Everything you need to know about Mohammadi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mohammadi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kabul, June 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan national forces will lead all military operations in the country from June 19, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.
Washington, March 9 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan Friday on his first overseas trip as the Pentagon chief, the defense department announced.
Brussels, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) NATO is considering maintaining a residual force of 8,000-12,000 troops in Afghanistan after the end of 2014, the Afghan defence minister said here Friday.
Islamabad, Oct. 22 (ANI): Pakistan has requested Afghanistan to hand over Maulana Fazlullah, claiming that he was involved in planning major attacks in Pakistan from across the border, including the recent attack on 15-year-old education campaigner Malala Yousufzai.
Karachi, Oct. 21 (ANI): Brian Lara, who was made an offer to play for the International XI in the two Twenty20 exhibition matches in Karachi, refused it because he was concerned about the message his participation would send out, given that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had distanced itself from the games.
Kabul, Sept. 16 (ANI): Afghan lawmakers have endorsed the appointment of a controversial new head of the intelligence service, who has in the past been criticized by human rights groups for alleged involvement in acts of torture.
Washington, August 31 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have created a tiny mechanical device, an electrostatically actuated nanoresonator, that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads.
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Tiny mechanical devices called 'nanoresonators' could help cell phone users avoid slower downloads and dropped calls, besides easing congestion over the airwaves to improve their performance.
Kabul, Aug. 5 (Xinhua- ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday asked the two ousted top security ministers to continue their jobs as acting ministers, a statement released by the Presidential Palace said.
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Afghan parliament has passed a vote of no confidence on two of its most senior ministers and demanded that they be replaced after they failed to prevent cross-border shelling from Pakistan, BBC reported Saturday.
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) All individuals allegedly involved in the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists have been detained, the country's intelligence ministry said Friday.
Tehran, June 26 (ANI): An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery will not undergo the punishment, it has been claimed.
Peshawar, June 20 (ANI): The Pakistani doctor who was sentenced to 33 years of imprisonment after being found 'guilty' of helping the CIA track down Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, is a vulnerable target in a prison filled with hardcore militants, security agencies have said.
Tehran, May 24 (ANI): A leading Iranian nuclear scientist, Masoud Ali Mohammadi, whose death was blamed on an Israeli spy, was killed by its own government, according to a prominent opposition blogger.
London, May 17(ANI): Iran may have utilized a clandestine cable published by whistleblower website WikiLeaks to target and hang an alleged Israeli spy for the killing of their nuclear scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi.
Tehran, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran on Tuesday hanged a man convicted of assassinating an Iranian nuclear physicist, the state IRIB TV reported.
Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Iran Tuesday hanged a man convicted of assassinating an Iranian nuclear physicist, a media report said.
Kabul, Apr 16(ANI): A militant arrested for launching attacks on Kabul and three other cities has confessed that it was carried out by the Haqqani network, a top Afghan security official has said.
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 36 terrorists, were killed and 65 injured when an 18-hour dramatic siege of the Afghan capital Kabul by Taliban suicide attackers ended early Monday.
The 18 hours long street fighting between alleged heavy-armed organized Taliban militants, and Afghan and NATO led forces ended on Monday leaving 48 persons dead including 36 terrorists...........
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 36 terrorists, have been killed and 65 injured in what was a well-coordinated terror attack launched by heavily-armed Taliban militants in Kabul and three other cities that ended Monday following an 18-hour military operation, authorities said.
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Afghanistan Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak has stated that a long-term security partnership and the presence of U.S. forces beyond 2014 will be needed to ensure Afghanistan's stability and "give the right messages" to both its population and its enemies.
Tehran, Dec 29 (ANI): Iran, which is already facing criticism for sentencing a woman to death by stoning, has failed to silence international outcry by instead pursuing an execution by hanging.
Tehran, Dec 26 (ANI): A local Iranian judiciary official has said that a woman sentenced to death on charges of adultery will be executed either by stoning or hanging.
Tehran, Oct 28 (ANI): Iranian actress Marzieh Vafemehr has been spared 90 lashes and further imprisonment for her role in the South Australian film 'My Tehran for Sale', Amnesty International has claimed.
Islamabad, Oct 10 (ANI): Afghanistan's top diplomat in Pakistan has said members of a commission investigating last month's assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, will visit Islamabad within a 'few days' to seek Pakistan's help in the investigations.
