70 pc of Mir Ali, outskirts cleared570 terrorists killed, 34 soldiers martyred in Operation, House-to-house search mounts
Armed forces will not indulge in any political wrangling
Article 245 invoked 11 times in last 7 years: NisarArmy help to secure Islamabad not connected to any rally
Islamabad—Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Sunday that the decision to call for the Army’s assistance in maintaining law and order in Islamabad for three months under Article 245 of the Constitution had no link with “any political rally or party”. Addressing a press conference at Punjab House here on Sunday, the Interior Minister said that anyone trying to link the government’s decision of calling in the Army with any political rally of a political party was actually engaging in political point-scoring and was making the Army’s role needlessly controversial at a crucial time.
Hamas chief: We cannot coexist with occupiersWashington—Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal demanded Israel lift its blockade of Gaza and warned that Palestinians cannot coexist with their neighbors while their land is occupied, in an interview broadcast Sunday. On Saturday, Meshaal was interviewed by US broadcaster PBS in the Qatari capital Doha while in Gaza his Islamist militia was under assault from Israeli forces in renewed fighting that has left hundreds dead.
NPC to celebrate Independence Day for two weeks
Israel resumes deadly bombing of Gaza StripJerusalem — Israel and Hamas went back and forth on Sunday over proposals for a humanitarian lull in the fighting in Gaza, underscoring the external and internal pressures on both sides. By afternoon, Hamas, the militant group that dominates Gaza, had called for a new 24-hour pause, hours after Israel had declared one over in response to a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza into its territory.
China to build railway, motorway networks in Afghanistan
50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashesBritish embassy convoy attacked
Benghazi—At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. Another 23 people, all Egyptian workers, were killed in the capital Tripoli when a rocket hit their home on Saturday during clashes between rival militias battling over the city’s main airport, the Egyptian state news agency reported.