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Results for "Pakistan" (389 articles)

Afghan refugees sit with their belongings near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Nov. 20.
Nov 22, 2023
Afghans driven from Pakistan rebuilding lives from 'zero'
Many have lived decades, if not their whole lives, outside their country, with no one left in their homeland to return to.
Afghan refugees arrive in a truck at a holding center as they prepare to depart for Afghanistan, in the town of Landi Kotal, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans living in Pakistan faced the threat of detention and deportation on the day, as a government deadline for them to leave sparked a mass exodus.
WORLD / Society
Nov 2, 2023
Pakistan rounds up undocumented foreigners, mostly Afghans, early
The interior ministry said 140,322 people had already voluntarily left after days in which trucks full of people have jammed roads out of the country.
Afghan refugees arrive at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Monday. Islamabad has issued an order to 1.7 million Afghans it says are living in the country illegally to leave by November 1, or be deported.
Nov 1, 2023
Mass exodus of Afghans as deadline to leave Pakistan arrives
Islamabad gave 1.7 million Afghans it says are living illegally in the country until November 1 to leave or be forcibly removed.
Participants hold a giant rainbow flag during a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Parade in Hong Kong
WORLD / Society
Oct 25, 2023
How nations allow or restrict legal gender change
A small number of countries have made it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender, while other nations have restricted such changes.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to supporters upon his return from a self-imposed exile in London, in Lahore on Saturday.
Oct 22, 2023
Exiled former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif arrives home for comeback bid
Pakistan is facing multiple crises ahead of a January election, with Sharif's fiercely popular opponent languishing in jail.
A residential compound near the Orlen refinery on the outskirts of Plock, Poland
WORLD / Society
Aug 28, 2023
After weaponizing immigrants, Europe’s east finds it needs them
Economic reality has caught up with some of the most vitriolic anti-immigrant rhetoric on the continent.
Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has been named caretaker prime minister with the task of leading Pakistan through to elections due by November.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 14, 2023
Little-known senator to be Pakistan's caretaker prime minister
Sen. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has been named Pakistan's caretaker prime minister, tasked with governing until elections later this year.
An injured person is transported after a blast in Bajaur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday.
Jul 31, 2023
Suicide bomb at political rally in Pakistan kills more than 40
Pakistan has seen a resurgence of attacks by militants since last year when a ceasefire between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Islamabad broke down.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2023
They fell in love in a video game. Now both are in jail.
The barrier-breaking romance of a Pakistani woman and an Indian man has led to criminal charges and nationalist intrigue.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
A $30 billion disaster is just the tip of a deadly climate cycle
With monsoon season fast approaching, Pakistan is still reeling from severe flooding that killed over 1,700 and displaced 8 million.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
Pakistan gets IMF's initial approval for $3 billion loan program
The funds will support the immediate efforts to stabilize the economy from recent external shocks, preserve macroeconomic stability and provide a framework for financing from partners.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Pakistan drawn to play in India in Cricket World Cup
The tournament will begin with reigning champion England taking on New Zealand on Oct. 5 at the world"s biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, India, which will also host the final.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2023
Pakistan's economic meltdown spurs more people to risk lives to reach Europe
Cash-strapped Pakistan"s $350 billion economy is in peril, with inflation at a record 38% and the country facing the prospects of a default.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 20, 2023
Himalayan glaciers could lose up to 75% of ice by 2100, report says
The melt is expected to cause dangerous flooding and water shortages for the 240 million people who live in the mountainous region.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2023
'Disaster' Cyclone Biparjoy weakens after ramming India's coast
Cyclones are a regular and deadly menace on the coast of the northern Indian Ocean, where tens of millions of people live.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2023
Evacuations begin as severe storm heads for India and Pakistan
The wind speed during the storm, named Biparjoy, could rise to as high as 150 kph, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2023
Flood-hit Pakistanis still waiting on promised rebuild
Government pledges to rebuild flood-ravaged swathes of Pakistan so they are resilient to future extreme weather have largely failed to materialize.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
Repeated arrests and filthy cells: Inside Pakistan's crackdown
All the leaders who have been set free have publicly distanced themselves from Imran Khan, denounced the protests and praised the military.
Japan Times
May 31, 2023
Bedlam in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Pakistan"s political unrest, coupled with the Afghan Taliban regime"s support for terrorists, has grave implications for international security.
Japan Times
May 27, 2023
Pakistan establishment closes ranks in crackdown on Imran Khan
With military courts, intimidation of the press and mass arrests, Pakistan"s rulers are seeking to destroy former Prime Minister Imran Khan"s support ahead of elections, analysts say.


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