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UN urges rethink on Rohingya repatriations over safety concerns

Reuters PALONG KHALI, Bangladesh The UN refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability of aid agencies to ensure the ..

Kasur tense as suspected serial rapist, killer arrested

Dawn.com Kasur Kasur turned tense on Tuesday as residents surrounded the house of a suspect arrested for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin, whose DNA matches samples taken from the crime scene. Earlier today, police ..

Govt 'committed' to seizing Hafiz Saeed charities: PM

Reuters ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United ..

AFP Cox's Bazar Bangladesh officials said Tuesday a huge fire burned and gunshots were heard in a village across the border in Myanmar's conflict-scarred Rakhine state, where authorities want to return Rohingya ..

Dawn.com islamabad The death of Naqeebullah Mehsud was an extrajudicial killing, the Additional Inspector General of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, on Tuesday told the victim's grieving ..

AFP Kabul Visitors to an upmarket Kabul hotel attacked by Taliban gunmen have described glaring security breaches before the assailants went on a bloody rampage targeting guests, in a city constantly under threat. Bags were not ..

Washington, Jan 23, 2018 (AFP) -Americans were among the dead and wounded in the weekend attack by Taliban gunmen on a Kabul luxury hotel, a State Department official said Tuesday. "We can confirm that there were US citizen ..

Kathmandu :A former Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan hit out Tuesday at new rules by the Nepal government that ban double amputees from climbing its mountains, dashing his Everest dreams. Hari Budha Magar, 38, had ..

JAKARTA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar was even worse than media portrayals. More than 688,000 Muslim Rohingya and a few hundred Hindu Rohingya ..

Yangon: Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state."We are right now ..

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A founder of a Pakistani militant group blacklisted by the United Nations for terrorism said on Tuesday he had filed a court petition to halt government plans to seize control ..

Cox's Bazar: Bangladesh security forces have detained a Rohingya leader during a sweep in a refugee camp, police said Tuesday, as tension grows over plans to repatriate the displaced Muslims to Myanmar. The Rohingya ..

AFP Yangon A court will decide whether to bail two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law on February 1, their lawyer said Tuesday, raising fears the pair could otherwise face months in detention during ..