Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

 Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the brownish-grey shanty homes of his neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble.

Chief of Haqqani network Jalaluddin Haqqani dead: Sources
Chief of Haqqani network Jalaluddin Haqqani dead: Sources

Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the dreaded Haqqani network behind some of the deadliest attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan, has been dead for over a year, militant sources said on Friday, two days after news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar's death in Pakistan surfaced.

Pak will raise in RAW 'involvement' in its territory: Aziz

Pakistan Prime Minister will raise Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing's (RAW) "involvement" in its territory in the UN, National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz said on Friday.

Five 'facilitators' of Pakistan church attack held

Authorities have arrested five "facilitators" of the Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers, who attacked two packed churches here during a Sunday mass in March, in one of the worst terrorist attacks on the minority community that claimed 17 lives.

Congress asks PM Modi to clarify on Ufa talks, blames govt for Parliament logjam

The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must clarify as to what transpired between him and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa.

ISIS, Pakistan, LeT flags waved near Jama Masjid in Srinagar

Flags of ISIS, Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Toiba ( LeT) were waved near the Jama Masjid in Srinagar after Friday prayers.

Moderate earthquake rocks Pakistan

An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of Pakistan`s southern Sindh province on Friday afternoon, the Met office said.

China to work with Pakistan, others for Afghan peace process

China has expressed its backing for Pakistan and other parties to "push for peace and reconciliation" in the war-torn Afghanistan, days after the second round of peace talks were put off following news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar's death.

Mullah Mansour, pragmatic heir to Taliban leadership

The new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a reputation as a relative moderate who favours peace talks with the government -- but his leadership already faces challenges to its legitimacy.

Yakub Memon hanging: J&K MLA reveals he met Tiger Memon in PoK
Yakub Memon hanging: J&K MLA reveals he met Tiger Memon in PoK

On the day Yakub Memon was hanged in a Nagpur jail, a Congress MLA in Kashmir on Thursday created a stir when he claimed meeting the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Tiger Memon.

Mullah Omar's death mysterious: Pakistani daily

Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived in secrecy and his death appears to have been just as mysterious, a Pakistani daily said on Friday.

Gurdaspur attack: ISI trained terrorists at Thailand-Myanmar border for 10 days
Gurdaspur attack: ISI trained terrorists at Thailand-Myanmar border for 10 days

Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, trained the terrorists who attacked Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab on Monday.

Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader after Mullah Omar dies
Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader after Mullah Omar dies

 The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new leader of the militant movement, a statement said on Friday, a day after the insurgents confirmed the death of Mullah Omar.

Pak, China agree on giving top priority to economic corridor

 Notwithstanding India's objections, Pakistan and China on Thursday agreed that the early completion of the USD 46 billion economic corridor passing through PoK was a key priority for them.

Pakistan buries Islamist militant leader killed in attack

Hundreds of followers and relatives of Pakistan's most feared Islamist militant leader attended his burial today, a day after he was gunned down in an assault on a police convoy.

199 ceasefire violations by Pakistan till June: Parrikar

There have been 199 violations by Pakistan of the bilateral ceasefire with India till June, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

Pakistan fires again at Indian posts along LoC

 The Pakistan Army on Thursday fired again at Indian position on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district, following which India retaliated, an official said.

Pakistan dismisses India's assertion on Gurdaspur terrorists

 

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday dismissed India's assertion that the terrorists who had carried out attacks in Gurdaspur had infiltrated from there, saying pointing fingers without investigation is "not a healthy trend".

Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of Islamic State group

An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.

Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar, appoint his successor
Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar, appoint his successor

A day after Afghan government sources claimed that Mullah Omar died two years ago, Taliban broke their silence on Thursday and officially confirmed the death of their one-eyed leader.