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Bangladesh 'stopped' editor from flying abroad

A prominent Bangladeshi magazine editor on bail for charges of plotting to kill the prime minister`s son said Thursday he had been stopped from flying to London to visit his sick wife, despite having high court clearance to travel.

Islamabad, Tehran agree to strengthen security along Pakistan-Iran border

Pakistan and Iran have agreed that the Border Security Commission of the two countries will meet soon.

Japan to pay damages to Okinawans hit by United States jets' noise

A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the central government to pay over $260 million in compensation to residents living near a US airbase in Okinawa over aircraft noise.

At least 7 killed in Lahore DHA market bombing At least 7 killed in Lahore DHA market bombing

 Nayab Haider, a spokesman for the provincial Punjab police said, "It was a bomb attack."

Malaysia requests Interpol alert on four North Koreans over airport murder Malaysia requests Interpol alert on four North Koreans over airport murder

Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia`s police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Thursday.

Kim Jong-Nam killing: Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours

The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.

Kim Jong-nam's autopsy 'illegal and immoral': North Korean state media Kim Jong-nam's autopsy 'illegal and immoral': North Korean state media

Malaysia has not released the corpse "under the absurd pretext" that it needs a DNA sample from the dead man's family.

Motorbike bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan

At least three persons lost their lives and 22 others were injured on Wednesday as a motorbike bomb struck a bazaar in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial government spokesman said.

Pakistan Army launches ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' to eliminate terrorism

In its continuing fight against terrorism, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday launched "Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad" -- which roughly translates to "operation to eliminate discord" -- across the country, the military said.

Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing jihadist positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic stronghold.

Islamic court legalises 'test tube babies' in Pakistan

Pakistan's top Shariat court has validated the option of using 'test tube baby' method for conceiving for the married couples having some medical complications.

Pakistan court seeks Punjab govt's reply on Saeed's detention Pakistan court seeks Punjab govt's reply on Saeed's detention

A Pakistani court today served a notice on the Punjab government seeking a reply on the petition filed by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenging their house arrest under the anti-terrorism act.

 

Toll in Sri Lanka boat capsize rises to Thirteen

The deaths in a boat capsize in Sri Lanka has risen to 13 after rescuers on Wednesday recovered two more bodies.

Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.

War on Islamic State takes a deadly turn as terror group now possesses a dangerous weapon War on Islamic State takes a deadly turn as terror group now possesses a dangerous weapon

Islamic State – world's most dreaded terrorist organisation – is now using small remote controlled drones to drop bombs on security forces which are trying to drive jihadis out of Mosul in Iraq.

Baloch, Sindhi activists protest against CPEC, China, Pakistan outside Chinese Embassy Baloch, Sindhi activists protest against CPEC, China, Pakistan outside Chinese Embassy

The Baloch and Sindhi leaders staged a joint protest against the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor outside the Chinese embassy in London on Wednesday.

Hafiz Saeed to be released from house arrest? Pakistan court to decide today Hafiz Saeed to be released from house arrest? Pakistan court to decide today

Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenged their house arrest in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Taliban suicide bombers attack court in Pakistan, 7 killed

Seven persons, including a lawyer, were killed and 21 others injured on Tuesday when a group of heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers stormed a court in Pakistan's volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the latest in a wave of terror attacks in the country.

After acknowledging Hafiz Saeed as 'serious threat', Pakistan cancels weapons licenses issued to JuD After acknowledging Hafiz Saeed as 'serious threat', Pakistan cancels weapons licenses issued to JuD

The Pakistan government has now cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to Jamaat-ud-Dawaah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons.

 

Beijing opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea Beijing opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea

China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her.

Madhesi Front protests against Nepal's local body polls

Nepal's Madhesi Front demanding early amendment of the country's Constitution today burnt Prime Minister Prachanda's effigy during their protest against government's decision to hold crucial local body elections in May.

CCTV captures man jumping on tracks to save 8-year-old Russian kid, video goes viral CCTV captures man jumping on tracks to save 8-year-old Russian kid, video goes viral

A thrilling CCTV footage showing a young man jumping on live tracks with trains passing by to save the life of a toddler has gone viral on the social media platform.

Cambodia amends law to bar criminals, convicts from politics

Cambodia`s Parliament has approved an amendment to a law governing political parties with provisions for barring candidates with criminal records and dissolving parties with convicted leaders, a local media report said on Tuesday.

This is how Pakistan reacted when its defence minister called Hafiz Saeed a threat This is how Pakistan reacted when its defence minister called Hafiz Saeed a threat

Jamaat-ud-Dawa announced holding protest rallies across the country today against Pakistan's Defence Minister Khwaja Asif's statement in Germany.