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Pakistan agrees another multi-billion IMF bailout

12 May 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has reached an accord with the International Monetary Fund for a three-year, $6 billion bailout package aimed at shoring up fragile public finances and strengthening a slowing economy, officials said on Sunday.

Explainer: U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

01 May 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Explainer - U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

01 May 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Taliban announce annual spring offensive in Afghanistan

12 Apr 2019

KABUL Taliban fighters mounted a big attack in eastern Afghanistan on Friday heralding the start of a spring offensive despite ongoing preparations for another round of peace talks.

Pakistan PM Khan says anti-militant push vital for stability

10 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's push to curb armed militant groups in the wake of a standoff with India that brought the nuclear-armed neighbours close to war reflected an urgent need for stability to meet growing economic challenges, Prime Minister Imran Khan said.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan sees better chance of peace talks with India if BJP wins election

10 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday.

RPT-Pakistan PM sees better chance of peace talks with India if Modi's BJP wins election

10 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD, April 9 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday.

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

22 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD/KABUL Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

India welcomes Pakistan's return of captured pilot, as powers urge de-escalation

01 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD Indian military officials said on Thursday they welcomed Pakistan's planned return of a captured pilot, but refused to confirm they would de-escalate a conflict between the two nuclear powers. | Video

WRAPUP 8-India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jets as Kashmir conflict heats up

27 Feb 2019

* Pakistan says it has captured Indian pilots, struck targets

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