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Anti-US Cleric Released on Bail in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities on Monday released anti-U.S. and pro-Taliban cleric Maulana Sufi Muhammad after eight years in prison. He was facing sedition charges and was allegedly involved in attacks on police stations.

While some in the country do not view Muhammad’s …

Amid Concerns, Afghan Forces Ready to Hand over Security Responsibilities to Rural Communities

Afghan forces are planning to hand over the security responsibilities to the local forces of the rural communities, they have recently captured from Taliban and IS militants, in eastern Nangarhar a province that borders Pakistan.

Nangarhar provincial officials said hundreds …

PLO calls for UN-sponsored conference for Palestine

Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee called for a UN-sponsored international conference to solve the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine, local media reported on Saturday.Palestine’s offi…

PML N prefers national interests over personal interests: Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says PML(N) has always given preference to national interests to personal interests.

He was talking to elected representatives from various districts in Lahore on Friday.

Those who met with the Chief Minister included; Shujaat …

US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

ISTANBUL In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country’s citizens to reconsider visiting the U.S., citing security concerns.

“We observe an increasing …

‘Insider’ Attack Wounds US Soldier in E. Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier has been wounded in what it calls an “active ground engagement.”

The incident occurred in the troubled Achin district in Nangarhar, said the mission’s public affairs director, Capt. Tom …

‘Insider’ Attack Wounds US Soldier in E. Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier has been wounded in what it calls an “active ground engagement.”

The incident occurred in the troubled Achin district in Nangarhar, said the mission’s public affairs director, Capt. Tom …

Pakistani Journalist Escapes Kidnapping Attempt

ISLAMABAD Armed men attempted to kidnap a Pakistani journalist early Wednesday on a busy road in Islamabad, but he managed to escape.

Taha Siddiqui, who works mostly with foreign media outlets France 24 and World Is One News (WION), has …