Terrorism

  Accused involved in sectarian killings arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: The police have issued sketches and pictures of terrorists involved in sectarian killings in the city. According to CID in-charge, Raja Umar Khitab, two criminals accused of being involved in over 60 sectarian killings in the city had been a...

  Rashid says Musharraf’s ability to think has grown weak

LAHORE: Information Minister Pervez Rashid said Saturday that there was nothing wrong with former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf but his ability to think had grown weak. The minister advised Mushararf who according to the medical report re...

  Security squad of Dr Shakil Afridi changed

PESHAWAR: On the directives of interior ministry, the jail authorities have changed the squad, deployed for security of Dr Shakil Afridi at Central Jail Peshawar, media reported. Sources said, the interior ministry, in a letter, had directed IG Jails...

  China's Xinjiang violence kills 12 persons: authorities

BEIJING: Six people died in explosions and another six were shot dead by police in China´s Xinjiang, authorities said Saturday, in the latest wave of violence to hit the restive region. The violence in Xinhe in Aksu prefecture in China´s far west app...

  Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes

KIEV: Protesters and Ukrainian police were on Saturday still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce and offer of concessions by President Viktor Yanukovych. The epicentre of the two month-lon...

  6 killed in shelling north of Baghdad: officials

BAQUBA: Shelling against a Shia Muslim village in a restive area of central Iraq killed six people on Saturday, including a young boy, the latest in a surge of nationwide violence. The bloodshed, coupled with a protracted standoff between security fo...

  Qaeda-inspired group claims deadly Cairo bombings

CAIRO: An Al-Qaeda inspired group in Egypt claimed responsibility on Saturday for four bombings targeting police in Cairo that killed six people the day before. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, also called in its statement for Muslims...

  One wounded in bomb explosion near Cairo police academy

CAIRO: A bomb exploded near a police academy in Cairo on Saturday wounding one person security sources said. The explosion which occurred on the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak came a day after a wave of bomb att...

  Afghan-US deal falters as Karzai demands Taliban talks

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the NATO combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban. The Afghan president says he will not ...

  Kasuri to visit 90 today

KARACHI: Counsel of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf will visit Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarters Nine Zero ‘90’ today (Saturday), media reported. Ahmed Raza Kasuri will meet MQM Rabitta Committee members. Sources said the c...

  Wali Babar murder be tried in session court or ATC, decision on Feb 1

SHIKARPUR: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has reserved its verdict over the jurisdiction of the court for hearing Geo News reporter Wali Babar murder case, media reported. During the proceedings of Wali Babar murder here Saturday, the counsels of acc...

  UN mediator: Syrian government, opposition to meet together 'in the same room'

GENEVA : Delegations from Syria's government and the Western-backed opposition hoping to overthrow it will face each other "in the same room" Saturday for the first time ever, a U.N. mediator said.The mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi, met separately with th...

  Rangers arrest 22 accused during operation in Karachi

KARACHI: Rangers personnel conducted targeted search operation in different areas of the city and arrested 22 accused including members of banned outfit while arms were also recovered from their possession, media reported Saturday....

  Kidnappers seize Egypt diplomat in Libya: ministry

TRIPOLI: Kidnappers seized an Egyptian diplomat in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, Libya´s foreign ministry said. The diplomat was snatched from his house in Tripoli by an unknown group, Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP....

  Deadly bombings rock Cairo on uprising anniversary eve

CAIRO: A suicide car bomber struck Cairo police headquarters Friday, the first of four blasts in Egypt’s capital that killed six people on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. The bombings, all targeting the police, came as street clashes...

  Security got worse due to Taliban coming from Pak: Governor Salangi

CHARIKAR: A scandal over civilian deaths in a recent US airstrike is a stark reminder of how the Afghan war is raging just a short drive from Kabul, with a NATO-Afghan offensive failing to recapture districts under Taliban control. The operation earl...

  French army kills 11 militants in Mali anti-terror operation

BAMAKO: A French counter-terrorism offensive in rebel-infested northern Mali ended on Friday with 11 militants killed and a French soldier wounded, military sources inside the operation told. The action came as Paris steps up its campaign against arm...

  Karachi: Two tortured bodies found from Lyari

KARACHI: Two dead bodies of men bearing torture marks were recovered from Lyari area of Karachi, media reported Saturday. According to the rescue sources, the bodies were found from Pak Colony area of Lyari and suggested that the victims were subject...

  Lahore police launch crackdown against unregistered vehicles

LAHORE: Police have impounded dozens of motorcycles during a crackdown against unregistered vehicles and motorcycles without number plates. Owners of the impounded vehicles staged protest demonstration against the police, blocking roads near Nolakha ...

  Police kill two ‘dacoits’ in Khanewal

KHANEWAL: Two alleged dacoits were killed in an alleged police encounter within the remits of Sadar police station, media reported on Saturday. According to reports, armed motorcyclists opened fire when the police tried to stop them. Both the men wer...


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Feature / Analysis

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