Thursday, May 14th, 2015
KABUL: Fourteen people, including two Pakistanis and at least seven other foreigners, were killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that trapped dozens attending a concert and triggered an hours-long standoff with Afghan forces, officials said on Thursday. Four Indians, an American, an Italian and a British-Afghan dual national were among the foreigners killed in the overnight siege on the Park Palace, which was about to host a performance by a well-known Afghan singer. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the overnight siege on the Park Palace. Kabul policeRead More
KARACHI: Zimbabwe pulled out of this month’s historic cricket tour to Pakistan and then retracted their decision within 16 minutes in a bizarre turnaround on Thursday. Zimbabwe Cricket initially released a statement saying that a decision had been reached not to tour on the advice of the country’s supreme sports regulatory authority, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC). The SRC had previously cited concerns over the safety of the touring party. But after the news release was issued, the statement was withdrawn and Zimbabwe Cricket spokesman Lovemore Banda told ReutersRead More
HARARE: Zimbabwe cricket authorities said Thursday they were examining a report on the safety of playing in Pakistan, ahead of what is scheduled to be first tour by a Test-playing nation since a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team bus. Zimbabwe is due to arrive in Pakistan on May 22 to play three one-day and two T20 matches. Security concerns rose further on Wednesday when gunmen attacked a passenger bus and killed at least 43 people in Karachi. No major international teams have toured Pakistan since militants attacked theRead More
ISLAMABAD, 14 MAY, (DNA) – Japan is deeply shocked and saddened by the terrorist attack which caused numerous deaths and injuries on Wednesday, in Karachi, Sindh province of the southern Pakistan, said in a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Japan on Thursday. According to the statement Japan mourns the victims and expresses its condolences to the bereaved families. Japan also offers its heartfelt sympathy to those wounded in the attack.
PESHAWAR, 14 MAY, (DNA) – A police man and two suspected militants were killed during an encounter in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area on Thursday. According to the sources in police, two suspected militants were also rounded up following the clash. Security forces reportedly seized a number of weapons from the unidentified assailants. Soon after the incident, police cordoned off the area and carried out search operation.
BEIJING: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a three-day trip to China Thursday by inspecting the Terracotta Warriors as a festering border dispute colours relations between the Asian giants.Modi visited the World Heritage Site in the ancient Chinese capital of Xian, pictures posted on his official Twitter account showed, after he was greeted on the airport tarmac by a dancing troupe.