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Pakistan: Imran Khan's party PTI challenges election commission's illegal funding case verdict in Islamabad HC

Imran Khan has rejected the verdict, stating that it is a part of a political vendetta against him. Khan also asked CEC Sikander Sultan Raja to resign 

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Sri Lanka govt asks Thailand to grant entry to Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Sri Lankan government has made a request to Thailand for its former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter the country, said Tanee Sangrat, director general of Thailand's Information Department…

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Bangladesh minister slams China's BRI loans amid foreign minister Wang's visit

Bangladesh's finance minister Mustafa Kamal said China should take the blame for debts among developing countries due to the BRI project while adding that it 'cannot disagree'.

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Pakistan political crisis: Imran’s party in turmoil after Shahbaz Gill’s arrest

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s party PTI was thrown in turmoil after former minister Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet claimed Shahbaz Gill was ‘abducted’ by ‘people who came in vehicles…

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A year after it abandoned Afghanistan, US introduces bill to give thousands of Afghans path to citizenship

According to Reuters, the bill would also extend eligibility for Special Immigration Visas (SIVs) to Afghan women who served in special counterterrorism teams as well as commandos and air force…

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Social media images show world’s second highest mountain strewn with debris left by climbers

From plastic bottles to discarded tents, the notoriously challenging 8,611-metre (28,251-feet) 'savage mountain' of Pakistan can be seen littered and in a deplorable state in the images

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WATCH | Viral video: Pakistani security guard hits pregnant housekeeper in Karachi

According to a first information report by Geo News, the housekeeper at Noman Grand City in Gulistan-e-Jauhar has revealed that she is expecting a child. She claimed that she had requested meal…

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Top Pakistani Taliban leader killed in IED attack in Afghanistan

Khorasani's vehicle was reportedly struck on Sunday night in a targeted IED attack

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Bill Gates speaks to Qamar Javed Bajwa, lauds Pakistani Army for supporting polio drive

Assuring him of continued full cooperation for polio-free Pakistan, Bajwa appreciated the efforts made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) towards this noble cause

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Continuity and challenges in the India-Maldives relations

Since 2018, India’s ties with Maldives have witnessed an upswing.  Even as China vies to keep upper hand, India has been successful in making inroads in…

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Indian Oil Corp unit to open 50 fuel stations in Sri Lanka to battle crisis

LIOC, a subsidiary of the Indian Oil Corporation, already has 216 stations all around the country and is also listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

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Bangladesh: People queue up at fuel stations after 52% surge in fuel prices

Demanding the unexpected price increase be reversed, angry demonstrators surrounded fuel stations throughout Bangladesh

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Taliban honouring 'Hero' Afghan soldier in Kabul who killed unarmed Australian diggers

Hekmatullah, an extremist Afghan soldier who killed three defenceless Australians in Afghanistan, is currently living a lavish lifestyle as a "hero" in Kabul.

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All in a day: Sri Lanka reaffirmed one China, but blocked spy vessel's visit

Interestingly on Thursday, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe reaffirmed the 'One China' policy, around the same time when the discussions were on about denying entry to Chinese spy vessel…

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Third member of UK family dies due to suspected poisoning in Bangladesh

Samira Islam, 20, died on Friday. She, along with her four family members, was found unconscious in a locked room in eastern Sylhet city on July 26

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