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DHAKA, Bangladesh  | Promising growth, Bangladesh’s iron lady seeks re-election

DHAKA, Bangladesh  — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is poised to win a record fourth term in Sunday’s elections, drumming up support by promising a development bonanza as her critics question if the South Asian nation’s tremendous economic success has come at the expense of its already fragile democracy. The polls, the 11th since Bangladesh … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh  | Promising growth, Bangladesh’s iron lady seeks re-election

TEHRAN, Iran | Iranian TV: Terror attack kills 3 in southeastern port city

TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian state television says a “terrorist attack” has killed at least three people and wounded several others in the southeastern port city of Chabahar. The TV reported there were sounds of explosions and shooting in the city on Thursday. Details were sketchy as the situation was still developing. Chabahar, near Iran’s border with … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iranian TV: Terror attack kills 3 in southeastern port city

United States | International Nongovernmental Organizations in Pakistan

United States – The United States recognizes the vital role that international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) play in Pakistan, in partnership with Pakistani institutions, on causes ranging from disaster response, to human and economic development, to promoting human rights and democratic values. These organizations, which also employ thousands of Pakistanis countrywide, share the government of Pakistan’s … Continue reading United States | International Nongovernmental Organizations in Pakistan

United States | Attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan

United States – The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan, which killed over 30 people and injured dozens more. We send our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured. We also commend the Pakistani security forces’ quick and … Continue reading United States | Attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan | 4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan — Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, including one who was wearing a suicide vest, Pakistani officials said. The brazen assault, claimed by a militant … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | 4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan to open new border entry for Indian Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s foreign minister says his government has decided to open a new cross-border corridor to allow minority Sikh pilgrims from neighboring India to visit their temple of worship in Pakistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Thursday that the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone next week for construction to begin … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan to open new border entry for Indian Sikh pilgrims