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Pakistan: Key leader of religious party arrested

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Sunday arrested a key leader of a mainstream religious party in the capital Islamabad, officials and his party said. Mufti Kifayatullah, a firebrand religious leader belonging...

Pakistan marks 'Black Day' in solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Sunday marked "Black Day" to show solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the 72nd anniversary of the dispute over the region. The day began...

Pakistan denies Indian premier permit to use airspace

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Sunday denied Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi permission to fly through its airspace to visit Saudi Arabia, an official said. According to Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, the Indian government...

Afghan, US forces kill over 80 Taliban insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan Over 80 Taliban insurgents were killed in air operations by Afghan and U.S. forces in the Kandahar and Faryab provinces alone over the past 24 hours, officials confirmed...

6 Indian forces injured in Kashmir grenade attack

CHANDIGARH, India Six Indian paramilitary force personnel were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar on Saturday evening. In a statement, the Central Reserve Police Force...

Some 50 Myanmar police, family members abducted

YANGON Some 50 police and their family members have been kidnapped by a rebel group in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine state, the country’s military said on Saturday. Arakan Army, a predominantly Buddhist...

Pakistan’s former premier Sharif granted interim bail

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Saturday granted interim bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds, his lawyer said. A two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court headed...

Pakistan: Authorities put containers on roads to stop marchers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have placed thousands of shipping containers on the roads to block the entry of protesters to the capital Islamabad, transporters said on Saturday. Opposition parties in the...

Afghanistan: Delayed vote results sow simmering crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan An election crisis is simmering in Afghanistan as preliminary results have not been announced even a month after the landmark polls and as the insurgency rages on. As the...

Russia urges US to return to talks with Taliban

MOSCOW Russia on Friday called on the U.S. to return to talks with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Deputy Foreign Minister Igor...

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Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

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EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the...