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Anti-US Cleric Released on Bail in Pakistan

January 15, 2018 |

Pakistani authorities on Monday released anti-U.S. and pro-Taliban cleric Maulana Sufi Muhammad after eight years in prison. He was facing sedition charges and was allegedly involved in attacks on police stations.

While some in the country do not view Muhammad's …

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Amid Concerns, Afghan Forces Ready to Hand over Security Responsibilities to Rural Communities

January 14, 2018 |

Afghan forces are planning to hand over the security responsibilities to the local forces of the rural communities, they have recently captured from Taliban and IS militants, in eastern Nangarhar a province that borders Pakistan.

Nangarhar provincial officials said hundreds …

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US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

January 12, 2018 |

ISTANBUL In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's citizens to reconsider visiting the U.S., citing security concerns.

"We observe an increasing …

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US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

January 12, 2018 |

ISTANBUL In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's citizens to reconsider visiting the U.S., citing security concerns.

"We observe an increasing …

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PML N prefers national interests over personal interests: Shahbaz

January 12, 2018 |

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says PML(N) has always given preference to national interests to personal interests.

He was talking to elected representatives from various districts in Lahore on Friday.

Those who met with the Chief Minister included; Shujaat …

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‘Insider’ Attack Wounds US Soldier in E. Afghanistan

January 11, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier has been wounded in what it calls an "active ground engagement."

The incident occurred in the troubled Achin district in Nangarhar, said the mission's public affairs director, Capt. Tom …

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Pakistani Journalist Escapes Kidnapping Attempt

January 10, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD Armed men attempted to kidnap a Pakistani journalist early Wednesday on a busy road in Islamabad, but he managed to escape.

Taha Siddiqui, who works mostly with foreign media outlets France 24 and World Is One News (WION), has …

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US Denies Pakistani Claims of Suspension of Military or Intel Cooperation

January 9, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is denying Pakistan's claims it has suspended military or intelligence cooperation with the United States.

Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire said, We have not received any formal communication regarding a suspension.

Earlier Tuesday, in a …

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New Report Warns IS Increasing ‘Footprint’ in Pakistan

January 8, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD A new report has documented an alarming increase in the Islamic State footprint in Pakistan, saying it adds to the challenges facing the country's decade-long campaign against terrorism and religious extremism.

The annual report, published by the independent Pakistan …

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Govt taking measures for protection of historical places: Zubair

January 7, 2018 |

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair has said the government is taking measures for the protection of historical places.

Addressing the meeting of Mahotta Palace Museum Trust in Karachi on Sunday, he said the renovation and maintenance work in historical places of …

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Govt taking measures for protection of historical places: Zubair

January 7, 2018 |

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair has said the government is taking measures for the protection of historical places.

Addressing the meeting of Mahotta Palace Museum Trust in Karachi on Sunday, he said the renovation and maintenance work in historical places of …

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Terror-linked Charity Tries to Collect Funds Amid Government Warning in Pakistan

January 6, 2018 |

Police in Pakistan's capital are investigating banners that were put up on behalf of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a U.N.- and U.S.-designated terror group, that urged residents in Islamabad to donate money for Muslims in Myanmar and Syria.

The banners appeared near …

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