Terrorism

  Israel okays 829 new settler homes in West Bank: NGO

JERUSALEM: Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of 829 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Monday. "The construction of 829 homes has been approved by a committee of the...

  Over 11,000 children killed in Syria war: Study

LONDON: More than 11,000 children have died in Syria's civil war, including 128 killed by chemical weapons in a notorious attack and hundreds targeted by snipers, a British think-tank said on Sunday.   The Oxford Research Group, which specialises...

  Judgement day in sensational Indian double murder trial

GHAZIABAD: A judge is due to deliver his verdict Monday on a prosperous dentist couple accused of murdering their teenage daughter and servant in a trial that has obsessed India for five years.   Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are charged with killing A...

  Karzai hedges on Afghan security pact despite Loya Jirga backing

KABUL: An angry President Hamid Karzai, at times openly hostile to his American allies, on Sunday rejected the final recommendation of a four-day Afghan grand assembly that he should promptly sign a security agreement with the United States.   E...

  Khyber Agency: Closure of Pak-Afghan border enters third day

KHYBER AGENCY: The closure of Pak-Afghan border for security reason has entered the third day on Monday here, media reported.   Security officials said that following the November 21 suicide attack in the Torkham Customs House, security threats ha...

  Minor girl killed, 6 injured in Kech rocket attack

KECH: One minor girl was killed and six persons were injured in a rocket attack on a house at Tump in Kech district of the province of Balochistan, media reported. Levies said that some unknown persons fired a rocket on the house of a person i...

  Iran to start implementing nuclear deal in weeks: FM

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his country would kick off implementing a nuclear agreement struck with world powers in the next few weeks. Hundreds of cheering supporters greeted Iran’s nuclear negotiators a...

  Israel, Saudi Arabia publicly challenging US policy

LONDON: A groundbreaking deal to curb Iran's nuclear program faces towering obstacles at home and abroad to becoming a permanent agreement, starting with the U.S. Congress and two of America's closest allies.   The leaders of both the Democratic...

  PTI protesters will re-assemble today

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demonstrators dispersed Sunday evening to take a break for the night with an announcement from the party that the protest will be continued today against the unilateral missile attacks by the CIA operated U...

  Karachi firing incidents, couple amid 4 killed

KARACHI: Four persons including a husband and his wife were killed in different firing incidents in the city on Monday here, media reported. Police said that some unknown persons gunned down a husband and his wife on way on a motorbike near Sal...

  Police apprehends 44 suspects in targeted operation

KARACHI: Police carried out targeted operation in Frontier Colony and Site Area late in the wee hours of Monday, detaining at last 44 suspects and recovering arms and drugs from their possession. SSP Orangi Town Chaudhry Asad, 34 suspects were ...

  KPK police hunting for culprits thrashing containers drivers

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pukhtunkhaw (KPK) police have registered cases against 35 activists of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) for thrashing containers drivers heading to Afghanistan during their Sunday protests blocking Nato supplies here, media reported....

  Those supported Musharraf committed national crime: Asif

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Asif has said that the support extended by political, military and judicial elite to General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the past was a national crime.   Expressed his views in Geo news programm...

  Mexico to give equality prize to Pakistan's Malala

MEXICO CITY: Mexico said Sunday it will award its 2013 International Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing girls' rights to education.   The award seeks to recog...

  Two accused of gang war killed in alleged encounter

KARACHI: Two accused of gang war were killed in an alleged encounter with the rangers and the police in Chakiwara area of Lyari on late Sunday. According to police official, the rangers and the police conducted a raid after receiving tip-off o...

  Japan warns of 'unpredictable events' over China's new air zone

TOKYO: Japan warned Sunday of the danger of "unpredictable events" and South Korea voiced regret following China's unilateral declaration of an air defence zone over areas claimed by Tokyo and Seoul.   Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said...

  Killers of innocents are enemies of humanity: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief, Altaf Hussain Sunday said that those who shed blood of innocents are the enemies of humanity and the political and religious leaders who openly support such elements also fall in the same category, med...

  PTI protesters take break; will re-assemble Monday

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demonstrators dispersed Sunday evening to take a break for the night with an announcement from the party that the protest will be continued tomorrow (Monday) against the unilateral missile attacks by the CI...

  All politicians are scared of US, says JI chief Munawar Hassan

KARACHI: Ameer (chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hassan giving a sweeping statement accused all the political leaders of being scared of US, media reported.   “They are all so afraid of America that they can’t even stand up like a man...

  Fazl calls for 'joint' firefighting in burning Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KARAK: Claiming that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) wanted to bring about Shariah in the country according to the constitution, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman Sunday said that Khyber Pkahtunkhwa was on fire and all the stakeholders had to fight it down...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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    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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