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Islamabad still mulling Kabul's offer of talks, overtures

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Pakistani prime minister visit Kabul - an offer that analysts see as a good sign, underscoring that dialogue between the two often uneasy neighbors is key to defeating militants on both sides of t

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-20 11:16:00

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims - source

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 4:01 AM Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 4:01 AM By: Associated Press PARIS - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the l

WHIO.COM - 2018-03-20 11:01:00

Pakistani Ex-Dictator's Party Seeks Security for His Return

ISLAMABAD - The party of Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf has asked authorities to provide and guarantee security for him when he returns home to face trial for his alleged role in the killing of former premier Benazir Bhutto. Mohammad Amjad, the president of Musharraf's All Pakistan Musl

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-20 09:35:58

Five things to know about day-night Tests

The first Test between New Zealand and England, starting at Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday, is the maiden day-night Test in New Zealand and only the ninth worldwide. AFP Sport looks at five things we have learned in the brief history of Test cricket under lights: Sri Lanka are the only team to wi

GDNONLINE.COM - 2018-03-20 08:15:16

Pakistani rupee weakens sharply in likely devaluation by central bank

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's rupee weakened sharply against the dollar on Tuesday in what appeared to be a currency devaluation by the central bank, traders said, the second such intervention in the last three months. A currency trader counts Pakistani Rupee notes as he prepares an exchange of

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 07:49:57

Alibaba Is Said to Mull Buying Rocket Internet's Pakistan Unit

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is considering acquiring Rocket Internet's online retail unit in Pakistan to help China's biggest e-commerce company expand its reach in the South Asian, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The companies are negotiating a price for Rocket's retail unit Daraz, accor

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-20 03:51:01

Credit Suisse Tries to Lure Investors With Invite-Only K-Pop Concert

In an attempt to lure investors, Credit Suisse Group AG is using the "show don't tell" technique at its Asia conference this year. And one of its tactics is an invite-only concert by K-pop girl band Red Velvet. The South Korean group is set to perform Tuesday evening after the chief executive office

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-20 03:20:20

A new crop of Kashmiri militants is fighting in the name of religion-not politics

"This nation is ours, we will decide its face," shouted a man at the funeral of Eisa Fazili in Srinagar on March 12. Fazili was one of the three militants who had been killed early that morning in a gunfight with security forces in a south Kashmir village some 60 kilometres away. Various slogans wer

QUARTZ - 2018-03-20 02:59:12

Moscow, Tehran continue to aid Taliban: Nicholson

KABUL (Pajhwok): US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson on Monday accused Russia and Iran of continuing to support the Taliban insurgency. Speaking at NATO's train and advise headquarters here, Nicholson told reporters on the eve of Nawroz, the first day of the new Afghan s

PAJHWOK.COM - 2018-03-20 02:49:00

Cargo Ship Crashes Into Cargo Ship Sending Cars Falling Into The Water

Video from Karachi Port in Pakistan shows one cargo ship crash into another docked cargo ship earlier today, dropping 21 shipping containers into the ocean as the workers suck their teeth at the mess being made. It's not yet clear exactly what caused the two ships to collide, but according to Geo.tv

JALOPNIK - 2018-03-20 00:00:00

Pakistani Military: 'No Organized Terrorist Sanctuaries Inside Pakistan' Anymore

There is only a "scanty residual presence" of jihadists left in Pakistan, claimed a top general who last week declared that Islamabad has extinguished all "organized" terrorist "sanctuaries" in the nation. The general's claim coincides with the ongoing suspension of $2 billion in U.S. security aid t

BREITBART - 2018-03-19 22:54:18

CWI offering players '$25,000 to tour Pakistan'

Cricket West Indies (CWI) is offering its contracted and non-contracted players major pay hikes as an incentive to play the series of three T20 internationals in Pakistan next month. West Indies will announce a 13-man touring squad to tour Pakistan when the ongoing World Cup Qualifier concludes. CWI

ESPN - 2018-03-19 22:08:46

Update: The Yakuza 6 Demo Is Back Online

Update #2: The demo has returned to the PlayStation store, per Sega and Sony's statement. Update: On the Yakuza Subreddit, a Sega representative explained the current status of the demo, but did not have answers for when it would return. Will my account be banned for playing the full game? No. Absol

GAME INFORMER ONLINE - 2018-03-19 20:20:00

What is in store for Afghanistan in 2018?

Protracted wars have devastated the infrastructure and financial wherewithal of Afghanistan by 2000. Since 2014, there has been considerable progress in social and financial indicators like life expectancy, per capita income and mortality rates. This change can be attributed to the perseverance, pat

PAJHWOK.COM - 2018-03-19 19:58:00

Big Mess at Port of Karachi After Two Container Ships Collide

The MV TOLTEN following its collision with the MV HAMBURG BAY at the Port of Karachi. Photo via social media Dozens of shipping containers have fallen into the water at Pakistan's busiest deepwater port containership collided with a moored vessel during berthing on Monday. The incident occurred at t

GCAPTAIN.COM - 2018-03-19 19:38:05

Islamabad suggests political role for Taliban

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): With the US ramping up the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan wants Taliban leaders to be part of a future setup in Kabul. Pakistan's top diplomat in Washington says: "There's a precedent for this in the rehabilitation of Gulbadin Hekmatyar (Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA)

PAJHWOK.COM - 2018-03-19 19:20:00

India named as most vulnerable country to climate change: HSBC report

LONDON (Reuters) - India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday. The bank assessed 67 developed, emerging and frontier markets on vulnerability to the physical impacts of climate change, sensitivity t

AOL CORP - 2018-03-19 18:42:14

Nicholson: US Planning Religious, Diplomatic, Military and Social Pressure on Taliban

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said a combination of religious, social, diplomatic and military pressure will be applied to the Taliban this year to force them to start negotiating for peace in the war-torn country. General John Nicholson, who is leading U.S. and NATO forces in Afgha

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-19 18:05:45

Canada returns to peacekeeping, but we're no Ethiopia

Daniel Morel/Canadian Press, AP After more than a year of speculation, the Canadian government announced that it is sending peacekeepers to Mali. Welcome to The National Today newsletter , which takes a closer look at what's happening around some of the day's most notable stories. Sign up here

MSN.COM - 2018-03-19 17:55:14

Doubts Cast on US Claims of Hitting Anti-China Militants in Afghanistan

An independent study has questioned the veracity of U.S. claims its recent counterterrorism airstrikes in northeastern Afghanistan targeted "support structures" of anti-China militants. Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) said Monday its investigation into last month's bombing raids in Ba

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-19 16:00:57