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Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

Bangladesh: Sunamganj trawler tragedy death toll climbs to 11
4th Feb 2014

Bangladesh: Sunamganj trawler tragedy death toll climbs to 11

[A boat is seen on the Surma river in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj district. This photo is taken from Wikipedia.] The Daily Star:  The death toll from last night’s Sunamganj trawler capsize climbed to 11 as rescuers fished out eight … Continued

4th Feb 2014

India: 10 dead, 35 hurt in bus accident on Pune-Satara road

Satara, (PTI): At least 10 persons were killed and 35 others injured on Monday night when a tourist bus going to Gujarat fell off a bridge on the Pune-Satara road near the Khambatki Ghat. Four other vehicles were also damaged … Continued

4th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Govt committee on Taliban talks meet

The image shows members of the high-powered committee designated by the government to facilitate talks with the Taliban. — File Photo ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The committee representing the government for proposed peace talks with the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday … Continued

Pakistan: Grenade attack on Peshawar cinema kills 5
3rd Feb 2014

Pakistan: Grenade attack on Peshawar cinema kills 5

  PESHAWAR, (The Nation) : At least five persons were killed and 31 others injured in two back-to-back hand grenade attacks at Picture House cinema in Qissa Khwani Bazaar here on Sunday. Police sources said that some unknown persons hurled two … Continued

3rd Feb 2014

Pakistan: PTI, JUI-F summon high level party meetings over Taliban decision

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have summoned high level meetings of their party, respectively, to deliberate on the decision of Taliban pertaining to representing TTP.   Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had proposed a five-member team, … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Pakistan: Building roof collapses in Peshawar; 1 dead, over 20 hurt

PESHAWAR, (The News): Roof of an under-construction building at Jamil Chowk collapsed here on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 20 other workers, Geo News reported.   Rescue sources said that 20 injured persons were immediately … Continued

1st Feb 2014

Pakistan: Four killed, 50 rounded up in Swabi raid

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR (Dawn):  Four suspected militants were killed and 50 others were rounded up in a targeted raid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swabi district. The operation, being carried out by police and security personnel, was still in progress. … Continued

1st Feb 2014

Pakistan: Judicial commission to investigate 13 bodies found in Khuzdar

Map shows location of Khuzdar district in Balochistan province. — Google maps image QUETTA:, (Dawn) The Balochistan government on Saturday formed a judicial commission to launch a probe into the discovery of 13 bodies recovered from graves in Khuzdar, DawnNews reported. Balochistan … Continued

31st Jan 2014

Pakistan: Three security men killed in Awaran blast

QUETTA, (The News): A blast occurred near the security forces’ vehicle in District Awaran of Balochistan province Friday morning that killed three troops and injured four others, Geo News reported.   According to the sources, the incident occurred in District … Continued

31st Jan 2014

Pakistan: IED blast kills three security personnel, wounds four in Khuzdar

The security convoy was traveling from Wadh area to Bela when it struck a remote controlled explosive device planted on the roadside near Jhao area in Khuzdar district, killing three personnel and wounding four others.— File Photo QUETTA, (Dawn): A … Continued

30th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Karachi bomb attacks kill four, including three Rangers

By Asif Mahmood KARACHI (Dawn & Agencies): Three bomb blasts including a suicide attack targeting security personnel in Karachi killed at least four people on Wednesday, officials said. The dead included three paramilitary Rangers and a private security guard, while … Continued

29th Jan 2014

India: Luxury bus collides with oil tanker, 7 charred to death in Thane district

Mumbai, (Hindustan Times ): At least seven people were charred to death and 11 others injured when a luxury bus collided with a diesel tanker near Thane district’s Kude village on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway early on Wednesday, police said. According to the … Continued

29th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Two killed, four injured in Orakzai coalmine blast

ORAKZAI AGENCY, (Dawn): At least two labourers were killed and four others were injured Wednesday when an explosion occurred in a coalmine in Orakzai Agency, DawnNews reported. According to sources, the blast took place in a coalmine in the Doli … Continued

Pakistan: Woman killed, two injured in Kurram landmine explosions
28th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Woman killed, two injured in Kurram landmine explosions

  [File photo] KURRAM AGENCY, (Dawn): A woman was killed and two others were injured when two landmine explosions occurred in the Kurram tribal region, DawnNews reported. According to official sources, unknown persons had installed two bombs at a roadside … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Pakistan: No way out: With the only route blocked, Shi’a Muslim pilgrims fly to Quetta

By Shezad Baloch   QUETTA, (Express Tribune): After the Mastung bombing last week left 28 Shia pilgrims dead, the provincial government of Balochistan suspended movement across the 700-kilometre long Quetta-Taftan route. In view of the security situation, the hundred or so … Continued

India: 21 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Andaman
27th Jan 2014

India: 21 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Andaman

    [Rescuers carry a victim after a tourist boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (PTI) ]   Port Blair, (PTI): At least 21 persons were killed after an overcrowded tourist boat capsized … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Three killed in Budh Bair firing in Peshawar

PESHAWAR, (The News): Three persons were killed and one other was injured when unidentified attackers opened fire in Budh Bair area of Peshawar Monday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, the incident occurred in Mashokhel area of Budh … Continued

Pakistan: Six policemen killed in terrorist attacks in Karachi
26th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Six policemen killed in terrorist attacks in Karachi

[Photo: People transfer an injured man to a hospital in Karachi on Jan. 25. (Xinhua/Arshad) ]   ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least six policemen were killed and another was injured Saturday night in two different terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s southern port city of … Continued

25th Jan 2014

Pakistan: 11 killed, four injured as jeep plunges into ravine in Chitral

CHITRAL, (Dawn): At least 11 people were killed and four others injured when a Chitral-bound jeep fell into a ravine in the Marwai area of the district here on Saturday, DawnNews reported. According to District Police Officer (DPO), Ghulam Hussain, … Continued

25th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Mastung aftermath: 27 new graves in Alamdar Road graveyard

QUETTA, (Express Tribune): Twenty seven graves were dug in a cemetery on the Alamdar Road, Quetta for the burial of the victims of Mastung bus bombing, Express News reported on Friday. On January 21, Shia pilgrims were killed when a suicide … Continued

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