Terrorism

  Pillion riding again banned for a month in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government has once again imposed a ban on pillion ridding and that too for one long month in the mega-metropolis city here, media reported on Sunday. The ban will be effective from tonight at 12.00am. Sindh Information Minister, Sharj...

  US mall shooter had ´large´ amount of ammunition: police

COLUMBIA: The alleged perpetrator of a deadly US mall shooting Saturday had "a large amount of ammunition" still on and around him when authorities found his corpse, police said. Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon also told reporters that effort...

  4 dead in suicide attack targeting govt. bus

KABUL: A suicide attacker killed at least four people in Kabul on Sunday when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus, officials said, confirming three people in the vehicle and one female by-stander had died. "The bomber was on foot when he detonated ...

  NSA also serves economic interests: Snowden interview

BERLIN: The US National Security Agency (NSA) sometimes uses data it collects for economic purposes, intelligence leaker Edward Snowden reveals in an extract of an interview with a German television chain to be broadcast Sunday. "If there is informat...

  Six foreigners arrested in Lahore search operation

LAHORE: Police have rounded up dozens of people including six foreigners during a search operation in different parts of the city, media reported. The six foreigners belonging to African countries were arrested during a raid in Makkah Colony area of ...

  74 held in Karachi search operation

KARACHI: Police have arrested over 74 suspects during predawn raids in Landhi and Qayumabad areas of the city, media reported Sunday. According to reports, the crackdown was launched after six cops were killed in terrorist attacks on Saturday in Land...

  Police chief says attacks won’t affect morale

KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hyat said that attacks on police will not affect departments’ morale and action against criminals would continue till the last drop of blood. Speaking to media following the killing of six policemen in Karachi on ...

  Islamabad: 322 held in search operation

ISLAMABAD: Police on Sunday morning arrested 322 suspects during search operation in Afghan habitats at Sabzi Mandi of Islamabad capital territory, media reported Sources said that a strong contingent of 400 policemen surrounding the entire area star...

  Police vehicles attacked in Landhi; 6 cops killed

KARACHI: Six policemen were killed while three more sustained injuries when two police vehicles came under attack of hand grenade and firing in Landhi No 6 area of the metropolis on Saturday. According to the police, the incident took place when unid...

  To retaliate with full force if attacked: Rafiq

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways, Khwaja Saad Rafiq Saturday said the decision has been taken and now the forces would retaliate with full force in case the terrorist attacked. “It will no longer be the case where terrorists go on exploding bomb...

  UK police to arrest anyone returning from Syria

LONDON: Anyone travelling from the UK to Syria faces arrest on their return, a senior police chief warned Saturday, fearing they pose a terror threat to Britain. Manchester's police chief Peter Fahy, who leads the Association of Chief Police Officers...

  Nine protesters dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising

CAIRO: Nine people were killed during anti-government marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the army-led authorities, underlining Egypt's volatile political fissures three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak. ...

  Geneva: Skirting tough topics, Syrian antagonists in talks

GENEVA: Sitting face to face at a U-shaped table and buffered by a U.N. mediator, Syria's government and the Western-backed opposition trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad avoided directly touching on the war dividing them, focusing Saturday on...

  Three killed in mall shooting outside Washington

WASHINGTON: Three people were killed in a shooting at a popular shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland, a suburb of the US capital, authorities said Saturday. Howard County Police announced the fatalities via Twitter and urged people inside the suburban...

  Musharraf’s disease should not be doubted: Kasuri

KARACHI: A delegation of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), led by Ahmed Raza Kasuri, the counsel of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf held a meeting with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabitta Committee members at Nine Zero 90, media ...

  Egypt police fire tear gas at Cairo protesters

CAIRO: Egyptian police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Cairo on Saturday, as the country marked the anniversary of a 2011 uprising that overthrew veteran president Hosni Mubarak. Police dispersed the protesters soon after they gathere...

  Sartaj Aziz leaves for Washington

Islamabad: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has left for Washington to represent Pakistan at the strategic dialogue beginning on Monday. He is being accompanied by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif. The ministerial level meeting b...

  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...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Afghan women stand to be counted as West begins to disengage

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Framed by her blue shawl, the solemn, bespectac...

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  • News Analysis: Taliban lifts ceasefire; stalemate in peace process to stay

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Taliban has announced the lifting of its self-...

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  • IEC to Re-evaluate Ballots

    Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the decisi...

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  • Analysts Anticipate Presidential Runoff

    Political analysts have responded to the Independent Election Commissi...

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Opinion

  • Cinematic poem' captures Afghanistan's isolated Wakhan Corridor

    If Hollywood ever makes a movie about Cédric Houin – and based on his ...

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  • Malaysia Airlines Plane in Afghanistan, Pakistan? Report Says Missing Flight MH 370 ‘Hijacked’ by Terrorists to Kandahar Province

    A report is saying that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 is loc...

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  • Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and int...

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  • Brad Pitt to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan war movie

    The American film star and producer Brad Pitt is scheduled to play Gen...

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