• Pakistan: Security forces kill 6 militants in Bara

    Pakistan: Security forces kill 6 militants in Bara

    BARA: Amidst escalating displacement of civilians from Bara and Tirah Valley in the wake of Khyber-1 — the ongoing military operation against militants — clashes took place between security forces and miscreants at various places in Khyber Agency on Thursday, leaving six militants and two security personnel dead. Tribal and official sources said that the […]

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UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

BRUSSELS: The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (€2.1bn) towards the European Union’s budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years. The payment follows new calculations by the EU that determine how much each member state should contribute. It would add about a fifth to the UK’s […]

Islamic State among world’s richest militant groups: US

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

Islamic State among world’s richest militant groups: US

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State has fast become one of the world’s wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday. ISIS ‘School of Jihad’ trains small children how to behead, torture and use AK-47s It earns $1 million a day alone […]

Female migrant workers abused in the UAE: Report

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

Female migrant workers abused in the UAE: Report

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a damning report Thursday on the condition of migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates, alleging that they are frequently “trapped, exploited and abused.” “I already Bought You,” the title of the 79 page report, refers to the fee “employment agencies” charge the workers. The fee is sometimes […]

Canadian PM pledges tougher laws after attack

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

Canadian PM pledges tougher laws after attack

OTTAWA: Stephen Harper vows to speed up passage of laws bolstering powers of surveillance and arrest, day after Ottawa shooting. Canada’s prime minister has said he will speed up plans to bolster laws on “surveillance and arrest” after a deadly attack on parliament in Ottawa he said was designed to instill fear and panic. Parliament […]

Ukraine rebels end ceasefire before polls

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

Ukraine rebels end ceasefire before polls

DONETSK: Donetsk separatists end truce days before parliamentary polls, which Kiev accuses Moscow of trying to disrupt. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk have announced the end of a ceasefire, ending a period of relative calm as the country braces for parliamentary polls. Addressing reporters on Thursday, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed […]

Nato jets ‘intercept Russian spy plane’ over Baltic

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

Nato jets ‘intercept Russian spy plane’ over Baltic

TALLINN: A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by Nato jets over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions in the region. Estonia summoned Russia’s ambassador on Wednesday after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a minute. But Russia said the plane had been on a training […]

Kashmiri separatists under house arrest, Srinagar deserted ahead of PM Modi visit

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities have clamped down on separatists leaders in the valley and placed them under house arrest ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir. Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house detention in the morning fearing that he was planning an anti-Modi rally in downtown Srinagar. “A huge posse […]

Missing Mexico students: Iguala mayor ‘ordered attack’

Posted by: Khan on October 24th, 2014

Missing Mexico students: Iguala mayor ‘ordered attack’

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of Jose Luis Abarca, Mayor of the town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing after clashing with police on 26 September. The prosecutor accused Mr Abarca of ordering police to confront the students to prevent them from disrupting a public speech by his wife. Six […]

Pakistan: Two killed as JUI-F chief escapes suicide attack in Quetta

QUETTA: At least two people were killed and dozens injured Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) rally in Quetta, police said. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman remained unhurt in the attack, which targeted his bullet-proof vehicle. Banned militant group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for the attack. Eyewitnesses […]

Malala to donate Nobel Prize money for children’s education

LONDON: Nobel Peace Prize winner teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has announced to donate the prize money towards education of children in Pakistan. Malala said her heart is in Pakistan in spite of living in the United Kingdom. She hoped to come back to her hometown Swat soon. In an interview, Malala said that she did […]