Pak Army to play mediator amid political deadlock

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Allama Tahirul Qadri Thursday said they have accepted the role of Chief of Army Staff as a mediator and guarantor in the current political impasse. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri told the participants of their separate sit-ins here outside the Parliament House that in the next 24 hours fresh negotiations will begin with the government... 

Three cops amid five killed in Karachi firing violence

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Five persons including three policemen have thus far been killed in different firing and violent incidents on Tuesday morning here, Geo News reported. Malir SP, Rao Anwar said that two policemen were killed in firing by some unknown persons near Dawood Chowrangi, Quaidabad here. The deceased head constable Azhar and constable Mohammad Azam posted in Quaidabad police station were targeted, when they were on way... 

Dollar firms in Asia amid thin trade

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: The dollar firmed against major currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, with its movements limited as many traders were off for the summer holiday season. The dollar fetched 102.29 yen in midday Tokyo trade, compared with 102.24 yen in New York. The euro bought $1.3365 and 136.72 yen against $1.3368 and 136.67 yen.Investors were primarily focused on Japan´s GDP data with many traders away. Minutes before the... 

Oil prices higher amid Iraq focus

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Monday as dealers monitor sustained US air strikes on extremist militants in Iraq who are threatening the crude-rich Kurdish region, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for September deliver rose 32 cents to $97.97 while Brent crude for September gained 23 cents to $105.25 in mid-morning trade. United States president Barack Obama on Thursday ordered his country´s... 

Haq meets PM amid charged political climate

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Monday against the backdrop of frenzied political activity in the country in the wake of the upcoming marches and sit-ins. The two leaders traded views on the prevailing political situation of the country. On the occasion Sirajul Haq apprised the Prime Minister on his meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran... 

Hours leading to 12hour truce Israel air strikes kill 4 children amid 23

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict that has killed hundreds. Israel and the Islamist movement said they would observe the temporary ceasefire, after US Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to reach a lasting truce during talks Friday in Cairo. In the hours leading up to the pause, however, the violence continued,... 

Traffic wardens amid 4 injured in Multan firing

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MULTAN: Four persons including two traffic wardens were injured in firing by some unknown persons on Saturday morning here, Geo News reported. Police said that the traffic wardens in front of Chehleek police station near Kachehri Road had stopped two motorbike riders Nasir and Shakil on violation of traffic rules, when during the issuance of challan some unknown persons coming from behind opened fire injuring Nasir and... 

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  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... 


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