Terrorism

  2 including attacker killed in Karachi blast

KARACHI: One person lost his life and two others injured in a blast outside a mosque located in the Saddar area of the city. The attacker was also killed in the blast which took place after jumma (Friday) prayers. According to police the blast took p...

  US envoy for Afghanistan steps down

WASHINGTON: The US special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down at a key juncture in troubled US-Afghan ties and as the country grapples with a political crisis triggered by disputed presidential elections. James Dobbins, a veteran diplomat with de...

  Transfer of Syrian chemical weapons complete: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The transfer of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish container ship to a US vessel was completed on Wednesday in an Italian port, the Pentagon said in a statement. The disposal process marks the culmination of a program to rid Syria of i...

  Washington to tighten security for US-bound flights

WASHINGTON: US authorities plan to bolster security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the United States, officials said Wednesday. Amid concern terror groups are developing new explosives to circumvent airport secu...

  Egypt reports small blast near Cairo military hospital

CAIRO: A limited explosion occurred late Wednesday inside a car near a Cairo military hospital, Egypt´s interior ministry said, hours before the first anniversary of deposed president Mohamed Morsi´s military ouster. Police arrested one of two men wh...

  Karachi: Man killed in Ranger encounter

KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers Sindh shot dead a ‘suspect’ in a shootout here on Thursday, media reported. The deceased was identified as Salman, 31. Irfan Durrani, a brother of the deceased and President Peoples Youth District South, told Geo News th...

  Three held in Lahore search operation

LAHORE: Police claimed to have arrested three suspects during a search operation in Band Road area, media reported Thursday. The police said that the search operation was carried out in view of potential threat of terrorist attack. The police entered...

  Abbas clarifies statement on NWA operation

ISLAMABAD: Former DG ISPR Maj Gen (retd) Athar Abbas Wednesday clarified that his words that made headlines recently were said in response to a question in connection with North Waziristan during an interview. Addressing a seminar organized by SAFMA ...

  Person gunned down on Sharea Faisal, Karachi

KARACHI: One person gunned down by unknown armed men who opened fire on his car near a hotel at Sharea Faisal here on Wednesday. According to rescue sources, the deceased was identified as Ayub Sattar Memon, a resident of Bahadurabad neighbourhood. T...

  Two kidnappers killed in shootout, abductees recovered

KARACHI: Police claimed to have recovered two abductees after encounter with kidnappers in Sachal area of Karachi, media reported. Two alleged abductors were also killed during shootout with police. SSP Malir said the accused had kidnapped both abduc...

  PML-N delegation pacifies Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: A 25-member Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) delegation succeeded in appeasing displeased Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, media reported on Wednesday. Chaudhry Nisar was angry with party leadership after he was not taken int...

  Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul killed eight military officers Wednesday in an attack on an air force bus, Afghan officials said, in the latest strike against the national security forces as US troops withdraw. The Afghan capital has been re...

  India summons US envoy on spying claim: official source

NEW DELHI: India summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy Wednesday to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that the National Security Agency targeted the ruling party. "What we have said is that we expect a respons...

  Palestinian teen abducted, killed in ‘suspected revenge attack’

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian teenager from annexed east Jerusalem was kidnapped and killed early Wednesday in a suspected act of revenge for the murder of three Israeli teens, army radio reported. The radio said the youth was seen being forced into a car...

  Four killed in firing, violence in Karachi

KARACHI: Four persons were killed in different firing and violent incidents across the metropolis while two accused were also shot dead in alleged police encounters, media reported on Wednesday. According to police, two persons were gunned down in se...

  Anti-judiciary banners: SC seeks response from IG Islamabad in 7 days

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday resumed hearing the case regarding the display of posters and banners inscribed with anti-judiciary remarks in the Red Zone of the federal capital and ordered Inspector General Islamabad Police Aftab Che...

  Khawaja Asif says military, govt. on the same page

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government and military are on the same page said the country’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. Speaking to the media outside parliament, the defence minister added that the operation in FATA was being made more effective so that...

  Four TTP militants killed in Karachi search operation

KARACHI: Police claimed to have killed four alleged terrorists in a residential area near Northern Bypass in Karachi, media reported. Police said the terrorists were killed during exchange of fire during search operation in the area. SSP Malir, Rao A...

  Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 approved in NA

ISLAMABAD: The Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 has been approved by the National Assembly. The National Assembly session was chaired by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq where the bill was tabled by Federal Minister Zahid Hamid. The bill had already been approved ...

  Most Pakistanis fear extremism, dislike Taliban: survey

WASHINGTON: In Pakistan 66 per cent people see religious extremism as a serious threat to their country, says a new survey released by a US think-tank. The survey, by the Pew Research Centre, Washington, shows that bouts of violence, suicide bombings...


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