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Charlotte Greenfield

Exclusive: U.S. proposes house arrest for 'most dreaded' Taliban prisoners, to end stalemate

31 Jul 2020

MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON The United States has proposed that hundreds of Taliban prisoners be transferred to house arrest in a supervised facility when they are freed from Afghan jails, three senior official sources said, a proposed solution for a deadlock that is holding up peace talks.

In disputed Kashmir, Pakistan accuses India of increased shelling

23 Jul 2020

CHIRIKOT SECTOR, Pakistan Pakistan's military this week said there had been an escalation in firing and shelling across the de facto border that separates Pakistani and Indian-controlled Kashmir, at a time of heightened diplomatic tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. | Video

Pakistan's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

06 Jul 2020

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Pakistan's health minister on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, the latest senior figure to contract the novel coronavirus in a country where rising cases are putting pressure on the health system.

Afghan peace talks likely to start soon, reduced violence needed: Pakistan ambassador

30 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan said on Monday that negotiations between the Afghan government and the insurgent Taliban were expected to begin soon but that the release of 5,000 prisoners and a reduction of violence were the final hurdles.

Taliban prisoner issue almost resolved, peace talks expected 'soon': sources, officials

26 Jun 2020

KABUL/ISLAMABAD Peace talks between warring Afghan factions are expected to start as soon as they iron out their main differences over the release of the "most dangerous" Taliban prisoners, officials and sources from both sides said.

Taliban prisoner issue almost resolved, peace talks expected "soon" - sources, officials

26 Jun 2020

KABUL/ISLAMABAD, June 26 Peace talks between warring Afghan factions are expected to start as soon as they iron out their main differences over the release of the "most dangerous" Taliban prisoners, officials and sources from both sides said.

Pakistan condemns India's expulsion of diplomats at 'delicate' time after China clash

26 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has accused old rival India of trying to distract the attention of its people by expelling Pakistani diplomats after Indian forces got a "battering" at the hands of Chinese troops in a clash on their disputed Himalayan border.

Unilever's 'Fair & Lovely' to get makeover after backlash

25 Jun 2020

MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD Unilever will drop the word "fair" from its "Fair & Lovely" skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against racial prejudice.

Unilever, rivals mull changes amid global backlash against skin-lightening products

25 Jun 2020

MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD, June 25 Unilever is considering marketing changes to its dominant line of skin lightening creams, according to a company source in South Asia, even as the company and its rivals face a growing global social media backlash against such products.

Afghan peace talks seen this month after U.S. shuttle diplomacy

08 Jun 2020

KABUL/ISLAMABAD Talks to end the 18-year-old conflict in Afghanistan may begin this month, sources said on Monday, a day after the U.S. special envoy visited the capital of neighbouring Pakistan and met Taliban leaders in Qatar.

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