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    Pak summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over LoC firing

    The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan has gone up significantly this year as compared to 2018. Islamabad: Pakistan, on Wednesday, summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia over India's retaliation to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). The Pakistan Rangers on Tuesday had initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation at around 9:30 am in...

    • 4 hrs ago
  • South-Asia

    Malaysia says will work with India if palm oil imports curbed: report

    Malaysia said it would consider increasing imports of raw sugar and buffalo meat from India, as it looked to quell trade tensions. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will work diplomatically with India if it decides to restrict imports of Malaysian palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday, according to the state news agency Bernama. Reuters reported last week that...

    • 9 hrs ago
  • South-Asia

    Ahead of crucial FATF meeting, Pakistan arrests 'top four leaders' of Lashkar-e-Taiba

    The top four leaders arrested on Thursday have been identified as Professor Zafar Iqbal, Yahya Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam. Lahore: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies on Thursday arrested the "top four leaders" of the banned LeT/JuD on charges of terrorism financing, a move that authorities say would put the "entire core...

    • 6 days ago
  • South-Asia

    Pak army spokesperson defends Rajnath Singh over Shastra Puja row

    'Nothing wrong in #RafalePuja as it goes by the religion and that must be respected,' Ghafoor tweeted. Islamabad: In an unusual departure from his relentless attacks against the Indian government, Pakistan Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor on Thursday defended Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who has been facing heat for performing 'Shastra Puja' after...

    • 6 days ago
  • South-Asia

    Al-Qaeda's South Asia chief killed in Afghanistan: report

    Asim Umar, who led the AQIS from its formation in 2014, was killed during a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban compound. Islamabad: India-born Asim Umar, the chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), has been killed during a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Afghan officials said on Tuesday. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri...

    • 7 days ago
  • South-Asia

    Shah Mehmood Qureshi claims India trying to push Pakistan on FATF blacklist

    His comments came in the wake of the recent remarks by Rajnath Singh that the FATF can any time blacklist the neighbouring country. Islamabad: Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday claimed that India was trying to push his country on the blacklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Qureshi said this in an interview with BBC Urdu days...

    • a week ago
  • South-Asia

    Pervez Musharraf returns to active politics, talks about Kashmir

    This is Musharraf's first public comment since India ended special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Islamabad: Kashmir is in the blood of Pakistan, the former military ruler of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, said on Monday, marking his return to active politics. General (retd) Musharraf, now based in Dubai, also referred to Kargil conflict, and claimed that India was repeatedly...

    • a week ago
  • South-Asia

    Nepal parliament speaker arrested after woman alleges 'rape when drunk'

    A police van arrived at Krishna Bahadur Mahara's residence late Sunday and took him into custody after district court ordered his arrest. Kathmandu: Police have arrested the former speaker of Nepal's parliament after a female employee in the assembly accused him of rape. A police van arrived at Krishna Bahadur Mahara's residence late Sunday and took him into...

    • a week ago
  • South-Asia

    Setback for Imran govt: Pakistan took no action against Hafiz Saeed, says FATF

    FATF is expected to have a final review of the matter during its next meeting between 13 and 18 October in Paris. Islamabad: In a major setback for Pakistan, the Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has concluded that Islamabad has not taken sufficient measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz...

    • a week ago
  • South-Asia

    Qureshi loses cool when asked to name 58 countries supporting on Kashmir

    'On whose agenda are you working?' Qureshi snapped at talk show host Javed Chaudhry. Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi lost his cool on being asked to name the 58 countries that Prime Minister Imran Khan commended for backing Islamabad on its stance on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Commission. During a talk show on...

    • 2 weeks ago

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