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Jibran Ahmad

Chinese investigators visit site of Pakistan bus blast

Jul 17 2021

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Chinese investigators, accompanied by Pakistani counterparts, on Saturday visited the site of a bus explosion in which 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, were killed earlier this week, multiple sources said.

Pakistan bus blast kills 13 including Chinese; Beijing blames bomb

Jul 14 2021

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/BEIJING (Reuters) -A blast on a bus killed 13 people in north Pakistan on Wednesday, including nine Chinese nationals in what Beijing said was a bomb attack but Islamabad called a vehicle failure. | Video

Analysis: U.S. announcement of pullout from Afghanistan undermines chances of peace

Apr 16 2021

KABUL U.S. President Joe Biden's announced pullout of troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 has jeopardised Washington's push for peace with Taliban Islamists and increased the chances of an upsurge in violence, sources say.

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

Apr 01 2021

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan A high court in Pakistan said the country's telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working with them on monitoring what they called "immoral" content.

Killing of youths sparks protests in northwest Pakistan

Mar 28 2021

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Thousands of protesters broke through a police blockade in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday as they tried to march on the city of Bannu and then on to Islamabad to demand a government probe into the deaths of four young men who they allege were tortured and killed by security forces.

Pakistan blocks social media app TikTok over indecency complaint

Mar 11 2021

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Thursday blocked the popular social media app TikTok after a court order over a complaint that it ran indecent content, a spokesman for the country's telecoms regulator said.

Blast at Pakistani religious school kills seven, wounds more than 80

Oct 27 2020

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 80, police and hospital officials said. | Video

U.S. envoy meets new Taliban chief negotiator as Afghan peace talks near

Sep 08 2020

KABUL/PESHAWAR U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting in Doha with the head of the new Taliban team due to open peace talks with a team representing the Afghan government, the Islamist insurgent group said on Tuesday.

Lawyer's apprentice arrested for aiding murder of U.S. blasphemy suspect in Pakistan

Aug 20 2020

PESHAWAR Police have arrested a man believed to have helped a teenage murder suspect to bring a gun into a courtroom and kill an American who was on trial for blasphemy in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said on Thursday.

Pakistan Taliban reunite with two splinter groups as army hails battle success

Aug 17 2020

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban have brought two splinter groups back into their fold, they announced in a statement, days after the army said anti-militant operations nationwide had brought "hard-earned success".

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