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LONDON | Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

LONDON — Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances, according to research released Thursday. The Global Slavery Index estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide were subjected to modern … Continue reading LONDON | Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

U.S. Department of State News: Attacks on Pakistan Political Candidates

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States strongly condemns this week’s attacks on political candidates and their supporters in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan.  These attacks are cowardly attempts to deprive the Pakistani people of their democratic rights. We grieve with those mourning the victims, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Attacks on Pakistan Political Candidates

LAHORE, Pakistan | 69 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return

LAHORE, Pakistan — The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed 65 people at a rally in southwester Baluchistan on Friday ahead of the return to Pakistan of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It’s expected Sharif will be whisked away by helicopter to the federal capital of Islamabad when he returns later Friday … Continue reading LAHORE, Pakistan | 69 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return

U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates Second Phase of the New U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: U.S. Ambassador David Hale and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells dedicated the second phase of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad today.  The new embassy provides a modern, secure, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy, and represents an enduring American commitment to the people … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates Second Phase of the New U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD  | Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief ‘significant’

ISLAMABAD  —Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk described the killing of Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan as a “significant development in the fight against terrorism.” Mulk made the comment in a telephone conversation Friday night with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and thanked him for sharing information about Fazlullah’s killing, … Continue reading ISLAMABAD  | Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief ‘significant’

SRINAGAR, India  | 9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

SRINAGAR, India  — Eight civilians, including a husband and wife and four members of another family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, officials said Friday. An Indian soldier was also killed in the fighting. The cross-border firing and shelling began … Continue reading SRINAGAR, India  | 9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan | Bridge collapses into river in Kashmir; 5 dead, 11 missing

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — An old wooden bridge over a fast-moving river in Kashmir collapsed as dozens of students were taking pictures on it, leading to at least five deaths on Sunday. Javed Ayub, a senior tourism department official in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, said 14 students were rescued after the bridge collapsed and that civil and … Continue reading MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan | Bridge collapses into river in Kashmir; 5 dead, 11 missing