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At least 213 killed in biggest terror attacks in Baghdad this year

The explosion in Baghdad took place when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset on 3 July 2016. Photo: Reuters

Suicide car bomber hit Iraqi capital near the end of Ramadan festival with streets full of people BAGHDAD (Iraq) — At least 213 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, security officials said. The deadliest attack took place in the central Karada district ... Read More »

At least 41 dead, 200 injured in Istanbul airport blasts

More than 30 dead, dozens injured in Istanbul airport blast

Death toll in suicide bombings at Istanbul airport may rise as many are critically injured ISTANBUL (Turkey) — At least 41 people were killed and 239 injured on Tuesday in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s main Atatürk airport, Turkish officials have confirmed. Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached ... Read More »

Legendary Qawaal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Legendary Qawaal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Pakistan mourns killing of famed qawwal, a beautiful voice and amazing human being KARACHI – Renowned Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday when unknown gunmen fired at his car. The attack took place in Liaquatabad area of Karachi. Armed motorcyclists opened fire on the qawwal’s Honda Civic, SP Asghar Usman confirmed. His driver is ... Read More »

490 soldiers martyred, 3,500 militants killed in Operation Zarb-e-Azb: DG ISPR

Army launches Punjab-wide operation against militants after Lahore carnage

Pakistan marks two years since the start of Operation Zarb-e-Azb during which a 3600-kilometer square area was cleared of terrorists. This included Datta Khel, Alora Mandi and Shawal Valley. ISLAMABAD – Around 490 soldiers of the Pakistan Army have died in the line of duty and more than 3500 terrorists were killed during Operation Zarb-i-Azb, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said. But there ... Read More »

Pakistan Army Major becomes victim of Afghan firing

Major Jawad

Major Ali Jawad’s funeral was attended by Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif in Peshawar Tuesday, after which his body was flown to his hometown – Quetta – for burial PESHAWAR – Pakistan Army’s Major Jawad Changezy, who had been injured during Monday’s clash with Afghanistan’s border security forces passed away on Tuesday. Changezi belonged to Quetta and was deployed ... Read More »

Nine Pakistanis injured in Pak-Afghan border firing

Nine Pakistanis injured in Pak-Afghan border firing

Curfew imposed in Torkham, Landi Kotal after exchange of firing between Pak – Afghan troops ISLAMABAD – At least nine people have been injured after an exchange of fire erupted between Pakistan and Afghan security forces near the Torkham border. A curfew has been imposed in Landikotal and Torkham on Monday following fire and bombardment by Afghan forces along the ... Read More »

Four injured in blast at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport

Policemen are seen at the site where an explosion happened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, June 12, 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Explosion at Shanghai Airport, caused by “self-made explosives”, injures at least four people SHANGHAI – Four passengers were injured after an explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, Airport authorities said. Local reports that suggested the blast that injured four passengers was caused by firecrackers or “self-made explosive materials”. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, ... Read More »

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global Peace Index records a historically less peaceful and more unequal world  World became less peaceful in the last year, reveals 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI). The Report shows growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict. The study, by international think-tank the Institute for Economics and ... Read More »

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