Violence rages in Afghanistan|
* 31 killed in clashes, Taliban trap 50 Afghan troops
* US soldier, two French men killed
* ‘Dadullah’ says he has not been captured
KANDAHAR: Taliban militants ambushed two Afghan army convoys in the country’s south, sparking gunfights that killed 25 militants, five Afghan soldiers...
Not all Pakistan machinery ‘on board’ in fighting Taliban|
By Khalid Hasan
WASHINGTON: A new report released here quotes American officials as stating privately that “parts of the Pakistani state may not be fully on board” in the fight against the Taliban.
The report published by the Council on Foreign Relations and authored by Barnett...
UNSC may drop case if Iran cooperates |
* Tehran won’t end enrichment in any case
* NYT says EU, US differ over incentives offer
VIENNA: World powers are considering dropping UN Security Council involvement in Iran’s nuclear file if Tehran agrees to suspend uranium enrichment, but could push for selective sanctions backed...
Congo virus outbreak suspected in AJK|
MUZAFFARABAD: Health officials in Azad Kashmir said on Saturday authorities were testing for a suspected outbreak of the potentially deadly Congo virus among survivors of last October’s devastating earthquake.
The suspected cases were found in Nauseri village, 40 km northeast of Muzaffarabad....
Three killed in N Waziristan|
PESHAWAR: Two paramilitary soldiers and a militant were killed in a grenade attack at a security checkpost in North Waziristan’s Mirali town on Saturday, officials said.
Witnesses said that a man hurled a hand grenade at a paramilitary checkpost in the Hurmuz area, killing two jawans on the...
Abbas loyalist survives attack |
GAZA: A top Palestinian security chief and loyalist to President Mahmoud Abbas was wounded along with 10 others on Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt, officials said.
General Intelligence chief Tareq abu Rajab had been riding in an elevator at this Gaza Strip headquarters, surrounded...