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Blast at Pakistani religious school kills seven, wounds more than 80

27 Oct 2020

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 80, police and hospital officials said. | Video

U.S. envoy meets new Taliban chief negotiator as Afghan peace talks near

08 Sep 2020

KABUL/PESHAWAR U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting in Doha with the head of the new Taliban team due to open peace talks with a team representing the Afghan government, the Islamist insurgent group said on Tuesday.

Lawyer's apprentice arrested for aiding murder of U.S. blasphemy suspect in Pakistan

20 Aug 2020

PESHAWAR Police have arrested a man believed to have helped a teenage murder suspect to bring a gun into a courtroom and kill an American who was on trial for blasphemy in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said on Thursday.

Pakistan Taliban reunite with two splinter groups as army hails battle success

17 Aug 2020

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban have brought two splinter groups back into their fold, they announced in a statement, days after the army said anti-militant operations nationwide had brought "hard-earned success".

'Holy warrior' selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing U.S. blasphemy suspect

10 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Faisal Khan, a 15-year-old Pakistani, beams for selfies with lawyers and police. Thousands hail him in the streets as a "holy warrior."

Children in South Asia at risk as coronavirus disrupts immunization drive: UNICEF

28 Apr 2020

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR Disruptions to immunization programmes across South Asia due to the coronavirus pandemic are upending attempts to vaccinate millions of children against deadly diseases, the United Nations' children's fund UNICEF warned on Tuesday.

Taliban refuses to talk to new Afghan government negotiators

28 Mar 2020

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban declined on Saturday to begin talks with the Afghan government's new negotiating team in a setback to the U.S.-brokered peace process for one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

Pakistan's first coronavirus death leaves a trail of infections behind

25 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR A Pakistani village where the country's first death from the coronavirus was reported last week has seen an alarming rise in cases, officials said on Wednesday, indicating how quickly the community spread of the disease is taking place in the country.

Pakistan's first coronavirus death exposes nation's vulnerability

23 Mar 2020

PESHAWAR When Saadat Khan, 50, returned to Pakistan on March 9 from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, he was greeted in his village with a rousing welcome and a grand feast attended by more than 2,000 people, many of whom embraced him warmly.

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Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.