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India summons Pakistani diplomat over Kashmir gun battle

21 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD India on Saturday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat over what New Delhi said was a foiled attack this week in the frontier territory of Jammu and Kashmir by a Pakistan-based militant group, a charge the neighbouring country denied.

Pakistan's PM takes aim at Macron; asks Facebook to ban Islamophobic content

26 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Facebook to ban Islamophobic content on its platform, warning of a spike in radicalisation amongst Muslims, hours after he hit out at the French president for "attacking Islam".

Pakistan invites bids for record six LNG spot cargoes for December as gas crisis looms

05 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will ramp up spot buying of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the international market, seeking up to six cargoes for December, its procurement subsidiary said on its website, as the country prepares for a potentially crippling gas shortage.

Afghan peace official sees litle change in U.S. policy regardless of election result

30 Sep 2020

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan's top peace official, Abdullah Abdullah, said on Wednesday he did not expect the result of the upcoming U.S. presidential election to dramatically change the Afghan peace process or troop withdrawal plans.

Dating app Grindr 'disappointed' by Pakistan block

03 Sep 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Grindr said on Thursday it was deeply disappointed by Pakistan's decision this week to block it and four other dating apps including Tinder after they were deemed to be disseminating "immoral content".

Pakistan blocks five dating apps including Tinder and Grindr

02 Sep 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan said on Tuesday it has blocked Tinder, Grindr and three other dating apps for not adhering to local laws, its latest move to curb online platforms deemed to be disseminating "immoral content".

Pakistan's PM Khan plays down differences with ally Saudi Arabia

19 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has played down differences with longtime ally Saudi Arabia after his army chief visited Riyadh in a bid to ease a row over policy towards the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Pakistan army chief to visit Saudi Arabia in quest to smooth ties

13 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI Pakistan's army chief will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend, officials said, seeking to calm diplomatic strains over Kashmir as financial support for Islamabad hangs in the balance.

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