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Fazlullah is dead, confirms TTP; Noor Wali Mehsud appointed new chief

  • Taliban spokesman Mohammed Khurrasani confirmed this in an email to Arab News
  • Mufti Muzahim, also known as Mufti Hazrat, was nominated as the deputy of the Pakistani Taliban
By Naimat Khan ·


Six militants, two soldiers killed in NW Pakistan gunfight — military

  • The clash took place in South Waziristan after security forces were tipped off about the presence of militants who had entered the area pretending to be returning displaced locals, a military statement said
  • Six militants and two soldiers were killed in the fighting, including Nanakar, who was wanted for several murders of local elders and tribesmen
By AFP ·

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Residents blame authorities for death of girls in Cholistan desert

  • Bad weather prevented use of helicopter in search, according to police
  • Girls ‘would have been saved if we belonged to upper Punjab,’ claims villager

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Pakistani court takes notice on transfer of $15.25bn abroad

  • Supreme Court says the governmental indifference toward unhindered outflows of the capital was depriving Pakistan of vital tax revenue
  • Economists suggest the government plugs loopholes in banking and financial systems to check the capital flight
By Aamir Shah ·


Daesh demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage video

  • Daesh released hostage video demanding release of all Sunni women prisoners in Iraqi jails
  • The video was published on extremist online forums on Saturday
By AP ·


Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

  • China has sought a greater say in global organizations in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout
  • Beijing has cast itself a responsible member of the international community
By Reuters ·


EU to respond to any US auto tariff move: report

  • Trump threatened to impose 20 percent tariff
  • Shares in carmakers slip on trade war fears
By Reuters ·