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At Least 40 Security Personnel Killed in Deadly Indian Kashmir Attack

February 14, 2019 |

NEW DELHI At least 40 paramilitary soldiers were killed Thursday in Indian Kashmir when a bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into a convoy.

The attack, the deadliest targeting security personnel in Kashmir, occurred as a convoy of 70 …

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Alleged Killing by Police Angers Pashtuns in Pakistan

February 6, 2019 |

Emotions are running high among Pashtuns over the alleged killing of a Pashtun regional leader by Balochistan police earlier this week.

Pashtuns have long felt neglected and wrongly targeted in Pakistan by the government, and in particular by the powerful …

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PM takes notice of burning of sacred scriptures of Hindus in Khairpur

February 5, 2019 |

Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of burning of sacred scriptures of Hindus in Khairpur.

In a tweet message PM Khan directed Sindh government to take immediate action against those who are responsible for the incident.

Imran Khan said …

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Washington to host conference of Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on Feb 6

January 30, 2019 |

Washington Washington will host on February 6 a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh (also known as ISIS), Jordan news agency Petra reported.

The full 79-member coalition will meet for in-depth discussions on the …

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Pakistani Islamists to Rally Against Freed Christian Woman

January 30, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD A radical Islamist party in Pakistan says it has called on its followers to hold nationwide protests over the weekend against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row after being convicted …

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Civil Secretariat building project to be completed by 2020: Hafeez

January 28, 2019 |

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that civil secretariat building project would be completed by 2020.

This he stated while inspecting this ongoing project in Jutial Gilgit.

He said the building would be completed at a cost of one billion …

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Top Taliban Leader Joins Talks with US

January 25, 2019 |

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it negotiates with the United States over ending the 17-year-old Afghan war, …

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Top Taliban Leader Joins Talks with US

January 25, 2019 |

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it negotiates with the United States over ending the 17-year-old Afghan war, …

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Taliban, US Open Afghan Peace Talks in Qatar

January 21, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan's Taliban opened a new round of peace talks Monday in Qatar with the United States, the insurgent group said.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the two-day meeting in Doha will continue on Tuesday.

Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. special …

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Second longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israel completes 36 years behind bars

January 17, 2019 |

Ramallah Maher Abdul Latif Younis, 61, from the town of Arra in northern Israel and the second longest-serving Palestinian resistance prisoner in Israeli jails, completed on Thursday 36 years behind bars, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported, adding that the …

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Second longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israel completes 36 years behind bars

January 17, 2019 |

Ramallah Maher Abdul Latif Younis, 61, from the town of Arra in northern Israel and the second longest-serving Palestinian resistance prisoner in Israeli jails, completed on Thursday 36 years behind bars, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported, adding that the …

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Pakistan’s Military Courts ‘Disaster’ for Human Rights

January 16, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD A global advocate for justice is calling on Pakistan not to use the tenure of its military courts to try civilians for terrorism-related offenses, saying that doing so would constitute a "disaster" for human rights.

The military tribunals have …

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