Terrorism

  Recent drone strikes strain U.S. ties with Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL: Two separate but similarly bitter disagreements over drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan have complicated relations between the United States and those two countries at a delicate moment, again highlighting the political complications...

  Broadcaster shot dead in latest Philippine media murder

DAVAO: Gunmen shot dead an outspoken radio broadcaster in the Philippines, worsening the country’s record as one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, press and human rights groups said on Saturday.   Joas Dignos, who commen...

  Two Guantanamo prisoners refuse release to Algeria

WASHINGTON: Two Algerian detainees at Guantanamo Bay are fighting efforts by US President Barack Obama’s administration to transfer them to their homeland, fearing abuse, a lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Kirsch said he had pressed the Pent...

  23 suspects 2 absconders arrested during raids in Karachi

KARACHI: Police arrested 23 suspects including two absconders during raids in different parts of metropolis while weapons and drugs were seized from accused. As per statement, city’s East Zone police arrested 23 including two absconders during...

  Dearth of arms, ammo hurdle in war against terror: Commandant

PESHAWAR: The commandant of Frontier Constabulary (FC) revealed the worst deficiency of arms and ammunition that is causing immense difficulties for the personnel to combat terrorism and safeguard the border areas, media reported Saturday. The...

  Determined to forge ahead uranium enrichment programme: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iranian president says Tehran is determined to forge ahead with its uranium enrichment programme, for peaceful purposes, and firmly insists Iran's nuclear facilities will not be dismantled.   Iran will not dismantle its nuclear facilities...

  Prime Minister leaves for Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Afghanistan on Saturday, at the invitation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss regional situation.   Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry giving details said earlier, Pr...

  Cracker attack targets Karachi police station

KARACHI: A cracker attack on Landhi police station damaged motorcycles parked at the premise on late Thursday night. DIG East Zone Munir Sheikh told media that the attack might be a reaction to police crackdown in which several criminals were he...

  Oil tankers owners warn of protest against drone protest

PESHAWAR: Oil tankers’ owners, who continued supplies to foreign troops on Afghan soil over a decade long war despite repeated Taliban attacks, are now visibly perturbed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allies’ decision to block Nato suppli...

  Lizard in inmates meal: CJ deplores authorities’ reluctance

MULTAN: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry deplored authorities’ reluctance towards substandard meal being provided to inmates in detention facilities. Addressing Multan High Court Bar Association’s National Law Conference on Thursday, t...

  Prime Minister to visit Kabul today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Afghanistan on Saturday, at the invitation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss regional situation.   Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry giving details said earlier, Pr...

  Militant involved in GHQ attack injured in drone attack

PESHAWAR: Two militants, including an accused linked with attack on Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi, were also injured in the US drone attack that targeted a compound in Miranshah town of North Waziristan. According to sources, Aslam ...

  Egypt Islamists rally despite protest law

CAIRO : Hundreds of Islamist demonstrators are taking to the streets in cities across Egypt, days after a disputed protest law was adopted and police forcefully broke up unauthorized gatherings. Today's demonstrations appear to be a test for...

  PML-N in cahoots with US: Imran Khan

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan has alleged that after the recent drone strike in North Waziristan it had become clear that the PML-N government was in cahoots with the US.   Addressing a news conference here on Friday...

  No missing person in Punjab government’s custody: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Law Minister Punjab Rana Sanaullah has said no one from missing persons was not in the custody of provincial government and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), media reported. Talking to media in Model Town Lahore on Friday, Rana Sanaullah...

  South police arrest 167 including 20 target killers

KARACHI: Karachi South Zone Police claimed to have arrested 167 accused including 20 target killers in different actions during past two-and-a-half months, media reported.   DIG South Abdul Khaliq Shaikh, addressing a press conference here Frida...

  UN highlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

GENEVA: Syrian refugee children are paying a cruel price as civil war rips their country apart, the United Nations warned Friday in a report with heart-rending testimony from youngsters driven from their homes. "This is impossible to forget. It...

  Fazl stresses for unity among ummah

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman has stressed that the unnecessary use of loudspeakers should be prohibited.   The JUI-F chief was addressing a news conference held after a meeting ‘Unity among Ummah’ over...

  Five accused in Wali Babar murder case shifted to Shikarpur district jail

JACOBABAD: Five accused in Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar murder case, have been shifted to Shikarpur district jail from Karachi, media reported. Police said owing to security reasons, the hearing of case would be held in district jail. ...

  18 kidnapped found dead near Baghdad: officials

BAGHDAD: The bodies of 18 people kidnapped hours earlier by a group of men wearing military uniforms were found just north of Baghdad on Friday, security and medical officials said.   All of the corpses had gunshots to the head and chest, and wer...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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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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