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A Christian Pakistani man has been sentenced to death after he sent a 'blasphemous' text message.

Despite coronavirus guidelines, Muslims across Asia have spilled into markets to prepare for Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Afghanistan's Taliban appoints Shia Hazara official in 'historic first'

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Afghanistan's Taliban appoints Shia Hazara official in 'historic first'

A Shia Hazara was appointed among the ranks of Afghanistan's Taliban militant group for the first time, local reports confirmed.

Pakistanis flock to markets and mosques as Ramadan starts

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Pakistanis flock to markets and mosques as Ramadan starts

In a snub to Prime Minister Imran Khan's leadership, Pakistan's powerful military on Friday urged people to pray at home, warning the "next 15 ...

US, Taliban edging towards breakthrough in peace talks

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US, Taliban edging towards breakthrough in peace talks

Afghanistan's President Ahsraf Ghani said there has been 'noteable progress' in negotiations between the US and the Taliaban.

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Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

China sees strategically located Afghanistan as a bridge to help expand connectivity between East, South and Central Asian regions under its trillion dollar Belt and Road initiative.

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Royal couple to meet Imran Khan during Pakistan visit

Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan to a red carpet welcome, and are expected to meet Imran Khan, a friend of the late Princess ...

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Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan city of Gwadar

The gunmen shot dead a security guard at the entrance to the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel before entering.

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Suicide bomber targets worshipers at Pakistani shrine during Ramadan

A suicide blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least ten people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of ...

Islamic State claims deadly Pakistan fruit market bombing

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Islamic State claims deadly Pakistan fruit market bombing

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday that killed 20 people and left 48 more injured.

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Suicide blast rips through Pakistan Shia neighbourhood, killing scores

At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a ...

Car bomb injures six in Pakistan's <em>Peshawar</em>

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Car bomb injures six in Pakistan's Peshawar

A car bomb that detonated in the Pakistani city of Peshawar left six people injured on Saturday morning.

Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for ‘insulting Prophet’

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Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for ‘insulting Prophet’

Asia Bibi, who has been acquitted by the Pakistani courts, is being held at an undisclosed location for security reasons and is expected to ...

Pakistan hangs child killer whose crimes sparked major riots

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Pakistan hangs child killer whose crimes sparked major riots

The 24-year-old Imran Ali was put to death on Wednesday for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl as well as five other murders.

Flying into trouble: Middle East drone wars

CJ Werleman

Flying into trouble: Middle East drone wars

Comment: The need for clear and unambiguous controls on the use and proliferation of drones has never been greater, writes CJ Werleman.

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Death toll from Pakistan rally blast increases to 130

The death toll from Friday's attack on a rally in Pakistan increased to 130, reports confirmed.

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Pakistani politician among victims killed in suicide bombing

A prominent local politician was among the victims in an attack that targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the ...

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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, ...

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US offers $5mn reward for Pakistan Taliban leader

The US State Department placed a $5 million reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday

IS claims deadly suicide bombing of Pakistan church

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IS claims deadly suicide bombing of Pakistan church

A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by IS killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a Sunday service, just over a week ...

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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 ...

Clashes erupt after Islamists blockade Pakistan capital Clashes erupt after Islamists blockade Pakistan capital

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Clashes erupt after Islamists blockade Pakistan capital

Pakistan's capital is in lockdown after Islamist protesters blockaded Islamabad, leading to clashes with security forces.

Pakistan issues first transgender passport to activist

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Pakistan issues first transgender passport to activist

Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalised ...

Don't be deceived, the Islamic State group is losing

Gemma Fox

Don't be deceived, the Islamic State group is losing

Comment: IS thrives on our fear, writes Gemma Fox. But it is being systematically weakened, and does not have the power it claims.

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