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Kidnapped Pakistani diplomatic staff recovered in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD Afghan security forces on Wednesday recovered two Pakistani diplomatic officials who were kidnapped in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangahar, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said.


Airplane maker leads Czech arms industry revival 2:55pm BST

PRAGUE During the last days of the Cold War in 1988, Czechoslovakia's Aero Vodochody's factory outside Prague produced a record 250 of its Albatros L-39 training jets for Soviet bloc air forces. | Video


Pakistan fuel tanker owners end strike, bringing halt to panic buying 11:32am BST

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Owners of Pakistani fuel tankers ended their protest strike on its third day on Wednesday, dispelling fears of a fuel shortage that had prompted long queues of panicked fuel buyers at petrol stations countrywide.

Taiwan taken off Asia-Pacific money-laundering watchlist 9:58am BST

TAIPEI Taiwan has been dropped from a watchlist of Asia-Pacific jurisdictions deemed to have inadequate anti-money laundering controls, a senior official said on Wednesday, adding that the move reflects the island's determination to tighten its laws.

India arrests Kashmir separatists for terror funding 8:52am BST

SRINAGAR, India India's federal counter-terrorism agency arrested seven members of Kashmir's main separatist alliance on Monday on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan-based militant groups to wage attacks, the agency said, the first such case against the group.


Suicide bomber in Pakistan's Lahore kills 25, many of them police 25 Jul 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an attack which shattered a period of relative calm in Pakistan's second-largest city. | Video


VEON names former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns as chairwoman 24 Jul 2017

FRANKFURT VEON named former Xerox chief Ursula Burns as its chairwoman on Monday, as the telecoms operator undertakes corporate governance reforms and a makeover as a global online services company.

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack 22 Jul 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said.


U.S. withholds Pakistan reimbursement over Haqqani network - Pentagon 21 Jul 2017

WASHINGTON The United States will withhold $50 million remaining in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 because Defense Secretary Jim Mattis believes that Islamabad has not done enough to blunt the Islamist militant Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday.


Pakistan's top court weighs dismissal of PM over corruption report 21 Jul 2017

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday finished hearing arguments on a scathing corruption report into the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and will begin deliberating whether to disqualify the premier.