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Uri attack could be ‘reaction’ to situation in Kashmir: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that the Uri terror attack could be the result of a “reaction” of the people to the situation in Kashmir as he criticized… Read more »

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India blaming us without concrete evidence: Pak on Uri attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan today accused India of blaming Pakistan for the Uri terror attack without having any concrete evidence and ruled out any immediate cooperation with… Read more »

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Pak calls off key trade exhibition in India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has cancelled a trade exhibition which was scheduled to be held next month in India, amidst heightened tension between the two neighbors after the terror attack in Uri…. Read more »

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Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for first-ever joint drills

ISLAMABAD: A Russian ground forces contingent today arrived in Pakistan to participate in the first-ever joint military exercises starting from tomorrow, reflecting growing military ties between the two former Cold… Read more »

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Afghanistan inks peace deal with warlord ‘Butcher of Kabul’

KABUL: Afghanistan today signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of war crimes and after… Read more »

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Mumbai attack case: Pak drops charges against ex-LeT militant

LAHORE: A former LeT militant, arrested last month for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, has been absolved by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency which says “no allegation has… Read more »

Kashmir solution not in 'raining bullets' Pak army chief

Kashmir solution not in ‘raining bullets’: Pak army chief

ISLAMABAD: In a fresh escalation in the continuing Indo-Pak war of words, army chief General Raheel Sharif has spoken about “raining” of bullets on people in the Kashmir Valley and… Read more »

Pak PM''s envoy briefs intl community in Geneva on Kashmir

Pak PM’s envoy briefs ICRC in Geneva on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: As part of Pakistan’s efforts to internationalize the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s special envoy has briefed the Human Rights Council President and the ICRC President in Geneva… Read more »

Sharif again writes to UN for intervention in Kashmir

Sharif again writes to UN for intervention in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: In yet another attempt to internationalize the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to the UN chief for the second time in a month to intervene… Read more »

Pak regulator to penalise illegal airing of Indian channels

Pak regulator to penalize illegal airing of Indian channels

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog today warned of a crackdown on local channels illegally airing contents from Indian channels and imposed a cap of less than 6 per cent of… Read more »

Ban expresses concern over Kashmir, calls for dialogue Pak

Ban expresses concern over Kashmir, says Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the loss of lives in the Kashmir unrest and offered his good offices to facilitate dialogue to resolve the… Read more »

Indian prisoner attacked thrice in Pak jail Report

Indian prisoner attacked thrice in Pak jail

PESHAWAR: A 31-year-old Indian prisoner, sentenced by a military court for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card, was attacked at least thrice by inmates in recent months in a Peshawar… Read more »

Bangladesh blocks over 30 news sites

Bangladesh blocks over 30 news sites

DHAKA: In a crackdown on media, Bangladesh government has blocked over 30 online portals and news websites, including some pro-opposition media. The head of the national telecoms regulator Bangladesh Telecommunications… Read more »

Pak committed to work with SAARC to combat terror Sharif

Pak committed to work with SAARC to combat terror: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan is committed to jointly working with SAARC member countries for fighting terrorism, corruption and organized crime. Addressing the inaugural session of the… Read more »

Rajnath along with SAARC Home ministers calls on Sharif

Rajnath along with SAARC Home ministers calls on Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is here to participate in the SAARC ministerial conference, today along with his counterparts from the member countries called on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz… Read more »

Terrorists are 'enemies of Islam and humanity' Hasina

Terrorists are ‘enemies of Islam and humanity’: Hasina

DHAKA: Those who carry out assaults even in Eid congregations are “enemies of Islam and humanity”, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today after the Muslim-majority country witnessed a second… Read more »

Bangladesh hostage crisis ends, militants killed

Bangladesh hostage crisis ends, militants killed

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s worst hostage crisis ended today when heavily-armed commandos stormed a popular eatery here in the diplomatic enclave and killed ISIS militants who had been holding many people, including… Read more »

Hindu priest stabbed in Bangladesh

Hindu priest stabbed in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A 48-year-old Hindu priest in Bangladesh was today stabbed and critically injured by unidentified assailants, a day after another priest from the minority community and a Buddhist leader were… Read more »

Bangladesh's Hindu population grew by 1 pc in a year report

Bangladesh’s Hindu population grew by 1 pc in a year: report

DHAKA: The number of Hindus in Muslim- majority Bangladesh has grown by one per cent to 1.70 crore in one year constituting 10.7 per cent of the population by the… Read more »

Nawaz Sharif to undergo open-heart surgery in UK

Nawaz Sharif to undergo open-heart surgery in UK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London for medical check-up, will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday, according to his daughter. Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted that… Read more »