Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: PESHAWAR

Afghanistan cease-fire push in focus in US-Taliban talks

:: US and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month cease-fire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at setting up peace negotiations went into a second day, Taliban sources said. The three-day meeting

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan

:: At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban. Attacks

Cricket legend Imran Khan’s PTI retains seat in Pakistan by-election

Imran Khan

:: Pakistan’s opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by former cricket hero Imran Khan, swept to a comfortable by-election victory on the edge of the northwestern city of Peshawar, though its majority was trimmed by new hard-line religious parties. PTI candidate

Pakistanis protest power cuts, demonstrator killed in clashes

:: Violence erupted at demonstrations against power cuts in several towns in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, leading to clashes with police that killed a protester and wounded several, officials said. Hundreds of protesters burned and rampaged through government offices and

11 dead as Pak van plunges into ravine

At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed when an overloaded passenger van plunged into a ravine in Pakistan’s mountainous northwest on Sunday, officials said. The accident happened at the Lowari Top pass to the scenic Chitral valley.

Pakistan hangs four militants: military

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged four militants involved in attacks on civilians, police and troops after they were convicted by the country’s controversial military courts, an army statement said. It said the four, who were hanged at a prison in the

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student’s lynching

Eight Pakistanis involved in the mob lynching of a fellow university student over his liberal views were charged with murder and terrorism on Saturday, court officials said, as condemnation grew. Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot, and

Bombing near place of worship kills 22 in NW Pakistan

A powerful car bomb exploded near a minority Shiite Muslim place of worship in the northwest town of Parachinar on Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding over 70 others, officials said. Mushtaq Ghani, a spokesman for the provincial

Afghan-Pakistani border tensions costing millions

The closure of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is more than inconvenient; it is costly. Officials on both sides of the border say in just one month, the closure has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost

Pakistan arrests two for spreading ISIS propaganda

Police arrested two men suspected of distributing pamphlets for ISIS following a raid in Peshawar, officials said on Wednesday, amid lingering fears that the Middle East militant group was making inroads in Pakistan. Last month, the military said that it

Taliban kill 9 cops in NW Pakistan

Taliban gunmen killed at least nine Pakistani policemen in twin attacks overnight in a northwest tribal district that borders Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. Two separate groups of militants struck almost simultaneously at a police checkpoint in the Pandyali area

Pak university reopens after attack; teachers allowed guns

The university in northwest Pakistan where Taliban gunmen killed at least 20 people last month reopened for classes on Monday with teachers — but not students — allowed to carry weapons. Pakistani Taliban militants have threatened more assaults on schools

Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before talks

Afghanistan’s Taliban want to be removed from a UN blacklist before considering rejoining peace talks aimed at ending a 15-year civil war, a senior member said, as its political wing met activists at an unofficial forum in Qatar. After months

12 killed, dozens wounded in Pakistan market bombing

A bomb blast ripped through a crowded bazaar in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. The death toll was expected to rise after the

Pakistan hangs four convicted of Taliban massacre at school

Pakistan executed four men on Wednesday for involvement in the massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar last year, media and security sources said. The hangings were the first execution of civilians convicted

Pakistan minister survives roadside bomb blast

Akram Khan Durrani

At least two people were killed when a roadside bomb hit the convoy of a Pakistani Cabinet minister in the country’s troubled northwest Thursday, police said. Akram Khan Durrani, a minister for housing in Nawaz Sharif’s Cabinet, survived the attack

Children study under open skies as quake rocks education in Pakistan

Ishtiaq Khalid is having a snow day, forced to stay home from his school in the Pakistani district of Shangla due to inclement weather — but unlike most 12-year-olds, he is not happy about it. Last month a powerful earthquake

Pakistan anti-Taliban hero dies aged 89

A Pakistani nationalist hero who defied the Taliban in Swat Valley and survived more than 10 assassination attempts by the insurgents has died peacefully of liver disease at the age of 89, his family said Monday. Prominent Pashtun leader Afzal

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