Terrorism

  Pervez Musharraf reaches Karachi

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf has reached Karachi from Islamabad, media reported on Saturday. Strict security arrangements were made ahead of his arrival in the metropolis while areas adjacent to Shahra-e-Faisal have been secured. Accord...

  Rashid dubs attack on Mir as assault on media, democracy

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid condemning attack on renowned journalist and Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir said that it was an assault on media, judiciary and democracy. In a statement here Saturday, the information minister ...

  Hamid Mir said ‘hold ISI Chief responsible in case of attack’: Amir Mir

KARACHI: Senior journalist Amir Mir, brother of Hamid Mir, has accused Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam of involvement in today’s attack on Geo News anchorperson of international fame. Talking to Geo News, Amir Mir said...

  Raising allegations against ISI, its head regrettable: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Spokesman of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) condemned the incident of firing on senior Geo News anchor Hamid Mir, prayed for his well being and quick recovery. According to a press release published on ISPR website hours after the...

  CPJ decries armed attack on Hamid Mir

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot three times soon after he and his driver left Karachi’s Jinnah International Air...

  PM assures impartial probe into attack on Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has telephoned senior journalist Amir Mir, brother of Hamid Mir, and assured impartial inquiry into the attack on his brother. According to PM house spokesman, the prime minister expressed concerned over the att...

  Hamid Mir undergoes 'successful operation' after being shot

KARACHI: Geo News senior anchor and renowned Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir was injured in a targeted-shooting here on Saturday evening. Hamid Mir was heading to the Geo News office when his car was targeted by gunmen as it left the Jinnah Internatio...

  Beverley Hill expresses her commitment to fight gendercide

DALLAS: Ms. Beverley Hill, the founder and President of a women rights organization "Gendercide Awareness Project", which was formed to combat prejudice and injustice against women, has said that China is leading in Gendercide index and India is at s...

  Zawahiri calls for unity as jihadist schism deepens

DUBAI: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for unity in a new interview amid widening divisions with a rival jihadist organisation rooted in the Syrian civil war. The interview, which the SITE monitoring service dated to between February and...

  US raises pressure on Russia over deal

WASHINGTON: The United States ramped up the pressure on Moscow on Friday, urging "full and immediate compliance" of a four-way agreement on Ukraine and warning of new sanctions if Russia fails to do so. It came as the deal, struck Thursday in Geneva ...

  Drone kills 15 ‘Qaeda’, 3 civilians in Yemen: security

SANAA: A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen´s central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The jihadists were travelling in a vehicle towards the southern Shabwa pr...

  MQM should move court if its workers being killed: Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah has said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should move court if its activists are being killed. Talking to business community in Dehar...

  Two local UN staffers kidnapped in Karachi

KARACHI: Two local United Nations (UN) employees were kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area of the metropolis in the early hours of Saturday, police said. According to police, unidentified gunmen abducted the UN staffers, identified as Sami Nawaz and ...

  1 robber killed, 1 injured in alleged police encounter

KARACHI: One alleged robber was killed and another one sustained injury in a police firing at North Nazimabad on Saturday here, media reported. Police said that the two motorbike riders, who ignored their signal to stop, were fired upon injuring both...

  Policeman among two killed in Quetta firing incidents

QUETTA: A policeman was among two killed in separate firing incidents here on Saturday. Superintendent Police (SP) Sariab, Imran Qureshi told reporters gunmen opened fire on the car of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kudratullah killing him on the spot...

  At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

JUBA: The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, prai...

  Bomb blast kills 14 at mosque in Syria

BEIRUT:A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assadlooking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels. "Fourteen people wer...

  Racist organization stages demonstration outside London Mosque

LONDON: English Defence League, a racist organization, staged a demonstration outside London’s Regents Park Mosque. Members of the far-right organization chanted slogans against Islam when the Muslims were offering Friday prayers. Police rushed to th...

  Policeman slaps Chinese Engineer

KARACHI: A police personnel slapped Chinese Engineer at Pakistan Railways diesel workshop, media reported. The Chinese Engineers stopped working in the workshop after the incident. Deputy Divisional Superintendent, Pakistan Railways Mehfooz Ali conde...

  Senators want foreign policy under civilian control

ISLAMABAD: Senate here on Friday started debate on motion to discuss the foreign policy of the government with particular reference to the situation likely to emerge after election in India and Afghanistan. The motion was moved by Mian Raza Rabbani. ...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

    ISLAMABAD: Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a ...

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  • Feature: Afghan women still suffer from discrimination and poverty

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan: Although women's rights have seen conside...

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  • Afghanistan: Building a Vision Of Hope and Change

    Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent o...

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  • Analysts See Promising Trends From Afghan Election

    WASHINGTON: While uncertainty remains over the outcome of the Afghan e...

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Opinion

  • Detention of Taliban commander by UAE disrupts Afghan peace talks

    KABUL: A former Taliban commander involved in peace negotiations with ...

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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despit...

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  • America’s Last Task in Kabul

    WASHINGTON: Until now, fighting the Afghan war has been an American pr...

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  • ‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

    In 2012, I rode in a white Toyota Corolla past upscale villas and cafe...

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