Saudi Arabia bans photos, videos at Islam’s two holiest sites

Saudi Arabia has banned visitors from taking photos and videos at Islam's two holiest mosques to protect and preserve Islam holy sites.

Six killed, seven injured in Afghan suicide car bombing

Six people, including two soldiers, died and seven civilians sustained injuries in a car-bomb blast in Helmand province of Afghanistan on Saturday.

80 killed, 360 injured in car bomb blast in Kabul

KABUL, 31 May: At least 80 people were killed and more than 360 others suffered injuries after a massive car bomb explosion near German...

Saudi government changes schedule for stoning of devil to avoid stampede

The government of Saudi Arabia has made changes in the schedule of Jamraat, the ritual of symbolic stoning of the devil during Hajj, and shortened the period by 12 hours. According to Saudi media, the decision has been taken to avoid stampede at the site of the stoning of the devil. The last year’s Hajj was marked the worst ever stampede during which hundreds of pilgrims died. The Saudi government had officially confirmed the death of 768 pilgrims however, international media had said the more than 3000 hujaj died during the stampede.

11 die in Kabul airport suicide blast

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Turkish President says Gulen threat to Pakistan’s security

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has termed Fethullah Gülen’s organization as a threat to Pakistan, saying the steps taken by the Pakistani government against the group should be a role model for other countries. He was speaking at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday. Erdogan appreciated the government of Pakistan for asking the Turkish teaching staff of Turk Education Foundation to leave the country.

Interior Ministry accepts Sharbat Gula’s repatriation application

The Interior Minister has accepted the application of Sharbat Gula, the convicted Afghan refugee woman about her repatriation to Afghanistan. The ministry said in a statement that all arrangements had been finalized for Gula’s repatriation, adding should would be deported to Afghanistan upon her release from the prison. Sharbat Gula got famed as The Afghan Girl after her photograph appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine in early 1980s when she was about 12 year old.

COAS leaves for Afghanistan to meet Afghan president

Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday left for Kabul to meet Afghanistan’s President and senior military leadership.

End child labour in supply chains: It’s everyone’s business

It is unacceptable that there are still 168 million children in child labour, 85 million of whom are in hazardous work. Child labour is found in agriculture – 99 million – to mining, from manufacturing to tourism, producing goods and services consumed by millions every day

Afghan Taliban rejects freed US-Canadian couple’s claim of rape

The Afghan Taliban on Sunday rejected allegations of freed Canadian Joshua Boyle that the militants raped his wife and killed one of their infant children during captivity.

US hosts study tour for Pakistani law enforcement officials

The Pakistani delegation visited local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to examine how they work to keep American cities and critical infrastructure secure, says a press release.

Bodies of Farah chopper crash victims still in Taliban possession

Afghan Taliban have refused to hand over bodies of the copter crash victims until the government gives the body of killer of General Raziq.