Terrorism

  Bannu, Khyber Agency, NWA blasts injure 2

BANNU: Two men sustained injuries in separate blasts outside the houses of security personnel in Bannu and Khyber Agency, while another explosion occurred outside a school in North Waziristan on Wednesday, media reported. In Bannu, unidentified perso...

  Eyeing Afghan exit, U.S. intensifies campaign against Haqqani militants

WASHINGTON: The United States has intensified its drive against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network in an attempt to deal a lasting blow to the militants in Afghanistan before foreign combat forces depart this year, according to multiple U.S. official...

  Awaran: Kidnapped 4 Levies, 2 polio vaccinators recovered

AWARAN: The police on Wednesday morning here recovered the four Levies personnel and two polio vaccinators, who were kidnapped during an armed attack on the convoy of the Deputy Commissioner of Awaran by the militants a few days ago, media reported. ...

  Ailing Edhi on wheelchair leads Karachi peace rally

KARACHI: A peace rally has been taken out on Wednesday morning in the city here under the leadership of Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder and Chairperson of the Edhi Foundation, media reported. The rally for peace led by no other person than the...

  Taliban ready for military operation consequences: TTP spokesman

PESHAWAR: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has said that Taliban were ready for the consequences of military operation, media reported. In a statement, TTP spokesman said military operation will incur less loss to Taliban ...

  Pak-Iran pipeline not possible due to US sancions: Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said that work on a pipeline to import gas from Iran cannot proceed because of sanctions imposed by the United Sates and the European Union on Tehran. The Iranian side of the $7.5-billion project is almost complete, but...

  National Security Policy will be presented in NA today

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Policy (NSP) approved by the federal cabinet on Tuesday will by presented in the National Assembly today (Wednesday), media reported. Interior Minister Nisar will present the NSP in the National Assembly session. The ...

  Russia warns Saudi against giving Syria rebels missiles

MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday warned Saudi Arabia against supplying Syrian rebels with shoulder-launched missile launchers, saying such a move would endanger security across the Middle East and beyond. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement tha...

  Pakistan poised for offensive in North Waziristan

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is poised to launch a full-scale offensive in its lawless tribal region North Waziristan if talks with Taliban insurgents fail, a senior Pakistan government official said Tuesday. The Pakistani government recently opened negotiat...

  US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells Karzai

WASHINGTON: President Obama, apparently resigned to President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a long-term security agreement with the United States before he leaves office, told him in a phone call on Tuesday that he had instructed the Pentagon to beg...

  Suicide bomber kills 8 in Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide car bomber killed eight people and wounded 41 in an attack Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Gen. Matiullah Khan, police chief of Uruzgan province, said the explosion hit a building with a hotel and restaurant in Tirin...

  Obama warns Karzai of full troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON:President Barack Obama told his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Tuesday he is now planning a full US troop withdrawal, but did not rule out agreeing a post-2014 mission with the next Kabul government. The US threat was the latest twist ...

  Nisar's cricket invite: PPP submits adjournment motion to NA Secretariat

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians’ of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) submitted an adjournment notion in the National Assembly Secretariat over Interior Minister’s Chaudhry Nisar inviting the Taliban to play a cricket match. The motion was submitted by PP...

  Opposition parties call for joint sitting of Parliament

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties has called for a joint sitting of the parliament, media reported on Tuesday. PPP stalwart and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Tuesday stressed the need for a joint strategy to cope with t...

  Altaf Hussain calls for a ‘military take over’

LONDON: In a surprising statement on Tuesday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief, Altaf Hussain called upon the military to come forward for a take over of the country in case the army and government fail to come on the same page. “We will have to ...

  Initial report of bomb near Iranian Consulate prepared

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber, who blew himself up near Iranian Consulate on Monday, had reached the site in an explosive-laden vehicle, initial investigation report said. According to the report, the bomber parked white Alto car next to the wall of the...

  SA adopts resolution expressing solidarity with armed forces

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly has adopted a resolution expressing solidarity with the armed forces here on Tuesday MQM’s member of the provincial assembly Faisal Sabzwari had presented the resolution in the Sindh Assembly. The resolution stated that the pr...

  Govt decides to continue targeted strikes as cabinet okays NSP

ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved National Security Policy (NSP) in its meeting here Tuesday, media reported. According to details, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar tabled the five-year NSP before the cabinet. He ...

  PHC rules PTI Nato blockade illegal

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High court (PHC) on Tuesday declared sit-in being staged by political parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to block NATO supplies as illegal. The PHC gave its ruling while hearing a petition filed against NATO supply blockade in Khybe...

  Cabinet reviews national security policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing the Federal Cabinet meeting to review the national security policy on Tuesday, media reported. According to sources, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar will table the five-year National Security Policy...


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Feature / Analysis

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