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Outrage as Syria ‘chemical attack’ kills dozens in rebel-held town

A suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria killed dozens of civilians including children and left many more sick and gasping on Tuesday, causing widespread outrage. The attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun killed at least 58 civilians and saw dozens suffering respiratory problems and symptoms including vomiting, fainting and foaming at the mouth,…

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April 4, 2017


Turkey sends more tanks into Syria

Turkey on Saturday sent more tanks into Syria to bolster a military offensive against jihadists and Kurdish fighters, as a diplomatic push for a new ceasefire in Syria gathered pace. An AFP photographer in the village of Karkamis on the Turkish side of the border saw six more tanks roll over the frontier as mop-up…

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August 27, 2016


28 dead in suicide attack in Turkey border town: official

ANKARA: Twenty-eight people were killed on Monday in a suicide attack in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, officials said. “A terrorist attack took place in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa today (Monday) around 12 pm local time (0900 GMT),” the interior ministry said in a statement. An official in…

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July 20, 2015


Rebels capture last Syrian town in Idlib province

AMMAN: The Syrian army has pulled back from the northwestern city of Ariha after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border that was still held by the government. A coalition of rebel groups called Jaish al Fateh, or Conquest Army, said it had…

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May 29, 2015


Syrian rebels seize historic town in south – monitor

BEIRUT: Insurgents seized a historic town in southern Syria from the government on Wednesday, a group monitoring the war said, part of a rebel counter-attack to stop Damascus reclaiming the border zone near Israel and Jordan. A Syrian military source reported heavy fighting with armed groups on Tuesday night in and around Bosra al-Sham, whoseancient…

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March 25, 2015


Iraqi forces battle IS for strategic town: officials

KIRKUK: Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group in the strategic town of Dawr on Friday as they pressed a major offensive aimed at retaking Tikrit from the jihadists, officials said. The town lies along one of the main roads that Iraqi security forces and allied fighters are taking to reach the city of Tikrit,…

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March 6, 2015


Altaf asks Gen Raheel to step in on factory fire case

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) London-based supremo Altaf Hussain wants Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to have the military investigators dig into Baldia Town garments factory arson case and unearth the truth, Samaa reported. “I appeal to the army chief to step in to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime,”…

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February 21, 2015


Travel ban hits alleged Karachi factory arsonists

KARACHI: A travel ban has been slapped on six suspects of an alleged arson that killed more than 250 workers in a Karachi garments factory in 2012, Samaa reported. “Rizwan Qureshi, Javed Shakeel, Hamad Siddiqui, Abdur Rehman alias Bhola, Asghar Baig, and Majid Baig have been put on the Exit Control List (ECL),” a notification…

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February 19, 2015


Nigeria claims recapture of key town from Boko Haram

ABUJA: Nigeria's military on Monday claimed the recapture of Monguno, a garrison town in northeast Borno state, after it was seized by Boko Haram militants last month. The insurgents suffered casualties and the military operation disrupted an attempt to re-supply fighters in the flashpoint town of Baga with weapons and food, a statement said. “Troops…

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February 16, 2015


Thousands gather in French town where attackers' manhunt ended

PARIS: Nearly 10,000 people took to the streets of the small French town of Dammartin-en-Goele Sunday where the manhunt for the two brothers who massacred 12 people at a satirical magazine came to a bloody end. It was not just Paris — where a huge march was due to start — but towns and cities…

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January 11, 2015


Qadri looks to Gen Sharif for justice

TORONTO: Rejecting government-appointed-committee probe into Model Town massacre as biased, Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Dr Tahirul Qadri Friday ironically advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to head the joint investigation team (JIT) and give himself a clean chit, Samaa reported. “Prime minister better appoint himself the chief and his kinspersons/cronies as members of the JIT and get away…

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November 14, 2014


New Noori Natt in town

This is Noori Natt of Jhang who is so much inspired by legendry actor Mustafa Qureshi. Watch video to know what he does on every Thursday.

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October 23, 2014


Zardari inaugurates Bahria Town Masjid

Former president Asif Ali Zardari inaugurated Bahria Town Masjid in Lahore. Watch video.

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October 14, 2014


US warns air power cannot save Syrian town from IS

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama conferred with commanders Wednesday on the “difficult” fight against Islamic State jihadists as the US military warned air power alone could not prevent the group from seizing a key Syrian border town. After a meeting with top brass at the Pentagon, Obama said there would be no easy victory against the…

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October 9, 2014


IS jihadists seize parts of key Syrian town

SURUC: Islamic State jihadists pushed into the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border Monday, seizing three districts in the city's east after fierce street fighting with its Kurdish defenders. Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, has become a strategic battleground between the IS group and its opponents, who include the United States…

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October 7, 2014


CCTV footage of Hazara Town blast

Samaa has received CCTV footage of Saturday's bomb blast in Quetta's Hazara Town.

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October 5, 2014


Suicide attack kills 5 in Quetta's Hazara Town

QUETTA: At least five people were killed and scores of others wounded when a bomber detonated his suicide vest in militancy-hit Hazara Town of Quetta on Saturday, police say. Two women were also among the victims. According to rescuers, the explosion occurred near a girls high school in Aliabad locality of Hazara Town. Bomb disposal…

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October 4, 2014


No to VIP Culture is the talk of town now

People have started a campaign against VIP culture and this sizzling debate is very hot on social media now. Watch this video.

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September 17, 2014


Suicide bombers kill 10 in Iraq town

SAMARRA: Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged vehicles on Monday in a town north of the Iraqi capital that has battled jihadist militants, killing 10 people, police and a doctor said. The blasts in Dhuluiyah — which was overrun by militants but drove them out and then put up fierce resistance when they sought to take…

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September 8, 2014


Belgian town blasts music to drive gypsies away

BRUSSELS: A group of Roma camped by a Belgian town faced a rude awakening on Wednesday: the mayor ordered that they be blasted with music to drive them away. The Roma had arrived on Sunday in Landen, some 50 km (30 miles) east of the Belgian capital of Brussels. They agreed with a landowner to…

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July 16, 2014


Hollywood director's son embittered by women kills 6

SANTA BARBARA Calif: A 22-year-old gunman killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage that began in his apartment and cascaded across a California college town, shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women, police said on Saturday. Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood director, stabbed three people to…

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May 25, 2014

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