Terrorism

  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...

  Demos against drones: Protesters search for NATO supply trucks

PESHAWAR: Demonstrators protesting US drone strikes roughed up drivers Sunday as they sought to stop trucks carrying NATO troop supplies and equipment from passing through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).   The rally came a day after a party led by polit...

  Pakistan welcomes understanding on Iran nuclear issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the understanding reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and P-5 Plus One in Geneva on the Iran nuclear issue.   Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in a statememt said as a brotherly neighb...

  Loya Jirga assembly endorses major US-Afghan security deal

An Afghan assembly of tribal chieftains and elders has voted in favor of a crucial security deal with the United States. The Loya Jirga assembly called on the president to sign the deal immediately, against his wishes. The Loya Jirga, consistin...

  Iran, world powers deal to open new horizons

GENEVA: World powers Sunday agreed a landmark deal with Iran halting parts of its nuclear programme in what US President Barack Obama called "an important first step".   US Secretary of States John Kerry Sunday said that a deal between world pow...

  Israel slams bad deal between Iran, world powers

JERUSALEM: Israel said Sunday that a nuclear deal struck Sunday between Iran and world powers in Geneva was "bad" as Tehran had obtained "what it wanted", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus office said. "This is a bad agreement that gives Iran ...

  Iran nuke deal affords $7bn in sanctions relief: US

WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies will afford Iran with sanctions relief equivalent to $7 billion under the terms of a six-month nuclear deal signed Saturday, the White House said. In a statement laying out its take on the agreement,...

  Deal does not give Iran right of enrichment: Kerry

GENEVA: A landmark deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme does not give Tehran a right to enrich uranium, US Secretary of States John Kerry said Sunday.   "This first step does not say that Iran has the right of enrichment, no mat...

  China says Iran deal will safeguard peace in the Middle East

BEIJING: China on Sunday welcomed a breakthrough deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, saying the agreement with Tehran would "help safeguard peace and stability in the Middle East". "This agreement wil...

  Only winners, no losers in Iran nuclear deal: Russia

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday praised the deal world powers reached with Iran on Tehran's nuclear programme and stressed it would benefit all sides. "Nobody lost, everyone ends up winning," Russian news agencies quote...

  Karzai will sign US deal but sets conditions

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that he will sign a security agreement with the United States provided it cooperates in peace efforts and ends raids on Afghan homes. Karzai was speaking at the end of a four-day meeting of elders a...

  Two students among three killed in Parachinar blasts

PARACHINAR: Three people including two students were killed in two back to back explosions in Parachinar, capital of Kurram Agency on Sunday morning, media reported.   According to political official, the first explosion took place in Shiblan wh...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

    ISLAMABAD: Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a ...

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  • Feature: Afghan women still suffer from discrimination and poverty

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan: Although women's rights have seen conside...

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  • Afghanistan: Building a Vision Of Hope and Change

    Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent o...

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  • Analysts See Promising Trends From Afghan Election

    WASHINGTON: While uncertainty remains over the outcome of the Afghan e...

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Opinion

  • Detention of Taliban commander by UAE disrupts Afghan peace talks

    KABUL: A former Taliban commander involved in peace negotiations with ...

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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despit...

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  • America’s Last Task in Kabul

    WASHINGTON: Until now, fighting the Afghan war has been an American pr...

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  • ‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

    In 2012, I rode in a white Toyota Corolla past upscale villas and cafe...

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