Terrorism

  COAS Raheel Sharif, Afghan ambassador discuss NWA operation

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met with the Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai and discussed the on-going operation in North Waziristan Agency along with other matters of mutual interest on Wednesday, med...

  Militants attack Iraq’s main oil refinery

KIRKUK: Militants launched an assault on Iraq´s main oil refinery early Wednesday as they pressed an offensive that has seen them capture swathes of territory, an official and a refinery employee said. Clashes erupted at around 4:00 am (0100 GMT) at ...

  Will not hesitate to defend Iraq holy sites: Iran

DUBAI: Iran will not hesitate to defend shia Muslim holy sites in neighbouring Iraq against "killers and terrorists", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, following rapid advances by Sunni militants there over the past week. Speaking o...

  Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders to life in prison

ANKARA: A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to two generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey´s coup-ridden history. Ailing retired generals Kenan Evren, 96, and Tahsin Sahinkaya, 89, were convicted of ousting th...

  First US execution carried out since botched lethal injection

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday carried out its first execution since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April, after last minute appeals were denied. Marcus Wellons, 58, convicted of the 1989 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-...

  40 Indians in northern Iraq ‘uncontactable’

NEW DELHI: Forty Indian employees stranded in violence-hit Iraq are "uncontactable", the foreign ministry said Wednesday, with a newspaper reporting the construction workers have been kidnapped. A ministry spokesman said he could not confirm the repo...

  Ukraine president to order unilateral ceasefire 'shortly'

KIEV: Ukraine´s new President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that he would soon order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east as part of a broader plan to end the 10-week insurgency. "The peace plan begins with my order for a unilateral cea...

  Iraq requests US air strikes on militants: FM

JEDDAH: Iraq has asked the United States to conduct air strikes against militants who have seized key cities and large swathes of the country, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Wednesday. "Iraq has officially asked Washington to help under the sec...

  Five member bench to hear govt appeal over Musharraf ECL decision

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, has constituted a bench to hear the government's appeal over a Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to remove former President Pervez Musharraf's name from the Exit Control List (ECL). A five memb...

  MQM MNA Tahira Asif injured in firing incident

LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Begum Tahira Asif was shot and injured by unidentified armed men near Gujranwala, media reported. Sources said Begum Tahira was on her way from Lahore to Islamabad when gunmen attacked her vehicle. She recei...

  PAT Chief says, will not cooperate with Judicial Inquiry

KARACHI: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri says his party and workers will not participate in any Judicial Inquiry. Addressing a press conference via video-link from Canada the PAT Chief termed Tuesday’s incident at the Minhaj-ul-Qura...

  Imran demands resignation of Shahbaz, Sanaullah over Model town incident

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has demanded resignation from Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah over Model Town mayhem, media reported. Talking to media after inquiring about the h...

  MNA Tahira Asif’s condition out of danger: Rasheed Godil

LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rasheed Godil Wednesday, quoting doctors, said the condition of his party’s member of National Assembly Tahira Asif is now out of danger. Earlier, MNA Tahira Asif was shot and injured by unidentified arme...

  Model Town tragedy: LHC Tribunal begins work

LAHORE: The Tribunal, formed to investigate into killing of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) workers in Model Town Lahore, has begun its work, media reported. The one-member Tribunal of Lahore High Court (LHC), comprises Justice Ali Baqar Najfi, has ma...

  Apex court hears Geo petition to combine cases

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan heard a petition seeking to combine all cases against Geo on Wednesday. Counsel for Geo Television Akram Sheikh maintained that there are over 45 FIR’s registered against his clients across the country and the...

  Model Town incident: LHC constitutes inquiry commission

LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) has constituted an inquiry commission in connection with today’s Model Town incident in which 8 people were killed and scores others injured. According to sources, the one-judge commission comprising Just...

  Balochistan land links to Waziristan sealed

QUETTA: The routes linking Balochistan and Waziristan have been sealed amid the ongoing operation against terrorists in the latter, media reported Tuesday. Balochistan Home Secretary, Akbar Durrain said the registration of Internally Displaced Person...

  Fighting nears Baghdad as UN warns crisis 'life-threatening'

BAGHDAD: Militants pushed a weeklong offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq to within 60 kilometres (37 miles) of Baghdad Tuesday, as the UN warned the country´s very existence was under threat. Washington meanwhile deployed extra troops to prote...

  Egypt cabinet sworn in, with most ministers retained

CAIRO: An Egyptian cabinet led by Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in Tuesday, with most positions from the previous military-installed government retained but the foreign minister replaced and an investment minister appointed. The ministers took the oath of...

  Britain set to reopen embassy in Tehran

LONDON: Britain is set to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Tuesday. The move came as the West steps up its engagement with Iran amid rapid militant advances in neighbouring Iraq. Militants ISIL are advancing on th...


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Feature / Analysis

  • The Reason Why Israel Killed so Many Pregnant Women in Gaza

    After five weeks of Israeli bombing and invasion the United Nations re...

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  • While Israel Kill Gaza's Children, Media Shield The Truth About Hamas

    As the people of Gaza find momentary respite to impact of Israel's bru...

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  • The cave dwellers of Bamiyan

    The sandstone cliffs of Afghanistan's Bamiyan province are most famous...

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  • Why America's war in Afghanistan is no victory

    Afghanistan is the only country in the world where American soldiers a...

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Opinion

  • How Can We Destroy Love?

    Love is a serious problem in our world. There is too much of it. So I ...

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  • The Anniversary of Rabaa and Sisi's Genocide

    General Sisi’s military coup claimed that it was put in effect to answ...

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  • National Unity Committee Update

    The National Unity Committee, a joint commission appointed by both pre...

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  • In Afghan election dispute, enter the DC lobbyists

    Afghanistan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani is spending nearly $150,...

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