Islamabad, Oct 4(ANI): The relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan is at a very low ebb once again, in the wake of intensifying Afghan accusations that High Peace Council leader Burhanuddin Rabbani's assassination was planned in Quetta, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said.
Lahore, Oct 3(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan Government would first exercise the option of holding a dialogue with the Haqqani network rather than taking military action against it, to arrive at a peace settlement.
Kabul, Oct 2(ANI): Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) played a role in the assassination of Afghan High Peace Council leader Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan's Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi has said.
Tehran, Aug 29 (ANI): An Iranian man, who was accused of killing a scientist on behalf of Israel, has been sentenced to death.
Kabul, July 20(ANI): The killer of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's close ally Jan Mohammad Khan had received telephone calls from Pakistan before and after the deadly shooting, Afghanistan Interior Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi has said.
Tehran, July 7 (ANI): Fears have been raised for a jailed lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, after a prolonged silence over his well being, following reports that he has been tortured in prison.
Kabul, July 3(ANI): The recent spate of cross-border shelling from Pakistan has sparked huge public and political anger in Afghanistan, with protesters taking to the streets of the capital, lawmakers demanding explanations from the central government, and a senior border police official submitting his resignation in protest against the rocket strikes.
London, May 17 (ANI): The former lawyer of an Iranian woman facing death by stoning has been jailed for eleven years for his efforts to publicise her case.
Tehran, Jan 18 (ANI): Iran has hanged nearly 50 people during the past three weeks, human rights groups have claimed.
Tehran, Jan 18 (ANI): Iran has hanged nearly 50 people during the past three weeks, human rights groups have claimed.
Tehran, Jan 11 (ANI): Iran's Intelligence Ministry has reportedly detained a "network of spies and terrorists" allegedly connected to Israel and held them responsible for the assassination of a prominent scientist in 2009.
Tehran, Jan 3 (ANI): A senior judicial official has said that Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of 'stoning to death' could be avoided, but certain "ambiguities" still remain in her case.
Tehran, Jan 3 (ANI): Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery charges, and her son have said that they would sue the two German nationals for trying to conduct an 'illegal' interview with the son.
Tehran, Jan 2 (ANI): Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery charges, was taken out on prison leave to have dinner with her daughter and son, hours after he had appealed to the judiciary to spare her life.
Tehran (Iran), Dec 16(ANI): Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was earlier sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery charges, had suffered years of abuse and was sold for sex by her drug addict husband Ebrahim Ghaderzade, her lawyer Mohammed Mostafaei has said.
Tehran, Dec 14 (ANI): International celebrities including Hollywood actors Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and English musician Sting have signed an open letter urging Iran to release Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, saying that 'she had suffered enough'.
Tehran, Dec 11 (ANI): Human rights campaigners have reportedly condemned an Iranian television channel for airing a programme projecting Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to death by stoning, as apparently discussing her role in the murder of her husband.
Tehran (Iran), Dec 10(ANI): Iran's media has denied reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was earlier sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery charges, had been released.
Baku (Azerbaijan), Nov.19 (ANI): Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized foreign attention on the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death for adultery, and warned that the West needed to lift pressure on the Islamic Republic if it wanted progress in talks about its nuclear program with six world powers tentatively scheduled for next month.
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, an female Iranian MP who had to resign in 2004 after many fellow Reformist candidates for parliament were disqualified by Iran's Guardian Council, has hailed last week's decision of the United Nations member states to prevent Iran from obtaining a seat on the board of a new organization dedicated to gender equality.
Tehran, Nov 16 (ANI): Mina Ahadi, an activist of the German-based International Committee Against Stoning (Icas), who has been accused on TV of spreading the case of the Iranian woman sentenced to 'death by stoning' worldwide for her own benefit, has again claimed that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and her wellwishers have been "tortured" in prison to make such statements against her.
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Iran has launched a second scathing attack on French First Lady Carla Bruni, branding her 'an adulteress' for supporting a woman facing death by stoning.
Paris, Nov 3 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has claimed that his Iranian counterpart has assured him that no final decision has been taken about the woman who could be stoned to death for adultery charges, amid reports that her execution is imminent.
Tehran, Nov 3 (ANI): The Canadian government is "deeply troubled" by reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning could be executed as early as Wednesday, and added that that her planned execution is "completely out of line."
Tehran, Nov 2 (ANI): Human rights observers have warned that Iran plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was earlier sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery charges.
