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US adds Pakistan to blacklist for religious freedom violations

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.

#MeToo takes fight for gender equality to new heights: UN Women chief

Islamabad - The global #MeToo campaign has taken the battle for women's rights to "where we have never been before", the head of the UN's agency for gender equality told AFP during her first official visit to Pakistan Friday.

Pakistan will no longer fight someone else's war: Imran Khan

Islamabad - Pakistan will no longer act as a hired gun in someone else's war, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday, striking a note of defiance against US demands for Islamabad to do more in the battle against militancy.

Pakistani held as teacher stabbed to death at French university

Nterre - A Pakistani man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing to death a teacher in broad daylight outside a university in the Paris suburbs.

Trump letter to Imran Khan seeks Pakistan's help in Afghanistan

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad's support in securing a "negotiated settlement" to the war in Afghanistan.

Indian pellet guns in Kashmir kill, blind and enrage

Srinagar - Doctors are fighting to save the right eye of Hiba Jan, the 20-month-old who has become an emblem of India's devastating and highly contentious use of pellet-firing shotguns in Kashmir, where a separatist conflict has raged since 1947.

Eight killed as Kashmir reels from deadly year

Srinagar - Eight people were killed Sunday in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir, capping off one of the deadliest weeks this year in a region already suffering its worst bloodshed in a decade.

Crackdown on hardliners as Pakistan detains blasphemy protest cleric

Islamabad - Pakistani police Saturday arrested hundreds of supporters of a hardline cleric whose party recently paralysed the country with violent protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.

Women's fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

- For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets -- but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in patriarchal Pakistan.

Crackdown on hardliners as Pakistan detains blasphemy protest cleric

Islamabad - Pakistan authorities launched a crackdown Saturday against hundreds of supporters of a hardline cleric whose party recently paralysed the country with violent protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.

Suicide blast kills at least 31 in Pakistan market

Peshawar - At least 31 people were killed and 50 wounded when a suicide blast ripped through a crowded marketplace in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region Friday, officials said.

Four killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

- Four people were killed on Friday when gunmen armed with hand grenades and a suicide vest stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said, with the attack claimed by a separatist group which branded Beijing "an oppressor"...

Five freed Iran troops flown home from Pakistan

Tehran - Five Iranian security personnel, who had been held by jihadists for a month, have been flown home after Pakistani forces secured their release, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday.

IMF team ends Pakistan visit as talks continue

Islamabad - A team from the International Monetary Fund concluded its visit to Pakistan Tuesday, the government said, adding that "substantive progress" had been made but talks will continue on a possible bailout.

Trump says bin Laden should have been captured sooner

Washington - President Donald Trump repeated Monday that Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, killed by US Navy SEALs in May 2011, should have been captured much earlier, casting blame on his predecessors and Pakistan.

Imran Khan hits back after Trump's 'tirade' on Pakistan

Islamabad - Pakistan leader Imran Khan hit back Monday at Donald Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the US, calling on the president to name an ally which has sacrificed more against militancy.

Asia Bibi: Pakistani Christian woman in limbo after blasphemy verdict

Islamabad - A week after being freed from jail, Asia Bibi -- a Pakistani Christian woman on death row for eight years for blasphemy -- remains in limbo, with negotiations apparently under way to allow her to leave the country despite objections from Islamist hardl...

Dutch pulls several Pakistan embassy staff over threats: FM

Den Haag - The Netherlands said Monday it has pulled several embassy staff members from Pakistan over persistent threats, reportedly from Islamists angry over anti-Islam tweets by the far-right politician Geert Wilders.

Afghan leader: Taliban peace deal 'when, not if'

Washington - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency -- but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked sparking long-term hostility.

Canada in talks with Pakistan over possibly taking in Asia Bibi

Paris - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his government was holding talks with Pakistan over potentially offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

Woman at centre of Pakistani blasphemy row leaves jail

Islamabad - A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail after an acquittal that triggered Islamist protests, but is still in Pakistan, officials said Thursday amid appeals for her to be offered asylum.

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail: lawyer

Islamabad - Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail, her lawyer said Thursday.

Italy, others to help Pakistan blasphemy Christian

Rome - Italy is one of several countries seeking to help a Pakistani Christian woman who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, a rights group said on Wednesday.

IMF team in Pakistan as China pledges economic aid

Islamabad - An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Islamabad Wednesday for talks on a possible IMF bailout, even as Pakistan insisted it had solved its immediate balance of payments crisis.

Pakistan blasphemy Christian still in jail one week on

Islamabad - One week after the country's highest court ordered her release, a Pakistani Christian who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was still in prison Wednesday, with no immediate prospect of freedom.

UN denies forcing Pakistani lawyer to leave

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday denied that it had forced the Pakistani lawyer of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy to leave the country.

'Threats' to Dutch envoy in Pakistan over Wilders tweets

Den Haag - The Netherlands said Tuesday that its ambassador to Pakistan has faced "threats", reportedly from Islamists angry over anti-Islam tweets by the far-right politician Geert Wilders.

Blasphemy lawyer made to leave Pakistan 'against my wishes'

Den Haag - The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because he was a "prime target.

Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says EU, UN made him leave 'against my wishes'

Den Haag - The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because his life was at risk.

Pakistan PM under fire for deal with hardliners in blasphemy row

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will return home to a deepening political crisis Monday, with pressure mounting over a deal struck with Islamists hardliners that analysts say has eroded faith in his government.
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Ashiq Masih, the husband of Asia Bibi, has pleaded for the international community to help him and his family to leave Pakistan
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Artillery targeting terrorists hideouts in Miranshah
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