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Former India navy officer refuses to appeal spying death sentence

Islamabad - A former Indian naval officer on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction and will try instead for a military pardon, an official said Wednesday.

Export gloom sours Pakistan's prized mango season

Multan - Dwindling harvests, drooping demand and export supply chains hit by the coronavirus are biting into Pakistan's mango industry, with producers of the prized fruit battling to weather a disastrous season.

Four in Daniel Pearl case to remain jailed in Pakistan for now

Islamabad - Pakistani authorities renewed the detention orders Thursday for four men whose convictions in the kidnapping and killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl had been overturned, meaning they will remain jailed at least three more months, an official said.

Protests in Indian Kashmir over civilian death during attack

Srinagar - Hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir staged protests on Wednesday, accusing government forces of killing a man during a rebel attack which also left a trooper dead.

Pakistan's PIA suspended in Europe over fake pilot licence scandal

Karachi - Regulators have barred Pakistan International Airlines from the European Union for six months after the state-run carrier grounded nearly a third of its pilots for holding fake or dubious licences, officials said Tuesday.

Pakistan PM blames India for stock exchange attack

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday blamed India for a deadly attack on the stock exchange in Karachi, saying there was "no doubt" who was responsible.

Separatists say stock exchange attack targeted China, Pakistan

Karachi - Separatists from Pakistan's Balochistan province attacked the national stock exchange in Karachi on Monday, killing four people in a brazen daylight assault the breakaway group said also targeted Chinese interests.

Gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi: police

Karachi - Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi Monday, with four of the assailants killed, police said.

Ocean Viking rescue offers second life for Pakistani 'slaves'

Leaning on the aft deck of the Ocean Viking, the humanitarian ship that picked them up in the Mediterranean on Thursday, a group of Pakistanis look back to watch the Libyan coast receding behind them.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slammed for saying bin Laden was 'martyred'

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan faced a growing backlash Thursday after he said former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been "martyred".

Pilots' virus chat blamed for deadly Pakistan plane crash

Islamabad - The pilots of a plane that crashed last month in Pakistan, killing 98 people, were pre-occupied by the coronavirus crisis and tried to land with the aircraft's wheels still up, according to initial official reports released Wednesday.

Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97: initial report

Islamabad - A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday.

India tells Pakistan to cut embassy staff by half, says will do same

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Tuesday to slash its embassy staff in New Delhi by half -- saying it would do the same in Islamabad -- as a diplomatic spat continued between the nuclear-armed rivals.

'Catastrophic': South Asia reels from virus surge

Islamabad - Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection rates turn the densely populated region into a global hot spot.

Five Kashmir rebels killed as India steps up operations

Srinagar - Five suspected rebels were killed Wednesday in a dawn firefight with hundreds of troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said, as New Delhi escalates counter-insurgency efforts in the disputed territory.

Pakistan battles locusts by turning them into chicken feed

Lahore - Chickens in Pakistan have been feasting on captured locusts under an initiative to combat swarms of the insects that are threatening food supplies in the impoverished country.

Four rebels killed in second Indian Kashmir clash in two days

Srinagar - Four suspected rebels were killed by government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday just hours after five militants died in a firefight in the same area, officials said, as deadly clashes increase in the restive valley.

Pakistan hospitals running out of beds as virus cases surge past 100,000

Islamabad - Pakistan has recorded more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus, health authorities said Monday, as hospitals warned they are running out of beds to treat patients.

Pakistan couple arrested for allegedly murdering seven-year-old maid

- A Pakistan couple have been arrested for allegedly murdering their seven-year-old maid after she was blamed for letting a pet bird escape, police said, the latest case of violence against child domestic workers in the country.

Pakistan embassy officials leave India after spying charges

New Delhi - Two Pakistani officials expelled by India over spying allegations returned home Monday, an embassy spokesman said, as the nuclear-armed rivals wrangled over the claims.

India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

New Delhi - Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late Sunday, allegations its nuclear-armed rival called "baseless".

Pakistan goes wild for blockbuster Turkish drama

Islamabad - Dubbed the Muslim "Game of Thrones", a drama about the makings of the Ottoman Empire has sent Pakistan wild this Ramadan, smashing television records but exposing the country's lack of original content.

Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash that killed 97

Karachi - One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people on board has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighbourhood.

80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

Karachi - A total of 80 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, provincial health officials said in a statement, with more feared dead.

41 bodies recovered, dozens more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

Karachi - More than 40 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the airline said, with dozens more feared dead.

Cher's joy as Pakistan agrees to free lonely elephant Kaavan

Islamabad - Music icon Cher shared her delight after a Pakistani court ordered freedom for a lonely elephant, who had become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by the US singer.

Cher tweets joy as Pakistan agrees to free lonely elephant Kaavan

Islamabad - Music icon Cher marked "ONE OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE" Thursday after a Pakistani court ordered freedom for a lonely elephant named Kaavan, who had become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by the US singer.

Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

Quetta - Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle, officials said early Tuesday.

Leopards spotted in Pakistan capital's park as virus clears way

Islamabad - Leopards, jackals and other creatures living in Islamabad's tree-covered hills have been enjoying a rare respite from the throngs of hikers and joggers that normally pack the trails.

Booze battle for Pakistan's drinkers during lockdown and Ramadan

Islamabad - Drinking alcohol in Pakistan can be a complicated affair at the best of times, but for 25-year-old student Iram, the coronavirus pandemic has made getting a beer all but impossible.
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Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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Sherri Rehman Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S.
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