Tehran, Oct 13 (ANI): The son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, has reportedly gone missing following the arrest of two alleged German journalists after they tried to interview him.
Tehran, Sept 29 (ANI): Contradicting earlier statements of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery charges, the Chief prosecutor has claimed that she could still be 'stoned to death' for her crime.
Tehran, Sept 22 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied that his country had broken international rules on nuclear weapons and warned saying an attack on his country's nuclear facilities could spark a war with "no limits".
London, Sept 16 (ANI): The son and lawyer of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, have condemned her appearance on Islamic republic's state TV channel last night to say she has not been whipped or tortured, saying they believe it to be a 'forced' interview, aimed at preparing public opinion inside Iran for her execution.
Tehran, Sept.11 (ANI): Iranian authorities stopped the children of a woman sentenced to death by stoning from seeing her at the Tabriz Prison here today.
London, Sept 9 (ANI): The Iranian "stoning-to-death" woman, whose sentence has been suspended, has now said she was 'surprised' by reports that she was lashed 99 times in a separate punishment, a judicial official has claimed.
Tehran, Sept.8 (ANI): The stoning death sentence imposed on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtian, the woman convicted of adultery and murder, has been put on hold.
London, Sept 6 (ANI): The lawyer of an Iranian widow, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, has claimed that she has been subjected to '99 lashes' for "spreading corruption and indecency" in Tabriz prison after a false picture was published by the Times newspaper on 28 August this year for which it has already apologised.
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Iran has reportedly sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old Iranian woman who faces execution by stoning after being convicted of adultery, to 99 lashes in prison for "spreading corruption and indecency" over a false picture published by Times newspaper on 28 August this year for which it has already apologised.
London, Sept 1 (ANI): The son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, has claimed that the Iranian authorities had prepared her for a mock execution, and alleged that his mother is being subjected to psychological pressure inside the prison because of the international support she has gathered so far.
Melbourne, Sept 1 (ANI): Iran's foreign ministry has slammed the media for labelling French first lady Carla Bruni a "prostitute" after she pledged her support for a woman sentenced to death by stoning.
London, August 30 (ANI): Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been called a 'prostitute' by Iran after she criticised the country's decision to stone a woman to death.
London, Aug.28 (ANI): A lawyer and the family of a Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, have been denied visits to the prison where she is lodged, her son told the Guardian.
London, Aug.12 (ANI): An Iranian woman whose sentence to death by stoning sparked an international outcry is feared to be facing imminent execution, after she told state-run TV that she had committed adultery and was involved in a murder following torture in prison.
London, August 8 (ANI): An 18-year-old Iranian Ebrahim Hamidi would be facing execution on charges of homosexuality, despite his accuser confessing that he had made false accusations under pressure from his parents.
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death by stoning, has accused Tehran of lying about the charges against her to pave the way to execute her in secret.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug. 4 (ANI): The decision to give refuge to a convicted Iranian woman should be seen as a humanitarian act without political motives, said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
London, August 2, (ANI): Brazilian President Luiz In cio Lula da Silva has offered asylum to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for 'adultery'.
New York, July 31 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council has removed the names of Taliban from its sanctions list, saying they are not as much of a threat. Three of them have already made peace with Kabul, and the other two are dead.
London, July 31 (ANI): Human rights activists and supporters of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman whose sentence of death by stoning on 'adultery charges' was lifted earlier this month and changed to hanging, have asked for global support to reunite her with her children on her appeal.
London, July 28 (ANI): A former cellmate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning on 'adultery' charges, at Evin prison in Iran, said she fainted on hearing the verdict and looked 'a ghost wandering in shock' for few days.
London, July 26 (ANI): Iran has issued an arrest warrant against Mohammad Mostafaei, one of its acclaimed lawyers, who is fighting the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, sentenced to death by stoning, and re-arrested his wife and brother-in-law in his absence.
London, July 22 (ANI): Iran is pressurizing Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman it sentenced to death by stoning last month on charges of adultery, to reveal the names of the human right campaigners who are in touch with her family and circulated her photographs to the media in the hope of rescueing her.
Toronto (Canada), July 12 (ANI): An Iranian justice official has said that Western 'propaganda' will not prevent the law enforcement authorities of his country from going ahead with the execution by stoning of a woman, who has been charged with adultery.
London, July 10 (ANI): Iran has imposed a media blackout over the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two, who was sentenced to be stoned to death and whose fate is still unclear despite an apparent "reprieve".
