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Italy: Uncle of missing teenager who refused arranged marriage arrested on suspicion of murder

The uncle of an Italian-Pakistani woman who disappeared after refusing an arranged marriage has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Saman Abbas’s uncle, Danish Hasnain, was detained under a European arrest warrant in France on Wednesday. The Pakistani man is one of five relatives being investigated on suspicion of murder. Ms Abbas, 18, was last […]

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Pakistan stares at $25 million loss as New Zealand and England cancel cricket tours

Pakistan’s newly appointed cricket board chairman lashed out at the “Western bloc” who he said “used and binned” his country in the wake of New Zealand and England cancelling their tours of the South Asian country. On Monday, England called off their men’s and women’s teams tours of Pakistan scheduled for October citing “mental and […]

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New Zealand’s men cricket team abandon Pakistan tour sighting security concerns

The New Zealand men’s team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on Friday before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. England’s men’s and women’s teams are due to play […]

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Afghanistan women’s youth soccer team have fled to Pakistan

Afghanistan women’s junior national soccer team crossed the border into Pakistan. The girls had spent the past month in hiding amid fears of a crackdown on women’s rights by the Taliban. Members of the women’s side flew out of Kabul last month but the youth team were reportedly left stranded as they lacked passports and other […]

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Suicide bomber blows himself up at check post in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, several killed

A suicide bomb explosion in southwestern Pakistan killed at least three paramilitary personnel and wounded 15 others. There are conflicting reports of how the attack took place. Some reports said the attacker walked through a manned check post 25km south of Quetta of Balochistan province and detonated himself. Other reports claimed the suicide bomber on […]

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Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border fire from Afghanistan

Cross-border fire across the Afghan-Pakistan border resulted in the death of two Pakistani soldiers, the army said, in the first such attack since the Taliban took over Kabul. The army said it retaliated and killed two or three attackers, a claim not verifiable because the tribal districts along the Afghan border. The incident on Sunday […]

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Pakistani truck driver who went see all the ‘action’ at Kabul airport ends up in the United States

Amidst all the chaos in Afghanistan after the fall to Taliban, ex-Dutch MP, Joram van Klavere shared a rather unusual story of a truck driver from Peshawar, Pakistan. The Dutch politician wrote on Facebook, “Believe it or not. A truck driver from Peshawar who drives the Torkham-Kabul route went missing for three days.” He further […]

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Suicide bomber targets Chinese nationals in Pakistan’s port town of Gwadar, 2 killed

A suicide bombing targeting a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals in Gwadar in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan has killed two Pakistani children playing by the roadside, the interior ministry and police said. A Chinese national and two other Pakistanis were wounded in the attack in Balochistan province. Hours after the bombing, the separatist Baloch […]

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Quetta, Balochistan: Two policemen killed and nearly 21 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan

At least two policemen were killed and nearly two dozen others wounded in a blast in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan in southwestern Pakistan, officials say. “At least two policemen were killed in the blast in Quetta,” Liaquat Shahwani, spokesman for the Balochistan government, said in a statement on Sunday. Another 21 people, including 12 […]

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Kim Hong-bin: South Korean climber goes missing while descending from mountain peak in Pakistan

A South Korean climber who lost his fingers to frostbite 30 years ago has gone missing during his descent from a mountain in Pakistan. Kim Hong-bin had just scaled the 26,400ft high Broad Peak in the Karakoram mountains before he is thought to have fallen into a crevasse. The climb made the 57-year-old the first […]

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Daughter of Afghan ambassador to Pakistan kidnapped and ‘severely tortured’ in Islamabad

The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was briefly kidnapped and injured, officials said. Silsila Alikhil was held for several hours after being seized on her way home in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Friday. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry says she was “severely tortured” and it was lodging a complaint. Relations between the two neighbours have […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban take control of key border crossing with Pakistan

The Taliban have taken control and raised their flag above a key border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Social media footage showed a white flag fluttering above the Spin Boldak crossing near Kandahar. However, the Afghan government officials have denied the post has fallen. The Taliban reportedly seized the border crossing without resistance. In recent […]