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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.