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US aware of KP’s donation to Darul Uloom Haqqania

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has said that it’s aware of reports stating that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had proposed a $3 million budget allocation for Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary. “I would refer you to the KP government or the government of Pakistan with any questions concerning this funding,” said ...

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Drones killed only 64 to 116 civilians since 2009: US

WASHINGTON: The White House released a report on Friday claiming that US drones killed only 64 to 116 civilians in 473 strikes launched between Jan 20, 2009 and Dec 31, 2015. The drone strikes also killed 2,372 to 2,581 combatants during this period, the White House added. The report covers ...

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Bangladesh hostage siege: how it happened

DHAKA: Bangladeshi troops stormed a cafe popular with foreigners in the diplomatic zone of the capital Dhaka after militants took dozens of diners hostage. The siege ended on Saturday morning with six gunmen killed, 13 hostages freed and several casualties. Here’s what we know so far: What happened? Gunmen burst ...

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Millions rally across world to mark Int’l Quds Day

Millions of people have attended the International Quds Day rallies across Iran and other countries to show their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Israeli atrocities.  The rallies in Iran, organized by the Islamic Propagation Coordination Council (IPCC), started at 10:30 local time (06:00 GMT) in Tehran and 850 others cities across ...

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20 civilians killed in road bomb explosion in Somalia

At least 20 civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb attack in Somalia. The bomb went off in Lafole, located around 20 kilometers (14.5 miles) west of the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday when a minibus full of civilian passengers was passing by. According ...

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No lavish ‘welcome back’ ceremony, PM tells his party

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has forbidden party leaders from hosting a grand welcome back event in his honour when he returns from London after Eidul Fitr. In a statement, titled ‘The prime minister’s message to party workers and the people of Pakistan’, Mr Sharif appreciated the tremendous amount of ...

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Cybercrime bill finally empowers PTA to censor the web

ISLAMABAD: The government’s new cybercrime bill may finally give the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) power to manage, block or remove content on the Internet, an oversight the authority has worked around for nearly a decade. During a subcommittee meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday, senators ...

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Obama set to reveal civilian deaths from drones

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in US military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning US ...

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