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Stop cross-border attacks, find solution: Kabul to Islamabad

Reacting angrily to cross-border rocket attacks by Pakistani forces on Afghan soil, Kabul on Sunday called for finding a diplomatic solution to the vexed issues between the two neighbours.

Pakistan police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers.

Supreme Court declines Pakistani national's plea seeking extension of visa to stay in India Supreme Court declines Pakistani national's plea seeking extension of visa to stay in India

The Supreme Court has declined a plea by a Pakistani national seeking extension of visa to stay in India, saying it is a call to be taken by the Executive.

Five terrorists killed in Pakistan's Punjab province

Counter-terrorism personnel in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday confirmed the elimination of five suspected terrorists in Layyah district.

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb blamed on PKK

Turkish authorities on Saturday blamed Kurdish militants for a car bombing which rocked the southeastern province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, and detained 26 people in connection with the attack.

Pakistan lists JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under anti-terrorism act Pakistan lists JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under anti-terrorism act

Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been listed under Pakistan's anti- terrorism act by the provincial Punjab government, a tacit acknowledgement of his links to militancy.

Autopsy on North Korean inconclusive as 4th person arrested

Malaysia performed a second autopsy on the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader because the first procedure was inconclusive, piling on the intrigue surrounding what appeared to be a well-executed assassination at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, an official said on Saturday.

Pakistan Senate passes Hindu Marriage Bill Pakistan Senate passes Hindu Marriage Bill

The Pakistan Senate on Friday unanimously passed 'The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017' following which the Hindu community in the country is set to have a personal law for the first time.

Impossible for Pakistan to control terror groups with double game: US Impossible for Pakistan to control terror groups with double game: US

A top US lawmaker has said Pakistan's intelligence services have for too long supported some terror organisations and it is impossible to get a handle on fanatical and violent groups when one plays "double game".

North Korea will reject Kim Jong-Nam post-mortem result: Envoy

North Korea`s ambassador to Malaysia on Friday said Pyongyang would reject any results of a post-mortem examination carried out by Kuala Lumpur on the body of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader.

41 fighters executed in Syria jihadist infighting: Monitor

A jihadist group has executed 41 fighters from al Qaeda`s former Syria affiliate and allied factions in infighting between the extremists in Syria`s Idlib province, a monitor said on Friday.

Kim Jong-Nam's relatives under protection in Macau: Report

The relatives of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, have been placed under protection in Macau after his murder in Malaysia, according to a media report.

Greek Army denounces `serious` Turkish Navy violation

A Turkish navy patrol boat on Friday fired shots in Greek waters in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Greek military staff said, qualifying the incident as "serious".

Pakistan under threat from Islamic State: Islamabad's envoy to US

Islamabad's newly-appointed envoy to the US Aizaz ​Chaudhry said Pakistan wants Afghanistan and Taliban to enter dialogue to ensure peace in the war-torn country.

Karachi breeding hub of anti-India jihadist groups: Report Karachi breeding hub of anti-India jihadist groups: Report

Pakistan's port city of Karachi is a breeding hub of anti-India Jihadist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi which are backed by the Pakistani Army, a Brussels-based think tank said.

Is Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine bombing Islamic State's response to Donald Trump? Is Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine bombing Islamic State's response to Donald Trump?

The bombing of Pakistan's revered Sufi shrine Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh province by the dreaded Islamic State jihadis comes as a major challenge to the US administration of President Donald Trump who has repeatedly vowed to eliminate the global terror organisation in most of speeches. 

Five killed as Philippine troops clash with communist rebels

Two soldiers and three communist rebels were killed while 15 other troops were wounded in a land mine attack and clashes in the southern Philippine city of Davao, President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown, a military official said today.

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attack: 35 terrorists killed in Pakistan security crackdown Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attack: 35 terrorists killed in Pakistan security crackdown

At least 35 terrorists were killed as the law enforcement agencies launched a security crackdown across Pakistan on Friday.

Pakistan summons Afghan officials, hands list of 76 militants

Hit by a wave of terror attacks, which it blames on militants from Afghanistan, the Pakistan army on Friday summoned Afghan embassy officials and handed over a list of 76 terrorists hiding in the neighbouring country.

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine – Pakistan's latest attack site – inspired soul-stirring song 'duma dum mast qalandar' Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine – Pakistan's latest attack site – inspired soul-stirring song 'duma dum mast qalandar'

Pakistan's revered Sufi shrine Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, which was ripped apart by a deadly terror attack on Thursday in which dozens of people were killed and hundreds of others injured, has an Indian connection too.

Anti-India LeT, JuD and JeM have umbilical links with Karachi's madrasas: Report Anti-India LeT, JuD and JeM have umbilical links with Karachi's madrasas: Report

The International Crisis Group noted that “decades of neglect and mismanagement have turned Karachi, Pakistan’s largest and wealthiest city, into a pressure cooker”.

Thai police raid temple belonging to Buddhist sect

Thai police raided the head temple of a controversial Buddhist sect but failed to find and arrest the abbot, who faces criminal charges over accepting USD 40 million in embezzled money.

Chinese man jailed for eight years for airport blast

Explosives are relatively easy to obtain in China though, home to the world`s largest mining and fireworks industries.
 

Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist

Heavy-handed policing is rare in Hong Kong and the case triggered public outrage and deepened tension during the protests in which clashes erupted occasionally.

Kim`s family must provide DNA sample before body released: Malaysia police

Kim Jong-Nam was believed to have been in Malaysia on a passport bearing the name Kim Chol, a known alias, according to South Korean media.