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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

India: Varanasi Muslims veer towards AAP
9th May 2014

India: Varanasi Muslims veer towards AAP

By Prashant Jha   Varanasi, (Hindustan Times): The oldest city in the world was in a frenzy on Thursday. From early evening to nearly 9.30pm, from the BHU campus to the BJP headquarters 5km away, Narendra Modi’s road-show was thronged … Continued

Pakistan releases FBI agent on bail
9th May 2014

Pakistan releases FBI agent on bail

KARACHI, (The News): The FBI agent who was caught trying to carry ammunition and knives on board a PIA flight has been released from a Karachi police station after a judge approved his bail against surety bonds of Rs 1 … Continued

Pakistan: Two killed, over 70 injured as earthquake rattles Nawabshah
9th May 2014

Pakistan: Two killed, over 70 injured as earthquake rattles Nawabshah

  NAWABSHAH, (The News): An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 hit Nawabshah and surrounding areas, damaging several houses in various areas and left two persons dead and over seventy injured, Geo News reported on Friday.   The walls of … Continued

Pakistan: North Waziristan blast claims two lives
6th May 2014

Pakistan: North Waziristan blast claims two lives

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least two people were killed and one person injured on Tuesday in a blast which occurred in the Miramshah bazaar of North Waziristan. According to sources, explosive material had been … Continued

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