Terrorism

  Special Court rejects Musharraf plea, seeking documents on 2007 emergency

ISLAMABAD: The special court conducting the treason trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf dismissed his plea seeking documents pertaining to the November 2007 emergency. Special court registrar Abdul Ghani Soomro read out the detailed verdi...

  Legal experts’ remarks on removal of Musharraf name from ECL

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan could extend the suspension of Sindh High Court orders for 15 more days in which the Sindh High Court ordered lifting travel ban on former military dictator Pervez Musharraf, legal experts said on Thursday. The ...

  Jang and Geo not provided proofs of anti-state activities, treason: spokesperson

Supreme Court and Prime Minister was requested to appoint commission for investigating serious allegations; Private channel ran tickers Khawaja Asif has seen proofs, defence minister denied this; Ministry of Defence referred application to PEMRA with...

  Karachi airport attack: Chaudhry Nisar slams Sindh govt over ‘apathy’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took a strong exception to Sindh government for not paying heed to interior ministry’s correspondence about security at the gates of old airport. Calling for a judicial inquiry,...

  At least 22 killed in fighting in east of C. Africa: police

BANGUI: Fighting between mainly Muslim ex-rebels and the largely Christian "anti-balaka" militia has killed at least 22 people in eastern Central African Republic, security officials said Thursday. "At least 22 people have been killed and more than 3...

  Iraq’s Tikrit falls to militants as offensive quickens

KIRKUK: Militants seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit Wednesday but their assault on Samarra was repulsed as a lightning offensive launched in second city Mosul swept closer to Baghdad. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began their spectacul...

  Militants plan to march on Baghdad: SITE monitors

WASHINGTON: Militants who have seized a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq now plan to march on the capital Baghdad, a US-based monitoring group said Wednesday. In a lightning offensive, militants seized Tikrit earlier, its latest succes...

  Afghans to vote in run-off election as US troops exit

KABUL: Afghans head to the polls Saturday for a second-round election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, with the threat of Taliban attacks and fraud looming over the country´s first democratic transfer of power. The vote pits former fo...

  Bombings in Iraq kill 37

BAGHDAD: Bombings that included a suicide attack on tribal leaders in Baghdad hit central and southern Iraq Wednesday, killing at least 37 people, officials said. They targeted three Baghdad neighbourhoods as well as Karbala and Basra provinces, sout...

  7 years later, Blackwater guards go on trial

WASHINGTON: After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18 others in bloodshed that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe...

  US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

KIRKUK: Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels. The Islamic State of Iraq and th...

  Fighters push south towards Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD: Fighters were pushing towards Baghdad Thursday after capturing a town only 90 kilometres (56 miles) to its north, in a lightning three-day offensive the Iraqi government has failed to stop. Fighters from the Iraq and the Levant seized the to...

  Scotland Yard drops probe in Altaf ‘hate speech’ charges

LONDON: Scotland Yard Wednesday announced to scrap investigations against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) supremo Altaf Hussain for ‘inciting violence’. According to a statement issued here, Scotland Yard stated that Altaf Hussain’s (Teen Talwar) spee...

  Won’t bow before any foreign force: Altaf Hussain

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain Wednesday said his party has been campaigning for the cause of protecting the rights of the people belonging to a downtrodden class and for building an enlightened society in the country. “W...

  Sindh government had been warned of threats to old airport gates: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday that the Sindh government had been warned of threats to the Karachi old airport gate which was used by terrorists during an attack on Sunday night. Speaking to media outside Parlia...

  First US drone strike of the year kills six in Pakistan

MIRANSHAH: A Drone strike in North Waziristan, the first this year, targeted a house in Tibbi, Ghulam Khan Goth in Miranshah killing six suspected militants. According to sources, a US drone fired two missiles at the house killing four Uzbek militant...

  Drone strikes kill 16 in N Waziristan in 24 hours

MIRANSHAH: At least 10 people were killed in a second drone strike in North Waziristan during last 24 hours that has increased the toll to 16, media reported on Thursday. Sources said the drone targeted a house and fired 8 missiles near Miranshah, he...

  Court summons Musharraf on July 1 in Ghazi murder case

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad resumed hearing the murder case of former prayer leader of Lal Masjid, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi and rejected the exemption plea filed by the accused General (retd) Pervez Musharraf from today’s hearing and summoned hi...

  Verdict on removing Musharraf’s name from ECL today

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday is due to issue the verdict on the petition against the placement of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL) on the request of his counsel, media reported. A two-judge benc...

  SHC orders removal of Musharraf's name from ECL

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the removal of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf´s name from the Exit Control List (ECL), however the court has suspended the operation of its order for 15 days. During this 15 day period, ...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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