Author Archives: Sonia Qadir

4 killed as vehicle plunges into ravine in Swat

At least four people were killed and several others injured when a vehicle plunged into a ravine, police said Thursday. According to preliminary reports, the incident took place in Bashigram area of

25 poisoned to death; cook arrested

A cook has been arrested for his alleged involvement in poisoning 25 people, including children and women, to death in the outhouse of an MPA. The DSP of Mailsi, a town in

Taliban still focussed on Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban commanders on Tuesday rejected suggestions they were sending fighters to Syria, saying some have gone there independently but the movement’s focus remained on Pakistan. They said some militants, mainly Arabs

Obama to miss deadline on migrant amnesty

President Barack Obama has conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline, and he insisted that any legislation must include a pathway to citizenship for the 11m people in the

Syria crisis worst since Rwanda, UN says

Six thousand people are fleeing Syria every day as the conflict intensifies and merges with violence in neighbouring Iraq, United Nations officials have said. The warnings were given on Tuesday at a

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death

A Bangladesh court has sentenced a senior leader of the country’s largest Islamic party to death for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, 65,

Criminal probe into Canada train disaster

Canadian police have opened a criminal probe into a fatal oil train blast in the town of Lac-Megantic, following claims and counter claims by operators and firefighters over the causes. Police also

Egypt interim leader offers Brotherhood roles

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamist Nour Party will be offered ministerial positions in the transitional government, officials have said, hours after the appointment of a new prime minister. Hazem el-Beblawi, a

Boston bombing suspect to appear in court

The shaggy-haired US university student charged with detonating bombs that killed three people at the Boston Marathon makes his first court appearance Wednesday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will come face-to-face with people injured in

KP governor calls on PM Nawaz

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday to discuss the law and order situation of KP province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), local