Terrorism

  Karachi unrest: AIG Shahid Hayat presents police report in SC

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing the Karachi law and order case today (Monday) where the Additional Inspector General (AIG) Police Shahid Hayat Khan presented a report regarding Karachi situation, media reported. A three-judge b...

  Deadlock in govt-Taliban talks continues

ISLAMABAD: The deadlock in talks between the government and Taliban committees persists even after eight days and neither of them has contacted each other, media reported on Wednesday. The members of both the committees have not yet met with each oth...

  Security forces’ camp attacked in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: Three rockets were fired on the security forces’ camp in Miranshah area of North Wazirstan Agency, media reported on Monday. According to the sources, the security forces camp in Miranshah came under attack when three rockets targeted the ...

  US drone, phone taps used to hunt Mexican drug lord

MEXICO CITY: US authorities announced Sunday they will seek the extradition of Mexico´s most powerful drug lord as new details of his American-backed capture emerged, including the use of a drone and cellphone intercepts. The US drone was used for tw...

  Five bodies exhumed in Mali thought to be murdered soldiers

BAMAKO: Five bodies thought be the remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrown Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure were exhumed near the capital Bamako on Sunday, a judicial source told. Yaya Karembe, the judge investigating wa...

  US warns its citizens against travel to Afghanistan

The US Department of State has warned its citizens against travel to Afghanistan, saying the security threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical. US Department of State following a statement, said, “No province in Afghanistan should ...

  Three day anti-polio drive kicks off in Balochistan

QUETTA: A three-day anti-Polio drive will begin in Balochistan amid tight security arrangements today (Monday). Health Secretary Saboor Kakar told media over 2.2 million children will be vaccinated in the campaign, for which over 6000 teams have been...

  SC resumes Karachi unrest case hearing today

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing of Karachi law and order case today (Monday). The Sindh government, the Rangers, police and intelligence agencies, the Pakistan Tele Communication Authority (PTA) and the Federal Board of Rev...

  National anthem singing event postponed due to security threat

LAHORE: THE Punjab government’s attempt to set world record of singing national anthem by maximum people has been postponed due to potential security threat.  The provincial government sources revealed that there was red alert threat to easy and soft...

  Grenade kills two in Bangkok as fears mount over political violence

BANGKOK: A woman and a child were killed in a grenade attack Sunday in a main Bangkok shopping district, drawing the Thai prime minister´s denunciation of "terrorist acts" as fears over violence mount after nearly four months of political crisis. The...

  Taliban says it suspends talks on US soldier

ISLAMABAD: The spokesman for Afghanistan´s Taliban says they have suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay. In a terse em...

  19 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

KABUL: Officials say the Taliban have attacked an army checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, leaving 19 soldiers dead and seven missing. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, who is spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said the attack happened in the Ghazi Abad dis...

  Saudi Arabia 'seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels'

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, a Saudi source said Sunday. The United States has long opposed ...

  Peace talks: Munawar asks govt to seek Afghan Taliban assistance

PESHAWR: Jamat e Islami Chief Munawar Hassan has advised the government to seek assistance of Afghan Taliban in the dialogue process with the Pakistani Taliban. Addressing a ceremony here Sunday, Munawar Hassan asked the government to send a delegati...

  Talks not failed, but deadlock exists: Rustam Shah

ISLAMABAD: Rustam Shah Mohmand of the government negotiation committee on Sunday said that the air strikes in Terah valley and Hangu were in reaction of the earlier Karachi and Mohmand Agency horrible terror incidents. Talking to media, Rustam Shah M...

  Khyber Agency security forces air strikes kill 18 militants

PESHAWAR: At least 18 terrorists were killed and several sustained injuries in the air strikes at the militant hideouts in the valley of Terah in Khyber Agency on Sunday morning here, media reported. Sources said that the security forces air strikes ...

  Bomb blast kills 12 in Kohat

PESHAWAR: A bomb planted near a bus-stop killed 12 people including two women and a child in a northwestern Pakistani city on Sunday, police said. They said 12 more were injured when the bomb went off in the city of Kohat in the troubled province of ...

  One shot dead, two hurt in Orangi Town; accused arrested

KARACHI: A man was killed while two others sustained injuries in a firing incident that took place in Pirabad area of Orangi Town, here on Sunday. Police claimed to have arrested the accused after an encounter, who they said is an Afghan national. DI...

  Motorcycle riding banned in Karachi on Sunday

KARACHI: Sindh government has put a ban on motorcycle riding in 24 Union Councils (UCs) of Karachi from 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday as part of security arrangements for ant-polio drive in the metropolis. According to the notification, the ban would be put...

  Three motorcycle lifters arrested

LAHORE: Investigation Badami Bagh claimed to have arrested three motorcycle lifters of a gang and recovered stolen motorcycles worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. A special police led by SDPO Badami Bagh conducted a raid and arrested three members...


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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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