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Asia Pacific Dec 12, 2018

U.S. downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

The Trump administration on Tuesday placed Pakistan on its annual list of worst offenders for nations that it says infringe on religious freedom. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement he added Pakistan to the U.S. list of "countries of particular concern" regarding ...

U.S. 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people, study estimates

World Nov 9, 2018

U.S. 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people, study estimates

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the U.S. "war on terror" that was launched following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday. The report, by Brown University's Watson Institute for International ...

Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' killed

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Nov 3, 2018

Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' killed

Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the "father of the Taliban," was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said. Haq's son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in ...

Aussies win back respect in Dubai

More Sports / Cricket Oct 12, 2018

Aussies win back respect in Dubai

Leading a scandal-hit team dismissed as Australia's worst in 30 years, captain Tim Paine's pledge to win back hearts and minds seemed a fanciful, if noble aspiration in the lead-up to the test series against Pakistan. In the end, it took only five days of ...