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Sep 22, 2014

Pakistan appoints new spy chief

Pakistan has named a new head of its main intelligence agency, considered the second most powerful official in the military after the army chief. Rizwan Akhtar, who is considered to be a close ally of the army chief, will take over the Inter-Services... #Afghanistan #India #Pakistan #NATO #Karachi #Nawaz Sharif #Taliban #Inter-Services Intelligence

Sep 18, 2014

Saskatoon woman deported to Pakistan in hiding, hopes Canadian government will reverse decision

Jamila Bibi fled to Canada in 2007 after being falsely accused of adultery. Her efforts to gain refugee status were rejected despite her life being in dange... #Canada #Pakistan

Sep 19, 2014

The World in Brief

Floodwaters strand Pakistanis in south ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's disaster management agency said Thursday that it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as military and civil authorities s... #Afghanistan #Pakistan #John Kerry #Nawaz Sharif #Amnesty International

Sep 16, 2014

How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia

NEW DELHI -- During his spirited campaign for parliamentary elections held earlier this year, Narendra Modi, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, hardly spoke about foreign policy issues. Other than a few sharp barbs h... #China #India #New Delhi #Pakistan #Bangladesh #Nepal #Bhutan #Nawaz Sharif #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi #United Nations General Assembly

Sep 14, 2014

Talks in Pakistan halted after arrests

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weeks-long sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV. ... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Lahore #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan

Sep 15, 2014

India and China Have Outgrown the West

NEW DELHI -- From the heady days of "Chindia," when China and India were twinned together in the global imagination, comparisons between the two countries have taken on a more modest hue. Once united by their shared status of being giant Asian countr... #China #Beijing #India #New Delhi #Pakistan #Tibet #Narendra Modi #Xi Jinping #Dalai Lama #Gujarat #Arunachal Pradesh

Sep 18, 2014

Flood-hit Pakistanis decry official response

Multan, Pakistan - It's been nearly two weeks since Pakistan's two major rivers flooded large parts of northern Pakistan, but the government's response has been anything but prompt. Residents in flood-hit areas have complained about the haphazard and... #India #Pakistan

Sep 12, 2014

Militants held over Malala attack

Some 10 militants suspected of involvement in an attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, Pakistan's army says. The teenager won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's north-west. Army spokesman Genera... #Pakistan #United Kingdom #Taliban #Pakistani Taliban #Afghanistan #Islamabad

Sep 13, 2014

Pakistan arrests 10 in '12 strike on teen

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equ... #Afghanistan #Pakistan #United Kingdom #Taliban #Pakistani Taliban

Sep 15, 2014

Brutality part of the propaganda war

Why does the Islamic State engage in beheadings and crucifixions? Beheading is invoked in the Koran, but only the most extreme Islamic militants carry it out now. We might identify three parts to this. 1. Psychological warfare is a key part of the Is... #Middle East #Iraq #Pakistan #Al-Qaeda #Mosul #Daniel Pearl