7 Palestinian children amid 9 killed in Monday Israeli attack medics

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: A family of nine Palestinians, including seven children, were killed Monday by an Israeli airstrike on their home in Gaza, said emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra. The deaths bring to 485 the number of Palestinians killed since Israel launched an assault on the Gaza Strip two weeks ago. View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →

YoumeAli RA processions amid tight security across country

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: The country is observing Youm-e-Ali (RA), the martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (RA), as law enforcement agencies have made strict security arrangements to avert any untoward situation in any part of the country, Geo News reported. The mourning processions following the planned routes and finally gather at the pre-decided venues. Strict security is being observed throughout the processions routes while the district... 

John Kerry arrives in Kabul amid election turmoil

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KABUL: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan Friday on a key mission to try to quell tensions over disputed presidential polls which have triggered fears of violence and ethnic unrest. Landing on a pre-dawn, unannounced visit, Kerry had earlier said that Afghanistan faces a “critical moment” in its transition as Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani tussle over who will lead the country while... 

Altaf Hussain criticizes politicking amid army operation

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday lamented that the army was rendering sacrifices in operation against the Taliban while instead of supporting the military the focus is on gaining political mileage. He criticized the government’s handling of Tahirul Qadri’s arrival. He asked the people to deposit their one day salary for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North... 

Oil mixed in Asia amid Iraq supply fears

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Friday but retained support near a nine-month peak as dealers track the unfolding sectarian conflict in Iraq fearing it could cause a major supply disruption. Brent crude for August eased 15 cents to $114.91 in mid-morning trade, after rallying to $115.06 in London, its highest since early September. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for July delivery rose 26 cents to $106.69. ... 

COAS puts off Sri Lanka visit amid NWA operation

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif has postponed his scheduled visit to Sri Lanka against the backdrop of the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan Agency along the Afghan border. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif was to leave for a four-day visit to Sri Lanka today. View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →

Oil industry descends on Moscow amid high tensions

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MOSCOW: Energy chiefs and political titans gather in Moscow this week for a major conference that will highlight the West´s desire to pursue oil investments in Russia despite the Ukraine crisis. With oil prices hitting nine-month peaks on Friday owing to violence in Iraq, the 21st World Petroleum Congress, which occurs every three years, takes on even greater prominence. Moscow, which is locked in its worst standoff... 

Ukraine readies for new president amid glimmers of hope

Posted by on Jun 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KIEV: Ukraine will swear in its new president Saturday, amid glimmers of hope for a solution to a crisis that has pitted it against its giant Russian neighbour. Ukraine´s new leader, Petro Poroshenko, will take the oath in Kiev´s parliament the day after he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, widely seen in Ukraine as the country´s nemesis, during World War II commemorations in northern France. “The... 

Taliban master bomber gunned down amid deadly infighting

Posted by on Jun 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: A suicide bombing “mastermind” in the Pakistan Taliban has been gunned down and killed in the country’s northeastern tribal region, just days after a major faction in the militant group announced it was breaking away over ideological differences, says a US TV report. Gunmen riding in a car attacked Ashiqullah Mehsud, a senior commander in the leadership of the group known formally as the Tehreek-i-Taliban... 

2 Pakistanis amid over 100 peacekeepers to be honoured by UN

Posted by on May 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations is set to honour at a solemn ceremony on Thursday the sacrifices of more than one hundred peacekeepers including 2 Pakistanis who paid the ultimate price in serving the cause of peace in hot spots around the world last year. The ceremony is being held to mark the annual International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Commemorative activities will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York...