London, July 9 (ANI): Bowing to international pressure, Iran has said that it will not stone a woman to death after she was convicted of adultery.
London, July 3 (ANI): Children of a 43-year-old Iranian woman, facing death by stoning, have launched an international campaign challenging the Iranian barbaric conviction 'stone to death' for allegedly having 'illicit relationship outside marriage', calling it 'bogus conviction'.
Bangalore, Jan 17 (ANI): Caricatures of cartoonists from various parts of the world are on display at an exhibition here.
Peshawar, Oct. 23 (ANI): Pak-Taliban leader Maulana Sufi Muhammad's judicial confinement has been extended for a month.
Islamabad, Oct.18 (ANI): Pakistani security forces on Saturday blasted a house belonging to the Tanzim Nifaz Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad in Kumbar area of the North West Frontier Province's (NWFP) Lower Dir District.
Peshawar, Aug.26 (ANI): Monday's incident in which an Afghan journalist, Janullah Hashimzada, was brutally murdered in Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency has once again highlighted that the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are the two most unsafe areas for journalists in the region.
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Afghan Army Chief General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, who is on a four-day visit to India, received guard of honour here on Monday.
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Afghan Army Chief General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi will be on a four day official visit to India from July 6 to July 9 in order to build up a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan and to strengthen strategic partnership.
Lahore, May 11 (ANI): Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad, who was released from prison to talk peace and able to convince the insurgents to lay down their weapons, still backs the Taliban.
Lower Dir (Pakistan), May 7 (ANI): Senior Pakistan Taliban leader Sufi Mohammad suffered a personal setback when his son Kifyatullah was killed in shelling during a security force operation in the Lower Dir's Maidan area.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban is not interested in marching into Indian-held Kashmir to establish its writ, but very determined to ensure the pre-eminence of Islam wherever possible, said Tehreek- e-Nifaz-e- Sharia Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Maulana Sufi Muhammad.
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The Sharia and democracy are incompatible, says radical cleric Sufi Muhammad who brokered a controversial peace deal in Pakistan's restive northwest and has pledged to spread the Islamic law across the country.
Islamabad, Apr.27 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) has suspended peace talks with the government in protest against the military offensive in the Lower Dir area of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Around 300 terrorists, including suicide bombers, are believed to be headed towards the Pakistani capital Islamabad as well as Rawalpindi and Lahore cities to carry out major terror attacks as the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government held talks with a religious group to disarm the Taliban militia.
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Disarming the Taliban militia in Pakistan and granting general amnesty to them was being discussed by the government with a religious group that brokered a peace deal with the Islamist militants in the restive Swat valley, according to a media report Sunday.
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) A peace deal inked with the Taliban in the Swat Valley in Pakistan's restive northwest is to be presented in parliament Monday even as a question mark hangs over whether President Asif Ali Zardari will ratify the pact.
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The ratification of a peace deal signed with the Taliban in the Swat Valley is directly linked to restoring peace in the area, a Pakistani minister said Friday, a day after a radical cleric who had brokered the deal upped the ante on its implementation.
Islamabad, Apr.10 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari would sign the Swat peace deal only after peace and harmony returns in the region.
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Uncertainty loomed Thursday as a radical cleric who had brokered a peace deal with the Taliban in Swat shut down his camp in the area after accusing the federal government of insincerity in ratifying the pact.
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) After consolidating their position in a vast swathe of the country's restive northwest, Taliban militants now seem to be eying this Pakistani capital, even as they threatened to walk out of a peace deal in the Swat valley if the federal government doesn't play ball.
Peshawar, Apr. 8 (ANI): Around a dozen people have been killed in violent clashes between locals and Taliban militants, who invaded Gokand area of Buner District, authorities have confirmed.
Islamabad, Apr.2 (ANI): The Taliban has taken over the Gojaro Kalay emerald mine in Shangla in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Lahore, Mar. 27 (ANI): Female commandos of Pakistan's Elite Force have alleged that their administrative staff is forcing them to work in place of their male colleagues, who are often on vacation.he female commandos said that the moharrars (administrative staff), who were bribed by male commandos for showing them on duty, deputed female commandos for VVIP security, motorcades, escorts, point duties and patrolling despite the legal provisions.
London, Mar.25 (ANI): A pact between the Pakistan Government and theTehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM), a Pakistani militant organisation with Wahabi and Deobandi leanings, has allowed the Taleban to take control of emerald mines in the Swat Valley.