Pakistan

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. over deadline to end Afghan war

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. over deadline to end Afghan war

Published 19/11/2018

KABUL (Reuters) - A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with [more…]

Twitter suspends account of hardline cleric on Pakistan…

Twitter suspends account of hardline cleric on Pakistan…

Published 05/11/2018

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Twitter suspended the account of a ultra-right Pakistani cleric on Sunday following inflammatory statements targeting the judiciary, prime minister, and military after [more…]

Pakistani Islamists warn of ‘terrible consequences’ over blasphemy…

Pakistani Islamists warn of ‘terrible consequences’ over blasphemy…

Published 08/10/2018

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A hardline Pakistani Islamist group has warned of “terrible consequences” if a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy is granted leniency [more…]

Pakistan auctions cars in austerity drive, PM commutes by helicopter

Pakistan auctions cars in austerity drive, PM commutes by helicopter

Published 17/09/2018

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s new government on Monday began auctioning off about 100 government-owned vehicles as part of new Prime Minister Imran Khan’s highly publicized [more…]

Ex-Ambassador Khalilzad to become U.S. adviser on Afghanistan

Ex-Ambassador Khalilzad to become U.S. adviser on Afghanistan

Published 05/09/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will join the State Department as an adviser on Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike [more…]

Taliban kidnap dozens from buses in Afghanistan’s north, official says

Taliban kidnap dozens from buses in Afghanistan’s north, official says

Published 20/08/2018

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents kidnapped dozens of passengers after stopping three buses in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, a government official said on Monday. Esmatullah [more…]

Karachi’s rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

Karachi’s rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

Published 17/08/2018

KARACHI (Reuters) - Residents of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of [more…]

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif gets 10-year jail term ahead of polls

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif gets 10-year jail term ahead of polls

Published 06/07/2018

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his [more…]

Deadly blast hits eastern Afghan city, targeting Sikh minority

Deadly blast hits eastern Afghan city, targeting Sikh minority

Published 02/07/2018

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An explosion hit the center of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 20 people, including several [more…]

Five working to clear way for gas pipeline killed in Afghanistan

Five working to clear way for gas pipeline killed in Afghanistan

Published 21/05/2018

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed five mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan on Monday who were preparing for construction of an international gas pipeline, while [more…]