Militants

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, military meet to respond to Donald Trump's criticism

President Donald Trump has chastised Pakistan for harbouring "agents of chaos" and providing safe havens to militant groups waging an insurgency against a US-backed government in Kabul, saying Islamabad must promptly change tack.

Aug 24, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan: Defense Secretary James Mattis

The Afghan government welcomed Trump`s speech but the Taliban said it would make the country a "graveyard for the American empire." 

Aug 22, 2017, 20:43 PM IST

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

The 76 kg explosive was detected and defused, sparking a manhunt for those responsible for the assassination attempt on Hasina, who is in her third term as leader of Bangladesh`s secular government.

Aug 20, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

Pakistan slams US blacklisting of Kashmir 'terror' group

Pakistan on Thursday criticised the United States for blacklisting the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation, calling the move "unjustified".

Aug 17, 2017, 18:56 PM IST

Encounter in north Kashmir

Security forces noticed some suspicious movement near Bhim Nallah in Gurez area of Bandipora district this morning, the officials said.

Aug 17, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

25 militants killed in Afghanistan

Both the Taliban and the Islamic State in a coordinated operation last week overran Mirza Olang district, killing over 50 civilians and forcing hundreds to flee their houses for safer places.

 

Aug 14, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Two Hizbul militants arrested

Police on Monday arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district.

Aug 14, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

Bomb kills at least 15 in Pakistani city of Quetta

The powerful blast hit as a paramilitary patrol passed by on the road, Baluchistan provincial home minister Sarfraz Bugti said, adding the patrol may have been the target.

 

Aug 13, 2017, 10:12 AM IST

US denies air strike killed civilians in Afghanistan

Civilian casualties caused by NATO forces have been one of the most contentious issues in the close to 16-year campaign against insurgents, prompting strong public and government criticism.

Aug 12, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Myanmar sends hundreds of troops to Rakhine as tension rises: Sources

Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fuelling fears of yet more violence and instability in the troubled region.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

43 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria's Raqqa

Over 65 governmental institutions and buildings have been completely obliterated, he said, adding that the sugar factory is the most important of those destroyed establishments.

Aug 06, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

Turkey and China pledge close security cooperation

Hundreds if not thousands of Uighurs who have fled China in recent years have traveled to Syria to join Islamic militant groups or simply escape persecution and find a new home.

 

Aug 03, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Afghanistan for action against those using non-state actors for foreign policy

In the recent weeks, Afghanistan has witnessed some of the worst terrorist attacks killing scores of people.

 

Aug 03, 2017, 12:44 PM IST

UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists' access to weapons

The resolution also encouraged the implementation of marking and tracing procedures of small arms and light weapons to improve traceability of such weapons which could be provided to terrorists through illicit trafficking.

Aug 03, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 Armymen, including Major, martyred in Shopian encounter

The encounter comes two days after the death of LeT chief commander Abu Dujana

Aug 03, 2017, 06:41 AM IST

Civilian injured in security forces action dies

Akeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gabarpora area of the district, was injured in the abdomen during security forces action on protesters at Hakripora.

Aug 02, 2017, 12:22 PM IST

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar after Pulwama encounter

Authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar in view of a separatist strike against the killing of a civilian, caught in the crossfire between security forces and militants in Pulwama, police said.

Aug 02, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

Caught on camera: Terrorists loot J&K's bank in Anantnag district

In yet another horrific incident, terrorists barged into a bank in Jammu and Kashmir and looted it on Monday. The incident took place in J&K's Anantnag district.

Jul 31, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Terror supporting Pakistan responsible for its negative global image: Ex-envoy Haqqani

Hussain Haqqani opined that for Islamabad, the alliance with the United States has been more about securing weapons, economic aid and diplomatic support in its confrontation with India.

 

Jul 28, 2017, 10:30 AM IST

Ceasefire agreed at Lebanese-Syrian border: Reports

The ceasefire in the Juroud Arsal area took effect at 6 am and halted fighting on all fronts.

Jul 27, 2017, 12:10 PM IST