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Emergency declared in Gilgit

Police and law enforcement agencies have blocked entry and exit routes to Gilgit amid tense law and order situation following Shiite killings in Babuser, a resident told Pakistan Today. The local administration

Pakistan prevail in tense finish

Pakistan scrambled a five-run victory over Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in the first of three one-day internationals here on Thursday. That was the official result, but the reality is that Zimbabwe

Yemen tense as calls on Saleh to quit grow

SANAA – Tension simmered in Yemen on Monday after a fruitless meeting with Gulf mediators and late night demonstrations turned violent in Sanaa. The streets of Sanaa appeared quiet on Monday following overnight clashes with security forces, an AFP correspondent reported.
Late on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of men and women protested against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s call for an end to men and women demonstrating together against the regime, and called for his ouster.

Yemen tense as calls on Saleh to step down grow

SANAA – Tension simmered in Yemen on Monday after a fruitless meeting with Gulf mediators and late night demonstrations turned violent in Sanaa.
The streets of Sanaa appeared quiet on Monday following overnight clashes with security forces, an AFP correspondent reported.
Late on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of men and women protested against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s call for an end to men and women demonstrating together against the regime, and called for his

Pakistanis, Indians bond during tense clash

MOHALI – Tens of thousands of Indians and a handful of Pakistanis packed the stadium for their cricket World Cup clash on Wednesday in a friendly atmosphere that belied diplomatic tensions between the countries.
“We love the people of India as we share the same roots and the same passion for the game among other things,” said elated Pakistani fan Ali Salman, who crossed into India via the only road link, the Wagah crossing.
“I managed to get a ticket through my friends in

Datta Khel strike reminds of tense Pak-US alliance

ISLAMABAD – Thursday’s deadly drone strike in North Waziristan in which 44 people were killed, occurring only a day after Raymond Davis’ release, has once again highlighted the simmering tensions between Islamabad and Washington on the contentious issue despite the ‘tacit understanding’ between the crucial anti-terrorism allies on American spy planes’ repeated attacks.
The United States government, led by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Special Activities Division, has made a

B’desh tense but ready: Shakib

CHITTAGONG – Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has admitted his team-mates were tense ahead of Friday’s crucial World Cup match against England, but said the task was not beyond them. The Tigers, who have just one win from three games, will almost certainly drop out of the race for the quarter-finals from Group B if they lose the day-night game at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. “The boys are tense, but they are also confident that they can put up a good show,” said Shakib. “We

Merkel berates Israeli PM in ‘tense’ call

JERUSALEM – German Chancellor Angela Merkel berated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to advance peace talks during a “tense” phone call, Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Friday. Citing German sources, the newspaper said Merkel responded furiously when Netanyahu criticised Germany for supporting a Palestinian-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement construction.
“How dare you?” Merkel told Netanyahu, according to the

Godhra tense after prayer leader’s killing; protesters clash with police

KARACHI – Enraged protesters took to the streets and scuffled with police in Godhra Colony, New Karachi on Saturday to protest the murder of a prayer leader of the area. Adnan Qadri, the prayer leader at Rabbani Masjid in New Karachi, Sector 11-E, was gunned down by two unidentified men on a motorcycle on Friday night.
Qadri was believed to be an activist of the banned outfit Jamaatud Dawa. Following Qadri’s death, many people in Godhra Colony started firing in the air to protest

Tense Albania buries protest victims

TIRANA – Albania’s opposition marked a day of mourning on Sunday to attend the burials of two of the three people killed in anti-government protests amid heightened tension in the country.
Hundreds of people including opposition leader Edi Rama and other socialist lawmakers gathered in the south of the country to bury 48-year-old Ziver Veizi. Veizi was one of the three people killed when anti-government protesters clashed with police in Tirana on Friday.
“We were there to

PA session gets tense – Mastikhel and Allauddin trade jabs on attendance issue

LAHORE – The proxy attendance issue remained the hot topic during the Punjab Assembly (PA) session on Friday, as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) Sanaullah Mastikhel exchanged hot words with Unification Bloc Member Sheikh Allauddin over the issue.
The heated arguments created a tense situation in the assembly, as PA Speaker Rana Iqbal’s ruling was violated thrice but both the treasury and opposition benches did not notice it. The speaker

Spanish Primera Liga – Ronaldo double steers Real Madrid to tense win

MADRID – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 18th and 19th league goals of the season as Real Madrid started 2011 with a tense 3-2 win at derby rivals Getafe on Monday to close to within two points of champions Barcelona at the league summit. Portuguese star Ronaldo smashed home an 11th-minute penalty to open the scoring before Angel di Maria set up German international Mesut Ozil for a second on 19 minutes.
Ronaldo grabbed his second on 57 minutes after Getafe had got a foothold in

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