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Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly refused to interfere in the issue of shutting mosques or even order a country-wide lockdown, citing the economic damage that could be unleashed.

A mortar shell fired from Afghanistan hit a house in a border village in northwest Pakistan Sunday, killing seven people who were members of the same family, officials said.

Furgetful Pakistani politician has livestream CATastrophe

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Furgetful Pakistani politician has livestream CATastrophe

A politician in Pakistan was given paws for thought after his press conference was streamed live on Facebook with the 'cat filter' turned on, giving him on-screen whiskers and ears.

Bomb blast kills 3 Pakistani forces near Afghan border

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Bomb blast kills 3 Pakistani forces near Afghan border

A bomb blast has killed three security personnel in an area of Pakistan once known as a stronghold for militant groups.

Why Afghans are taking India's side in Pakistan standoff

Ali M Latifi

Why Afghans are taking India's side in Pakistan standoff

In Afghanistan, the potential threat of war between India and Pakistan has proven especially engrossing, writes Ali M Latifi.

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Kashmir separatists rounded up following India's airstrike

In-depth: Tensions remain high in Kashmir, with locals fearing increased violence as the stakes continue to rise.

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India warplane incursion sends Pakistan tensions surging

The escalation triggered international alarm, with China and the European Union both calling for the arch-rivals to show "restraint".

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Islamic State group claims deadly market bombing in Pakistan

IS has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a food market in Pakistan.

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill trans woman, friend

Gunmen riding on a motorcycle have shot and killed a transgender woman and her friend in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, police say.

Pakistan court convicts mob that lynched 'blasphemy' student

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Pakistan court convicts mob that lynched 'blasphemy' student

A Pakistani court sentenced has convicted 31 people of murdering a fellow student who was accused of blasphemy, including one person to death.

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US denies hitting refugee camp in Pakistan drone strike

Tensions continue between Washington and Islamabad as the US denies claims that it attacked an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan on Wednesday.

"Never ending trauma" plagues Afghanistan

Harun Arsalai

"Never ending trauma" plagues Afghanistan

As NGO workers recover from a car-bomb attack on Save The Children's officers, Afghanis face violence from IS, the Taliban, security forces and ...

Islamists across Pakistan rally against Trump

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Islamists across Pakistan rally against Trump

Hundreds of Islamists have rallied in major cities across Pakistan, condemning President Donald Trump for declaring the city of Jerusalem as ...

Pakistan teacher recounts brutal mob lynching of 'leftist' student

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Pakistan teacher recounts brutal mob lynching of 'leftist' student

In Pakistan, the brutal mob lynching of a liberal student accused of blasphemy has triggered shock, outrage and fear across the country.

Can merging regions bring peace and justice to Pakistan?

Usaid Siddiqui

Can merging regions bring peace and justice to Pakistan?

Comment: As the north-western tribal areas prepare to be incorporated into Pakistan's regional governance system, many predict an end to ...

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Pakistan continues to bleed as three bombers attack court

Pakistan has been the target of a number of attacks by both the Taliban and the Islamic State group as hundreds have been killed and wounded since last week.

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At least 20 dead in Pakistan market bomb blast

An explosion at a market in Pakistan's northwestern Kurram district on the Afghan border has left at least 20 people dead and dozens wounded.

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Pakistan plane carrying 48 people crashes

A Pakistan International Airlines carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday.

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Gunmen storm Pakistani police academy in Quetta

Gunmen stormed a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday night, leaving at least 11 people wounded, while local media reported ...

Perils to China-Pakistan's GCC economic corridor

Naveed Ahmad

Perils to China-Pakistan's GCC economic corridor

Comment: By 2025, trade between the GCC and China will completely shift via the Pakistan economic corridor, but this new partnership is already ...

Vijay Prashad

Building the Southern Silk Road

Comment: Asia's regional geopolitics are being shaken up as infrastructure projects make allies of India, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China, ...

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