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Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: In a paradigm shift in its policy against terrorism, Pakistan has included Jamaat-ud-Dawa led by the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the dreaded Haqqani network in the… Read more »

Nepal names India envoy after 3 years

Nepal names India envoy after 3 years

KATHMANDU: Nepal today named a veteran Nepali Congress leader and former minister Deep Kumar Upadhyay as its new ambassador to India, a critically important post that has been lying vacant… Read more »

Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

COLOMBO: Days after his shocking electoral defeat, embattled former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s reins to the country’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena, saying he does… Read more »

Pak to ban JuD and Haqqani network

Pak to ban JuD and Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to ban 10 terror outfits, including 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat- ud-Dawa (JuD) and the dreaded Afghan-based Haqqani Network, a move seen by experts as a “paradigm… Read more »

Pope canonises Indian-origin missionary as Lanka's first saint

Pope canonises Indian-origin missionary as Lanka’s first saint

COLOMBO: Pope Francis today canonised Indian-origin Catholic missionary Joseph Vaz as Sri Lanka’s first saint at a public mass on Colombo seafront attended by thousands as he described the 17th… Read more »

Anti-terrorism court indicts Musharraf in Bugti murder case

Anti-terrorism court indicts Musharraf in Bugti murder case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was today indicted by an anti-terrorism court in the murder case of Baloch nationalist leader Nawaz Akbar Khan Bugti, who was killed in… Read more »

Taliban chief orders militants to target Sharif''s party

Taliban chief orders militants to target Sharif”s party

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban chief has ordered militants to hit the leaders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ruling party after the government lifted a moratorium on death penalty and set up… Read more »

Sirisena - A low-profile leader turned giant killer

Sirisena – A low-profile leader turned giant killer

COLOMBO: Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s President-elect, was a low-profile cabinet colleague of longtime president Mahinda Rajapaksa until he switched sides to become joint opposition candidate and emerge as the proverbial… Read more »

Rajapaksa - Hero of LTTE war retires hurt after two innings

Rajapaksa – Hero of LTTE war retires hurt after two innings

COLOMBO: Mahinda Rajapaksa etched his name in Sri Lankan history by the military victory over the LTTE and went on to become the first executive President to secure a landslide… Read more »

Pak court grants bail to Lakhvi in Afghan man's abduction case

Pak court grants bail to Lakhvi in abduction case

ISLAMABAD: LeT operations commander Zaki-ur- Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, has been granted bail by a Pakistani court in the abduction case of an Afghan national. But… Read more »

Pak-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border

Pak-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border

LAHORE: the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib City, citing increased “terror… Read more »

Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi to remain in jail

Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi to remain in jail

ISLAMABAD: Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, would remain in jail after Pakistan’s Supreme Court today overturned the High Court order suspending his detention under a public security… Read more »

Pak govt challenges HC's suspension of Lakhvi's detention

Pak govt challenges HC’s suspension of Lakhvi’s detention

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government today challenged Islamabad High Court’s order suspending Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s detention under a public security order in the Supreme Court. “The interior ministry today… Read more »

Lakhvi challenges detention under abduction in Pak

Lakhvi challenges detention under abduction in Pak

ISLAMABAD: Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who has been remanded to police custody in an abduction case, today challenged his detention on charges of kidnapping in a Pakistani court…. Read more »

Pak hangs man convicted in Musharraf assassination

Pak hangs man convicted in Musharraf assassination

PESHAWAR: Pakistan today hanged a man convicted for attempting to assassinate former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, the seventh execution in the country after a moratorium on death penalty was lifted… Read more »

Lakhvi's detention order suspended by Pak High Court

Lakhvi’s detention order suspended by Pak High Court

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: A Pakistani court today suspended the government order to detain Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, under a public security order three days after… Read more »

Pak govt to arrest nearly 7,000 terror suspects

Pak govt to arrest nearly 7,000 terror suspects

PESHAWARL: The Pakistan government will take nearly 7,000 suspects into custody for having links with banned militant outfits across the country, a media report said today. The interior ministry has… Read more »

Pak security agencies foil terrorists' plan to attack jail

Pak security agencies foil terrorists’ plan to attack jail

LAHORE: Pakistan’s security agencies have foiled a plan of militants to attack Kot Lakhpat Jail where at least 50 death row terrorists including five dreaded ones are lodged and arrested… Read more »

Pakistan

Pak forces kill key planner of Peshawar school massacre

PESHAWAR: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan’s troubled Khyber Agency. “Saddam had… Read more »

Oil

Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged lower in thin pre-holiday trade today, but analysts said losses were curbed by upbeat sentiment over a strong US economic growth report. US benchmark West Texas… Read more »