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Pakistan condemns 'extra-judicial' killing of Kashmiris

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the "extra-judicial killing" of 13 Kashmiris in a single day in a military operation in Indian-administered Kashmir. "Pakistan is deeply concerned over unabated extra-judicial killings...

Daniel Pearl case: Pakistan top court backs acquittals

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday refused to suspend the acquittal of four men in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. A three-judge panel turned down the...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Japan

TOKYO, Japan A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan early Monday, the country's meteorological agency reported. According to a statement, the epicenter of the quake was in the eastern part...

India expels Pakistani officials for alleged espionage

NEW DELHI/KARACHI Two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan in India's capital New Delhi were apprehended Sunday by law enforcement for alleged espionage activities, said India’s Ministry of Foreign...

China launches two more satellites into space

ANKARA China on Sunday launched new satellites into space within a span of 24 hours of sending two others on Saturday. One of new satellites will help in the construction projects...

Bangladesh reports record deaths as it lifts lockdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh registered as many as 40 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday -- the highest since the first fatality was confirmed on March 18 -- as the...

Bomb blast kills two media staff in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan At least two employees of a local Afghan TV channel were killed and four more injured by a bomb blast in the country's capital Kabul on Saturday. The country's...

Philippines: Special law in focus as virus cases soar

ANKARA The Philippines government is seeking an extension in special powers to fight the coronavirus as the country’s case count passed 17,000 on Saturday. According to news website Rappler, President Rodrigo...

Virus deaths peak as Bangladesh set to ease lockdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Coronavirus fatalities in Bangladesh peaked again on Saturday, just a day before the country plans to start easing restrictions. According to latest figures by the Directorate General of Health...

Kashmir: 2 militants killed in gunfight

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Two militants in the Indian-administered Kashmir were killed on Saturday after a gunfight broke out between the rebels and government forces in the southern Kulgam district...

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Parade of elephants killed in southern Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Poachers killed eight elephants at Mago National Park in southern Ethiopia last week, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) revealed on Wednesday. Five...

Qatar rejects Israeli plan to annex West Bank

DOHA Qatar has reiterated its rejection of any Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, vowing to continue support to the Palestinian...

Turkey: 77,000 expats successfully finished quarantines

ANKARA Over 77,000 Turkish citizens who went into precautionary coronavirus isolation after being evacuated from abroad have finished their quarantines in student dormitories, said a...

Pakistan's daily virus cases top 4,000

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's daily coronavirus cases topped 4,000 on Wednesday, the highest single-day rise ever, the Health Ministry said. A total of 4,131 new cases were...

Davos 2021 to be held under theme of The Great Reset

ANKARA The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that the 2021 Davos summit in Switzerland will be held under the theme of the Great Reset. The 51st...

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