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Hamza Jahangir
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Articles By Hamza Jahangir

Afghan woman killed for bearing a daughter

An Afghan woman has been strangled to death, apparently by her husband, who was upset that she gave birth to a second daughter rather than the son he wanted, police said Monday. It was the latest in a series of grisly examples of subjugation of women that have made headlines in Afghanistan in the past […]

Two men convicted for an Al-Qaeda terror plot in Norway

Two men were found guilty Monday of involvement in an al Qaeda plot to attack a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, the first convictions under Norway‘s anti-terror laws. A third defendant was acquitted of terror charges but convicted of helping the others acquire explosives. Investigators said the plot was linked to the same […]

Iran offers extended inspections to United Nations inspectors

Iran’s foreign minister offered on Monday to extend a three-day visit to his country by United Nations inspectors in what seemed to be a further attempt to lower the strident tone of a crisis with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program after the imposition of new economic sanctions. It was not clear whether the offer […]

Kabul to hold its own talks with Taliban

Kabul to hold its own talks with Taliban Concerned that it is being left out of potential peace talks between the United States and the Taliban, the Afghan government is pushing to open its own direct negotiations with the insurgent group in Saudi Arabia, Afghan officials said on Monday. The talks would be separate from […]

Imran Khan states that the government has lost the mandate to govern Pakistan

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday his party would decide whether to go for a civil disobedience campaign or use other means to oust the government during its Central Executive Committee meeting on Saturday, adding that the government had lost the confidence of the people. Speaking at a news conference, Mr Khan, flanked […]

Positive talks between Israel and Palestine take place

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a “positive” first face-to-face meeting in more than 15 months and agreed to meet again on Friday, but cautioned that full-blown talks were still some way off. “The talks and atmosphere were positive,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told reporters after Tuesday’s talks in Amman between Israel’s chief negotiator Yitzhak […]

United States says that Pak-Iran gas pipeline will violate U.S sanctions against Iran

The United States said on Tuesday that a gas pipeline project Pakistan was negotiating with Iran could violate US restrictions on major financial deals with Tehran and Washington was already discussing this issue with Islamabad. At a briefing at the State Department, spokesperson Victoria Nuland also said that a bill President Barack Obama signed into […]

India plays down the talk surrounding MFN status by Pakistan

The Indian government has played down Pakistan’s step towards terming India as “most favoured nation” in terms of trade by saying that such a move will take some time to materialize into something formal on the political level. Pakistan had announced earlier on that it has sent India a proposal of awarding it the status […] Deals
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