Terrorism

  Ceasefire had almost been reached: Taliban committee

AKORA KHATTAK: The committee nominated by the Taliban met here on Monday to discuss the situation following the killing of 23 FC personnel by the Mohmand Agency Taliban. Speaking to the media, committee coordinator Mualana Yousaf Shah said a ceasefir...

  MQM reservations on targeted op be redressed: Ebad

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had reservations on targeted operation in Karachi and these should be redressed, media reported. Talking to media here Monday, Ebad Khan said MQM workers were ...

  Hand grenade attack at private TV channel office in Karachi

Hand grenade attack at private TV channel office in Karachi KARACHI: Unidentified miscreants attacked with hand grenade the office of a private TV channel, located at Gurumandir area, media reported. No loss of life and property has been reported yet...

  Imran strongly flays killing of FC men

PESHAWAR: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Monday vehemently decried the killing of FC soldiers claimed by a group of the proscribed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Mohmand Agency. In a statement issued here today, Imran Khan sai...

  Taliban talks: Govt committee members brief PM

ISLAMABAD: Irfan Siddiqui, the coordinator for the government’s negotiating committee, Monday said the process of peace talks has hit snags following the claims of FC men’s killing by a faction of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Irfan Sid...

  Polio workers kidnapped in Tank

TANK: Workers of the anti-polio team were kidnapped here on Monday. Three Levies personnel deployed to provide security to the anti-polio team were among those kidnapped. The six-member team had been deployed to administer polio drops and was schedul...

  Iran says may send forces into Pakistan territory

TEHRAN: Tehran’s interior minister has warned Pakistan that Iranian forces may enter Pakistani and Afghan territory to release border guards seized by a rebel group. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli´s remarks on state TV come a week after the little-known Jai...

  Munawar sees conspiracy to sabotage talks

LAHORE: Amir Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hassan Monday said there seemed to be a hidden hand that sabotages the govt-Taliban negotiations before they can make any breakthrough. In a statement issued here at Mansoor, the JI Headquarters, Munawar ...

  Govt. committee excuses meeting with Taliban committee

ISLAMABAD: The government committee on Monday excused itself from meeting with the Taliban committee, media reported. Coordinator government committee, Irfan Siddiqui in this connection said that the meeting of the talks committees was of no use foll...

  13 children amid 15 injured in blast outside Karak private school

KARAK: At least 15 persons including the 13 children were injured in an explosion that occurred outside the private school on Monday morning here, media reported. Some unidentified persons had planted explosive device outside the gate of a private sc...

  Two killed in firing incidents in Chaman

CHAMAN: Two persons including a trader were killed in different firing incidents in Chaman followed by a protest at Quetta-Chaman Highway, media reported Monday. According to the Levies sources, a dead body was recovered from Eastern bypass who was s...

  Govt. committee to seek explanation before resuming talks

ISLAMABAD: Following Monday brutal killings of the 23 FC personnel by the defunct Tehrik-e-Taliban Mohmand Agency, the talks between the Taliban and government committees scheduled today has gone into disarray and may not be held today, media reporte...

  Militants attack kills 90 in northeast Nigeria village

ABUJA: At least 90 people were killed in an attack launched by insurgents in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the stronghold of Boko Haram sect in the West African country, local sources confirmed on Sunday. On Saturday night, Izge Village, loc...

  India to provide helicopters to Afghanistan: Khurshid

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said that India would provide helicopters to the Afghanistan army soon. "We are giving them helicopters, and we will be supplying them very soon," said Khurshid said while returning from Kandah...

  Syria says US created ‘negative climate’ in Geneva

BEIRUT: Syria´s foreign minister accused the United States of trying to create a "negative climate" for dialogue at the second round of peace talks in Geneva, while Secretary of State John Kerry blamed "the Assad regime´s obstruction" for making the ...

  4 journalists reporting based on NSA leaks win Polk Award

NEW YORK: Four journalists who reported on the extent of the U.S. National Security Agency´s secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden are among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Glenn Greenwald, E...

  TTP claims killing 23 FC personnel in custody

ISLAMABAD: Banned outfit Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed to have executed 23 FC personnel in their custody. In a statement sent to media outlets, the Mohmand Agency Taliban chief Umar Khalid Khurasani said that they killed the FC soldiers on...

  Tharparkar: Sick sheep being sold in cheap rates

THARPARKAR: A serious viral disease, Mata, which have a potential to kill cattle in a few days, has attacked sheep in Thar Desert. The livestock dealers have started selling sheep worth Rs 7,000 at just Rs 1,500 while the traders are transporting the...

  Take ‘final decision’ for peace, Altaf asks government

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the killing of 23 FC personnel by the Taliban in their custody. Reacting over a letter by Mohmand Agency Taliban chief, which claimed that TTP has killed the FC soldiers to a...

  Karachi: Two accused killed in alleged encounter

KARACHI: Police and Rangers carried out joint operation in Gulshan e Buner locality of Landhi, killing two accused in an alleged encounter here Monday morning. According to the police, the deceased were affiliated with a banned organization from whom...


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Feature / Analysis

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    HINDU KUSH RANGE, Afghanistan: They eloped from their village in the B...

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    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

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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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