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Preston Xanthopoulos: Why are we meeting with Taliban terrorists?

Pakistan International Airlines has suspended flights to Afghanistan because the Taliban is imposing “unworkable” conditions, it’s staff were dealt with “very heavy-handedly by the new [Taliban] command”, and PIA's representative was "held up at gun point for hours when he left the Pakistan embassy compound”, among other claims of “intimidation”.
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Attack kills 2 civilians in Kashmir, amid rise in violence

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two civilians were shot dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir late on Sunday, police said, in what authorities described as a militant attack. The region has witnessed a major uptick in violence targeting Indian civilians who hail from outside of the disputed Himalayan region. Police have blamed militants fighting against Indian rule for the attacks.

Sri Lanka coach Arthur admits T20 qualifier will be 'cutthroat'

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur believes the battle to reach the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup will be "cutthroat". The 2014 champions tackle debutants Namibia on Monday in their first match of a qualifying round which also features Ireland and the Netherlands. Namibia are the lowest-ranked team...

Who said what in sport this weekend

Who said what in sport this weekend: "Right now the value of those tickets is ridiculously high. So that's all I know, friends asking me for tickets left, right and centre, I refused."

PTI Government Concerned, as HIV/AIDS Spread Rapidly in Pakistan

While expressing worry over the high incidence of HIV/AIDS in the province, Sindh Assembly Opposition Leader Haleem Adil Sheikh urged fully functioning screening facilities at the grassroots level to address the grave situation. On Wednesday, the opposition leader addressed the matter in a letter to the Sindh chief secretary and...

Solo exhibition gives glimpes into tumultuous days of 1971

A month-long solo photography exhibition titled Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning displaying works of the late French photographer Marc Riboud began at Liberation War Museum at Agargaon in the capital on Saturday. The exhibition is jointly organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka and Liberation War Museum. It is supported by...

Two more killed in Kashmir shootings

Two labourers were killed by gunmen in Indian-administered Kashmir Sunday, police said, the latest victims of a fresh outbreak of violence that has sent jitters through the disputed Muslim-majority region. The two labourers, who were Hindus from Bihar, a state outside the Himalayan territory, were shot in the southern Wanpoh...

Aima Baig’s soulful tribute to legendary Sufi singer Abida Parveen

Pakistani singer Aima Baig, who drove her fans crazy with her magical voice recently appeared on the Ahsan Khan show “Timeout with Ahsan Khan” with her fiance Shahbaz Shigri. The Malang singer gives a soulful tribute to the renowned Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen by singing her iconic Sufi song...

Hania Aamir’s jamming video with her friends becomes her top trending in criticism

Hania Aamir is one of the most talented actresses in the Pakistan showbiz industry. For the past few months, Hania is a constant part of the headlines. At first, she faced online trolling right after she announced the news of her breakup with Asim Azhar during a live interview. People trolled her as much as they could. Then people bashed her for having lip fillers and cosmetic surgeries as well.

Afghanistan will stick to daring T20 approach: Nabi

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi said his team will shrug off political and travel turmoil to thrive at the T20 World Cup by remaining true to their philosophy of ‘daring cricket’. Since the return of the Taliban in the country, Afghanistan briefly faced the possibility of being banned from the tournament...

Now Kashmir separatist leader Geelani’s grandson loses government job

India previously booked Geelani’s family in an anti-terrorism law for allegedly chanting anti-New Delhi slogans and wrapping his body with Pakistan’s flag. After evolving incidents since the death of Indian-administered Kashmir’s separatist icon on September 1, India has now terminated a grandson of Syed Ali Shah Geelani from a government job.