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Nine killed in fresh firing across Kashmir border

Srinagar - At least nine people were killed Sunday in firing along the de facto India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, officials said, adding to the spike in deaths in recent days as New Delhi eased a curfew in the disputed region.

Rights groups slam Pakistan after media watchdog member denied entry

Islamabad - Rights organisations have slammed Pakistani authorities after a member of a leading media watchdog was denied entry to the country, calling the move a "slap in the face to those concerned about press freedom".

Pakistani man jailed for blasphemous Facebook post

Lahore - A Pakistani court Friday sentenced a man to five years jail and hard labour for a blasphemous Facebook post, in what is believed to be one of the first such cases under controversial cybercrime laws.

Storm forces William and Kate's royal plane to abandon Islamabad landing

Lahore - A fierce storm in Islamabad forced a plane carrying Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate to abandon two landings before returning to Lahore late Thursday, reporters travelling with them said, in a dramatic end to a day of cracking cricket balls a...

Pakistan says talks with Riyadh, Tehran 'encouraging'

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister said Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's talks with Tehran and Riyadh had been "encouraging" after visits to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.

Glaciers and tribal dancing: William and Kate visit Pakistan's north

Wearing traditional headgear and clapping to music, Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate met a tiny animist tribe in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, after flying by helicopter to a remote Hindu Kush glacier near the Afghan border.

All smiles as Britain's William and Kate meet Pakistan PM Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad Tuesday to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.

All smiles as Britain's William and Kate meet Pakistan PM Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad Tuesday to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Srinagar - Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday.

Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down

Srinagar - Mobile phone networks were restored in Indian Kashmir on Monday after a 72-day blackout, authorities said, but the internet remains off-limits to the region's seven million-plus people.

Kashmir hotels empty or shut as tourist restrictions lifted

Srinagar - India lifted on Thursday restrictions on tourists visiting Kashmir, but for hotels around the picturesque lake in Srinagar two months into a lockdown it was still far from business as usual.

India admits friendly fire downed helicopter in Kashmir clash

New Delhi - The Indian Air Force confirmed for the first time on Friday that it shot down one of its own helicopters during clashes with Pakistan in February over Kashmir, killing all six on board.

Hugs and smiles as Taliban meet Pakistan officials

Islamabad - A group of senior Taliban were warmly welcomed by Pakistani officials as they arrived in Islamabad Thursday, where the foreign minister called for a resumption of talks with the US on the war in Afghanistan.

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million

Washington - The year is 2025 and militants have attacked India's parliament, killing most of its leaders. New Delhi retaliates by sending tanks into the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan.

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million, trigger global cooling

Washington - The year is 2025 and militants have attacked India's parliament, killing most of its leaders. New Delhi retaliates by sending tanks into the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan.

Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits

Islamabad - Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar was due in Pakistan Wednesday as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also visited, officials said, though it was unclear if they would meet for the first time since Donald Trump scuttled talks between Washington and the Islamist...

Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits

Islamabad - Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar was due in Pakistan Wednesday as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also visited, officials said, though it was unclear if they would meet for the first time since Donald Trump scuttled talks between Washington and the insurgen...

Pakistani Kashmir leader sees hope in US, China response to India

Washington - The leader of the Pakistani side of divided Kashmir is hopeful that India's clampdown in the Himalayan territory has reached a turning point -- bringing US pressure.

French ex-president Sarkozy to face campaign finance trial

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial for illicit campaign financing, adding to the ex-president's legal woes as he also prepares to answer charges of exerting pressure on a judge.

Outcry as Pakistan appoints new envoy to UN

Islamabad - A decision by Pakistan to appoint a former diplomat as its ambassador to the United Nations has sparked criticism over his alleged involvement in a domestic violence dispute in 2002.

French ex-PM Balladur ordered to stand trial over campaign graft

Paris - Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur will stand trial over allegations that kickbacks from an arms deal with Pakistan helped fund his failed 1995 presidential bid, France's top prosecutor said Tuesday.

Kashmir crisis leaves lucrative apple orchards to rot

Srinagar - Farmers in Kashmir are deliberately leaving their apples to rot, undermining the restive territory's most lucrative export as bitterness towards the Indian government grows.

Pakistan's Khan warns of nuclear war over Indian Kashmir

New York - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the United Nations Friday that his country's dispute with India over Kashmir could escalate into an all-out nuclear war that would have consequences for the world.

Pakistan's Khan warns of 'bloodbath' in Indian Kashmir

New York - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the UN in stark terms Friday of the threat of a "bloodbath" in Kashmir, even invoking the possibility that its dispute with India over the territory could escalate into an all-out nuclear war.

Brother gets life for 'honour killing' of Pakistan social media star

Multan - The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for her murder -- the patriarchal country's highest-profile "honour killing".

Brother gets life for 'honour killing' of Pakistan social media star

Multan - The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country's highest-profile "honour killing".

US presses India on Kashmir rights, seeks lower tensions

New York - The United States wants New Delhi to quickly ease restrictions imposed in Kashmir, a senior official said Thursday, declaring President Donald Trump's willingness to mediate to ease tensions between India and Pakistan over the territory.

Pakistan overturns man's blasphemy conviction after 17 years on death row

Islamabad - A man sentenced to death in 2002 for blasphemy and who spent 17 years awaiting execution has had his conviction overturned by Pakistan's Supreme Court, his lawyer told AFP on Thursday.

Shallow tremor rocks quake-hit area of Pakistan

Mirpur - A shallow tremor Thursday sent terrified residents of northeastern Pakistan onto the streets, days after a powerful quake killed 38 people and caused widespread damage in the area.

Trump urges India, Pakistan to 'work it out'

New York - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he encouraged India and Pakistan to work out their differences in separate meetings with their prime ministers this week."I said, 'Fellas, work it out.
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