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Pakistan: Suspected suicide bomb explosion in Islamabad kills one, injures another
24th May 2014

Pakistan: Suspected suicide bomb explosion in Islamabad kills one, injures another

  [Photo: Police forensic teams have also been summoned to the site to scour for clues. PHOTO: QAMAR ZAMAN/EXPRESS TRIBUNE] ISLAMABAD, (Express Tribune): A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of Super Market, near Shaheen chemist, F6 Islamabad early … Continued

Pakistan: Four suspected militants reported killed in North Waziristan
23rd May 2014

Pakistan: Four suspected militants reported killed in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Gunship helicopters and fighter jets on Friday pounded suspected militant hideouts, killing four and injuring several in the North Waziristan tribal area, DawnNews reported. During the action, suspected insurgent sanctuaries were targeted in the tribal region’s Miramshah, Machis … Continued

Pakistan: Police kill two suspects in Lyari encounter
22nd May 2014

Pakistan: Police kill two suspects in Lyari encounter

  KARACHI, (The News): Two suspects were killed in police firing in Lyari in the early hours of Thursday, Geo News reported.   According to the police, the suspects opened fire when police stopped their vehicle during snap checking near … Continued

Pakistan: North Waziristan air attacks kills 60 suspected militants
21st May 2014

Pakistan: North Waziristan air attacks kills 60 suspected militants

  By Zahir Shah Sherazi   MIRAMSHAH, (Dawn): Shelling by the Pakistan Army’s gunship helicopters and fighter jets in the early hours of Wednesday killed at least 60 suspected militants and injured another 80, some critically, in several parts of … Continued

Pakistan: Seven killed as violence revisits Karachi
20th May 2014

Pakistan: Seven killed as violence revisits Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): At least seven people were killed in different parts of Karachi as fresh wave of violence hit the city home to at least 20 million people and commercial hub of the nuclear armed nation.   According … Continued

Pakistan: Four bodies found from Mohmand Agency
19th May 2014

Pakistan: Four bodies found from Mohmand Agency

MOHMAND AGENCY, (The News): Four bodies were recovered from Tehsil Yakka Ghond area of Mohmand Agency, Geo News reported on Monday.   According to the political administration of the area, the bodies were found dumped along the road in Karpa … Continued

India: Every third newly elected MP has ‘crime’ background
19th May 2014

India: Every third newly elected MP has ‘crime’ background

  New Delhi, (IANS) : Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown. An analysis of 541 of the 543 … Continued

Pakistan: Four die in Rajanpur house filled with generator smokes
18th May 2014

Pakistan: Four die in Rajanpur house filled with generator smokes

RAJANPUR, (The News): Four persons asleep were found suffocated to death due to smokes filled in the house from the running generator on Sunday morning here, Geo News reported.   Sources said that following last night rain and power outage, … Continued

India: Elections 2014: Lowest number of Muslim MPs since 1952
17th May 2014

India: Elections 2014: Lowest number of Muslim MPs since 1952

  NEW DELHI, (Times of India): The representation of Muslims in this Lok Sabha will be the lowest since the first general election of 1952. The 16th Lok Sabha will have just 24 Muslim MPs, down from 30 in the … Continued

India: No Muslim MP won in UP
16th May 2014

India: No Muslim MP won in UP

  By Mohd Faisal Fareed   Lucknow, (Indian Express): For the first time, Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for nearly 18 per cent of the Muslim population, has failed to send even one Muslim MP to the Lok Sabha. Disappointed over … Continued

Pakistan: At least seven injured in Bannu
16th May 2014

Pakistan: At least seven injured in Bannu

Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least seven people were injured on Friday when a remote controlled bomb exploded near a police vehicle on Railway Road in Bannu district, DawnNews reported. Police officials said that the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) … Continued

India’s Congress party concedes election defeat
16th May 2014

India’s Congress party concedes election defeat

The ruling Congress party has conceded defeat in India, following reports of a clear lead for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies. Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi helped the new leadership into office. Narendra Modi will be the next … Continued

Bangladesh: 17 die in Meghna in launch capsize
16th May 2014

Bangladesh: 17 die in Meghna in launch capsize

[A man, who made it ashore swimming through the waves of the Meghna during a nor’wester, wails as his brother who was travelling with him in the ill-fated launch was missing and feared dead. The photo was taken at Doulatpur … Continued

Pakistan: Two shot dead in Khuzdar
15th May 2014

Pakistan: Two shot dead in Khuzdar

  KHUZDAR, (The News): Unidentified armed men shot dead two people and injured three women in Khuzdar on Thursday morning, Geo News reported. According to details, unknown armed men barged into a house in Khairwa area and opened fire. As … Continued

Pakistan: Two Rangers personnel killed in Kashmore firing
14th May 2014

Pakistan: Two Rangers personnel killed in Kashmore firing

  KASHMORE, (The News): Two Rangers were shot dead in an attack on their checkpost at Bhitai Colony near Tangwani on Wednesday here, Geo News reported. Police said that the assailants fired on the Rangers’ checkpost deployed for the protection … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike in Khyber kills three suspected militants
14th May 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike in Khyber kills three suspected militants

  By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three suspected militants were reportedly killed on Wednesday during a US drone strike in Khyber tribal region at the Pak-Afghan border, official sources claimed. According to sources, some vehicles of the … Continued

Pakistan: Four killed in Karachi firing
11th May 2014

Pakistan: Four killed in Karachi firing

  KARACHI, (The News): Four persons were killed and three including a girl-child sustained injuries in the latest firing incidents here, Geo News reported Sunday morning.   Police said that one body was found at Gulshan-e-Zia besides one more body … Continued

Pakistan: Armed clash claims 5 dead, 3 injured in Bannu
11th May 2014

Pakistan: Armed clash claims 5 dead, 3 injured in Bannu

BANNU, (The News): Five persons including father and son were killed and three sustained injuries in a clash between the armed groups over minor issue on Sunday morning here, Geo News reported. Police said that the incident occurred at Sorangi … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed in firing, violent incidents in Karachi
10th May 2014

Pakistan: Three killed in firing, violent incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Three persons lost their lives in different violent incidents across the metropolis on the weekend, Geo News reported on Saturday.   According to police, a man was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire in Gulistan-e-Jauhar block 17 … Continued

Pakistan: Nawaz’s crucial visit to Iran, will it improve relations?
10th May 2014

Pakistan: Nawaz’s crucial visit to Iran, will it improve relations?

[Pakistan-Iran relations, long marked by cold formality, were recently jolted out of their stage-managed civility by a series of unusual events.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif - File photo] Dr Simbal Khan Dawn: Critical developments within the … Continued

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