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Pak Election Commissioner orders PM Imran Khan to cancel scheduled visit to Peshawar

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Imran Khan to cancel his scheduled visit to Peshawar ahead of local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Bangladesh: 20 sentenced to death in sensational student murder

Dhaka/UNI/Xinhua: A court in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday handed down death sentence to 20 people accused in a sensational student murder case.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is the 43rd most influential woman in the world

Dhaka/UNI: This year, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 43rd in the list of 100 most influential women in the world, it was reported on Wednesday.

Australia now joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Canberra/UNI: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday stated that his diplomats will not attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, joining the US in a formal boycott of the event over China's human right abuses.

Afghan refugees in Indonesia sew their lips to protest against UNHCR

Jakarta/UNI: Afghan refugees in Indonesia have sewn their lips shut in an attempt to draw United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s attention as the organization has failed to address their problems and process their asylum-seeking cases.

Pakistan: 12 under-trial prisoners escape Lahore district court

Lahore, Pakistan: As many as 12 under-trial prisoners escaped a district court in Pakistan's Lahore on Monday, media reports said.

Microsoft says it disrupts activities of China-based hacking group

Washington, US: The corporate vice president of Microsoft's Customer Security and Trust (CST) team, Tom Burt, said Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has disrupted the activities of a China-based hacking group that has been termed "Nickel" by the American multinational technology company.

Pakistan: Kohat residents complain youths forced to leave education after matriculation as area lacks colleges

Islamabad: Residents of Bangash belt of Pakistan's Kohat region have often complained that local youths need to quit education after matriculation since the area has a lack of colleges for both girls and boys.

Bangabandhu would’ve wanted formal apology for 1971 atrocities: Ex-Pakistani diplomat

Dhaka: Former Pakistani diplomat Husain Haqqani has said if Bangladesh's founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman lived today then he would have supported the idea of formal apology from Pakistan for the tragedy inflicted upon the people of Bangladesh in 1971.

Religious scholars to oversee syllabus taught in educational institutions: Pak official

Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Political Commu­nication, Shahbaz Gill, has said the syllabus of educational institutes in the country should nurture students’ mindset in line with the Islamic code of life and ethics.

Unidentified men abduct Pakistani national who arrives in Karachi airport from Germany

Karachi, Pakistan: Unidentified men reportedly abducted a Pakistani national, who had arrived at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi from Germany, and his friend, who went to receive him, from the airport area, according to Pak media outlets.

Murders take place when young people get emotional: Pak Minister defends lynching of Sri Lankan national

Islamabad: Pakistan's Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said  "murders take place when young people get emotional" as he defended the lynching of the Sri Lankan national in Sialkot over allegations of blasphemy while stating that it should not be linked to the government's decision to lift the ban on the hardline Islamist outfit, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

Afghanistan: Survivors of gender-based violence abandoned following Taliban takeover, reveals new research

Kabul: Essential services for women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan have been decimated following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, London-based global human rights organization Amnesty International said Tuesday.

General Assembly defers decision on Afghanistan and Myanmar seats

New York: The UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution to delay a decision on who will represent Afghanistan and Myanmar at the world body.

Myanmar: UN deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

New York: The UN’s top human rights official on Monday condemned the imprisonment of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi by a military-controlled court, and called for her release. She also faces additional charges of corruption and electoral fraud.