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Islamic State in Afghanistan Growing Bigger, More Dangerous

May 21, 2019 |

The collapse of the Islamic State's selfdeclared caliphate in Syria and Iraq is doing little to slow down the terror group's branch in Afghanistan.

Newly unclassified intelligence suggests ISKhorasan, as the group is known, is growing both in numbers and …

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Kashmir Group Seeks UN Probe Into Torture by India Troops

May 20, 2019 |

A prominent rights group in Indiancontrolled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decadeslong antiIndia uprising in the disputed …

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Reeling in Syria, Iraq, Islamic State Tries to Surge Online

May 17, 2019 |

While Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq have largely been forced underground, the terror group's other fighters along with its media operatives appear intent on surging, combining an increase in attacks with ramped-up output on social media.

The strategy …

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Govt taking measures for bridging gap b/w imports, exports: Planning Minister

May 14, 2019 |

Minister for Planning and Development Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar says incumbent government would bring structural reforms in the country.

In an interview, he said government is fully committed to bring the country out from all challenges including economy through its prudent …

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Afghan Taliban Chief Negotiator: ‘US on Verge of Defeat’

May 13, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD The Taliban's chief negotiator says in newly released remarks that the United States is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon either of their own accord, or they will be forced out.

Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai …

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Pakistan Secures Preliminary Deal for $6B IMF Bailout

May 12, 2019 |

The International Monetary Fund said Sunday it reached a preliminary agreement with Pakistan for a $6 billion bailout over the next three years to finance sweeping economic reforms.

Pakistan and the international lender reached a "staff level agreement subject to …

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Gunmen Storm Hotel in China-Run Pakistani Gwadar Port

May 11, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Officials in Pakistan say a group of several "terrorists" stormed a five-star hotel Saturday near the China-operated Arabian Sea port of Gwadar, killing at least one security guard.

The Pakistani military said its security forces quickly "encircled" the heavily …

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Cancer hospital in Gilgit being completed at cost of Rs 2.42 bln

May 11, 2019 |

The Cancer hospital in Gilgit is being completed at a cost of 2.42 billion rupees.

The project after completion will provide treatment facility to the patients of Cancer in the region.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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Subsidy worth billions of rupees provided through Ramadan Package: CM Punjab

May 10, 2019 |

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that subsidy worth billions of rupees has been provided through Ramadan Package to facilitate people.

He stated this while talking to several delegations in Lahore today.

He said that necessary commodities are …

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Subsidy worth billions of rupees provided through Ramadan Package: CM Punjab

May 10, 2019 |

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that subsidy worth billions of rupees has been provided through Ramadan Package to facilitate people.

He stated this while talking to several delegations in Lahore today.

He said that necessary commodities are …

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Kuwait reiterates call for self-restraint in Libya

May 9, 2019 |

New York Kuwait reiterated its appeal to warring parties in Libya to practice self-restraint, respect international humanitarian law, not to target civilians and civic installations, and to return to the UN-sponsored political dialogue.

This came in a speech by Kuwait's …

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Pakistan’s Ex-PM Sharif Heads to Jail After Bail Expires

May 7, 2019 |

LAHORE, PAKISTAN Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is heading back to prison after six weeks out on bail to receive medical treatment ended.

Sharif left his home in Lahore on Tuesday in a convoy of supporters to return to …

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