Terrorism

  CID police arrest banned outfit activist, recover arms

KARACHI: Police claimed to have arrested member of the proscribed outfit and recovered arms from his possession in Orangi town on Tuesday evening, media reported. According to CID police, banned outfit activist was arrested during an action in...

  Sunni Tehreek urges PM to take on terrorists

KARACHI: Sarwat Ejaz Qadri, President Pakistan Sunni Tehreek has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take on terrorists and extremists on urgent basis.   In a letter sent to the prime minister, Qadri said our beloved homeland, Pakistan, is faci...

  High courts nominate judges for Musharraf treason trial

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court has received names of five judges from higher judiciary to initiate treason case against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, media reported. All the five high courts have nominated each name and forwarded ...

  Election day bomb in Nepal capital injures 3: police

KATHMANDU:A crude bomb exploded Tuesday in Nepal’s capital hours after polls opened for national elections, injuring three people and raising fears that left-wing extremists will disrupt the vote, police said. "A bomb exploded at 10:00 am today...

  Israel behind Beirut bombings; Iran

TEHRAN: Iran's foreign ministry accused Israel of carrying out deadly double blasts on Tuesday outside the Islamic republics embassy in Beirut that killed one of its diplomats. The bombings were "an inhuman crime and spiteful act done by Zionis...

  10 killed in blast near Iran embassy in Beirut

BEIRUT: A powerful blast in Beirut killed at least 10 people on Monday outside the Iranian embassy in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital, police and security sources told AFP.   The explosion occurred in the Bir Hassan neighbourhood. Th...

  At least 22 dead, 146 wounded in Beirut blasts

BEIRUT: At least 22 people were killed and 146 people wounded in a double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, Lebanon’s health minister told AFP.   Ali Hassan Khalil said the toll in the blast, which took place in the s...

  In Pakistan, ancient and modern justice collide

ISLAMABAD: An assembly of village elders in Pakistan sentenced Sikander Bhutto to be put to death and fed to dogs after he said he exposed a case of a woman beaten and killed by her husband.   Then the provincial high court stepped in and ordered...

  US stand on Egypt ‘coup’ may have costs

WASHINGTON: For decades, foreign armies that received U.S. assistance were on notice that toppling their freely elected civilian leaders would mean an aid suspension.   After Egypt, that seems no more, despite a law requiring just that if Washing...

  Perpetrators of Kohat firing arrested, arms seized

PESHAWAR: Five accused involved in the firing incident that occurred in Kohat and left four persons dead were arrested, media reported Tuesday. According to police, five accused were apprehended while arms were also recovered from their possess...

  Normalcy returns, section 144 remains enforce in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: With the security situation improving, life in the city is returning to normalcy, while army deployment and the enforcement of section 144 continued on Tuesday. Markets and trading centres opened in Rawalpindi Tuesday morning which ...

  Grenade attack injures five in Gwadar

GWADAR: Five persons sustained injuries when unknown culprits hurled a hand grenade in Jannat Bazaar in District Gwadar of Balochistan province, media reported Tuesday. According to police, unidentified miscreants riding a motorcycle threw a h...

  PHC nominates Justice Yehya for Muharraf treason case

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) has proposed the name of Justice Yehya Afridi for the special court to initiate trial of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in treason case, media reported.   Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chau...

  RPO, CPO Rawalpindi removed from posts

RAWALPINDI: The Regional Police Officer (RPO) Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh, City Police Officer (CPO) Bilal Siddiq and SP VVIP Security Dar Ali Khattak have been removed from their posts. The RPO of Dera Ghazi Khan Akhtar Hayat will replace Zaeem Iqbal, ...

  Three killed in Karachi firing

KARACHI: Three persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in the city on Tuesday. According to rescue sources, unidentified men opened fire in Rehman Society area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, killing 25-yeard-old Amir, son of Mohammad Rahim. ...

  Pervaiz Rasheed hails media role on Pindi incident

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pevaiz Rashid has said the root cause of all evil is hiding fact, media reported.   Addressing an event organized by Press Council here Tuesday, Pevaiz Rashid said that proposals of all stakeholders will be included...

  Gujrat University director, driver die in target killing

GUJRAT: The director of the University of Gujrat was gunned down in route from his house to office. Sources said that some unknown armed motorbike riders opened fire on the car of the University of Gujrat Director, Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah on ...

  9 children killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb blasts

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN :  Two separate roadside bombs killed nine children in Afghanistan on Monday, while six bodies found the day before in a restive southern province were identified as policemen and not contractors as was initially reported, of...

  US-Afghan deal offers concessions for each: Aides

WASHINGTON: The United States will maintain exclusive legal jurisdiction over American soldiers and contractors in Afghanistan after 2014 as part of a draft U.S.-Afghan security pact, congressional aides said Monday, providing details of an agreem...

  Two cops among four killed in Kohat violence

KOHAT: At least four people including two policemen were killed as two armed groups exchanged fire on Monday. An angry mob set several shops ablaze following the armed clash. The situation in Kohat remains tense and troops were called in to main...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Afghan Couple Find Idyllic Hide-Out in Mountains, but Not for Long

    HINDU KUSH RANGE, Afghanistan: They eloped from their village in the B...

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  • Guantánamo Bay detainees' release upon end of Afghanistan war 'unlikely'

    US officials indicate fate of inmates captured during the country's lo...

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  • Trailing candidates in Afghan election hold power in deciding next president

    KABUL: Some of the influential politicians who competed in Afghanistan...

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  • Lessons Obtained from Afghan Presidential Polls 2014

    Preface History- When, Nadir Khan, the father of Zahir Shah the last k...

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Opinion

  • Bridging the abyss

    DESCRIBING his experience of blindness, Prof John Hull of Birmingham U...

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  • USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

    Despite waiver, reviews find U.S. money at riskIn internal government ...

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  • Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan

    Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to ...

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  • Afghan election: Why the Taliban will win

    The West invaded Afghanistan, but Pakistan may have been the "true ene...

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