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Terrorism: The Challenge Of Deadly Weapons

Terrorism: The Challenge Of Deadly Weapons

By Bobson Gbinije   “And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by His side come hot from hell, shall in these confines With A Monarch’s   voice, cry ‘Havoc’ And let slip the dogs   of war”. — Shakespeare (in Julius Caesar)   Dogmatic blandishments, doctrinaire sophistry, religious extremism and systematic political indoctrination etc, have unleashed

Eight out of 10 Malala Assassination Suspects ‘Secretly Acquitted’

Reports have emerged that eight out of the 10 men reportedly jailed for the attempted assassination of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teenage schoolgirl and right activist, have been secretly acquitted. In April, officials in Pakistan said that 10 Taliban fighters had been found guilty and received 25-year jail terms, considered a life sentence in Pakistan. But

Pakistan Carries Out Mass Hangings

Pakistani authorities have hanged 12 convicts, the largest number of people executed on the same day since the country overturned a ban on executions recently. According to an interior ministry spokesperson, the hanged convicts were terrorists and murderers guilty of “heinous crimes”. At least 27 convicts have been executed since the moratorium was lifted, most

Bomb Blast Kills Dozens In Southern Pakistan

A bomb explosion, on Friday, has killed at least 31 people at a Shia mosque in Southern Pakistan. According to Pakistani Police Authorities, at least 50 people were wounded in the attack after Friday prayers in the Shikarpur district of Sindh province. Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has condemned the incident and ordered an immediate

Pakistanis Protest Latest Charlie Hebdo Cover

Police in Pakistan have clashed with crowds protesting over an image of the prophet Muhammad published in French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Police Authorities used water canon to disperse the milling crowd near the French consulate in Karachi. The protest is part of a nationwide rally called by the Jamat-e-Islami religious party. Charlie Hebdo featured

Scores Die in Pakistan Bus Crash

Not less than 30 people have died in a bus crash near the Pakistani city of Karachi in the early hours of Sunday. Police said, the bus collided with an oil tanker. The tanker was reportedly speeding and traveling on the wrong side of the road when it hit the bus head-on. Both vehicles burst

Pakistani School Attack: Woman, Four Others Arrested

Four suspects, including a woman, were arrested from southern Punjab’s Hasilpur area in connection with Tuesday’s carnage in Peshawar that claimed the lives of more than 140 people. The four were tracked through a mobile SIM, which was reportedly used by terrorists during the attack on the military-run Army Public School. The SIM was registered

School Massacre: Pakistan Declares Three-Day Mourning

The Pakistan government has declared a three-day mourning for the over 140 people, mostly children killed after an attack on a military school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Prime Minister, called a multi-party conference in Peshawar on Wednesday to discuss the state’s response to the attack, the worst in Pakistan’s recent history.

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