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Sunday, January 31st, 2016


50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Ngeria

MAIDUGURI: Around 50 people were feared killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents said on Sunday. Suicide bombers also carried out deadly attacks on Sunday in the Lake Chad region, an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram, a local security official said. Nigeria’s army said Boko Haram fighters struck Dalori, some 12 kilometres from the northern city of Maiduguri late Saturday, burning down the village and sending residents fleeing into the bush. Dalori is located nearRead More

Bomb attacks near Hazrat Zainab’s shrine in Syria kill 50, wound 110

DAMASCUS: At least 50 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday in three bomb blasts near the revered shrine of Hazrat Zainab (RA) outside the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said. Syrian State news agency said the first blast was caused by a car bomb that detonated at a bus station near the shrine. It said two suicide bombers then detonated their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene. The eyewitnesses said the blasts caused massive damage, shattering windows and ripping a huge crater in the road. SmokeRead More

PPP has no connection with Uzair: Khursheed

Khursheed Shah challenges Nisar

KARACHI, 31 JAN (DNA) – Senior PPP leader and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah has said gang-war criminal Uzair Baloch was wanted and hence he has been arrested. The PPP has no link with Uzair Baloch, said Shah while speaking to media in Sukkur. He said several people snap selfies with political leaders, “therefore it cant be judged that who is criminal and who is not.” Regarding schools dilemma in Punjab, Shah called upon MNAs and MPAs of Punjab to curtail their own security and beef upRead More

Afghan religious scholars issue fatwa against peace talks

ISLAMABAD, 31 JAN (DNA) – Senior Afghan religious scholars have issued an edict, declaring peace talks in the presence of the American and other foreign troops against Islam. The “Ittehad-e-ulema-e-Afghanistan” released the “fatwa” at a time when the quadrilateral process of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the U.S. are involved in hectic discussions to restart the negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan gov’t. The ‘ulema’ council is considered close to the Afghan Taliban. Observers believe that decree could create problems for the Taliban in joining the peace process.  The TalibanRead More

Gas to surpass oil as major fuel in two decades

oil prices fall

ISLAMABAD, 31 JAN (DNA) – President Society Watch Khalid Mehmood on Sunday said natural gas will surpass coal in one decade while it will best oil as world’s number one fuel in two decades. Global energy demand is to grow 28 percent by 2035 while natural gas will be major fuel source within two decades and by 2035, the world will need to produce over 32 percent more energy as compare to 2015 to satisfy the thirst of the world. In a statement issued here today, he said coal andRead More

Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance border security

QUETTA, Jan 31 (DNA) – Pakistan and Iran have agreed to enhance border security by installing latest vigilance equipment. They signed five MoUs in connection with border activities after three-day meetings of Pakistan-Iran Joint Border Commission in Quetta. They agreed that terrorists would not be allowed to use their soils for attacks on each other’s country.  Pak-Iran also agreed to establish border markets at Gabd Gwadar, Taftan, Panjgur, Washuk and Mand. Establishing a rail-link between Gwadar and Chahbahar also featured in the talks. The Deputy Governor of Sistan-Balochistan Ali AsgharRead More