Some 200,000 at risk in Turkey’s fight against Kurdish militants

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 21 : Security operations in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast have put up to 200,000 people at risk, placing them in the crossfire or cutting them off from emergency and basic services such as water, rights group Amnesty International said today. Round-the-clock curfews amid clashes between security forces and the […]

Pakistan observes mourning for university attack victims

Islamabad, Jan 21 : Pakistan on Thursday observed mourning for those killed in Wednesday’s Taliban attack at the Bacha Khan University near Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Officials said toll from the deadly attack at the varsity in Charsadda district has climbed to 21, Xinhua news agency reported. The chief military spokesman, Lt. Gen. […]

Attack on university was attack on Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Jan 21 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif vowed to continue efforts to wipe out terrorism and extremism from the country, the local media reported on Thursday. Following Wednesday’s horrific attack on Bacha Khan University in the northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province the top civilian and military leadership affirmed that […]

Too early to say who attacked the university, says Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 21 : Pakistani authorities on Thursday said it was too early to draw conclusions about who was behind the deadly attack on the Bacha Khan University in northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. “It is premature to draw any conclusion as to who may be behind the Charsada University attack before investigations are complete,” Foreign Office […]