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  • Five gangs yet to surrender in Punjab's riverine area

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: The anti-criminal Zarb-i-Aahan operation in the riverine area of Punjab's Rajanpur district continues on Thursday, even as notorious gangster Ghulam Rasool, alias Chotoo, and his 13 men surrendered before the Pakistan Army a day earlier...

    District police officer Ghulam Mubashar Maken told Dawn that some gangs had not surrendered as yet and put up resistance against security forces, but maintained that forces would...

  • Chicago-area man accused of threatening Mayor, others on Facebook

    CHICAGO: A driver for a ride-sharing service used his Facebook page to threaten Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others, hinting that he hoped to commit an act of violence before traveling to Pakistan, according to a recently unsealed federal complaint...

    His arrest in mid-May, the complaint suggests, was hastened by his purchase of a plane ticket to fly from Chicago to Pakistan on June 8...

  • Indonesia sends three warships to haze-affected area

    JAKARTA: Indonesia has deployed three warships, with more on standby, to deliver face masks, tents and medical supplies to thousands of people affected by acrid haze from forest fires, an official said on Monday...

    For nearly two months, thousands of fires caused by slash-and-burn farming in Indonesia have choked vast expanses of Southeast Asia, forcing schools to close and scores of flights and some international events to be cancelled
  • Park founded by Bhutto converted into parking area, PA told

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was informed on Monday that a park established by Pakistan Peoples Party founder and prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto near the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan had been converted into a parking area...

    Pakistan Muslim League-Functional legislator Nusrat Sehar Abbasi raised the issue of the park during the question hour, which pertained to the Auqaf and Information Technology departments... ...

  • Car bombings claim 15 lives in Baghdad area

    BAGHDAD: Five car bombs in the Baghdad area, including one near a hospital, killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 45 on Tuesday, security and medical officials said...

    South of Baghdad, two more car bombs hit a car park used by taxis and buses in Al-Wahida, while a fifth exploded in a residential area of Mahmudiyah...

  • Police keeping close eye on Blue Area sit-in by religious parties

    Although their numbers dwindled as the night progressed, ST President Mufti Liaqat Kazmi told Dawn that other participants from Anjuman-i-Talaba-i-Islam, Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan and the Jamaat Ahle Sunnat had yet to join their rally...

    A sizeable deployment was also witnessed around the Blue Area, while a large reserve force remained stationed across the city, on standby in case of any untoward incident...

  • Chinese troops to patrol border area after India standoff

    BEIJING: China said on Tuesday that its troops would continue to patrol a disputed Himalayan border area after resolving a months-long military stand-off there with India...

    The standoff began in mid-June after Chinese troops started building a road in the area, which is disputed between China and India’s ally, Bhutan...

  • Houthis take Aden’s key area; 120 killed

    ADEN: Yemen’s Houthi militia battled its way into Aden’s Tawahi district on Wednesday despite Saudi-led air strikes, strengthening its hold on the city whose fate is seen as crucial to determining the country’s civil war...

    The fighting across Yemen killed 120 people on Wednesday, mostly civilians, including at least 40 who were trying to flee the southern port city of Aden by a boat that was struck by Houthi shells, rescue workers and...
  • Demo against slaughterhouse in residential area

    PESHAWAR: Dwellers of Landi Sarak, Charsadda Road here on Sunday held a demonstration against the Municipal Corporation Peshawar (MCP) for setting up a slaughterhouse inside the populated area and demanded its early shifting to rid them of foul smell and dirt...

    They said the area elders had time and again requested the MCP officials to get the illegal trade closed down, but to no avail...

  • No-go area no more

    When the second leg of Pakistan’s first-round 2018 World Cup qualifier against Yemen in Lahore was postponed 14 hours before kickoff last month, there was widespread depression in a corner room of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) House...

    The marketing and media team of the country’s football governing body had been working hard for a month before the fixture, promoting and engaging football fans in the country to come and...

  • Rajgal Valley’s 90pc area cleared of militants: military

    LANDI KOTAL: Security forces have cleared almost 90 per cent area of the Rajgal Valley adjacent to Afghanistan’s troubled Nangarhar province and troops have taken effective control of important heights, says the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    According to a statement issued by the ISPR, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa — who visited the area on Saturday — was informed that almost 90 per cent of the area which was under the...

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