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St Petersburg metro bombing suspect ‘from Kyrgyzstan’

St Petersburg metro bombing suspect ‘from Kyrgyzstan’

The man suspected of killing 11 people by bombing a St Petersburg train is a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country’s security service says. Forty-nine people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon. The Kyrgyz security service named the bomber as Akbarzhon Jalilov, who it […]

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

AFP Afghan security personnel gather near the site of the explosion.—AFP/File Afghanistan on Tuesday sacked 12 army officers including two generals for negligence over an insurgent attack on the country’s largest military hospital, which pointed to a spectacular intelligence failure. Gunmen disguised as doctors stormed Sardar Daud Khan hospital in Kabul last month, with multiple […]

Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’ at UN

Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’ at UN

By: Web Desk UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi told the UN that some nuclear weapons states are intent upon upgrading and modernising their inventories while preaching non-proliferation to others. Speaking at the annual session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission, Ambassador Lodhi pointed to this “nuclear doublespeak” and said that peace […]

Naeemul Haque says views about Gen Kayani personal, do not reflect party’s stance

Naeemul Haque says views about Gen Kayani personal, do not reflect party’s stance

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokespersons Naeemul Haque on Tuesday said his comments regarding former chief of army staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and the 2013 general elections were made in a personal capacity. Appearing on Geo TV’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ on Monday night, the spokesperson had alleged that Gen Kayani had rigged the last general elections, causing […]

UAE arranged secret meeting to establish Trump-Putin back-channel: report

UAE arranged secret meeting to establish Trump-Putin back-channel: report

AP The United Arab Emirates (UAE) allegedly arranged a secret meeting in January between an American businessman supporting Trump and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and the incoming president, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Citing United States […]

Pregnant woman attempts suicide after alleged rape by ‘influential’ tribesman

Pregnant woman attempts suicide after alleged rape by ‘influential’ tribesman

Police officials in Jhelum Valley district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday, while recording the statement of an under-treatment woman who had attempted to commit suicide, found out that she had been raped last week. The incident happened in the constituency of AJK’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider. S*, the 25-year-old pregnant mother […]

Maya Ali pens heartfelt note for co-star Ali Zafar

Maya Ali pens heartfelt note for co-star Ali Zafar

By Entertainment Desk Pakistani drama actor, Maya Ali is all set to make her local film debut in Teefa In Trouble. The Ahsan Rahim directorial stars none other than Pakistani heartthrob Ali Zafar. Maya took to Instagram earlier to express her excitement about her debut as she put all speculations to rest. Working with Maya […]

‘Love’ causes more fatalities in India than terror attacks

‘Love’ causes more fatalities in India than terror attacks

PHOTO: AFP News Desk A fairy-tale love story may be every other Indian’s fantasy but in reality, ‘love’ has led to many untimely deaths – even more than terror attacks. In the last 15 years, ‘love’ has been officially cited as the reason behind 38, 585 homicides, 79, 189 suicides, while in 206, 000 cases […]

JKLF leader Yasin Malik slams Indian PM Modi’s ‘terrorism or tourism’ statement

JKLF leader Yasin Malik slams Indian PM Modi’s ‘terrorism or tourism’ statement

AFP | APP Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in India-held Kashmir (IHK) a day ago, in which the premier asked Kashmiri youth to choose “tourism over terrorism”. “The statement of the Indian prime minister, that Kashmiris should choose between terrorism and tourism, […]

Legendary Pashto poet Rahman Baba’s tombstone stolen from Peshawar

Legendary Pashto poet Rahman Baba’s tombstone stolen from Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Unidentified men vandalised the tomb of renowned Pashto Sufi poet Abdur Rahman Mohmand, more commonly known as Rahman Baba, and stole his tombstone from the mausoleum. The tombstone was gifted to the cemetery by King of Afghanistan Zahir Shah in 1950. Peshawar Deputy Commissioner Sardar Saqib Raza told The Express Tribune on Monday that it […]

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Cyril Almeida. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB ISLAMABAD: The Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court has also overshadowed the Dawn leaks’ issue despite the fact that the commission constituted to probe the news leak has completed its findings and submitted its report to the relevant quarters, sources said. Defence analysts believe like the fate of reports of the […]

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

The process for voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resumed on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported. The process had been temporarily suspended in November last year due to the onset of the winter season. A repatriation centre had been established in Chamkani near Peshawar to register and facilitate refugees who desire to return to […]