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Pakistan eases requirements for Sikh pilgrims' crossing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Pakistan on Friday eased requirements for Indian Sikhs seeking to cross the border to visit a sacred temple. The passport and prior registration requirements for Sikh pilgrims wanting to...

Pakistan: Death toll from train fire climbs to 74

ISLAMABAD The death toll from a fire on a passenger train traveling through northeast Pakistan has risen to 74, a local official said late Thursday. Yasmin Rashid, the health minister of...

Judge: Babri Mosque case one of most important in world

NEW DELHI A Supreme Court case in India centered on a 500-year-old mosque is one of the most important cases in the world, a top Indian judge said on Thursday. Amid...

62 killed in train fire in northeast Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan At least 62 people were killed and over two dozen injured when a fire broke out Thursday morning on a passenger train in northeast Pakistan, an official confirmed. The...

Pakistan opposition sets out march towards Islamabad

KARACHI, Pakistan Thousands of anti-government protesters are marching towards capital Islamabad, seeking resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan over alleged election rigging and weak economy. The marchers, mainly belonging to Jamiat...

Zalmay Khalilzad: Man of peace or pieces for Afghanistan?

KABUL, Afghanistan Having served as the highest-ranking Muslim in the U.S. administrations under four presidents, Afghanistan-born Zalmay Khalilzad has resumed his daunting task of reviving talks, with Taliban insurgents. Since the...

Hong Kong youths being radicalized: Ex-leader

ISTANBUL  Blaming radicalization of the youth through the medium of internet responsible for the continued protests in Hong Kong, a former leader of the region claimed that the city was...

Afghan government presents peace plan

KABUL, Afghanistan / KARACHI, Pakistan Amid efforts to revive the stalled talks between the U.S. and the Taliban insurgent, the Afghan government on Tuesday floated its own ambitious seven-point peace...

UN extremely concerned at rights deprivation in Kashmir

GENEVA  The UN Human Rights office says it is extremely concerned that the population of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir continues to be deprived of a wide range of human rights. “We...

Ex-Pakistan premier granted bail for 8 weeks

KARACHI, Pakistan  A Pakistani court on Tuesday suspended the seven-year jail term and granted bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for eight weeks on medical grounds, his lawyer said. A...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...