Five killed in Pakistan suicide blast (Lead)

November 17th, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) At least three suicide bombers and two police officials were killed in a blast in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday night, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Karachi police arrest four suspected target killers

October 13th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Karachi police Wednesday claimed to have arrested four suspected target killers allegedly involved in the killing of 73 people.Clifton police have taken into custody two suspects ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ties: More than good looks needed (Comment)

July 30th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Every new initiative to improve India-Pakistan relations generates a faint stirring of hope. If anything, it underlines the deep desire for peace between the people of the two countries. If the ... Read more...

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Osama had just moved to bedroom when raid took place: Wife

May 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Osama bin Laden had just moved to his bedroom when US commandos stormed his hideout in Abbottabad, the Al Qaeda leader's wife has told investigators.Amal al-Sadah ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz deputies sacrifice sheep to drive evil spirits away

April 21st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) After witnessing two popular revolts, a bloody fistfight and a police raid that turned up a Kalashnikov in the parliament chamber, the Kyrgyz legislature Thursday saw ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘killing their own’ to wrest back control in Afghan district

January 31st, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): Taliban gunmen have begun assassinating their own rank and file in a desperate bid to stop a remote mountain valley sliding from their grasp, as well as bringing ... Read more...

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Indian Navy commandos to be armed with Israeli rifles

January 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By N.C. Bipindra New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Indian Navy's elite marine commandos will this month be armed with Israeli assault and rifles that will enhance their operational capability as a force ... Read more...

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Two TTP terrorists, would-be teen suicide bomber, arrested in Karachi

October 26th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 26 (ANI): Police have arrested two Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, and also recovered a teenage boy, who was being trained to be a suicide bomber during a raid in ... Read more...

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Pakistan Taliban release video of kidnapped professor

October 15th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Thursday released a video of a university professor it kidnapped in the country's restive northwest, Xinhua reported.Ajmal Khan, vice chancellor of Peshawar's ... Read more...

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Pak police claim senior Balochistan National Party leader’s killers’ arrest

August 14th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Aug 14 (ANI): The Pakistan police have arrested two men alleged to have been involved in the July 14 assassination of Balochistan Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Habib Jalib Baloch.The ... Read more...

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Brit travel agents offer Auschwitz tour with booze and strippers

March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): Travel agents in Britain are enticing customers by offering them stag parties, a pub-crawl, a visit to a strip club, followed by a tour of the Auschwitz concentration ... Read more...

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Pak security forces kill two militants involved in GHQ attack

February 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Faislabad, Feb.20 (ANI): Pakistani security officials have reportedly killed two suspected terrorists, who were involved in the General Headquarters (GHQ) attack in Rawalpindi last year, in an encounter here.According to sources, the ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister injured, driver killed in attack

September 2nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (DPA) Unknown gunmen opened fire on a government minister's vehicle in the Pakistani capital Islamabad Wednesday, injuring the official and killing his driver, witnesses said. Hamid Saeed Kazmi, the ... Read more...

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Kasab retracts confession, says it was made under duress

April 17th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 17 (ANI): Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone survivour of Mumbai terror attacks, has retracted his confession, saying he was forced to confess under duress.SG Abbas Kazmi, who was appointed Kasab's ... Read more...

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Released Taleban commander targetting UK troops

March 12th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Mar.12 (ANI): A Taleban commander and a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, who was released from prison in Kabul last year, has warned that he will target ... Read more...

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Middle class Pak citizens forced to carry AK-47s to work over kidnapping fears

January 13th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): The constantly worsening law and order situation and weakening control of government in Pakistan has forced middle class citizens to carry loaded AK-47s with them in order ... Read more...

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Spying in Afghanistan is world’s riskiest job

December 24th, 2008 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (DPA) Anwar Saeed's life was at risk either way, whether fighting with the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan's restive tribal region or spying on them for US forces ... Read more...

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Algerian forces kill 10 suspected terrorists

August 25th, 2008 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Aug 24 (DPA) Algerian soldiers Sunday killed 10 suspected terrorists in a security swoop on an area 250 km southwest of the capital here, officials and witnesses said.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Talibanisation threat on rise in Karachi, says Altaf

August 4th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 4 (ANI): The Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said that MQM activists must remain mentally and physically vigilant to face the Taliban threat.While addressing a party ... Read more...

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Terror camps in Pakistan undermine war in Aghanistan: WSJ

July 28th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 28 (IANS) The existence of dozens of terror camps Pakistan mountains neighbouring Afghanistan is a major reason why the US-led war just across the border is foundering, the Wall ... Read more...

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