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Fresh Pak airstrikes kill scores of militants

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 18:29

Pakistani air force jets today pounded the restive North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, killing scores of militants, mostly Uzbeks, as part of the massive military offensive against the Taliban.

Taliban set 200 fuel trucks on fire in Kabul

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 17:34

A Taliban bomb attack on the outskirts of Kabul set fire to some 200 fuel trucks that the militants claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, officials said today.

Huge Indian package for Nepal during Modi`s visit likely

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 17:24

India is expected to announce a major economic assistance package for Nepal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s proposed visit to the country.

Six Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 14:38

Six Taliban militants were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in a clash with security forces in Jarm district of Badakhshan province 315 km northeast of Kabul, a government spokesman said Saturday.

US urges Sri Lanka to take meaningful governance steps

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:45

The United States has urged Sri Lanka to take thoughtful steps regarding democratic governance, justice, reconciliation and accountability.

Oil tankers destroyed as rockets hit Kabul

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:09

Several oil tankers caught fire and were reduced to ashes as three rockets fired by militants slammed into a parking lot in the western part of Afghanistan`s capital Kabul, drivers at the site said.

Major Indian economic aid package for Nepal expected

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:03

A major Indian economic aid package is expected to be announced during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal sometime early August.

Sharif orders deployment of Army in all major Pakistan cities

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:09

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the deployment of the army in all major cities of Pakistan under Article 245 of the nation`s Constitution.

Bombing kills Pak soldier in North Waziristan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 00:04

A Pakistani army soldier was killed today in the restive North Waziristan tribal region after being hit by a bomb planted by militants, the military said.

Pak human rights commission demands repeal of `draconian` law

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:27

Terming Pakistan`s new anti-terror law as a "blatant attack on the fundamental rights of the people," a human rights group today demanded the repeal of the `draconian` legislation.