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Kashmir

Fighter accused in Kashmir journalist's murder killed in gunfight

Police claim Naveed Jatt was involved in killing of prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari in June.

Fighter accused in Kashmir journalist's murder killed in gunfight

Pakistan

India, Pakistan agree to open border for Sikh pilgrims

Amid tense bilateral ties, South Asian neighbours agree to provide a visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

Opinion

The silencing of Pakistan

The state is trying to decimate dissent in hopes of resuscitating a political order that has lost all vitality.

Ammar Ali Jan

by Ammar Ali Jan

Ammar Ali Jan

Asia

'Foreign mediation' in Kashmir? Opposition seek answers

Opposition parties ask Modi government to explain ex-Norway PM's surprise Kashmir trip during which he met separatists.

Opposition seeks clarity on Norwegian 'mediation' in Kashmir

Asia

Pakistan's Pashtuns get rights, will it lead to peace?

Pakistan finally grants full rights to Pashtuns who have been governed by colonial-era laws for more than a century.

Pakistan's Pashtuns get rights, will it lead to peace?

Opinion

Why is Pakistan reluctant to bring Lashkar-e-Taiba to justice?

Ten years on, the group suspected to be behind the deadly Mumbai attacks is still operating freely in Pakistan.

Taha Siddiqui

by Taha Siddiqui

Taha Siddiqui

Pakistan

Violent crackdown after arrest of Pakistan's TLP chief

At least five people were wounded in Friday's clashes between Khadim Rizvi's TLP supporters and police in Lahore.

Pakistan: Crackdown on protesters after arrest of TLP chief

Asia

Pakistan arrests TLP leader behind blasphemy protests

Khadim Hussain Rizvi, whose TLP party held massive protests against Aasia Bibi's acquittal, has been arrested.

Pakistan arrests TLP leader behind blasphemy protests

Asia

Blast rips through Pakistan market killing 26

At least 26 killed and 55 wounded in blast that hit a busy market in a remote town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan: Deadly blast hits market in Orakzai district

Pakistan

Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

Two police officers and three attackers confirmed dead in attack claimed by separatist group Baloch Liberation Army.

Kashmir

Q&A: Hizbul Mujahideen leader: 'We will never surrender'

Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen separatist group in Kashmir, Riyaz Naikoo, discusses taking up arms and talks with India.

Q&A: Hizbul Mujahideen leader: 'We will never surrender'

Pakistan

Pakistani poet, author Fahmida Riaz passes away

Riaz was one of Pakistan's best known progressive writers who authored over a dozen books.

Pakistani poet, author Fahmida Riaz passes away

Pakistan

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump's comments

Foreign ministry lodges strong protest following US president's claim Pakistan 'doesn't do a damn thing' for Washington.

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump's comments

Pakistan

Imran Khan hits back at Trump's 'tirade' against Pakistan

PM hits back at 'false assertions' by US president, who accused Islamabad of not doing 'a damn thing' for Washington.

Imran Khan hits back at Trump's 'tirade' against Pakistan

Asia

Diabetes affects over a quarter of Pakistanis

Scientists say inter-family marriages are the main reason why 80,000 Pakistanis die each year from diabetes.