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Pakistan says it took control of 182 religious schools

Tensions are running high between India and Pakistan following a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy last month, which killed 42 soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir. The suicide attack, the Read More

Pakistan arrests scores in fresh crackdown on armed groups

Pakistani authorities say they have detained 44 members of various armed groups, including relatives of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, the man at the centre of an ongoing crisis with Read More

Hundreds in Syria’s Baghouz ‘surrender’ amid slowdown in fighting

Hundreds of people, including ISIL fighters, have surrendered to advancing Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria and evacuated the last patch of territory held by the armed group, according to an Read More

Pakistan continues partial opening of airspace amid India crisis

Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries Read More

Pakistan shoots down two Indian fighter jets: Military

Pakistan shot down two Indian air force fighter jets and launched air strikes at six targets in Indian-administered Kashmir, its military says, in a dramatic ratcheting up of tensions between Read More

India is in safe hands: Narendra Modi’s first reaction on Pakistan strike

In his first public comments after the air strikes in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the country is in safe hands and that he will not let the Read More

Pakistan court rejects bail for ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

A Pakistani court has rejected the bail plea on medical grounds of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently serving a seven-year jail term for corruption.  The Islamabad High Read More

Turkish president Erdogan denounces Egypt’s Sisi over executions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to ‘someone like Read More

At least 93 die from tainted liquor in India’s northeast

At least 93 people have died in northeastern India after drinking toxic bootleg liquor, according to local authorities. The victims were mostly tea plantation workers in the Golaghat and Jorhat Read More

‘Trade and investment’ to top Saudi crown prince’s India visit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, looking to boost ties with Asian allies, arrives in India on Tuesday for a two-day visit amid rising expectations of further investment deals following Read More