Terrorism

  Khamenei vows no retreat in Iran talks

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday no retreat from Tehran's nuclear "rights" in an anti-Israel diatribe that France said "complicates" talks underway in Geneva. Predicting the demise of "rabid dog" Israel, which Iran has accused of try...

  PM Sharif discusses security issues with COAS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Wednesday had a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who called on the former here at PM House, media reported. † During the one-on-one meeting, PM Sharif had an exchange of vi...

  Afghan officials in Pakistan for Taliban peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Senior Afghan officials arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday to initiate peace talks with the Afghan Taliban following a breakthrough in negotiations during last month's summit in Britain, a Pakistani Foreign Ministry source said. † The o...

  Two killed, nine hurt in Quetta blasts

QUETTA: At least two persons were killed and nine others, including a child, sustained injuries as a result of three blasts that rocked Quetta within short span of 10 minutes, media reported. According to police, the first blast occurred outsid...

  Cracker attack on Karachi Imambargah; no casualties

KARACHI: Unknown miscreants attacked an Imambargah (Shia worship place) with a cracker in Katti Pahari area of Orangi Town here on Wednesday night, however no casualties were reported, media said. According to police, the attackers tossed the c...

  PM orders action against hate speech

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a ban on all wall chalkings with hate speech as well as the use of loud speakers for hate speech. † During a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

  Security beefed up in Lahore

LAHORE: Security has been beefed up at all entry and exit points of the city to avoid any untoward incident. On the direction of CCPO Lahore the police set up pickets at all entry and exit points in the city to arrest suspects. He also directed the...

  FC seize cells phones prohibited items

QUETTA: Frontier Corps Tuesday seized cell phones and other prohibited items from the inmates during a search operation in District Jail Quetta. A spokesman for FC said that the search operation had been launched after reports that several jai...

  Three killed in Karachi mishaps

KARACHI: Three people were killed in separate incidents in the city on Wednesday. According to rescue sources 40 year old unidentified man was killed near Rexor Line Bridge due to over dosage of drugs. The body was shifted to Edhi Morgue. I...

  Militants kill Afghan district police chief in ambush

KANDAHAR: An Afghan district police chief was killed in an ambush by militants in the volatile southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, officials said. Tooryalai Khan, police chief of Helmandís Marjah district, was leading an operation again...

  Malala Yousafzai receives EU Sakharov rights prize

STRASBOURG: Pakistanís teenage activist Malala Yousafzai was Wednesday handed the EUís prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. † To thunderous applause announcing the European Parliament prize, the assemblyís president Martin Schulz praised the 1...

  Zaid Hamid wanted chaos in Pakistan army: Emaad Khalid

KARACHI: The former staff officer and media coordinator of Zaid Hamid, Emaad Khalid said on Wednesday that Hamid had hatched a plot to assassinate Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani. † During a news conference, Emaad Khalid said Zaid Hamid used to ...

  Suicide car bomber kills 10 soldiers in Egypt

CAIRO: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into one of two buses carrying off-duty soldiers in Egypts turbulent region of northern Sinai, killing 10 and wounding 35, security and military officials said. They said the suicide bomber...

  Spate of Baghdad blasts kill 24

BAGHDAD:A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Baghdad early on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to rock Iraq. The violence, which left 65 others wounded, comes amid a protracted surge in viole...

  Strong evidences available against Musharraf in treason case: AG

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Munir A Malik has said that there was strong evidence against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the treason case. † Speaking with reporters, Malik said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) could arrest ...

  Culprits behind Rawalpindi tragedy deserve exemplary punishment: CM Shahbaz

RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday said culprits behind the Rawalpindi incident occurred on Friday in which 11 persons were killed and more than 50 injured deserve exemplary punishment. † Chairing a meeting held ...

  Fazl alleges Rawalpindi incident was pre-planned

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman alleged that whatever happened in Rawalpindi during Ashura was already planned, media reported Wednesday. † He further said that the religious leaders of all schools of thou...

  Curfew relaxed in Kohat

KOHAT: Authorities have relaxed curfew, which was imposed two days ago, as normalcy comes back to city following armed clashes between two groups. Deputy Commissioner Amjad Ali said that any decision to lift the curfew would be taken keeping in...

  PM Nawaz convenes meeting to review law and order

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a high level meeting to review law and order situation in the country. † Sources said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Information Minister Pervez Rash...

  US assures of no drone strikes during Taliban talks: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Ministerís Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz said Wednesday that the US has assured Pakistan of not conducting any drone strikes during talks with the Taliban. † During the meeting of the Senate Standi...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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