Terrorism

  Bhakkar cannibals sent on 7-day remand

BHAKKAR: Two cannibals were sent on seven-day physical remand on Wednesday with no prospects of being punished in the absence of a law relating to the heinous crime. The suspects who were found involved in the crime for the second time are expected t...

  Two bodies found in Karachi

KARACHI : Two people were found dead here on Wednesday. An unidentified body of a 30 years old man was found near Total Pump in Korangi. The man was stated to be brutally murdered and the body seems to be a week old. According to rescue sources It wa...

  Security of cinema halls tightened

PESHAWAR: The owners of cinema halls in Peshawar have beefed up security around cinema halls on the advice of police and district administration. The security has been strengthened as suicide attacks in two different cinema halls located in heart of ...

  Police arrest three bike lifters

QUETTA: Quetta police have arrested three bike lifters from different areas. Police said on Wednesday that acting on a tip off Quaidabad police conducted raids at Moti Ram road, Mecongi raod and others areas arresting three bike lifters. Police teams...

  13 outlaws arrested in Rawalpindi police operation

RAWALPINDI : Rawalpindi Police under its ongoing drive against anti social elements have arrested 13 outlaws including four suspects, recovering 12 bottles of liquor three pistols and a rifle with 52 rounds. According to a police spokesman New Town p...

  MQM to stage protest demonstration Thursday

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement will organize a protest demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday against ‘extra judicial killings and forced disappearances’ of its workers. Deputy Convener and members of Rabita Committee, famili...

  Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

DAMASCUS: Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs on Tuesday after besieging them for nearly two years. Meanwhile, rebels elsewhere in the country have received for the first...

  Pistorius case to be adjourned from Thursday

PRETORIA: The judge overseeing Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has granted an adjournment from Thursday afternoon until May 5, citing scheduling concerns raised on behalf of the state. The prosecution, with the backing of the defence, had asked for a ...

  54 arrested in Brazil demo against World Cup

SAO PAULO: Brazilian police arrested 54 people at a demonstration late Tuesday against the World Cup in which two banks were vandalised, officials said. About 1,000 people marched along the key Avenida Paulista road in Sao Paulo where the World Cup o...

  Gaza blast kills 3 Palestinians, wounds 5: medics

GAZA CITY: An explosion in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinians and wounded five on Wednesday, a medical official said, but the reason for the blast was unclear. The three killed were already dead on their arrival at hospital, and all were in the...

  Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

SLAVYANSK: Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country on Wednesday, a day ahead of high-level international talks on the escalating crisis. A concerned NATO said it planned to deploy more forces ...

  Treason case: Prosecutor Akram Sheikh submits reply

ISLAMABAD: The three-member Special Court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar resumed the hearing into the Federation’s complaint for initiating the treason case against Musharraf on Wednesday, media r...

  Sahiwal rape case: Police arrest key accused from Nankana Sahib

SAHIWAL: Following the suspension of negligent police officials and ultimatum by Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, police on Wednesday arrested the key accused involved in the gang rape of a girl in Sahiwal, media reported on Wednesday. Acco...

  Rabbani says PM has assured review of PPO

ISLAMABAD: PPP Senator Raza Rabbai said Wednesday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured a review of the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) and directed Zahid Hamid to consult the opposition. Rabbani spoke to reporters following a meeting betw...

  PM summons meeting to discuss national security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned a high-level meeting to discuss national security on Thursday. The meeting will review the dialogue process with the Taliban and the situation arising in neighbouring Afghanistan following the presi...

  TTP announces not to extend ceasefire

PESHAWAR: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced that the 40-day long ceasefire will not be extended. In a statement TTP spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid said the government did not give a satisfactory response to the Taliban’s 40-day ceasefi...

  Suspected Greek neo-Nazis get life for murdering Pakistani

ATHENS: Two suspected members of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said. However, the Athens court judging the case threw out the pr...

  Saudi replaces veteran intel chief Prince Bandar

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has replaced its veteran intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request", an official television station in the kingdom announced Tuesday. In a royal decree, the powerful official was replaced "at his own request...

  Groom shoots at bride, kills her girl friend in Chiniot

CHINIOT: A groom during his wedding ceremony opened fire at his bride but killed her girl friend instead here in Moza Kohlian area, media reported Tuesday. According to police, the gunshots missed the bride and killed her female friend instead. The b...

  Three of a family killed in Mityari explosion

HYDERABAD: Three members of a family were killed in a ‘mysterious’ blast inside a house near Mityari College. SSP Mityari Amjad Sheikh said that the Bomb Disposal Squad was called in to ascertain nature of the blast. Bodies were taken to a nearby hos...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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