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Twin suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 58; IS, Taliban claim responsibility

Twin suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 58; IS, Taliban claim responsibility

Islamic State and Taliban have claimed responsibility for the twin suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Apr 22, 2018, 22:41 PM IST
Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan

Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says four other people were wounded in Sunday's blast in Puli Khomri, the capital of the province.

Apr 22, 2018, 15:18 PM IST
Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Pervez Musharraf

The former military ruler, who is currently living in exile in Dubai, also faces high treason charges in Pakistan. 

Apr 20, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
Iran vows to retaliate if US withdraws nuke deal

Iran vows to retaliate if US withdraws nuke deal

Tehran on Friday said that it has a variety of countermeasures if Washington decides to pull out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.

Apr 20, 2018, 22:27 PM IST
More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for Islamic State links

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for Islamic State links

Since January, at least 97 foreign nationals have been condemned to death and 185 to life in prison, according to an Iraqi judicial source.

Apr 18, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to see ailing wife, triggers speculation that he might not return to Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to see ailing wife, triggers speculation that he might not return to Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif's departure for London has triggered intense speculation that he might not return because of a likely conviction in three corruption cases against him.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:36 PM IST
Six-year-old girl raped, murdered in Pakistan's Karachi, sparks outrage and protests

Six-year-old girl raped, murdered in Pakistan's Karachi, sparks outrage and protests

The six-year-old girl had gone missing on Sunday and her body was later found in the bushes in Manghopir. 

Apr 17, 2018, 21:51 PM IST
Gunman shoots at house of Pakistan Supreme Court judge

Gunman shoots at house of Pakistan Supreme Court judge

Opposition leader Imran Khan, who was central to starting legal proceedings against Sharif, suggested there may have been a political motive for the shooting to "pressurise" the judiciary. He gave no

Apr 16, 2018, 00:11 AM IST
Man tries to hijack Beijing-bound Air China flight with pen, forces plane to make emergency landing in Zhengzhou

Man tries to hijack Beijing-bound Air China flight with pen, forces plane to make emergency landing in Zhengzhou

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), a man on board tried to hijack the flight with a pen.

Apr 15, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Syria strikes and World War 3 threat cast a shadow over North Korea denuclearisation talks

Syria strikes and World War 3 threat cast a shadow over North Korea denuclearisation talks

Rising tensions between the US and Russia over military strikes in Syria appears to have jeopardised the North Korean denuclearisations talks.  

Apr 15, 2018, 18:39 PM IST
Russia mulling 'major retaliation' against US, triggering World War 3 fears

Russia mulling 'major retaliation' against US, triggering World War 3 fears

Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov was quoted as saying that Kremlin is planning a tough response to the US for announcing fresh sanctions against Moscow.

Apr 15, 2018, 16:21 PM IST
Bangladesh scraps quota system in govt jobs amid mounting protests

Bangladesh scraps quota system in govt jobs amid mounting protests

In Dhaka, mobs of students blockaded major roads, bringing traffic to a standstill. Police were deployed to the Dhaka University where clashes in recent days left more than 100 students injured by

Apr 12, 2018, 20:09 PM IST
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf postpones plan to return to Pakistan

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf postpones plan to return to Pakistan

Pervez Musharraf on Sunday postponed his plans to return to Pakistan.

Apr 08, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Indian envoy meets Pakistan's NSA, raises issue of cross-border terrorism

Indian envoy meets Pakistan's NSA, raises issue of cross-border terrorism

Diplomatic sources in the Indian High Commission confirmed that the meeting took place in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Islamabad.

Apr 03, 2018, 21:57 PM IST
In crackdown against LeT, US adds its political front Milli Muslim League to terror list

In crackdown against LeT, US adds its political front Milli Muslim League to terror list

The MML has been added to US list of terror groups, the State and the Treasury Departments said on Monday.

Apr 03, 2018, 06:53 AM IST
Seven Palestinians killed, hundreds injured in Gaza clashes

Seven Palestinians killed, hundreds injured in Gaza clashes

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death toll and according to reports 550 Palestinians were injured.

Mar 30, 2018, 23:41 PM IST
I always wanted to come back and live without fear: Malala Yousafzai on emotional return to Pakistan

I always wanted to come back and live without fear: Malala Yousafzai on emotional return to Pakistan

Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai was given a rousing welcome upon her return to Pakistan on Thursday.

Mar 29, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
Malala Yousafzai meets Pakistani PM Abbasi; itinerary kept secret

Malala Yousafzai meets Pakistani PM Abbasi; itinerary kept secret

Malala was assured by the Prime Minister of government’s complete support for educational projects being pursued by her.

Mar 29, 2018, 13:17 PM IST
Pakistan displays freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's case file for the first time

Pakistan displays freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's case file for the first time

Pakistan on Monday for the first time displayed some records of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's case file including his execution certificate.

Mar 26, 2018, 19:46 PM IST
How does the common man in Pakistan see Hafeez Saeed-led Lashkar-e-Toiba?

How does the common man in Pakistan see Hafeez Saeed-led Lashkar-e-Toiba?

Despite global outcry, top LeT leader Saeed is free and is planning to contest national elections in a bid to go mainstream. 

Mar 24, 2018, 15:49 PM IST

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