PESHAWAR, 12 September: At least 107 pilgrims lost their lives and about 238 others, including at least 52 Pakistani nationals, sustained injuries when a construction...
A Nato service member was killed and two others were injured in an insider attack in Herat province of Afghanistan on Monday.
A day earlier, a speedy car driven by the Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, defence and air attaché at the US embassy hit a motorbike at Margalla Road as a result a man was killed and another received injuries.
Donald John Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump, 70, a Republican candidate obtained 278 electoral votes out of the total 538 votes, eight more from the required figure of 270. Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton, wife of former US president Bill Clinton got 218 electoral votes. Mrs Clinton was perhaps more favorite for the presidential job as per the media’s initial assumptions and online polls.
The government of Saudi Arabia has made changes in the schedule of Jamraat, the ritual of symbolic stoning of the devil during Hajj, and shortened the period by 12 hours. According to Saudi media, the decision has been taken to avoid stampede at the site of the stoning of the devil. The last year’s Hajj was marked the worst ever stampede during which hundreds of pilgrims died. The Saudi government had officially confirmed the death of 768 pilgrims however, international media had said the more than 3000 hujaj died during the stampede.
The government of Afghanistan has been urged to take strong measures to stop illegal migration of Afghan youth to European countries.
The Saudi government has arrested 11 princes and serving and former ministers and business tycoons on charges of corruption.
In Pakistan, government data show that 24 million children between the ages of 5 and 16 are out-of-school. Out of this, 6.1 million primary school age children do not access primary school and girls are two fifth of this number
The provincial government of Laghman in Afghanistan has launched construction work on a canal and a mosque. Laghman governor Abdul Jabbar laid the foundation stone of both the projects in Kargheo and Charbagh areas on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesman told TNN that both the projects will cost five million Afghanis.
At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine others sustained injuries when militants attacked an army base in Kandahar province of Afghanistan, foreign news agency reported on Tuesday
Explosions in different parts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul caused several casualties on the day of parliamentary elections on Saturday.
The United Nations High Commission for Afghan Refugees (UNHCR) has suspended the repatriation process of Afghan refugees for three days as holidays have been announced on account of Eid ul Azha. Qaiser Afridi, a spokesman of the UNHCR told TNN that two centers have been established – one each in Peshawar and Quetta, to facilitate the returning Afghan refugees. He said another center would be established in Nowshera to further expedite the process and lessen the load on the center at Chamkani.