2 September 2014 9:28
Developments in Pakistan are getting complicated day by day and it seems that there is no early end to the ongoing political crisis in the country.
Two weeks have passed since Pakistani opposition leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri, who have been leading daily protest rallies in the capital Islamabad for the past days, say that they want the resignation of the...
2 September 2014 6:31
Talks on power-sharing between the rival presidential candidates in Afghanistan have yielded no results, a top Afghan politician says.
"The talks collapsed two days ago. The political process is now at a stalemate," Mohammad Mohaqeq, one of Abdullah Abdullah's vice presidential running mates, said on Monday.
Mohaqeq added that the two sides could not agree on the powers of the chief executive.
1 September 2014 18:41
A US drone attack has left at least three people dead in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar.
According to local officials, the airstrike was carried out in Shonkiri area of the province on Monday.
Afghan sources have identified the dead as three Taliban members with Pakistani nationality.
A similar drone strike in Dangam district of Kunar Province in late August reportedly killed at...
1 September 2014 13:09
Pakistani security forces have secured the headquarters of the state-run PTV television network in the capital, Islamabad, after hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed the building and disrupted transmissions.
On Monday, the public PTV channel and its English-language PTV World service were taken off the air after demonstrators seized its headquarters.
“They have stormed the PTV office. PTV staff performing their journalistic duties...
31 August 2014 23:39
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has called on his supporters to take to the streets and stand up against security forces following the deaths of at least three people in clashes between protesters and police in the capital.
On Sunday, Khan told his supporters in central Islamabad that he would not back down from his demand for Premier Nawaz Sharif to...
31 August 2014 15:28
Filipino military officials say all the country’s 75 troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the occupied Golan Heights are safe after managing to escape the area besieged by Syria militants.
On Sunday, military chief General Gregorio Catapang said it was the “greatest escape” and praised the soldiers who slipped away under cover of night from foreign-backed militants.
The 75 are part of...
31 August 2014 8:44
Hundreds of people have been injured in Pakistan after police clashed with anti-government protesters storming the parliament building.
On Saturday, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters outside the parliament building and the nearby residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the capital Islamabad.
More than 300 people, including woman and children, were admitted to hospitals, medics said.
31 August 2014 8:41
The United Nations says 32 of its Philippine peacekeepers who were attacked by anti-Syria militants in the occupied Golan Heights have safely been evacuated while others are still under fire.
In a statement on Saturday, the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) said 32 Filipino personnel had been extricated and “are now safe.” They were part of a 72-member contingent deployed to...
30 August 2014 14:46
Hundreds of residents gathered in front of the city hall of Saga, a Southwestern Japanese city on Saturday to protest against the Japanese Defense Ministry's plan to deploy MV-22 Osprey aircraft to Saga Airport.
Protesters shouted slogans loudly, such as "We don't need Ospreys," "Osprey danger, no Osprey," Xinhua reported.
In July, the Defense Ministry sought support from the Saga prefectural...
30 August 2014 10:32
A Pakistani diplomat says his country has plans to improve security along its common border with Iran.
Pakistan is conducting various operations to tackle terrorism which will be beneficial to the entire region, Pakistan's Ambassador to Tehran Noor Mohammad Jadmani told IRNA on Saturday.
Islamabad needs to get on board regional and neighboring countries, namely Afghanistan, in its campaign against terrorism, said...
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