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New York Times op-ed by Taliban's deputy leader triggers row, experts question newspaper's decision Washington: An op-ed published in the New York Times has triggered a massive row as the writer of it is Taliban deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is one of the world's most wanted terrorists, carrying rewards on him. 22-Feb-2020
Afghanistan records 10,000 civilian casualties for sixth straight year: UN Kabul: Parties to the conflict in Afghanistan killed and injured more than 10,000 civilians in 2019, according to a new United Nations report that describes continuing record-high levels of civilian harm in the ongoing conflict. 22-Feb-2020
Pakistan moves down in Human Development Index (HDI), now stands at 152 Islamabad: Apart from the global terror financial watchdog FATF's move of keeping the nation in 'grey list', Pakistan has now moved one step down in the Human Development Index (HDI) to touch 152. 21-Feb-2020
Global terror financing watchdog  FATF decides to retain Pakistan in ‘Grey List’ Paris/Islamabad/IBNS/UNI: In a setback for Pakistan, global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Tuesday decided to retain the south Asian nation in its ‘Grey List’. 18-Feb-2020
Pakistan: Eight killed, over 100 affected in Karachi toxic gas leak Karachi: Eight people have been killed and over 100 affected after a toxic gas suspected to be Hydrogen Sulphide leaked in here, Pakistan health authorities has confirmed. 18-Feb-2020
India and Pakistan should de-escalate, both militarily and verbally: Antonio Guterres Islamabad: Visiting Pakistan, UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday said nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan should "de-escalate, both militarily and verbally". 16-Feb-2020
Chinese firms achieve 'little success' in Karachi expo, says The Economist report Beijing: Despite sharing strong bonds among themselves as all-weather alliance partners, several Chinese firms recently faced troubles in a Karachi expo, hinting the underlying difference shared by the two nations. 16-Feb-2020
EU delegation which visited Kashmir notes positive steps taken by Narendra Modi govt to restore normalcy Srinagar: Visiting Jammu and Kashmir, an European Union delegation has sought the quick lifting of remaining restrictions in the Valley but at the same time noted the 'positive steps' taken by the Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi to restore normalcy in the area. 16-Feb-2020
Airstrikes kill 8 civilians in E. Afghan province: official Afghanistan: Eight local villagers, including a child, were killed following airstrikes in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, a provincial official said on Saturday. 15-Feb-2020
Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami loyalists display placards of executed Bangladeshi Islamist leader at T20 match Lahore: During the recent T20 match between the home side and Bangladesh in Lahore city, several students and Jamaat-e-Islami loyalists in Pakistan displayed a placard in the gallery showing pictures of executed Bangladeshi Islamist leader Motiur Rahman. 15-Feb-2020
Over 3,000 UK children go to 'jihadi' schools in Pakistan each year, says govt report with concern London: In an alarming finding, a secret government report in the UK has warned that over 3000 British children are being taken to Pakistan each year and enrolled in extremist summer schools, media reports said. 14-Feb-2020
US welcomes conviction of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed Washington: The United States has welcomed the conviction of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in terror financing cases. 14-Feb-2020
Lahore court convicts LeT founder Hafiz Saeed in two terror financing cases Lahore: In a crucial development, a Lahore court on Wednesday convicted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, who was arrested last year, in two terror financing cases, media reports said 12-Feb-2020
Afghanistan: Six killed in suicide bomb attack Kabul: As many as six people were killed and 12 others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself outside a military university on the western side of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, Afghan Ministry of Interior confirmed. 11-Feb-2020
Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike Kabul: A prominent Taliban leader, who was in charge of high-tech weapons of the group in northern Balkh province, was killed in an airstrike, media reports said on Monday. 10-Feb-2020
Afghanistan: Premature bomb explosion leaves five Taliban terrorists killed Kabul: A premature bomb explosion in north Afghanistan left at least five Taliban terrorists killed, media reports said. 09-Feb-2020
Pakistani Christian girl's case: Court says marriage of abducted underage girl valid as per Sharia law Islamabad: In what came as a shock to many, a Pakistan court has ruled as legal the marriage of a minor Christian girl who was abducted, converted and then married to a Muslim man. The court said the marriage of Huma was legal under the Sharia law. 08-Feb-2020
We request Modi govt to restore Kashmir statehood soon: Young Kashmiri leader Mir Junaid Srinagar: While attacking the erstwhile political leadership of the Abdullahs and Muftis in Jammu and Kashmir, young Kashmiri leader Mir Junaid has urged the Narendra Modi government to restore statehood of J&K, which was bifurcated into two Union Territories- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh- on Aug 5 last year along with the abrogation of Article 370. 07-Feb-2020
US citizen abducted in Afghanistan Khost: Unknown men abducted a US citizen, who is working as a contractor, in the Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan, media reports said on Thursday. 06-Feb-2020
Pakistan woman cuts off man's genitals who tried to 'rape' her Islamabad: A Pakistani woman has chopped off the genitals of a man who allegedly attempted to rape her, media reports said. 05-Feb-2020
Hindu members stage protest in Pakistan over forced conversion of Hindu girl Jacobabad: Members of the Hindu community recently staged protests here after a court in Pakistan did not record statement of minor Hindu girl Mehak Kumari who was allegedly kidnapped and then converted to Islam forcibly and was married to a man named Ali Raza Machi. 04-Feb-2020
Afghanistan: Ex-Kabul police chief hurt during attack by unknown gunmen Kabul: Former Kabul police chief was hurt as he was attacked by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan's capital city, media reports said. 03-Feb-2020
Pakistani students slam their government for not evacuating them from Coronavirus-hit China, asks it to learn from India Wuhan/Islamabad: As Indian government evacuated its nationals from Coronavirus-hit China's Wuhan region, Pakistani students slammed their government for not taking any initiative to rescue them from the city. 02-Feb-2020
Afghanistan: Ex-Kabul police chief hurt during attack by unknown gunmen Kabul: Former Kabul police chief was hurt as he was attacked by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan's capital city, media reports said. 02-Feb-2020
Afghanistan: Civilians continue to pay the price of conflict, says Amnesty International Kabul: In 2019, Afghan civilians continued to pay the price of the ongoing conflict as justice proved elusive for the victims, Amnesty International said as the human rights organization released its annual report on events in the Asia-Pacific region. 01-Feb-2020
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