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At least three Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack launched in the country's troubled southwest, just days after a similar assault killed four security forces near the Afghan border.

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

Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

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Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle, officials said early Tuesday.

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.

Pakistani medics wage hunger strike demanding virus protection equipment

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Pakistani medics wage hunger strike demanding virus protection equipment

Pakistan's health workers have complained for weeks about shortages of safety gear for frontline workers treating coronavirus patients.

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Pakistan seeks extradition of IS leader from Afghanistan

The Islamic State leader, Aslam Farooqi, has been wanted in connection to attacks in Pakistan last month that killed 25 worshippers.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Moroccans face jail time if they are caught in public without face masks, Saudi Arabia imposes a 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities, while in ...

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Pakistan doctors jailed after demanding coronavirus protective equipment

Dozens of doctors were briefly jailed in Balochistan after demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) to use while treating coronavirus ...

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Afghanistan holds talks with Taliban on prisoner swap deal

A prisoner swap deal that is expected to jump-start a floundering peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban was discussed on ...

Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran Khan

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Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the ...

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Brother of Afghan Taliban chief killed in Pakistan blast

The blast comes at a delicate moment as a deal between the insurgents and Washington to end America's war in Afghanistan is believed to be ...

Detained, tortured, and murdered: Pakistan's lost generation of Balochis

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Detained, tortured, and murdered: Pakistan's lost generation of Balochis

Since 2011, hundreds of Baloch people have been disappeared only to be killed by Pakistani security forces as part of a state policy known as ...

Four Pakistani troops killed in blast in border region

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Four Pakistani troops killed in blast in border region

Four Pakistani troops have been killed in a bomb blast in the country's troubled tribal region.

Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

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Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen wearing Pakistani police and paramilitary uniforms ambushed a bus before dawn on Thursday and killed 14 people after going through their ...

Pakistani Shia Hazara minority end days-long protest in <em>Quetta</em>

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Pakistani Shia Hazara minority end days-long protest in Quetta

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 20 people and injured dozens others in a fruit market in ...

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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 ...

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Democracy at any cost in Afghanistan

Abdul Raziq Achakzai was a warlord whose men terrorised the people of Kandahar, but kept the Taliban at bay, report Fazelminallah Qazizai and ...

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Iran troops, intelligence officers 'abducted' on Pakistan border

Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed "terrorist groups that are guided and supported by foreign forces" for the abductions of its members.

Afghan peace talks must include Kabul: US official

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Afghan peace talks must include Kabul: US official

A US official said that Afghan peace talks with the Taliban must include the government in Kabul.

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Pakistan's Imran Khan falls short of election majority: commission

The country's Election Commission released an official tally on Friday, a day after Khan declared victory in a vote marred by rigging ...

US envoy meets with Taliban officials in Qatar: report

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US envoy meets with Taliban officials in Qatar: report

The top US envoy for South Asia has met with Taliban officials for peace talks in Qatar, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Pakistan polls show Imran Khan as front runner

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Pakistan polls show Imran Khan as front runner

New fears have emerge that political instability could return to Pakistan after outlier Imran Khan was touted to win Wednesday's elections.

Dozens killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station

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Dozens killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station

The attack in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta was claimed by the Islamic State group through its official Amaq news agency.

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