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Jibran Ahmad

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".

'Holy warrior' selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing U.S. blasphemy suspect

Aug 09 2020

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Faisal Khan, a 15-year-old Pakistani, beams for selfies with lawyers and police. Thousands hail him in the streets as a "holy warrior."

Children in South Asia at risk as coronavirus disrupts immunization drive: UNICEF

Apr 28 2020

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR Disruptions to immunization programmes across South Asia due to the coronavirus pandemic are upending attempts to vaccinate millions of children against deadly diseases, the United Nations' children's fund UNICEF warned on Tuesday.

Taliban refuses to talk to new Afghan government negotiators

Mar 28 2020

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban declined on Saturday to begin talks with the Afghan government's new negotiating team in a setback to the U.S.-brokered peace process for one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

Pakistan's first coronavirus death leaves a trail of infections behind

Mar 25 2020

PESHAWAR A Pakistani village where the country's first death from the coronavirus was reported last week has seen an alarming rise in cases, officials said on Wednesday, indicating how quickly the community spread of the disease is taking place in the country.

Pakistan's first coronavirus death exposes nation's vulnerability

Mar 23 2020

PESHAWAR When Saadat Khan, 50, returned to Pakistan on March 9 from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, he was greeted in his village with a rousing welcome and a grand feast attended by more than 2,000 people, many of whom embraced him warmly.

Pakistan confirms first two deaths from coronavirus - minister

Mar 18 2020

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus as the total number of infected patients in the country climbed to 260, the health minister said on Twitter.

Pakistan confirms first two deaths from coronavirus - minister

Mar 18 2020

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus as the total number of infected patients in the country climbed to 260, the health minister said on Twitter.

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