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Nepal:  150 people killed in earthquake in Kathmandu
25th Apr 2015

Nepal: 150 people killed in earthquake in Kathmandu

    [A victim’s body is carried out from a collapsed building in Kathmandu April 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhou Shengping)]     A powerful earthquake has struck in Nepal, put at a magnitude of 7.9 by the US Geological Survey. The epicenter … Continued

Saudi Arabia: PM Sharif holds talks with King Salman, President Hadi
24th Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia: PM Sharif holds talks with King Salman, President Hadi

[Photo:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Thursday.—Picture released by PID] By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Saudi Arabia treated on Thursday a crucial visit by Prime Minister Nawaz … Continued

Pakistan: Seven minor siblings die as truck rams into a house
23rd Apr 2015

Pakistan: Seven minor siblings die as truck rams into a house

    JHANG, (The News): Seven minors died and their parents and two siblings injured when a truck rammed into their one-room house of a labourer at Ring Road.   Rescue sources said a truck loaded with vegetables went out … Continued

Pakistan: PM Nawaz, Army Chief depart for Riyadh on Yemen crisis
23rd Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM Nawaz, Army Chief depart for Riyadh on Yemen crisis

  [Photo: Trip is aimed at limiting damage caused by Islamabad’s wavering over issue of committing troops for Saudi-led strikes in Yemen: PPI/File]   By Mateen Haider     ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday departed for the … Continued

Pakistan: Chinese president arrives in Islamabad on historic visit
20th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Chinese president arrives in Islamabad on historic visit

    [Chinese president was received at the Noor Khan airbase by President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khwaja Asif and members of the prime minister’s cabinet. —DawnNews screengrab]   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Syed Ali Geelani under house arrest
17th Apr 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Syed Ali Geelani under house arrest

  SRINAGAR, J & K, India, (The News):  Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was placed under house arrest on Thursday a day after Pakistani flag was waved and slogans in its favour were chanted at a rally taken out … Continued

Pakistan to help enforce embargo on Houthis, Yemen
17th Apr 2015

Pakistan to help enforce embargo on Houthis, Yemen

  [Photo: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairing a high-level meeting on Yemen issue at Prime Minister House.— INP]   By Baqir Sajjad Syed   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The government said on Thursday it had assured Saudi Arabia of its support in … Continued

Pakistan: Police officer gunned down in Karachi
16th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Police officer gunned down in Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): The Station House Officer of a local police station was killed when gunmen targeted his vehicle in Defence area of Karachi Thursday morning.   According to police, the incident took place on Korangi road in Defence … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Protests in Kashmir after civilian killed by Indian army
15th Apr 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Protests in Kashmir after civilian killed by Indian army

      SRINAGAR, (AP): Violent protests erupted in India-held Kashmir on Tuesday after a civilian and a militant were killed in an encounter with the army, officials in the disputed Himalayan region said. Two men were killed in military … Continued

Pakistan: PM makes damage control move on Yemen
14th Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM makes damage control move on Yemen

[Photo: PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif makes a policy statement on the Yemen-Saudi Arabia issue on Monday, as Defence Minister Khawaja Asif looks on.—White Star] By Baqir Sajjad Syed | Khawar Ghumman ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif tried on Monday … Continued

Germany: Modi encourages German industry to step up India investment
14th Apr 2015

Germany: Modi encourages German industry to step up India investment

  [Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Brisbane on Australia (Source: PTI) ]   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on German businesses to manufacture their products in his country. Modi, in … Continued

Pakistan: Security forces kill 13 terrorists in Turbat
13th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Security forces kill 13 terrorists in Turbat

  TURBAT, (The News): Paramilitary forces in Balochistan claim they have killed 13 terrorists, including a militant commander involved in the murder of 20 labourers in Turbat last week.   A spokesman for the Frontier Corps (FC) paramilitary force said … Continued

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 20 labourers in Turbat
11th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 20 labourers in Turbat

    QUETTA, (The New): At least 20 people were killed and three others injured when terrorists opened fire on a labour camp in Balochistan’s Turbat area in the early hours of Saturday.   The murdered labourers belonged to Sindh … Continued

UAE threatens Pakistan with ‘heavy price’ on Yemen
11th Apr 2015

UAE threatens Pakistan with ‘heavy price’ on Yemen

    KARACHI, (Dawn): Pakistani lawmakers’ call for the government to remain neutral on the escalating crisis in Yemen has evoked a strong response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The vague and contradictory stands of Pakistan and Turkey are … Continued

Pakistan: Parliament refuses to join Saudi offensive in Yemen
10th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Parliament refuses to join Saudi offensive in Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Lawmakers from both houses of Parliament on Friday passed a unanimous resolution on the crisis in Yemen, urging Pakistan to stay neutral in the conflict.   The resolution, which was passed following five days of debate … Continued

India: 11 killed in West Bengal bus accident
10th Apr 2015

India: 11 killed in West Bengal bus accident

    [Archive image] (The Hindu): A bus carrying about 70 people overturned on the Burdhaman-Katwa road, near Bardhaman town. The victims include two children. Eleven people, including two children, were killed and many passengers injured when a bus overturned … Continued

Pakistan: PM Sharif & Iranian FM Zarif called for diplomatic soln in Yemen
9th Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM Sharif & Iranian FM Zarif called for diplomatic soln in Yemen

  [Photo: Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif (L) meeting PM Nawaz Sharif]   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn, The News): Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, held a meeting with Premier Nawaz Sharif at Prime Minster … Continued

Pakistan: Five suspected terrorists killed in Karachi ‘encounter’
8th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Five suspected terrorists killed in Karachi ‘encounter’

  By Mohammad Raza KARACHI, (Dawn): At least five suspected terrorists were killed in an alleged encounter with Sindh Rangers in Karachi’s Kaemari Town on Wednesday morning, the paramilitary force said. Acting on a tip-off, the Rangers carried out an … Continued

Bangladesh: Storm kills 35
6th Apr 2015

Bangladesh: Storm kills 35

Severe storms created devastation in Bangladesh’s northwest, killing at least 35 people, officials said Monday .Women and children are said to be among the dead who included some victims in the capital Dhaka.. Rescuers and villagers recovered the bodies of victims after … Continued

Pakistan: 11 militants, incl 4 suicide bombers, arrested in Quetta
5th Apr 2015

Pakistan: 11 militants, incl 4 suicide bombers, arrested in Quetta

Security forces arrested four suspected militants from Kharotabad area of Quetta and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. — APP/file By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (The News): Security forces claimed the arrest of 11 militants, including four suicide … Continued

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