Pakistan News Service

Sunday Apr 14, 2024, Shawwal 5, 1445 Hijri


America`s Ultimatum

US Vice-President Dick Cheney has conveyed the Bush administration`s message to Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf that the opponents of the possible invasion of Iran will no longer be treated as "allies".

Excavation of AL AQSA

Apparently bowing to the strong protest lodged by the international community, especially the Muslim countries, Israel has stopped the excavations near Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam`s third holiest site.

Recognizing Israel

President General Musharraf who is currently visiting the Middle East has called upon the Muslim countries and their masses to 'recognise' Israel for resolution of Palestine issue.

New War Front

Opening another warfront, US jets have pounded suspected hideouts of Islamic militia in east African nation of Somalia, claiming that Al-Qaeda and Islamic militia are planning to turn the country into a save heaven for `terrorists`.

Saddam`s Fate

Saddam Hussein is going to be no more. He bade two half brothers farewell on Thursday last in a rare prison meeting as he awaits execution, but USA and Iraqi officials are giving conflicting accounts of whether he would hang within days.

Down fall of Dhaka

Every year, the day of December 16, reminds us the traumatic dismemberment of East Pakistan. This was the darkest day of not merely Pakistan, but the Islamic history when 90,000 soldiers had surrendered to Indian Army.

Women Protection Bill

The passage of controversial women protection bill has plunged the country into a political crisis.

Israel likely to start fresh talks on Middle East

Israeli Defense Minister, Aamir Peretz, hinted on Tuesday at the prospects of initiating fresh talks on Middle East saying the dormant Saudi peace plan could serve as the basis for it.

Dargai Sucide Attack

In what appears to be the backlash of Bajur air strike, at least 42 soldiers were killed and 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber struck a military base in Dargai, 100kms north of Peshawar on Wednesday morning.

Rumsfeld`s Departure

Squeezed by the Republicans` defeat in mid-term congressional elections, the controversial Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has become the first victim of the "winds of change" in America as US President George W. Bush admitted that a general dissatisfa

Elections may change the World

The race to win the mid-term legislative elections in USA has entered in the last phase as voters across the nation are getting ready to shape America`s next two years. Midterm elections are held midway into a president`s term in office. This year, voters

Militancy Labeled

Eighty-three people, many of them children aged between 12 and 15 were killed in an air strike at a madrassah in Damadola in the Bajaur tribal region (northern region of Pakistan adjacent to Afghanistan) on Monday morning.

North Korea`s nuclear test

North Korea`s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Monday the country has performed a successful nuclear test. South Korea`s defence ministry said the test was carried out at Hwadaeri near Kilju at 10:36 am (0136 GMT).

In The Line Of Fire

President Pervez Musharraf`s much-publicised but controversial book " In the Line of Fire " is making waves worldwide especially in USA and Pakistan amid contesting statements issued by the Indian authorities, and Pakistani opposition parties.

Is It Over?

A day before, President, General Pervaz Musharraf`s visit to Kabul, the government and local tribesmen , generally known as Taliban, signed a peace agreement in Miranshah(South Waziristan, ) on September 05. The peace agreement was inked to end longstandi

Cricket Controversy

The ongoing ball-tempering controversy took a dramatic turn on last Friday when the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive, Malcolm Speed revealed that the controversial umpire Darrell Hair offered to resign from the International Cricket Cou

London Terror Plot

The British government claims to have foiled a terrorist plan to blow up as many as 10 jetliners flying to the United States from Britain. So far, around 50 suspects linked to the London terror plot have been arrested in UK and Pakistan.


After giving a license to kill civilians, including women and children to Israel in Lebanon, the UN Security Council has approved and implemented a ceasefire to end the month-long conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.


As the US Secretary Of State Condoleeza Rice says that Israel has been attacking Lebanon in its defence, an Israeli air strike on a shelter for displaced people killed more than 60 civilians, including at least 37 children on Sunday last.

Mumbai Blasts

Indian government has blamed Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and outlawed Indian group Students of Islamic Movement (SIM) for the Mumbai train attacks that killed at least 200 people on Tuesday last. At least 350 people, mostly Muslims have been arrested on the suspici

Abduction of Israeli Solders

The capture of three Israeli soldiers by Hamas and Hezbollah during last three weeks followed by a massive Israeli bombardment on civilians in Lebanon and Gaza has opened up a dangerous new front in lingering Middle East conflict.

Journalists on the hit

The body of a tribal journalist, Hayatullah Khan missing for about seven months was found lying outside a village in Mirali in the restive North Waziristan tribal region on Friday last.


In a new US massacre against Iraqi civilians, US soldiers have deliberately killed 11 Iraqi civilians, including five children and four women, last March, a video footage obtained by the BBC revealed.

Democracy a Need?

Former prime ministers, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif have signed the long-awaited Charter of Democracy (CoD), which commits the PPP and the PML(N) to struggle against dictatorship and on coming to power do away with the 'distortions' made in the Consti

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