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Pakistan will no longer be America's "hired gun" to fights its wars, Imran Khan has said. [Read More]
Two-month-old Savira's smiles have been lost on her grandmother since the day she was born. [Read More]
The former cricketer said a long-running refusal to grant Afghans documents or citizens' rights was driving them to crime. [Read More]
Imran Khan has vowed to grant citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees born in Pakistan. [Read More]
India's most celebrated hunter has been called in for a controversial mission to shoot a man-eating tigress blamed for killing 13 people. [Read More]
The network of female vaccinating teams credited with bringing polio to the brink of extinction in Pakistan will next month be brought to bear on... [Read More]
The United Nations has called an emergency meeting of animal disease experts amid fears African swine fever (ASF) is set to sweep through Asia and... [Read More]
A deadly pig disease found for the first time in China in early August has quickly spread across the country, with officials declaring the fifth... [Read More]
China is to build a military base in Afghanistan, with hundreds of troops to cross the border from its western Xinjiang region to carry out counter-terrorism... [Read More]
China is to build its first military base in Afghanistan for hundreds of troops carrying out counter-terrorism training missions across the border from its western... [Read More]
Campaigners have hailed a decision by India's cabinet to reform archaic marriage laws which make leprosy a grounds for divorce and can leave sufferers as... [Read More]
Campaigners have hailed a decision by India's cabinet to reform archaic marriage laws which make leprosy a grounds for divorce and can leave sufferers as... [Read More]
The Taliban on Monday appeared set to reject the Afghan government's offer of another holiday truce and took nearly 200 passengers hostage when they ambushed... [Read More]
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Imran Khan will forego the lavish lodgings normally used by Pakistan's prime ministers and live in a three-bedroom house with the use of only two... [Read More]
It had long been clear for Nasir Ahmad Faghiri and his fellow councillors that the situation in Ghazni was at a crisis. [Read More]
A feared crop pest which has caused billions of dollars of agricultural devastation in Africa has been spotted in India for the first time, raising... [Read More]
The Taliban have said they will no longer protect Red Cross workers in Afghanistan, after it alleged the aid group was failing its prisoners held... [Read More]
Health officials in Pakistan have urged people to beware of livestock bearing ticks that spread a deadly fever, ahead of the Muslim festival of sacrifice... [Read More]
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan tried to overrun a key provincial capital and stormed parts of the city before they were beaten back by air strikes... [Read More]
A new restriction on vets' drugs poisoning Pakistan's critically endangered vultures promises to boost not only survival hopes of nature's feathered dustbins but also public... [Read More]
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