Terrorism

  Old enmity claims four lives in Bolan

BOLAN: At least four people were killed and two others injured when unknown gunmen opened fire in a village on Wednesday. Police said that incident took place in village in Dhadar area when armed men killed four people and injured two others and fled...

  Govt., Taliban committees meet at Akora Khatak

NOWSHERA: The government and Taliban committees formed to hold peace talks ended their stalemate when they met in Akora Khattak on Wednesday. During the meeting, the government committee’s proposals submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the re...

  Two children killed in DG Khan explosion

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Two children were killed and three other people including a woman were injured in an explosion inside a house here on Wednesday. According to reports, the explosion occurred at house a in Tehsil Tonsa, killing Inyatullah, 6 and Kalim...

  Six security men killed in Kurram Agency ambush

PESHAWAR: At least six security personnel were killed and eight others injured when a bomb hit their vehicle in mid Kurram Agency on Wednesday, media reported. According to sources the incident took place in Megni area of Kurram Agency where the secu...

  Not aware of Major (retd.) Amir's quitting from committee: Irfan Siddiqui

ISLAMABAD: The possibility of the restoration of talks with the Taliban will be explored, as the government committee plans to go to Akhora Khattak today, media reported. Coordinator government committee, Irfan Siddiqui said that he was unaware of th...

  Hearing adjourned until March 7 in Musharraf treason case

ISLAMABAD: The special court on Wednesday trying former president Pervez Musharraf in high treason case adjourned the hearing until March 7, when the ruling on plea relating biased judges will be announced, media reported. The three-member bench of t...

  Pentagon wants to keep war chest despite Afghan exit

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon wants to keep its US$80 billion war chest even though most or all US troops are to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of this year, officials said on Tuesday. "Overseas contingency operations" funds are separate from the ma...

  Police release sketches of F-8 Kachehri attackers

ISLAMABAD: Police have released sketches of two accused, who attacked Kachehri located in the F-8 area of the federal capital. According to police, both the attackers, who are 18 to 22 years of age, had beard. One attacker had curly hair while anothe...

  Two gas pipelines blown up in Dera Bugti

DERA BUGTI: Two pipelines of Sui gas have been blown up in Loti and Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti in the wee hours of Wednesday, suspending gas supply to plant from the wells. According to levies sources, the first incident took place in Loti where unide...

  Accused killed, policeman injured in Orangi Town

KARACHI: An accused was killed while a policeman sustained injuries in an encounter that took place in Orangi Town area of the metropolis. According to SP Orangi Town Malik Ehsan, the encounter took place as the accused opened fire at a joint check p...

  Explosion on railway track in Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN: An explosion took place on a railway track here late on Tuesday, however, no casualties were reported. According to DPO Sohail Chattha, the explosion occurred near Maachi Goth in Rahim Yar Khan, where another bomb has been defused. He...

  Record 278 nominees for Peace Prize: Nobel Institute

OSLO: A record 278 candidates have been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced in October in Oslo, the Nobel Institute said Tuesday. "The number of nominations increases almost every year, which shows a growing interest in the p...

  KP finalizes plan to relocate IDPs in case of NWA operation

MIRANSHAH: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has finalized preparations to relocate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan in case of a military operation in the militants’ infested tribal belt. In this connection, a four-member committe...

  Five UN troops wounded in DRCongo attack

KINSHASA: Five UN peacekeeping troops were wounded Monday when two people on a motorcycle threw a grenade at their patrol in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN force said Tuesday. The UN mission for the stabilisation of the country ...

  Egypt court bans Palestinian Hamas group

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned the activities of the Palestinian Hamas group that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip and ordered its assets seized, a judicial source said. Hamas denounced the move, which it said "serves the (Israeli) occup...

  Militants storm local council HQ in Iraq, kill 6

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have stormed a government building in a city north of Baghdad, killing at least six people. Police officers say two suicide bombers first blew themselves up on Tuesday at the entrance to the local council in Sam...

  Ahrarul Hind a paper militants group, says Altaf Hussain

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid, Altaf Hussain Tuesday said the Taliban’s hands were behind the terror attacks in Islamabad adding that Ahrarul Hind was a paper militants group. In a statement issued here, Altaf Hussain demanded the gove...

  Assailants used Kalashnikovs, hand grenades in F-8 Kachehri attack: IGP

ISLAMABAD: Inspector General Police (IGP) Islamabad Sikandar Hayat has said that the assailants used Kalashnikovs and hand grenades in the attack on a court here on Monday. Talking to media here Tuesday, the IGP Sikandar Hayat said according to initi...

  Govt committee submits recommendations to resume peace talks

ISLAMABAD: The committee formed by the government to hold peace talks held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. During the meeting, the committee submitted recommendations to the prime minister to resume the dialogue process. Prime ...

  Rangers personnel released on bail in Nagan Cohwrangi case

KARACHI: Rangers personnel on Tuesday recorded his statement before the judicial magistrate in the Nagan Chowrange case relating to the killing of a young man by firing, media reported. During the hearing of the case relating to the death of a young ...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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    If Hollywood ever makes a movie about Cédric Houin – and based on his ...

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    A report is saying that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 is loc...

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  • Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and int...

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    The American film star and producer Brad Pitt is scheduled to play Gen...

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