Saudi princes, ministers detained on corruption charges

The Saudi government has arrested 11 princes and serving and former ministers and business tycoons on charges of corruption.

Government of Japan announces USD 7 million aid to support Afghan refugees in Pakistan

The government of Japan has announced a contribution of USD 7 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan Refugees and host communities in Pakistan.

10 killed in Afghan suicide blast

At least 10 people were killed and 40 others injured in a suicide blast in Kunar province of Afghanistan on Saturday. Kunar governor’s spokesman Ghani Mosamem said a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up near a government building in Asadabad area in the morning.

Afghan Ulema urge government to hold peace talks with militants

The Ulema (religious scholars) of Laghman province of Afghanistan have called upon the provincial governor to make efforts for talks with the militants for peace in the region. The Ulema said during the meeting with the provincial governor that the Afghan government should leave the door ajar for peace talks. They said all ways and means should be adopted for reconciliation with the militants.

Pak-Afghan Joint Working Group agrees to continue talks for peace in region

The Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Group has agreed to continue talks for improving bilateral ties and ensuring peace in the region.

‘Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief killed in Afghanistan drone strike’

Umar Khalid Khurasani, chief of banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), killed on Wednesday after severely injured in a drone attack a day before in Afghanistan.

12 MSF’s staffers among 19 killed in US airstrikes in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, 3 October: At least 12  staff members of Medicine Sans Frontier (MSF ) and seven patients including three children were killed while 37...

‘8,100 TDPs benefitted from Pak-China Recovery Initiative’

the World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance for 158,000 people in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank and Bannu districts of KP, in addition to North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand and Orakzai agencies in FATA

Pakistan asks ICJ to reject Indian plea in Kulbhushan case

Pakistan on Monday pleaded the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss the plea of India against sentencing of India spy Kulbhushan Yadav by Pakistan as it has no jurisdiction in the case.

Taliban launches fresh attack on Kunduz

Taliban has launched a fresh operation to recapture the Northern city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, media reports said. Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in one of his tweets that Taliban launched a coordinated attack on Kunduz from four different directions and had taken over a number of security posts in their overnight operation. The city was captured by Taliban in September 2015 but was later retaken by the Afghan security forces in a joint operation along with NATO forces.

Atif Mashal appointed as new Afghan envoy to Pakistan

Afghanistan has decided to appoint former chairman Afghanistan Cricket Board, Shukrullah Atif Mashal as the new ambassador to Pakistan.

US cuts aid to Pakistan, relaxes conditions on Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: The United States further cut its defence aid to Pakistan from $750 million to $150 million as its Congress approved a $716 billion...