Modi slams Pakistan for waging proxy war against India

Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for continuing its proxy war of terrorism against India, saying it has lost the strength to fight a conventional war. The Prime Minister said that the Indian armed forces were suffering more casualties from terrorism than from war. Noting that this is a global problem, the Prime Minister said all humanitarian forces of the world should unite to fight it. The jawans should be assured that the entire country supports them, he stressed. The Prime Minister said that the soldiers remainRead More

Syria crisis can solved only by eliminating terrorism: Asad

Damascus: Syria’s crisis will only be solved by stamping out terror, President Bashar al-Assad said in reference to rebels fighting his regime. In March 2011, a widespread protest movement calling for political change in Syria broke out. In response, the regime unleashed a brutal crackdown against dissent, while systematically labeling dissidents and rebels as terrorists and refusing to recognize the existence of a popular revolt. The movement later morphed into an increasingly radical insurgency and more than 100,000 people have since been killed, says the UN. The war has alsoRead More

Pakistanis are victims of Terrorism: US

Washington: United States on Thursday said that innocent Pakistanis have been victims of terrorism and the menace poses a greater threat to the country as a whole. “This is one of the reasons that we work so hard with the government of Pakistan to strength, deepen and improve the counterterrorism relationship that we have,” she said. Meanwhile, United States also said that there is no move to remove old foe Cuba from the list of state sponsor of terrorism. “Let me say firmly here it is incorrect. This department hasRead More

Indian organisations involved in terrorism in Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed

Lahore: The day after Shinde accused BJP and RSS of running terror camps and indulging in Hindu terror, Mumbai attacks mastermind and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed on Monday went to the extend of levelling an accusation that Indian organisations were “involved in all kinds of terrorism in Pakistan”. Saeed, for whom the US has announced a USD 10 million bounty, told a press conference here that India always resorted to propaganda against Pakistani organisations but it now stood “exposed”. He claimed: “India tried to involve us in the Mumbai attacksRead More

India takes on Pakistan in United Nations over killing of two soldiers

United Nations:  In the backdrop of tension on the Indo-Pak border, India told UN Security Council that nations using terror as an “instrument of state policy” are “short-sighted” and have invariably themselves suffered immensely from the “Frankenstein monster.” “Terrorism is a Frankenstein monster. Resort to the use of terrorism as an instrument of State Policy is short-sighted. Indeed, those who have taken recourse to it have invariably themselves suffered immensely from it proving the age old dictum that those who play with the sword, shall also perish by it,” PuriRead More

China condemns Pakistan bombings in Pakistan

Beijing: China on Friday said it opposes all forms of terrorism and strongly condemned Thursday’s bombings in Pakistan that killed over 100 people. “We express our deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathies to the wounded and the family members of the dead,” a news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei as saying. He said China firmly supports the relentless efforts of the government and the people of Pakistan to safeguard the country’s stability. Four blasts rocked Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 116 people and wounding 235Read More

Jordan charges 11 men in alleged terror plot

Amman: 11 men with suspected links to al-Qaida have been charged with terrorism conspiracy for allegedly planning attacks on shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in Jordan, an official sadi. The official says the suspects, all Jordanians in their 20s and 30s, have confessed to plotting attacks and illegally possessing weapons and explosives. Jordanian officials have said some of the men are affiliated with the banned Salafi movement, which promotes an ultraorthodox brand of Islam. All of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed toRead More

US will keep working with Pakistan to fight terrorism

Washington: The US will keep working with Pakistan in a “cooperative fashion” to tackle challenges, including extremism and terrorism, a senior official has said. “We have a keen interest in working with Pakistan to address the many common challenges that we face. We feel that working together, we can address concerning issues of extremism and combating terrorism,” Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer told foreign journalists. n interests, he said. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he said, is herself very personally involved in working with her PakistaniRead More

Piracy and Terrorism are real threat to regional security

New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said India was taking steps to augment its capabilities to fight piracy and terrorism. Addressing the 8th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting, the Defence Minister said, “The various challenges including menace of piracy and armed robbery, drugs and arms trafficking and unregulated and unreported fishing to name a few, threaten both short-term and long-term stability of the region”. The meeting is being attended by 17 heads of Coast Guards from Asian countries including China, Asia, Japan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,Read More

India asks UN to adopt ‘Zero tolerance’ approach against terrorism

New York: India will ask members of the United Nations to ensure a “zero tolerance” approach towards terrorism. Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said India also proposes to focus on the issue of terrorist financing at a special meeting of the UN Security Council’s Committee on Counter Terrorism in November. Mathai said the ongoing 67th session of the General Assembly is taking place at a time when the world is facing continued economic and financial uncertainty and the Middle East and North Africa regions are in a “state of flux”. DuringRead More