Terrorism

  Samiul Haq was not assigned Taliban talks mission: PM House

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not assigned Maulana Samiul Haq any mission pertaining to peace talks with Taliban, according the spokesman for the PM house. In a statement, the spokesperson said the impression given by Maulana Samiul Haq ...

  UN Chief condemns recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan

NEW YORK: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, while condemning recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, has reaffirmed the UN support to the efforts of the government to combat terrorism and extremism. In a statement in New York, Ban expressed heart felt ...

  PM Sharif orders completion of new legislation against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting to review the law and order situation was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday. During the meeting Prime Minister Sharif ordered for the immediate completion of new legislation to combat the menace o...

  Blast in Peshawar kills six

PESHAWAR: Six people were killed when a blast ripped through a car workshop in the Scheme Chowk area of the city. Nine people injured in the blast were rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital. Doctors at the hospital informed the media that three of the ...

  Mastung tragedy: PM directs Nisar to visit Quetta

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to visit Quetta and evaluate the situation which has risen following the attack on a pilgrims bus in Mastung. Interior Minister Nisar will convey Prime Mini...

  Nisar, Rasheed reach Quetta on PM directives

QUETTA: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Information Minister Pervez Rasheed have reached Quetta as per directives of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the sources, the ministers would convey the message of the prime ...

  Court to decide fate of Dr Shakil Afridi: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has refused to release Dr Shakil Afridi at the request of the United States, media reported Friday. The foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam, in a weekly briefing here today, said: “Dr Afridi’s case is in the court and it wil...

  Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes

KIEV: Ukraine´s opposition threatened to go on the attack on Thursday unless the government agreed to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities of two months of anti-government rallies. Protesters and po...

  Gunmen on motorbikes kill five Egypt police: ministry

CAIRO: Masked gunmen on motorbikes killed five Egyptian policemen when they opened fire on a checkpoint south of Cairo on Thursday, the interior ministry said. The ministry said two policemen were also wounded in the attack in the province of Beni Su...

  Mastung carnage: MWM sit-in continues in Lahore

LAHORE: A protest organized by the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) continued in Lahore on Thursday as well against the killing of 24 people, mostly Hazara community pilgrims by a suicide bomber who struck a passenger bus in Mastung on Tuesday, medi...

  S Korea keeping close eye on North military

SEOUL: South Korea said Thursday it was scrutinising North Korea´s military activities following a series of publicised army visits by leader Kim Jong-Un. The North´s state media has given prominent coverage in recent days to Kim´s visits to two stra...

  Texas executes Mexican man despite diplomatic uproar

WASHINGTON: The state of Texas executed a Mexican man convicted of murder Wednesday despite a diplomatic outcry and pressure from the US federal government to further review his case. Edgar Tamayo Arias´s case had sparked widespread protests as he wa...

  9 killed in 5 days of clashes in Lebanon´s Tripoli: security

TRIPOLI: Nine people have been killed in five days of fighting in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, where sectarian clashes linked to the Syrian war regularly break out, a security official said Wednesday. "After a civilian and an army soldier w...

  Taliban want to enforce Sharia at gunpoint: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday said that the Taliban wanted to impose their own version of Sharia and their views were against the Holy Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Speaking to members of...

  Bilawal deplores inaction as terrorism plagues Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan People Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has lamented inaction despite increasing violence and the latest spate of terrorist attacks in the country On Thursday, the young PPP leader spoke his heart out in his messages on social net...

  Protest continues against Mastung carnage in different cities

KARACHI: Sit-ins were organised in different cities of the country to express solidarity with the families of those martyred in the Mastung bomb attack and the protesters who have taken to the streets in Quetta since then. The Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Musli...

  Karachi: Sit-ins continue against Mastung suicide attack

KARACHI: A large number of people took to the streets and held protest demonstration in different parts of the city against Mastung suicide attack which claimed 24 lives. According to reports, sit-ins were being staged at Numaish Chowrangi, Teen Talw...

  Attack on polio vaccinators security team kills 7 in Charsadda

PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed Wednesday in a bomb attack on a police van taking officers to guard polio vaccination teams in restive northwest Pakistan, officials said. Militant attacks and threats of violence have badly affected effort...

  Two extortionists arrested

ISLAMABAD: Sabzi Mandi police Islamabad on Wednesday arrested two extortionists and also recovered extorted money from them a police spokesman said. A police team headed by SP Industrial Area Hassan Iqbal including SHO Sabzi Mandi police station Insp...

  Lahore High Court takes notice of acid attack

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court(LHC) Complaint Cell Wednesday took notice of an acid attack on a woman by her husband for giving birth to a daughter in Jahanian. The district and sessions judge Khanewal has been directed to look into the matter and sub...


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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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