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3 August, 2018 12:00 PM 12 girls schools burnt down in Pakistan's restive Gilgit-Baltistan

The schools in Chilas town, about 130-kilometre from Gilgit, were targeted late on Thursday night by the militants who set them on fire and damaged school property across Diamer district, police said. KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Twelve schools, half of them all-girls', have been burnt down by unidentified militants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan's restive 42

28 July, 2018 12:43 AM US Criticises Pak Pre-Poll Process, Shares Concerns Over Several "Flaws"

The United States said Friday it was concerned about "flaws" in Pakistan's pre-electoral process, but said it was nonetheless ready to work with the new government. In a statement, the US State Department acknowledged Wednesday's election results, which saw cricket star Imran Khan win the vote in an outcome rejected by Pakistan's main parties 46

26 July, 2018 5:08 AM Taliban Attack On Afghan Intelligence Convoy Kills 5, Wounds 6: Police

A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan intelligence convoy on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding six, police said, in the latest deadly attack in the city. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the National Directorate of Security (NDS), which police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said happened at 5:00 am (0030 GMT). Four members 45

25 July, 2018 11:52 AM Breaking Tradition, Women In Pak Tribal District Vote For The First Time

Since Pakistan's first general elections in the 70s, the women in Upper Dir, had been deprived of using their right to franchise on the pretext of cultural taboos. In a historic first, women of a conservative tribal district of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan today cast their ballots as the country went to polls, according to a media report. Since Pakistan's 40

30 June, 2018 9:18 AM Pakistan Put Back On Terror-Financing Watch List, Vows To Improve

Pakistan's return to a watch list could further handicap chances of attracting Western investment in Pakistan's fragile economy. Placed back on a terror financing watch list this week, Pakistan vowed on Saturday to tighten regulations and follow an action plan to curb money laundering and terror financing. Pakistani officials attending a meeting in Paris 68

20 June, 2018 11:12 AM Taliban strikes Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

The Taliban had observed a cease-fire over Eid al-Fitr last weekend but rejected the government’s request for an extension. Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first 44

13 June, 2018 11:37 AM Abdullah Abdullah to be chief guest at Test debut of Afghanistan cricket team

Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will be Kabul’s representative on Thursday to witness his country’s Test debut in Bengaluru against India. Official sources said the cricket event marks a successful culmination of India’s sports diplomacy with Afghanistan which began after the fall of Taliban in 2001. “This is the first Test match 31

12 June, 2018 6:24 PM We will negotiate only with Taliban: Afghan official

There are no good or bad terrorists and the international community should work together to remove terror infrastructure, said Dr. Arian Sharifi, Director of National Threat Assessment, National Security Council of Afghanistan. India too has been advocating a similar approach on terrorism while the international community tried to bring the “good Taliban 194

8 June, 2018 4:22 PM U.S. to intensify anti-IS operations during truce period with Taliban

Comes during a temporary, unconditional ceasefire between the Ghani regime and the militants. The U.S. intends to step up military operations against Islamic State (IS) in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said on Friday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced 65

3 June, 2018 4:49 PM 44% of Afghan children are out of school: report

Increase in violence is the main reason Nearly half all children in Afghanistan are out of school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, the number rising for the first time since 2002, humanitarian organisations said in a report on Sunday. Spreading violence has forced many schools to close, undermining fragile gains 107