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Minister released after ‘successful’ talks with militants in northern Pakistan

  • SKARDU/KARACHI: A senior minister in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region was set free late last night after “successful” negotiations with militants, a top government official said on Saturday, adding the talks were facilitated by local clerics.  Abaidullah Baig was traveling fro...
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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in West Bank clash

  • RAMALLAH, West Bank: Israeli forces killed two Palestinians on Saturday in clashes that erupted during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said, the latest incident in recent months around the flashpoint city of Jenin. The Israeli military said that security...
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Emboldened by Iran protests, Afghan women take to streets after deadly school attack

  • KABUL: Women’s demonstrations in Afghanistan have been on the rise since last week’s deadly bombing at an education center in Kabul, with activists saying that they are emboldened by ongoing protests in Iran. The blast at the Kaaj education center in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in the west of the ...
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Pakistan confronts mental health crisis among survivors of deadly floods

  • MIRPURKHAS, Pakistan: Nasir Khan, a 40-year-old laborer from the southern Pakistani district of Mirpurkhas, Sindh province, stood outside the Civil Hospital last week, complaining of anxiety, and feelings of sadness and hopelessness. In August, Khan’s home and livestock were washed away in dea...
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Three steal thunder from star players to share lead at LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok

  • BANGKOK: Richard Bland, Branden Grace and Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra upstaged their more illustrious opponents on Friday to shoot 7-under 65s and share the lead after the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok. Marc Leishman and Ian Poulter were a stroke behind while Kim Sihwan, Br...
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Why gains from Ukraine grain deal will not end Middle East’s food security crisis

  • DUBAI: As food-insecure households in the Middle East, Africa and Asia continue to pay a high price for a war raging thousands of miles away, forces beyond the control of any single government or international authority are compounding the problem. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Fe...
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Women, life and the pursuit of liberty in Iran

  • The death last month of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, while in the custody of Iran’s morality police has sparked an unprecedented wave of national anger against the Islamic Republic of Iran — and a violent government response. So far, more than 150 people have been killed, includi...
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Two Palestinian journalists shot, injured by Israeli soldiers

  • LONDON: Israeli Defense Forces have been accused of shooting and injuring two Palestinian journalists who were covering events in the occupied area of the West Bank. Photojournalists Louay Samhan and Mahmoud Fawzy were reporting on a raid in the village of Deir al-Hatab, near the city of Nabl...
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Biden signs order to implement EU-US data privacy framework

  • LONDON: US President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order to implement a European Union-United States data transfer framework announced in March that adopts new American intelligence gathering privacy safeguards. The deal seeks to end the limbo in which thousands of companies found th...
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Two leaks in single day spotlight alleged political intrigues during Khan’s tenure as PM

  • ISLAMABAD: Leaked audio recordings, two in a single day, have put the spotlight on political intrigues at the Prime Minister’s Office during the term of now ousted premier Imran Khan, with one raising questions about his involvement in political horse-trading and the other about the truth to hi...
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