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World Mar 12Ministry memo banning Afghan girls from singing prompts #IAmMySong protest
A memo from Afghanistan's education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school functions has been causing a stir on social media, prompting the authorities to say it was a mistake and that its authors had…
World Jan 28Pakistani court orders release of man accused in Daniel Pearl’s death
Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the release Thursday of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
World Jan 05Afghan peace talks to resume with Taliban
Afghan negotiators hope to find an end to decades of relentless conflict, even as hopes wane and frustration and fear grow over a spike in violence across Afghanistan.
World Dec 24Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing
A provincial court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born Pakistani man charged in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
World Nov 03Afghans mourn victims of horrific university attack by Islamic State
Outside Kabul University, a small group of demonstrators gathered on Tuesday, demanding a cease-fire and urging the government to withdraw from the negotiations with the Taliban until a permanent end to hostilities is declared. Some held signs reading “why are…
World Sep 12Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war
Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government Saturday for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war.
World Sep 11Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be ‘contentious’
Pompeo made his comments on Friday while en route to Qatar, where intra-Afghan negotiations are to begin on Saturday.
World Sep 10Taliban say peace talks with Afghan team to start Saturday
The announcement on Thursday came in a statement from the Taliban in Qatar, where the insurgents maintain a political office, and also in a statement from Qatar's foreign ministry.
World Sep 05‘World’s loneliest elephant’ okayed to quit zoo for new life
Dubbed the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. Kaavan will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and be transferred to better conditions,…
World Jun 22As virus cases soar, Pakistan says it must keep economy open
New cases in Pakistan leaped from around 2,000-3,000 a day in late May to up to 6,800 a day in mid-June. Deaths are nearing 150 a day.