Pakistan urges India to stop bloodshed in Occupied Kashmir

Nafees Zakaria said peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional stability. Pakistan is going to participate in Heart of Asia Conference being held in India because it is related to Afghanistan. Pakistan firmly believes in peace and stability in Afghanistan. Nafees Zakaria said despite Pakistan 's concerns India has deployed more than one million troops in occupied Kashmir which is highest concentration of troops in world.

Afghan refugees “Return to their homeland”, to be completed by the end of 2017

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch says voluntary and dignified return of Afghan Refugees to their homeland will be completed by the end of next year.  Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees have unanimously declared 2017 'the year of repatriation.'
Abdul Qadir Baloch says presently there is a winter pause and the process of return of refugees will resume from March next year. 

Indian Army officer rage for Modi says “We are facing a deteriorating situation since 2014"

According to data, in the new wave of attacks, attackers are able to inflict many more casualties on security forces with each attack than in the past. Data shows that the total number of violent incidents in Kashmir has only gone up marginally from previous years; the number of security personnel killed or injured has dramatically risen. Until Tuesday evening, at least 89 attackers had been killed in Kashmir, while almost 200 have been injured.

Colombia plane crash: 71 dead and six survivors on flight carrying Chapecoense football team

71 killed as Flight 2933 crashes on way to Medellin. Plane was carrying 77 passengers and crew. Total was originally announced as 81, but four did not board. Passengers include Chapecoense football team from Brazil.

German intelligence officer 'arrested over Islamist plot' raising fears the spy agency has been infilitrated

German intelligence officer has reportedly been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne. The 51-year-old official was said to have made a "partial confession" to the plot, according to Der Spiegel.

UN High Commissioner for human rights expresses serious concern over reports of Hr Violations in Myanmar

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over reports of serious rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine state. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says the Government needs to condemn such inflammatory and dangerous rhetorics.

UNSC to hold emergency meeting on Aleppo

UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday on dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in Aleppo. France has demanded an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the "humanitarian disaster" in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian Republican Guard continued their large-scale advance and captured the East Ghouta Town near Damascus.

India citizen in US pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy

A citizen of India who received asylum in the U.S. and lived in northern Nevada has pleaded guilty to conspiring to plot a terror strike in the Punjab region of his home country, federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Balwinder Singh, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in Reno to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists, a felony that could get him up to 15 years in federal prison and deported following his release.


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