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Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks
New York: All Afghans have the right to live “free from fear, intimidation and violence”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Tuesday strongly condemning two suicide attacks, which left dozens dead. Read more>>
Pakistan: Mob vandalise school, temple after Hindu school teacher is accused of blasphemy

Ghotki, Pakistan: In what might emerge as another incident of targeting minorities in Pakistan, a mob vandalised a school, three temples and several houses belonging to the Hindu community in the country's Ghotki district on Sunday after a student's father reportedly accused a school principal of blasphemy.

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Pakistan could lose a conventional war with India: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Under the shadow of rising tension over Kashmir, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has confessed that his nation could lose a conventional war with India.

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Imran Khan's Muzaffarabad rally in POK to counter India was a flop show: Reports

Islamabad, Sept 14: Amid a raging war of words and diplomacy with India over its Kashmir move, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's rally in POK was reportedly a flop show with residents of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) abstaining from it in Muzaffarabad on Friday.

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Amid conflict with India over Article 370, Pakistan Minister admits funding Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad, Sept 13: In what might become an embarrassment for Pakistan PM Imran Khan's government, a minister has claimed that the nation spent millions on global terrorist Hafiz Saeed-run banned organization Jamaat –ud-Dawa (JuD) in an attempt to bring it to the “mainstream”.

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‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York: The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told the Security Council on Tuesday, underscoring that they must be inclusive and represent “the whole spectrum of Afghan society”.

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Pakistan: Sikh man from Imran Khan's PTI cites atrocities on minorities, seeks asylum in India

Islamabad: At a time Imran Khan is raising concerns over the alleged human rights violations in the Indian Kashmir, a Sikh man from his own party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sought an asylum in India citing atrocities against the minorities in the South Asian nation, media reports said.

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