No evidence California attackers were part of terrorist cell: FBI head

NEW YORK: There is no evidence the married couple who killed 14 people in California this month were part of a terrorist cell, the head of the FBI said on Wednesday, echoing investigators  views that the pair were inspired by, rather than organised by...

Zardari performs Umra, dedicates it to APS martyrs

MAKKAH: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday performed Umra in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Makkah and dedicated it to Army Public School (APS) martyrs. According to details, Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) co-chairman and former president has performed the Umra...

Gunmen kidnap 26 Qatari hunters in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 26 members of a Qatari hunting party in southern Iraq, officials said on Wednesday, the second high-profile seizure of foreign nationals in the country in three months. “Twenty-six Qatari hunters were kidnapped at about 3:00 am (local time) by unknown...

Malala Yousafazi calls for operation Zarb-e-Qalam

BIRMINGHAM: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai has said that there is need to launch Zarb-e-Qalam after operation Zarb-e-Azb to educate the children. “After operation Zarb-e-Azb, ‘Zarb-e-Qalam’ should also be started if we want to eliminate extremism,” said Malala Yousafzai while addressing a ceremony...

Turkey kills 8 Kurdish rebels in new curfew operations: army

DIYARBAKIR: Turkish security forces killed eight Kurdistan Workers´ Party (PKK) militants as the army launched major operations backed by curfews against the rebels in the troubled southeast, the military said Wednesday.  In the latest escalation of a five-month campaign against the outlawed PKK, the...

APS anniversary: No cause justifies brutality against children, says UN chief

BIRMINGHAM: United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that he was deeply moved by the resolve and resilience showed by the students of Army Public School Peshawar after the incident. In a message to an event in Birmingham on first anniversary of the...

President meets Chinese counterpart, discuss bilateral issues

WUZHEN, CHINA: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday held talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Wuzhen. Both the leaders discussed matters of mutual interest. The delegation level talks were also held between the two countries. The President is in China to attend the...

Iran says hurrying to implement its side of nuclear deal

VIENNA: Iran is hurrying to implement its side of a deal with world powers so as to bring about the lifting of international sanctions as quickly as possible, Tehran’s envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday. The envoy, Reza Najafi, was speaking...

Pakistan pursuing vision of accelerated digitization: President

WUZHEN, CHINA: President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan is pursuing the vision of accelerated digitisation to transform Pakistan into a knowledge-based economy. He was addressing the 2nd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. The President said our focus remains on development of Information and Communications...

We salute brave martyrs of APS: Malala Yousafzai

BIRMINGHAM: The youthful souls, the brave soldiers and teachers of APS may have been martyred, but they shall never be forgotten. Their sacrifice has seemingly united the world against terrorism. In Birmingham, England, a ceremony was held to honour these courageous individuals. The event...

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