• Pakistan: 11 terrorists, 3 FC soldiers killed as cross border attack thwarted in NWA

    Pakistan: 11 terrorists, 3 FC soldiers killed as cross border attack thwarted in NWA

    PESHAWAR: At least 11 terrorists and three Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were killed as a militant attack from across the border was thwarted by Pakistani security forces in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the wee hours of Tuesday. The Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that a group of terrorists from the Afghan side of […]

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  • Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed

    Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed

    VIENNA: Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed. Last week it was revealed that the girls’ flight from their families in the Austrian capital Vienna to Syria had made them […]

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  • Salmond: Scottish leader who will win either way

    Salmond: Scottish leader who will win either way

    Scottish leader Alex Salmond has good reason to look forward to next week’s independence referendum – he’ll win either way. A chubby-faced former economist with Royal Bank of Scotland with a debonaire manner, the 59-year-old first minister and pro-independence leader is hoping to realise a lifetime’s dream. “Scotland is on the cusp of making history,” […]

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy in Kabul

Posted by: Khan on September 16th, 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy in Kabul

KABUL: A police official in Kabul said that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the US embassy. According to reports, at least one person has died in the blast. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul’s police, said on Tuesday that the bomber […]

Communalism in Kashmir

Posted by: Khan on September 16th, 2014

Communalism in Kashmir

Kuldip Nayar Kashmiri Pundits, like Punjabi Hindus, have no homeland to return to. Both want to go back. But the militancy that ousted them is still strong. On the top it is the local population which has been contaminated by the fundamentalists. Some Pundits who have returned are unhappy. They find that the atmosphere of […]

Pakistan: Court orders FIR against PM, CM, ministers and top cops

ISLAMABAD- A local court Monday ordered the federal capital police to register first information report (FIR) against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and 11 others including federal ministers and top cops for the alleged killings of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers on August 31, the day clashes had broken out between protesters and police in Islamabad’s […]

18 more bodies recovered from flood-ravaged Kashmir

Posted by: Latief on September 16th, 2014

18 more bodies recovered from flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 15: At least 18 bodies were recovered from the flood-ravaged Kashmir valley on Monday, witnesses told Rising Kashmir. Two bodies were recovered from the badly hit Jawahar Nagar area of the Srinagar uptown while as 13 more people are feared dead under the debris. While government officials weren’t available for the official confirmation, […]

Pakistan: Journalists make human-chain to mourn killings of colleagues

QUETTA: Journalists made a human-chain outside Balochistan High Court and Balochistan Assembly to mourn the killing of their colleagues on Monday evening. The media representatives were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of perpetrators of journalists’ killings in Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province. Last month, armed men had barged into the Online […]

France, Iraq urge quick action against ISIS

Posted by: Khan on September 16th, 2014

France, Iraq urge quick action against ISIS

PARIS: The leaders of France and Iraq on Monday urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with French President Francois Hollande warning there was “no time to lose” as he opened an international conference to shore up an anti-jihadist coalition. “The fight of the Iraqis against terrorism is our fight as well,” Hollande told representatives […]

Half of wealthy Chinese plan to leave the country: Survey

Posted by: Khan on September 16th, 2014

Half of wealthy Chinese plan to leave the country: Survey

BEIJING: Nearly half of China’s super-wealthy individuals are considering leaving the country, a survey said on Monday, with most citing better overseas educational and employment opportunities for their children. The global survey of 2,000 high net worth individuals by Barclays Wealth found that 47 percent of the wealthy Chinese who were questioned plan to move […]

Ahead of Chinese President’s Visit, A Fresh Transgression by China in Ladakh

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit on September 17, a fresh transgression by the Chinese army has been reported in Ladakh. Local officials say China is objecting to the construction of an irrigation canal in the disputed area of Demchok, which lies 600 metres from the Line of Actual Control – the de facto […]

Iraqi president urges rapid air strikes against IS

Posted by: Khan on September 15th, 2014

Iraqi president urges rapid air strikes against IS

PARIS / AL DHAFRA: Iraqi President Fuad Masum Monday urged rapid air strikes against militants ahead of an international conference in Paris on fighting the Islamic State group. “They need to act quickly because if there is a delay, if this campaign and this support for Iraq is delayed, maybe Daesh will occupy other territories […]

Kashmir: Locals fear more bloodshed over G-B, Kohistan border dispute

KOHISTAN: Rival tribes from Kohistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) continue to hold fast to their respective claims of compensation over an eight-kilometre-strip of land which both groups say they own. Efforts made by a jirga seemed to have gone down the drain as representatives of the two tribes are not willing to step back from the […]