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14 killed, 33 injured in Kohat oil tanker-bus accident

KOHAT: At least 14 people were killed and 33 others injured in a dreadful incident of collision between oil tanker and passenger bus in Lachi area, Kohat, on Saturday. Confirming the death toll, Kohat District Police Officer (DPO) Suhail Khalid said the dead included women and children also. He said most of the victims belonged to Buner. Rescue sources said the passenger bus was travelling from Buner to Karachi when this accident took place on Indus Highway. The sources said the injured and dead were rushed…

Suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 14: official

KABUL: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded 45, an official said, the second attack in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. The explosion happened outside the Nangarhar provincial governor's office in the capital Jalalabad, his spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. It was also close to the Indian consulate. Read More: Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26 Khogyani said 14 people had been killed and 45 wounded. An Afghan…

Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals including one from Pakistan

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part. "I am happy to announce that on June 29 there will be a consistory meeting to appoint 14 new cardinals. Their origins reflect the universality of the church," Pope Francis said in an address in Saint Peter's…

Police arrest 14 after teen raped, burned to death in India

NEW DELHI: Police arrested 14 men on Saturday after a teenager was raped and burned alive at her home in eastern India, in the latest case of sexual violence in the country. The 16-year-old was abducted from her home when her family was away to attend a wedding and raped in a forested area of Jharkhand state on Thursday, a local police officer said. The family complained to the village council which on Friday ordered two accused men to do 100 sit-ups and pay a fine of 50,000 rupees ($750). Village councils of local…

Israeli air strike wounds 14 in Gaza

GAZA: Israel aircraft attacked Hamas military facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday night in response to alleged rocket attacks, the Israeli army claimed. It was the second night of rocket fire since US President Donald Trump's statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. His declaration sent shock waves through the region, and Gaza's Hamas rulers called for a new intifada, or Palestinian uprising. Read More: Despite Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with US ‘peace’ efforts The Hamas-run…