Pakistan arrests 38 Indian fishermen: police

KARACHI- Pakistani marine forces have arrested 38 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said on Thursday. Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency...

Pakistanis fleeing military offensive in tribal areas find new dangers in Afghanistan

KHOST— Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous...

Students return to Taliban-hit school in Peshawar

PESHAWAR- Child survivors of Pakistan's worst ever terrorist attack returned to the school where Taliban militants massacred their classmates Monday, with both the students and...

Years after 9/11, Americans still confusing Sikhs for Muslims: study

WASHINGTON DC-  More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistaking him for a Muslim, according...

China New Year crush victims mainly young women

SHANGHAI- China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from a New Year's Eve crush on Shanghai's famed waterfront, as the city government revealed the victims...

ISI chief meets with Afghan president for coordination against terrorism

KABUL- Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Lieutenant-General Rizwan Akhtar on Monday met Afghanistan's new president to discuss ways to boost coordination in fighting militant attacks in the region, an official...

CII declares three pronouncements of divorce at once is un-Islamic

ISLAMABAD- The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday declared that pronouncing  divorce three times at once is un-Islamic and should be recognised as a...

The government, the media and the crash

We drop to new lows all the time Why PIA is in such a mess got less airtime than usual this time, perhaps because everybody...

‘Subedars’ and ‘Saudagars’ of peace

The “Subedars” actually represent the strategic community in India that loosely consists of retired civil and military bureaucrats, scientists in the nuclear and defence establishments, defence correspondents and right-wing politicians, who advocate a militaristic approach towards Pakistan Manmohan Singh’s efforts to engage Pakistan were dubbed as “appeasement”. When Manmohan spoke of India’s “shared destiny” with Pakistan, his National Security Adviser MK Narayanan replied, “You have a shared destiny, we don’t”

Paris to sue Fox News for reports on Muslim ‘no-go zones’

  The city of Paris said this week it plans to sue US chain Fox News for reports that there were "no-go zones" in the...

Pakistan coach Waqar hopes struggling Younis Khan comes good

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Thursday backed senior batsman Younis Khan to return to form in the World Cup despite a worrying slump. The 37-year-old...

Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

JEDDAH- Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married...

NA-122: Inspection report claims Imran Khan lost to Ayaz Sadiq by 8,800 votes

LAHORE- An inspection report of NA-122 constituency of Lahore was submitted to an election tribunal by a local commission on Monday, stating that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf...

Jinnah’s, Iqbal’s Pakistan will be reclaimed in 2015: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed the hope that the new year will bring “real peace” to Pakistan. In his message on the beginning...

Pakistan ranked 159 out of 180 countries in press freedom: report

Pakistan continues to be one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, a fact corroborated by the annual report of press freedom by media...

We will change history: Misbah on India clash

SYDNEY- If you talk to any Pakistani player ahead of Sunday’s clash against bitter rivals India in Adelaide, the first words to emerge are “we...

SC forms bench for terror-related cases

ISLAMABAD- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday constituted three-member bench to hear terrorism-related cases and appeals filed against death warrants. According to media reports,...