Terrorism

  Sheikh Rashid sees conspiracy behind Rawalpindi riots

ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, a veteran politician from the garrison city of Rawalpindi where seven people were killed in sectarian clashes on Friday, has termed the incident as a conspiracy.   Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, t...

  Rawalpindi goes under 24hr curfew following deadly clashes

RAWALPINDI: Curfew has been imposed in Rawalpindi after violent clashes between two groups left at least seven people dead and over 40 injured on Friday as worshippers massed to mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA). The cla...

  Chaudhry Nisar orders probe into Nasiruddin Haqqani killing

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered a probe into the killing of the eldest son of the chief of the dreaded Haqqani network, which has been blamed for attacks on the US forces in Afghanistan. According to sources, C...

  Protestors demand end to US drone strikes, secrecy

WASHINGTON: Activists opposed to US drone strikes against Al-Qaeda suspects demanded Friday an end to the secrecy surrounding the attacks, saying the bombings have claimed numerous civilian lives.   "We are questioning the entire issue of a polic...

  At least 31 dead as Tripoli residents rebel against militias

TRIPOLI: At least 31 people were killed and 285 hurt in Tripoli after a demonstration calling on unruly militias to leave the Libyan capital turned violent on Friday, the health minister said.   The militias are holdovers from the 2011 uprising t...

  Israel and strategic US partner fall out over Iran

JERUSALEM: Israel and its US ally have hit a troubled patch in their close relationship, caused by differences over Iran's nuclear plans and peace with the Palestinians. In a highly public spat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pr...

  FBI warns of US government breaches by Anonymous hackers

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned th...

  Syrian chemical weapons will be transferred

TIRANA: The mission to destroy Syria’s poison gas stockpile was dealt a serious blow Friday when Albania refused to host the destruction, but the global chemical weapons watchdog said it is still confident it can eradicate the weapons outside Syri...

  Rawalpindi: Curfew imposed following riot at Ashura procession

RAWALPINDI: Authorities imposed a curfew in Rawalpindi after sectarian clashes erupted at a Muharram 10 procession near Fawara Chowk, that left at least eight people dead and over 80 injured, media reported. Reports indicate that cellular services...

  Sindh govt extends pillion riding ban for tow more days

KARACHI: The Sindh government has extended ban on pillion riding for two more days till Sunday, said a statement issued by the provincial government here on Friday. The ban was imposed by the Sindh Home Department as part of security arrangeme...

 

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse told Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron Friday his country needed more time to address concerns about the plight of minority Tamils after the end of its ethnic conflict.   "As it is now only fo...

  Seven killed as two groups clash in Rawalpindi Muharram procession

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army and paramilitary Rangers were called in after a clash between two groups left seven people dead and many others injured in the garrison city here on Friday during a Muharram procession, media reported.   Angry peopl...

  Muharram processions end in Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Muharram processions taken out in many cities of the country to mark the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions in Karbala have culminated. The day was observed throughout the country to pay homage to Haz...

  Youm-e-Ashura: Mobile phone services resumed in several cities

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone services have been restored in many cities of the country, which were snapped as part of security arrangements for You-e-Ashura, media reported.   The cities, where the services have been restored include Rahim Yar Khan, ...

  Snowden disclosures have made our job harder: NSA chief

WASHINGTON: Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked as many as 200,000 classified US documents to the media, according to little-noticed public remarks by the eavesdropping agency's chief late last month.   In a quest...

  IoK Youm-e-Ashur: Mirwaiz put under house arrest

SRINAGAR: The Indian army has placed the leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur here, media reported.   Kashmir Media Service said that Mirwaiz Umar Farroq was detaine...

  Canadian police arrest 348 people in child-prone case

TORONTO: A Canadian company raked in $4-million from the sale of images of nude Eastern European boys, Toronto police said on Thursday, revealing details of a major international child-pornography investigation that rescued hundreds of victims.  ...

  Four killed as two groups clash in Rawalpindi Muharram procession

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army and paramilitary Rangers were called in after a clash between two groups left four people dead and many others injured in the garrison city here on Friday during a Muharram procession, media reported. Angry people...

  CIA collecting records of money transfers under Patriot Act

WASHINGTON: The CIA is secretly amassing records of international money transfers into and out of the United States, includingoperations handled by firms like Western Union, the New York Times reported Friday.   The Central Intelligence Agency i...

  Prince Charles opens Commonwealth summit

COLOMBO: Britain's Prince Charles formally opened a Commonwealth summit in Colombo Friday whose build-up has been dogged by a dispute over rights abuses at the end of Sri Lanka's ethnic war.   "It gives me very great pleasure to declare this meet...


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