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Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

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Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Attackers tied the hands and feet of workers at a remote mine, all members of the minority Shia Hazara community, and “brutally slaughtered” them, a government official said.

Mob sets Hindu temple on fire in Pakistan

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Mob sets Hindu temple on fire in Pakistan

The mob attacked the shrine in northwest Pakistan amid rumours of its expansion.

Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

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Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly rejected rumours that his country will normalise ties with Israel after ...

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At least 15 children killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

At least 15 children were killed in a blast near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan.

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Pakistan approves chemical castration of sex offenders

New laws approved by President Arif Alvi on Tuesday will see rape cases expedited through the courts.

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Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation were summoned to Islamabad from Qatar, where they have been negotiating since September.

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Pakistan says will not recognise Israel amid rumoured pressure

Official statement by Islamabad appear to be in response to rumors of diplomatic pressure by the US and Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel.

Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

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Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

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The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

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Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

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Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to ...

Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

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Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The firebrand leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline Pakistani Islamist party, has died.

Al-Qaeda's number two secretly killed in Iran: NYT

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Al-Qaeda's number two secretly killed in Iran: NYT

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists, was shot and killed in Tehran by two Israeli operatives, a report ...

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Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of gender-based violence, writes Zahra Khozema.

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More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

Over 10 have been killed after India and Pakistan exchanged fire in occupied Kashmir.

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Police kill 2 militants, seize weapons in eastern Pakistan

Pakistani counterterrorism police said they killed two al-Qaeda militants with plans to carry out 'subversive activities'.

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French archbishop stands against offensive Prophet Muhammad cartoons

The Archbishop of Toulouse Robert Le Gall said there are limits to freedom of expression, as France continues to defend offensive Prophet ...

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

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Thousands stage anti-France protests in Bangladesh, Pakistan

Angry protests were held on Friday in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Quran students killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

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Quran students killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

A bomb attack on a Quran study class killed at least seven students in Pakistan, reports confirmed.

Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns France Prophet Muhammad cartoons

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to condemn the promotion of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

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