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Afghanistan records 10th polio case in 2019 as security worsens: Officials

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the last three countries in the world where polio is endemic with efforts to eradicate the disease in Afghanistan complicated by the violence across much of…

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UN condemns murder of Pakistani journalist

Muhammad Bilal Khan, a social media activist, blogger and freelancer with tens of thousands of followers across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, was stabbed to death in Islamabad on June 16

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Post-IMF agreement, Pakistani rupee continues to slide; down 3% in a day

The Pakistani rupee has lost more than 50 per cent of its value since December 2017, stoking inflation and putting pressure on the government as voter anger at higher prices grows.

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort

Ghani's third visit since 2014 comes as efforts have intensified to reach a political settlement with the Taliban and end decades of war in Afghanistan, which has long accused Pakistan of…

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Pakistan's provincial government approves its first Sikh only school

The provincial Auqaf Department of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government decided to approve building the school and has allocated Rs 22 lakhs for its construction in the Peshawar city.

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One killed as militants attack Pakistan police housing complex

Three militants wearing suicide vests attempted to storm the complex in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan when confronted by guards at the entrance.

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Pakistan refuses visa to 58 Sikhs for pilgrimage

The pilgrims will be visiting Pakistan tomorrow by a special train from Attari railway station. Sikhs, whose visa were not approved, protested outside the SGPC office.

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Policeman, 3 assailants killed in suicide attack in Pakistan

Four police personnel were injured in the attack that took place when the policemen were busy taking an examination and the assailants ambushed the main gate of the Police Lines area in…

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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena signs death penalty for four drugs convicts

The last execution in Sri Lanka was 43 years ago, and Sri Lanka's last hangman quit in 2014 without ever having to execute anyone, citing stress after seeing the gallows for the first time.

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Bangladesh police kill three suspected Rohingya traffickers; rescue 15 refugees

Nearly 900,000 Rohingya who fled a military-led crackdown in neighbouring Buddhist-dominated Myanmar in 2017 live in Kutupalong.

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Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident, but previous attacks on US-led NATO forces have been claimed by the Taliban.

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Pompeo hopes for Afghan peace deal 'before September 1'

US officials have previously said they are hoping for a deal before the upcoming Afghan presidential elections, which have already been delayed twice and are now set for September.

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FATF chief hints at blacklisting of Pak for terror financing

"Pakistan had 'significant' work to do. With regard to an action plan agreed in June 2018, they are 'lacking in almost every respect'," Billingslea said at a press briefing.

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Over 20 terrorist groups, including Pak-based LeT, active in Afghanistan: UN report

Report quoted Afghan officials as saying that some 500 Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters are active in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces of the country.

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United Nation fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

The military is locked in battle with the Arakan Army (AA), insurgents fighting for more autonomy for the region's ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

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