Terrorism

  Israel to limit Friday access to al-Aqsa mosque: Police

JERUSALEM: Israeli police said they will limit access for Muslim men to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound during Friday prayers to prevent possible clashes following services. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said on Thursday that men under the age of...

  Israel army in West Bank clash after Palestinian funeral

BIRZEIT: Israeli soldiers shot and wounded five Palestinians in clashes in the West Bank on Friday, medics said, after the funeral of a man killed during an army raid. Clashes broke out between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli troops at the At...

  US remains concerned over communal violence in India

WASHINGTON: The United States remains concerned about communal violence in India the State Department said as its Human Rights Reports documented rights abuses in several parts of the country. A State Department spokesperson also rejected the inferen...

  2 killed in firing outside Karachi mosque

KARACHI: At least two people have been killed and two others injured in a firing incident outside a mosque in the North Nazimabad area of the city. Police say assailants riding motorbikes opened fire outside the mosque near Gol Market. A car accompan...

  2,000-km march for ´missing´ nears end in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: After 2,000 gruelling kilometres on the road, a band of families led by a 72-year-old are due to reach the end of their protest march over missing relatives in the Pakistani capital on Friday. They are the relatives of people who have dis...

  Operation in FATA after consultation: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said there is no military operation underway in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Speaking on the National Assembly floor, Nisar said any plans for an operation in FATA will be made a...

  Karachi: Man killed, wife injured in Rangers firing

KARACHI: A man was killed and his wife injured after Rangers reportedly opened fire in North Karachi on Friday. According to reports, Rangers personnel opened fire in Nagan Chowrangi area near Siddiqu-e-Akbar Masjid, leaving a man dead and his wife i...

  Families of Baloch missing persons reach Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: After 2,000 gruelling kilometres on the road, the families of Balochistan’s missing persons arrived in the federal capital on Friday. The marchers, led by a retired banker known as Mama (uncle) Qadir, hope to present a petition to UN offic...

  FBI mole had contact with bin Laden years before 9/11: US media

WASHINGTON: An informant working for the FBI had contact with terrorist leader Osama bin Laden eight years before the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, The Washington Times and NBC reported. An FBI mole inside the al-Qaeda terrorist n...

  25 suspects arrested from Peshawar outskirts

PESHAWAR: Police conducted search operation on outskirts of Peshawar, arresting 25 suspects on Friday. According to police, the operation was carried out in Bhana Mari and its adjoinging areas in which 25 suspects were rounded up. The police said 8 p...

  Anti-polio drives Sharai, killing polio workers un-Islamic: IAC

JADDAH: The ulemas of Islamic Advisory Council (IAC) have declared the anti-polio drives in conformity with Sharia and violence against the polio workers un-Islamic, media reported on Friday. The ulemas and the scholars of Islamic Advisory Academy, F...

  LeI commander Memon Afridi killed in Khyber Agency shootout

BARA: Three militants including the one key-commander were killed and three sustained injuries in a shootout with the security forces in Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency, media reported. Security sources said that two security personnel were also injured...

  Bank robbed in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Seven robbers looted hundreds of thousands of rupees from a bank located in Latifabad No. 11m here on Friday morning. According to police, the robbers, who were dressed up as security guards, stormed into the bank and robbed Rs 4.5 million...

  US exit from Afghanistan could bolster Qaeda: commander

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan has been seriously weakened, but the potential withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan could trigger a resurgence of the terror network, a top US commander said Thursday. The warning came from t...

  Crimea airport operating normally: AFP

SIMFEROPOL: The airport of Crimea´s capital Simferopol was operating normally Friday, an AFP journalist at the scene said, despite earlier reports that it had been seized overnight by some 50 unknown armed assailants. Access to the airport was open a...

  Unidentified armed men seize Crimea airport: report

KIEV: Some 50 armed men on Friday seized the airport of Crimea´s capital Simferopol, a day after pro-Russian gunmen took over government buildings in the city, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported, citing eyewitnesses. The armed men took control of ...

  Police nab 23 accused from Garden, Baldia town

KARACHI: Police arrested 23 accused including a fugitive during action in Garden and Baldia town areas, media reported. Police said three accused including an absconder were held in Garden area. Police also recovered arms and hashish from the possess...

  11 killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI: At least 11 people including religious scholar Allama Taqi Hadi Naqvi and teacher of a seminary Qari Ali Hasan were killed in different incidents of firing in Karachi on Thursday, media reported. Allama Taqi Hadi Naqvi was shot dead near boa...

  CJ says terrorists have taken over Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassuduq Hussain Jeelani on Thursday said that terrorists and mafia have taken over Karachi while police seemed to have become helpless in stopping the killings in the city. He said that violence and bloodshed made ...

  UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images

LONDON: Britain's communications spy agency GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. GCHQ files leaked by former NSA contra...


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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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