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Scaremongering Video Undermines Anti-Polio Drive in Pakistan

April 23, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Police in northwestern Pakistan have detained a man and are hunting down his suspected associates for spreading unfounded rumors through fake social media videos that a polio vaccine led to fainting and vomiting.

The detainee, Nazar Muhammad, who teaches …

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Pakistani Forces Kill Five Terrorists in Peshawar

April 16, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Officials in Pakistan announced Tuesday counterterrorism forces have killed five militants in a 17 hour long gun battle in an upscale locality in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

The clashes erupted on Monday evening after security forces, acting on …

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Kazakh President Tokayev begins state visit to Uzbekistan

April 15, 2019 |

Tashkent President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived in Tashkent on Sunday evening on an official two-day visit to Uzbekistan.

Upon arrival at the Tashkent International Airport, President Tokayev was greeted by Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Mayor of Tashkent …

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Malaysia Pulls About-Face Ahead of China’s Belt and Road Forum

April 12, 2019 |

BEIJING In a twist, China has announced that it has persuaded Malaysia to resume a canceled rail project worth $10.7 billion. The sudden about-face by Kuala Lumpur, which had earlier rejected the Chinese-funded project, will be a big boost for …

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Indians Head to Polls with PM Modi the Front-Runner

April 10, 2019 |

NEW DELHI Tens of millions of Indians will begin queuing Thursday to cast their ballots in the first phase of a mammoth general election at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen as the front-runner, campaigning on his national security …

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Living the Dream: Young Pakistani Wins Over Family to Let Her Sing

April 9, 2019 |

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN Twenty-year-old Sana Tajik managed to convince her parents to allow her to follow her childhood dreams and become a singer, but she realizes the dangers of being a woman, let alone a woman entertainer, in tribal northwest Pakistan.…

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Pakistan Wants ‘Truth’ From India About Recent Aerial Dogfight

April 5, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's agreement with the United States does not prevent it from using F-16 fighter jets in a conflict with India, and Indian claims of shooting down a Pakistani aircraft in a recent dogfight between the two nations is untrue, …

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Fake News Inundates India Social Media Ahead of Election

April 3, 2019 |

NEW DELHI Facebook's announcement this week that it has taken down hundreds of pages linked to India's main opposition Congress party and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party turned the spoltight on the blitz of disinformation being used to influence nearly …

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Saudi Foreign Minister visits Saudi Embassy in Tunisia

April 2, 2019 |

Tunis, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf visited here on Monday the Saudi Embassy to the Republic of Tunisia.

The Minister was received by Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali and the Embassy's staff.…

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PAKISTAN SLAMMED FOR PROBING JOURNALISTS

April 1, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD AN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA WATCHDOG HAS DENOUNCED PAKISTAN FOR INVESTIGATING SEVERAL JOURNALISTS BECAUSE THEY POSTED PHOTOS ONLINE OF THEIR MURDERED SAUDI COLLEAGUE JAMAL KHASHOGGI. REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS SAID MONDAY IT IS "APPALLED" TO LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST CASE OF "INTIMIDATION" …

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Pakistan, China Slam Fresh US AntiTerror Move in UN

March 28, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD China and Pakistan are criticizing the United States for bypassing established mechanisms and submitting a draft resolution directly in the United Nations Security Council to push for outlawing a Pakistani extremist leader.

Washington circulated the resolution to the 15member …

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Sharif Freed From Jail on Bail for Medical Treatment

March 26, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court Tuesday allowed ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be released from jail for six weeks on medical grounds.

Sharif is currently serving a seven-year prison term handed down last year by an anti-corruption court for …

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