's military chief to leave his defense minister's post to run for president. Hazem el-...

  TTP commander among 4 killed in NWA firing

MIRANSHAH: Asmatullah Shaheen the former Emir of the Taliban Shura (council) and the former interim chief of the Taliban was killed along with three others in Dargah Mandi, North Waziristan. According to sources, unidentified assailants ambushed a ve...

  Nation will not accept Sharia enforcement at gunpoint: Memon

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the nation would not allow the enforcement of Sharia at gunpoint. Talking to media before attending the Sindh Assembly session, Memon said that talks with Taliban have proved to be...


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