Pakistan further extends Afghan refugees stay for six months

The federal government has extended the stay of registered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan for six more months till December 31, 2016. In a move to encourage speedy repatriation of Afghan refugees to their country, the UNHCR has increased cash aid from $200 to $400 for those families who voluntarily return to Afghanistan

Apple to help Malala Yousafzai’s charity to educate 100,000 girls

The US technology company Apple has announced to provide help to Pakistani girls' education activist and Nobel laurate Malala Yousafzai in her efforts to boost girls education.

Six killed, 30 injured in two terror attacks in London

At least six people have been killed and 30 others sustained injuries in two terror incidents in London, while police have also shot dead three suspects.

US President Trump arrives Saudi Arabia

United States President Donald Trump has arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip since taking office. He was recieved by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Riyadh airport.

UNICEF alarmed at refugee and migrant deaths in the Mediterranean

UNICEF expresses alarm at the number of migrant and refugee deaths in the past week in the Central Mediterranean, many of whom were believed to be unaccompanied minors. In anticipation of a major summer upswing of child migrants using the dangerous crossing between Libya and Italy UNICEF will shortly begin an operation with the Italian Government and partners to provide protection support

Ex TTP militant killed in Afghanistan operation

A former spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Azam Tariq was reportedly killed during an operation of the Afghan security forces in Afghanistan’s Paktika province on Saturday. According to media reports, Azam Tariq was killed along with his son and two other Pakistani Taliban.

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire

PALESTINE: Palestinians killed in conflict with Israeli forces are often wrapped in their national or party flags, but there was something different about Yasser...
Suicide attack on security forces convoy kill 12 in Kabul

Nine killed, 12 injured in suicide blast in Kabul

At least nine people were killed and 12 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Friday, officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, the spokesman for the interior ministry said the suicide bomber targeted a gathering near the Al-Zahra mosque, commemorating the death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, a former leader of Shia Hazara community. Mazari was killed by the Taliban in 1995. Rahimi said that security officials were also among the injured.

Government of Australia provides AUD 3 Million to WFP to support FATA TDPs and...

The Australian Government has announced a contribution of AUD 3 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to cover the costs of milling, fortification, transportation and distribution of 8,126 metric tons of wheat donated by the Government of Pakistan. This wheat four will be provided to 102,000 Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) and returnees in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Afghan Taliban captures two districts in Faryab, Ghor provinces

Afghan Taliban have captured two districts during clashes with security forces in Faryab and Ghor provinces of Afghanistan, media reports said. According to media reports, the Taliban militants have captured Tewra district of Ghor province and Kohistan district of Faryab province

Afghan govt urged to illegal migration of youth to European states

The government of Afghanistan has been urged to take strong measures to stop illegal migration of Afghan youth to European countries.

Reopening of Torkham border brings double joy for local people

The resumption of movement on the Torkham border has brought double happiness for the people living on both sides of the line. People’s fear of being insecure faded away as sanity prevails and tension de-escalates on the border. They also hope the lifting of curfew in the border region will help revive the commercial activities which were completely halted due to the firing between Pakistani and Afghan security forces during the last week.