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Couple kidnapped by Taliban beg for life in latest video clip

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An American-Canadian couple kidnapped by the Taliban in 2012 said in a latest video clip that has surfaced that their captors would execute them if the Afghanistan government did not change its policies with regard to the Taliban prisoners, media reported on Wednesday. On a backpacking trip to Afghanistan in 2012, American Full Article

Pakistan sisters make history flying Boeing-777 same time

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots made history by becoming the first pair of sisters in Pakistan to fly Boeing-777 airplanes at the same time, the ...Full Article

Sushma meets UN General Assembly President-elect

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson. “Working together for important session ...Full Article

Modi leaves Thursday for SCO summit in Tashkent, to meet Chinese president

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Tashkent on Thursday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit with India set to become a member ...Full Article

Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over army Major’s death

Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and lodged protest over the death of an army Major in shelling by the Afghan forces. Major ...Full Article

11,307 held in Bangladeshi crackdown on Islamists

Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Security forces in Bangladesh have arrested 11,307 people, including over 100 suspected Islamists, in a nationwide crackdown following a spate of killings of secularists and minorities. ...Full Article

Earthquake in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A powerful earthquake shook parts of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday evening, officials and residents said. The tremors jolted buildings in the national capital ...Full Article

France’s National Assembly approves state of emergency bill

Paris, Feb 9 (IANS) France’s National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s parliament, has approved the government’s constitutional reform aimed at giving the green light to a state of ...Full Article

Pakistani MP Imran Khan calls on Modi

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Member of Pakistan’s parliament and former cricketer Imran Khan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday. “At his request, Pakistan MP & Chairman ...Full Article

New Sri Lankan government sworn in

Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s new national unity government took oath on Friday before President Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka’s new cabinet consists of 42 ministers after parliamentary approval was ...Full Article