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Terror probe launched after deadly Paris knife attack

A knifeman shouting “Allahu akbar” was shot dead by police in central Paris late Saturday after he killed one person and injured four others, sparking a terror probe and panic on the streets of France’s capital. The attack took place near the city’s main opera house in an area full of bars, restaurants and theatres…

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May 13, 2018


Imran lashes out at Trump for ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in Economist interview

PTI chairman Imran Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in the “war against terror”. “Donald Trump doesn’t have a proper understanding of Pakistan, especially the whole Pak-Afghan situation as it has evolved since 1979,” said Khan in a podcast interview with the Economist magazine April 26. “It’s a…

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April 28, 2018


Two victims in French supermarket hostage-taking: mayor

PARIS: There are two victims in a hostage taking at a supermarket in Trebes southern France, the mayor of the town said on Friday as La Depeche du midi newspaper reported one person was dead. The condition of the two victims was not immediately known. Mayor Eric Ménassi told BFM TV that the hostage taker…

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March 23, 2018


After marked fall in terror incidents, Pakistan becomes top travel destination for 2018

NEWS DESK: As terror incidents in the country have markedly receded, Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society. The society announced the results, ranking the world’s top 20 adventure travel destinations for 2018, which also include Russia, India, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China. “Pakistan is the clear…

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December 31, 2017


Watch: Flags of Da’ish hoisted in Islamabad streets

NEWS DESK: Flags and banners of terror outfit Da’ish were hoisted in the streets of Islamabad, bearing inscriptions that read ‘Khilafat is coming’. Watch here:

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September 24, 2017


Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi is an open admirer of a UN-designated terrorist. And Twitterati can’t keep their cool

By Minerwa Tahir Hamza Ali Abbasi is known for his controversial statements. He seems to have an opinion on pretty much everything. Whether his opinions are real or not, there is one thing for sure – he doesn’t hesitate from expressing those opinions. He knows how to keep his name alive in news circles and on…

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September 19, 2017


Zakir Naik is probably a stateless person now

NEW DELHI: The passport of Zakir Naik, the Indian cleric facing investigations for terror and money laundering charges, has been revoked at the request of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) after he failed to respond to a show-cause notice issued to him, officials said. The notice issued to Zakir Naik had asked him to make…

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July 20, 2017


India using other countries’ soil to sabotage peace in Pakistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria says that India is using agents and land of other countries to sabotage peace in Pakistan. In an interview, he said that Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav had confessed his crime and involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. Full legal procedure had been followed in Kulbhushan trial. He said Pakistan…

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June 24, 2017


Eerie rendition locations as art in new London show

LONDON: A haunting picture of a forest and photographs of Guantanamo Bay — eerie rendition locations lift the veil in art form on government methods to counteract terror. “Extraordinary rendition involved very ordinary places,” says artist Edmund Clark, pointing at the forest picture, part of a new exhibition, “War of Terror,” which opens in London…

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July 27, 2016


France to launch smartphone ‘terror alert’ app

PARIS: A new smartphone app designed to alert users to possible terror attacks will be launched by the French government Wednesday, amid growing security concerns over the Euro 2016 football tournament. The application, which will be free to download in both French and English, will send users a warning “in case of a suspected attack,”…

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June 8, 2016


Three charged with ‘terror’ offences in Britain

LONDON: Two men and a woman were charged with terror offences on Thursday, British police said, following what was described as an “extensive investigation” helped by Belgium and France. The three — 29-year-old Soumaya Boufassil Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil, both aged 26 — were all from the central English city of Birmingham, police…

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April 29, 2016


'The Gallows' hangs hopes on horror guru's record

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood producer Jason Blum has a reputation to keep up: he is famous for micro-budget horror films which make megabucks at the box office. It remains to be seen if his latest spine-tingler, “The Gallows,” will hit the same mark. But it could well do. The movie, out Friday in the United States,…

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July 9, 2015


Operations to continue for “terror-free” Pakistan: COAS

MIRANSHAH: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said that security forces would continue their counter-terrorism operations to achieve the end objective of a terror-free Pakistan. Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa, director general of ISPR, said that army chief visited forward most areas close to Pakistan-Afghan border in North and South Waziristan Agencies and got…

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July 3, 2015


Anti-terror comics released in Pakistan

A 30-year old man from Lahore along with his team published comics and distributed in schools based on social issues and fighting terrorism. Watch this report of Azam Malik.

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June 3, 2015


Ending NSA spying would boost terror threat: CIA chief

WASHINGTON: CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to expire could increase terror threats, as the US Senate convened for a crunch debate on whether to renew the controversial provisions. With key counterterrorism programs set to expire at midnight Sunday, the top intelligence official made a final pitch to senators, arguing…

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May 31, 2015


Australia to expand anti-terror cowork with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday said that Australia was one of those friendly countries, which have always valued Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terrorism, Samaa reported. Nisar said this during a meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who called on him here on Wednesday. According to a statement issued…

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May 6, 2015


Nisar lauds sacrifices of FC in terror war

PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of officers and Jawans of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakthunkhwa in the fight against terrorism and extremism. Addressing as Chief-Guest in the passing out parade of the newly inducted Frontier Corps KP at Scouts Training Academy Warsak in Peshawar, he said he…

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April 24, 2015


Pakistan in touch with Italy over arrest of terror suspects: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office says that it is in contact with the Italian government over arrest of suspected terrorists allegedly involved in financing and carrying out terrorist attacks in Pakistan. In a press statement on Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that “our Embassy in Rome is in contact with the Italian government to get…

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April 24, 2015


Sindh to curb funding sources of terror outfits

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to crush funding sources of terrorist outfits by launching comprehensive operations based on solid information and intelligence work.   This decision was taken in the Apex Committee meeting held here on Friday with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali in the chair. Sindh Governor  Dr. Ishrat-ul- Ebad also participated….

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April 18, 2015


Terror alert issued for Karachi, other cities

KARACHI: Intelligence agencies on Friday warned of possible terrorist attacks on state installations across Pakistan, SAMAA reports. According to a handout written to police authorities, intelligence agencies warned that terrorists could target Jinnah International Airport, Quaid-e-Azam Museum and US consulate in Karachi. It further warned of attack on Allama Iqbal International Airport and Civil Line…

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April 10, 2015


'Terror owl' trapped in Dutch city

THE HAGUE: A rogue owl that has terrorised a northern Dutch city for the past year, forcing citizens to arm themselves with umbrellas at night, has finally been caught, officials announced Friday. Dubbed the “terror owl” by residents of Purmerend north of Amsterdam, the aggressive European eagle owl is suspected of more than 50 attacks…

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March 13, 2015

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