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Pakistan allows Taliban to meet, choose leader despite warnings from Washington

Pakistan allows Taliban to meet, choose leader despite warnings from Washington

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan’s government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar. The gathering in the Pakistani city […]

2,000 Migrants Rescued Near Libya Coast In One Day

2,000 Migrants Rescued Near Libya Coast In One Day

More than 2,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued from boats off the coast of Libya in one of the biggest single-day operations mounted, Italy’s coastguards have said. Distress calls came from more than 20 vessels, AFP reported. More than 2,000 people have died this year in attempts to reach Europe in overcrowded, unseaworthy boats. […]

Pakistan’s Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada assassinated in suicide attack

Pakistan’s Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada assassinated in suicide attack

Pakistan’s Punjab province home minister Shuja Khanzada was on Sunday assassinated along with eight others when a suicide bomber blew himself up at his house in Shadi Khal village in Attock district. “Eight persons have been killed and several others injured after the bomber hit the minister’s house,” commissioner Rawalpindi region Zahid Saeed said. Several […]

Former head of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency Hamid Gul dies

Former head of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency Hamid Gul dies

Hamid Gul, the former head of Pakistan’s powerful intelligence agency who strongly backed the Taliban, has died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 79. Gul, who was a military commander in the Pakistani Army in the 1980s, died on Saturday night at a military hospital in Muree, 50km northeast of the capital Islamabad.He […]

Suicide Bomber Training And Bomb Producing Factories Operate From Pakistan Says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Suicide Bomber Training And Bomb Producing Factories Operate From Pakistan Says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accused Pakistan of sending “messages of war” and harbouring bomb-making camps, after a wave of devastating blasts in Kabul killed at least 56 people. Ghani said on Monday that Pakistan has failed to rein in the Taliban, as peace talks falter and armed groups step up attacks that are testing […]

British Jihadis Being Recruited To Blow Up Planes As Tribute To Osama Bin Laden

British Jihadis Being Recruited To Blow Up Planes As Tribute To Osama Bin Laden

Britons fighting for militant groups in Syria are being targeted to smuggle explosives on to Western airliners and become suicide bombers as Al Qaeda plan a spectacular attack over a major city, intelligence officials warn. The Pakistan-based, Iranian-backed Khorasan group linked to Al Qaeda is said to have sent members to ’embed’ with affiliated terror […]

Pakistan ignores international appeals and hangs Shafqat Hussain

Pakistan ignores international appeals and hangs Shafqat Hussain

Pakistan has executed a man whose case triggered an international outcry after his lawyers said he was arrested as a juvenile and tortured into confessing to a murder. Shafqat Hussain was hanged on Tuesday at a jail in Karachi for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy in 2004. His lawyers and family say he was only […]

ISIS Is Now Using CHEMICAL Weapons

ISIS Is Now Using CHEMICAL Weapons

Islamic State fighters have been firing chemical weapons at Kurdish troops in Syria and Iraq. The Conflict Armament Research (CAR) group and Sahan Research said the jihadis had targeted Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga with a weapon filled with a chemical agent near Mosul Dam on June 21 or 22. The UK-based organisations also documented two such […]

Pakistan warns India, says can use nuclear weapons if needed

Pakistan warns India, says can use nuclear weapons if needed

Islamabad: Not withstanding the efforts being taken by the BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve relations with neighbouring countries, Pakistan has made a provocative statement threatening that the option to use nuclear weapons is always available to them. The statement was made by Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, […]

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