Repercussions of Pakistan’s involvement in Saudi war

DURING difficult hours Saudi Arabia, as indeed other Middle East countries, have been looking up to Pakistan for security cover. Bilateral agreements are in place with most of these countries that bind Pakistan to provide necessary support when asked for. Most of these agreement carry a clause that Pakistani troops shall not take part in . . . → Read More: Repercussions of Pakistan’s involvement in Saudi war

28 more suspects arrested in Youhanabad lynching case

At least 28 more suspects were arrested on Sunday in the lynching case of two youngsters after twin suicide blasts outside the churches in Youhanabad recently.

SSP (Investigations) Rana Ayyaz Saleem said that suspects were taken into custody after matching their images from footages and subsequently with the record of Nadra.

“Police teams had carried . . . → Read More: 28 more suspects arrested in Youhanabad lynching case

US soldier discloses how unarmed Afghans were hunted for sport

An American soldier has pleaded guilty to being part of a “kill team” who deliberately murdered Afghan civilians for sport last year.

Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock, 23, told a military court he had helped to kill three unarmed Afghans. “The plan was to kill people, sir,” he told an army judge in Fort Lea, near . . . → Read More: US soldier discloses how unarmed Afghans were hunted for sport

How will Israel’s Netanyahu be remembered

On the back of an election victory Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. What will his legacy be: a talented politician who polarized society, isolated Israel in the world, and refused to make peace with the Palestinians, and eventually made war with Iran?

CrossTalking with Norman Finkelstein and Gil Hoffman.

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Declaring and defining terrorists

The Washington Post reports that “terrorism trend lines are ‘worse than at any other point in history.’” But what is terrorism? It has frequently been pointed out that “terrorism” is a tactic, not an actual physical adversary, but it is less often noted that a simple definition of what constitutes terrorism is hardly universally accepted, . . . → Read More: Declaring and defining terrorists

Charged protesters force closure of Metro Bus stations

Charged protesters forced closure of the Metro Bus operation from Kalma Chowk to Gajjumata after they ransacked Youhanabad and Nishtar Colony bus stations along Ferozepur Road and slightly damaged two others to vent their anger at the two suicide blasts at as many churches in the city that left at least 15 dead and several . . . → Read More: Charged protesters force closure of Metro Bus stations

Advice for Indian scientists… don’t advise Modi

He wrote to the prime minister, tried to do good for a critical national project, and now he’s in trouble. One of India’s senior nuclear scientists, Pashupati Rao, who works at Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), run by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), is now battling his employer for having written to the prime minister . . . → Read More: Advice for Indian scientists… don’t advise Modi

Eight suspects shot dead during encounters on Sunday

Three alleged gangsters and as many suspected militants were among the eight suspects shot dead in three ‘encounters’ with law enforcers in Lyari, Manghopir and Liaquatabad areas on Sunday.

They added that the police conducted a targeted raid on a suspected hideout of gangsters in Jatoi Para in Baghdadi at around 4am, where an encounter . . . → Read More: Eight suspects shot dead during encounters on Sunday

Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

A senior lawyer from the minority Shia sect who was also a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead in Karachi’s Korangi No 1 1/2 area on Wednesday.

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen intercepted Advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari’s vehicle in Korangi as he left his residence for work. The assailants shot . . . → Read More: Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

Most wanted gang war suspects killed in Malir Nadi, Karachi

At least five most wanted suspects of gang war including Sheraz Comrade were killed in Rangers encounter in Malir Nadi Karachi on Sunday.

According to Rangers Spokesperson, the suspects identified as Akbar Maleeri, Sheraz Comrade, Khalid Lashari, Gulab Hassan aka Peeru and Yousuf Pathan were involved in terrorism, murder and other heinous crimes whereas huge . . . → Read More: Most wanted gang war suspects killed in Malir Nadi, Karachi