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Cross border attack kills FC soldier in Bajaur

PESHAWAR: One Frontier Corps (FC) soldier has been killed in a cross border attack at Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Mamond Tehsil of Bajaur Agency, military officials said on Friday. The Inter-Services Public Relations…

PML-N, PTI leaders in contact over long march

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has established contact with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in order to convince the party’s leadership to call off its million march on Islamabad…

Baghdad blasts kill 10: police

BAGHDAD: At least 10 people were killed and 29 wounded Friday in bomb blasts that struck two districts of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said. The deadliest was a car bomb in…

Gaza truce unravels within hours

GAZA CITY: A three-day Gaza ceasefire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of…

Israel, Gaza militants start 72-hour ceasefire

GAZA CITY: A 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants went into effect Friday, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to almost four weeks of bloodshed gained pace. As…

US, India vow to disrupt Lashkar-i-Taiba, Al Qaeda

WASHINGTON: In a major display of solidarity with India, the United States has equated Lashkar-i-Taiba with Al Qaeda, pledging to work with India to disrupt both. In a joint statement issued simultaneously…

Army deployed in capital from today

ISLAMABAD: The federal government’s decision to deploy the army in Islamabad under Article 245 of the Constitution is in effect from today, with the military mandated to aid civilian law-enforcement agencies in…

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG: A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said…

Young pilot Haris Suleman laid to rest in US

KARACHI: Young pilot Haris Suleman, who died in a plane crash during an attempt to travel around the world to raise money for education in Pakistan, was laid to rest on Friday…

PPP not to support undemocratic moves, says Khuhro

LARKANA: Sindh’s Senior Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said the Pakistan Peoples Party will not support the sit-ins to undemocratically dislodge the government. Speaking at a press conference at the press…

Jica mission reluctant to visit over security concerns

KARACHI: A fact-finding mission of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) seemed reluctant to visit Karachi to expedite the revival of much-needed Karachi Circular Railway on account of perceived security concerns, it…