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Pakistan Taliban confirms US drone kills leader (01:42)
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A Pakistani Taliban group on Thursday confirmed that its leader Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghan side of the border.

20 labourers injured in Pakistan attack (00:40)
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A hand grenade attack at a restaurant in Pakistan's Balochistan province has left 20 labourers injured on Thursday, the media reported.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (Second Lead) (18:28) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar were indicted by an accountability court on Thursday in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

Bangladesh allows entry to 10,000 stranded Rohingyas (17:46)
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities on Thursday allowed into the country around 10,000 Rohingyas stranded in an area between Bangladesh and Myanmar for days, owing to a lack of space in camps.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (Lead) (17:36) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base (Lead) (15:10)
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (14:04)
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base (13:44)
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

NAB team in London to probe Sharifs' properties (11:50)
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team is in London to record statements of important witnesses and collect evidence of properties belonging to ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family, a media report said.

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar (10:50) IANS Photo Service
Yangon, Oct 19 (IANS) A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.

UNSC condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan (03:14)
United Nations, Oct 19 (IANS) The Security Council on Wednesday condemned "the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks" carried out by the Taliban in various provinces of Afghanistan.

Senior Taliban leader presumed dead in US drone strike (02:18)
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Pakistani Taliban leader Omar Khalid Khorasani is presumed dead in recent air strikes on the Afghan side of the border, local media and the militant sources said late on Wednesday.

US thanks Pakistan for rescuing N. American hostages (01:08) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister's office said.

Unicef seeks more funds to help Rohingya children (19:46)
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) The Unicef on Wednesday said there is an urgent need to raise more funds to continue helping thousands of Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Taliban hostage rescue: US Seals were ready if Pakistan failed (19:12)
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Navy Seal commandos were ready to conduct a raid inside Pakistan, similar to the one that killed Osama bin Laden, if Islamabad failed to rescue a Canadian-American family seized in 2012 by the Haqqani network, the New York Times said.

Myanmar forces terrorised Rohingyas: Amnesty (17:38)
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of Rakhine state, Amnesty International said in a new report on Wednesday.

Delay, hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal's cost of trade: Report (15:16)
Kathmandu, Oct 18 (IANS) Landlocked Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, according to a report by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court (14:52) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case.

Seven policemen killed in Pakistan blast (11:32)
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in Quetta in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Pakistan Army denies US drone strikes in its territory (22:58)
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said there had been no US drone strikes on the Pakistani side of the border in recent days and all military operations had been conducted on the Afghan side of the border.

Qatari man held in Lahore with falcons (20:44)
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) A Qatari man was arrested at the Lahore airport for trying to smuggle nine falcons worth more than Rs 50 million, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday.

53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre (Fourth Lead) (20:24) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack.

Woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for killing husband (19:40)
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Multan on Tuesday sentenced a woman to death on two counts after finding her guilty of murdering her husband.

10,000-15,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours (Lead) (18:28) IANS Photo Service
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday.

US hits Haqqanis again despite Pakistan caution (18:26)
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border even as Pakistan cautioned the US to show restraint.

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