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Ulema urge TTP, government for truce

ISLAMABAD: Prominent Ulema from Deoband school of thought have urged the government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to declare ceasefire in the name of Allah Almighty and his messenger (PBUH). In a joint statement issued here after a crucial meeting, held under the chair of Maulana Salimullah Khan Monday, the Ulema called upon both the parties…

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Car bombs across Baghdad kill at least 51

BAGHDAD: A wave of car bombs struck Shia neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday morning, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest in relentless violence roiling Iraq in recent months. The deadliest of the day’s bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a…