UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

 

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Dissident commanders meet to choose rival Afghan Taliban leader

Weeks after the Afghan Taliban’s biggest battlefield success since 2001, dissident commanders unhappy with their new leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour are meeting to choose a rival, they told Reuters on Tuesday. Analysts say the recent brief occupation of the

161 stampede injured at Jeddah hospitals

There are 161 pilgrims, injured during last week’s stampede in Mina, currently receiving treatment at hospitals in Jeddah. This is according to Mubarak Al-Asiri, director of Jeddah’s health department, who said 89 injured patients were taken to the city’s King

Taliban storm mosque, kill 16 during attack on Pakistan base

Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban launched a brazen assault on a military base on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar early Friday, storming a mosque inside the sprawling compound and killing 16 worshippers during prayers. The attack triggered an hours-long

Taliban’s Mullah Omar died of natural causes in Afghanistan, son says

Afghanistan Taliban

Mullah Omar, founder of the Afghan Taliban, died of natural causes in Afghanistan, his son said in a statement calling for unity and quashing rumours about his father’s mysterious death amid a leadership dispute. The dispute within the Taliban threatens

U.S. drone kills four militants in Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike Monday killed at least four militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The strike took place in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, where the Pakistani military has since June

One dead as Pakistan police foil attack on football match

Pakistan’s tribal police on Wednesday prevented two suicide bombers from blowing themselves up inside a packed football ground in the tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. However, one of the bombers managed to blow himself up outside the

Malala attackers sentenced to life in prison

Malala Yousafzai

A court in Pakistan Thursday sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large. Pakistani Taleban militants boarded the teenager’s school bus

Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44

A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a “mini-cyclone,” has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll. Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of Peshawar and adjacent districts late

U.S. drone strike kills six in Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike on Wednesday killed at least six militants in a Pakistani tribal region where Islamabad launched a full-scale military offensive last year, security officials said. The strike targeted a Taliban compound in North Waziristan, one of seven

Peshawar schools reopen after Taliban massacre

Schools in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar re-opened Monday morning for the first time since a Taliban raid massacred 150 people, mainly children, with returning students expressing defiance tinged with apprehension. The December 16 attack on the Army Public School

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 31 militants near Afghan border

Pakistan’s army says its warplanes have killed 31 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border. An army statement says the airstrikes on Friday evening in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber

Islamabad hangs man for attack on Gen. Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf

PESHAWAR: Pakistan on Wednesday hanged a man convicted of attempting to assassinate former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, the seventh execution since the country lifted a moratorium on capital punishment after its bloodiest-ever terror attack, officials said. “Niaz Mohammad, 40, was

Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Six militants have been hanged since Friday amid rising

Pakistan mourns after Taliban school massacre

Pakistan began three days of mourning Wednesday for the 132 children and nine school staff massacred by the Taliban in the country’s deadliest ever terror attack, as the world united in revulsion. The 141 people were killed when insurgents stormed

At least 95 killed in Taliban school attack

A Taliban attack on an army-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday left at least 95 dead and many others wounded, Agence France Presse reported, quoting a Pakistani officials. Earlier, the health minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the restive northwestern province where

New Pak Taleban group threatens to attack India

PESHAWAR: A new Pakistani Taleban group behind this week’s devastating suicide bombing on the Pakistani-Indian border said on Wednesday the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan, suggesting that Indian targets might be next. At least 57 Pakistanis

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