Pakistan condemns Istanbul blast

Islamabad, Jan 12 : Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the bomb blast in Turkish city Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square that killed at least 10 people and left around 15 others injured, a media report said. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones and pray for the […]

Sunni mosques in east Iraq attacked after IS-claimed blasts

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Jan 12 : At least seven Sunni mosques and dozens of shops in eastern Iraq were firebombed today, security sources and local officials said, a day after 23 people were killed there in two blasts claimed by Islamic State. Ten people were also shot and killed in Muqdadiya, 80 km northeast […]

Pakistan has promised effective action: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 12 : Pakistan has promised “effective action” vis-a-vis the suspected Pakistani links to the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. There was “no reason to distrust them so early”, the minister told the media here. “We should all wait (for Pakistani action).” India […]

Ex-diplomat urges Pakistan to act against Pathankot plotters

Islamabad, Jan 12 : Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against anti-India militants will do more harm to Islamabad “than any enemy could wish for”, a former Pakistani diplomat said in remarks published on Monday. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi also wrote in the Dawn that many Western analysts believed that the terror attack on the IAF base at […]

Some injured as blast rocks Istanbul

Istanbul, Jan 12 : An unspecified number of people were injured when a blast rocked Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district on Tuesday, BBC reported. The district is very popular among tourists. Xinhua news agency reported that the blast could be heard in other districts of the capital also. Several German tourists were reported to be among those […]