Terrorism

  Yousuf Shah says talks to yield positive results

PESHAWAR: Taliban committee coordinator Maulana Yousuf Shah has expressed the hope that direct talks with the Taliban will yield positive results. He said that the Taliban were of the view that the talk process has exposed the enemies of peace. Shah ...

  Pakistani crew will now reach home Monday: Ansar Burney Trust

KARACHI: The six Pakistani crew members of the recently released vessel MT Morning Glory are now expected to reach home on Monday, said Director of the Ansar Burney Trust International Shagufta Burney, Advocate. Earlier it was expected that all 21 cr...

  Morning Glory Pakistani crew likely to return home today: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday clarified that there are no signs of Iranian guards’ presence on Pakistan’s land. Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam during her weekly briefing said, “Our authorities have combed Pakistani territory in search of ...

  Taliban refuse to release abducted sons of Gilani, Taseer

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban have refused to release the abducted sons of Late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. However, the Taliban told the government’s committee that they are ready to release Professor Ajmal w...

  Fans not stopped from flying flags of other countries: BCB

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said that fans are not being barred from flying the flags of foreign nations at stadiums during the World Twenty20. The BCB reverted an earlier decision banning local fans from flying flags of other nations a...

  Obama urges Europe to retrench amid Ukraine crisis

BRUSSELS: Calling it a global "moment of testing," President Barack Obama appealed to Europeans on Wednesday to recommit to the war-won ideals of freedom and human dignity, declaring that people voicing those values will ultimately triumph in Ukraine...

  Egypt’s Sisi says he will run for president

CAIRO: Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that he had quit the military to run for president, vowing to rid the country of “terrorism” nearly nine months after he toppled the elected leader. Sisi, who was also defence minister,...

  Obama in Saudi as changes test decades-long alliance

ROME: US President Barack Obama will aim Friday to reassure his Saudi hosts on the strength of their alliance, frayed by Washington´s diplomatic opening towards Iran and reluctance to use force in Syria. Obama is expected late on Friday in oil-rich S...

  Kerry meets Abbas to shore up Mideast peace talks

AMMAN: US Secretary of State John Kerry meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Wednesday as he sought to rescue his faltering Middle East peace bid, amid fears Israel may scrap plans to free Palestinian prisoners. Flying in to Jordan from an interru...

  FBI analysis of MH370 pilot's computer files coming soon

WASHINGTON: The FBI will soon complete its analysis of data from a flight simulator taken from the home of the pilot of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the US agency´s director said Wednesday. Malaysian officials had asked the Federal Bureau of Inve...

  Former US diplomat urges nuclear deal with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Western powers should negotiate a nuclear deal with Pakistan similar to its accord with India as a way to reduce dangers from Islamabad, a prominent expert said Wednesday. Mark Fitzpatrick, a longtime US diplomat who is now a scholar at t...

  Iran urges Pakistan to act for safety of abducted troops

TEHRAN: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani Wednesday telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and urged that Pakistan take "serious and swift action" to secure the release of the abducted soldiers, who are feared executed. "We expect to hear good news in...

  Peace talks: Confidence building process begins, says Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD: Taliban peace committee’s member Professor Ibrahim has said that negotiations between the government and the Taliban are progressing in a positive way. Exclusively talking to media, Professor Ibrahim said that the process of confidence bui...

  Nisar summons meeting of govt dialogue committee today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called a meeting of government’s committee tasked to hold dialogue with the Taliban here on Thursday (today). According to the sources, the government’s committee members would brief th...

  Musharraf treason case: Justice Faisal Arab recuses himself from bench

ISLAMABAD: Justice Faisal Arab, heading a bench hearing treason case against the former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, has excused from hearing the case any further. During the proceedings of the case, Musharraf's counsel Anwar Manso...

  Kerry meets Abbas to shore up Mideast peace talks

AMMAN: US Secretary of State John Kerry meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Wednesday as he sought to rescue his faltering Middle East peace bid, amid fears Israel may scrap plans to free Palestinian prisoners. Flying in to Jordan from an interru...

  Agreement to carry on talks a major breakthrough: Maulana Sami

PESHAWAR: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq Wednesday termed the agreement between the government negotiation committee and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Shura a major breakthrough. Talking to media persons here foll...

  Taliban seek prisoner exchange with government during talks

PESHAWAR: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Shura has assured the government committee that the ceasefire will remain in place throughout the dialogue process. During the second round of direct talks held at a secret location in North Waziristan , ...

  Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

NEW YORK: A New York jury on Tuesday found Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith guilty on three counts of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists. The 48-year-old preacher from Kuwait, whose th...

  Pact on release of non-combatants, ceasefire extension: TTP

HANGU: Spokesman of the proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Wednesday said that today’s maiden round of talks between the government negotiation committee and the members of Taliban central Shura were held in a pleasant atmosphere. In a statem...


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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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