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Special court angered over Musharraf’s departure to Dubai

ISLAMABAD: The Special Court, hearing the high treason trial, on Thursday expressed anger over former president Gen. (retd) Pervaiz Musharraf’s departure to Dubai. During today’s proceeding, the court asked the public prosecutor why Musharraf’s name was removed from Exit Control List (ECL). The court issued show-cause notice to Major Gen. ...

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Nigeria locals reveal another mass abduction by Boko Haram

Local residents say Boko Haram militants kidnapped hundreds of children from a remote town in northeast Nigeria back in late 2014 but local officials did not report the abductions. They said some 300 children were among the 500 girls, boys and women taken from the town of Damasak on November 24, 2014. Residents ...

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Violence rages as new govt. sails to Libya

Libya hunkers down in fear as clashes erupt after the head of a UN-backed government arrives in the capital by sea to set up a temporary seat of power in a naval base.  Fayez Seraj, the new government’s prime minister, arrived Wednesday from Tunisia at Tripoli’s Abusita naval base amid threats from ...

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Pakistan detains 59 Indian fishermen

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency has detained 59 Indian fishermen for violating country’s territorial waters, the agency’s spokesman said. The spokesman said MSA detained the Indian fishermen for violating Pakistani waters in the deep sea at Sir Creek location. Ten boats were also seized by the MSA officials. The spokesman ...

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No evidence yet against Masood Azhar, JIT says in India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s Joint Investigating Team (JIT) investigating the Pathankot airbase attack in India has told Indian interlocutors that it is yet to find evidence to link Maulana Masood Azhar to the terror outrage, The Hindu reported on Wednesday. The Indian Express said that Indian investigators had asked the JIT ...

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EU, major capitals apprised about Indian agent’s arrest: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said Pakistan had apprised European Union and the world’s “major capitals” about the Indian spy’s arrest from Balochistan. FO spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, during a weekly briefing, said “the whole world saw the Indian agent’s confessional statement.” Zakaria said Pakistan had already shared evidence regarding ...

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