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Pak to amend anti-terror laws to expedite trial of terrorists

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said the anti-terror laws will be amended to expedite the trial of people arrested in terror related cases, as pressure mounted on his government to take decisive steps to eradicate terrorism after the Peshawar school massacre. Reuters file photo

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said the anti-terror laws will be amended to expedite the trial of people arrested in terror related cases...

Pakistan's most hated man - volleyball player, child killer

The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed Slim. File photo Reuters

The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim".

Pak school attack survivors vow to fail militants

Pakistani schoolgirls chant slogans during a protest to condemn Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children - in a school massacre. AP Photo

The students who survived a brutal attack on an army-run school here by Pakistani Taliban have vowed to continue their studies despite the gory incident......

Pak Army, ISAF to target Fazlullah in drone attack: report

Pakistan army and US-led forces in Afghanistan have decided to target Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah using drones rather than a ground operation in the areas where he is believed to be taking sanctuary. File photo Reuters

Pakistan army and US-led forces in Afghanistan have decided to target Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah using drones rather than a ground operation in the areas......

Pak forces kill 67 militants in countrywide crackdown

The Pakistani army said it has killed 59 militants in clashes in the northwest, including 32 in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, in intensified fighting since this week's Taliban massacre of children at a school. File AP image

Stepping up the campaign against terrorists, Pakistani security forces killed at least 67 militants in a countrywide swoop today, taking the number of insurgents...

2 dreaded terrorists to be hanged anytime soon in Pak

Authorities were today making final preparations to execute anytime soon two feared terrorists convicted for attacks at army headquarters and former army chief Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted the moratorium on the death sentences. File Photo for representation only

Authorities were today making final preparations to execute anytime soon two feared terrorists convicted for attacks at army headquarters and former army chief Pervez Musharraf,...

Four detained over Peshawar school attack

At least four suspects, including a woman, have been detained from Pakistan's Punjab province in connection with the Peshawar school attack that claimed 148 lives. Photo: AP

At least four suspects, including a woman, have been detained from Pakistan's Punjab province in connection with the Peshawar school attack that claimed...

Lakhvi booked under MPO; to remain in jail

Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who was granted bail, has now been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, a media report said Friday. Reuters file photo

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi will remain in jail for at least three more months with Pakistani authorities today slapping stringent provisions under public security against the......

Pakistan's processes flawed, says daily after Lakhvi bail

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was granted bail. Photo: Reuters

It will be difficult to tackle the militant menace when "our institutional processes are so flawed", a Pakistani daily said Friday, a day after...

Execution of six Pakistani terrorists approved

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has approved the execution of six terrorists who were sentenced to death by military courts, a media...

Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing

Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns. Reuters Image

Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's...

Anti-terror raids conducted in Sydney

Australian counter-terrorism police confirmed Friday they raided five Sydney homes Thursday which were linked to a man's alleged plot to execute a random member of the public in Martin Place in the city's central business district. Reuters file photo

Australian counter-terrorism police confirmed Friday they raided five Sydney homes Thursday which were linked to a man's alleged plot to execute a random member...

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