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  • Pakistan extends airspace ban along eastern border

    LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday again extended its partial airspace ban along its eastern border with India till July 26, says an official of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)...

    “Airspace ban along its eastern border with India has been extended till July 26,” CAA spokesperson Nawaz Ahmed Sipra told Dawn...

  • At least 15 dead in stampede near Pakistan consulate in eastern Afghanistan

    At least 15 people were killed in stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered outside Pakistan’s consulate on Tuesday as jostling broke out between people applying for visas, officials in the eastern city of Jalalabad said...

    Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member in eastern Jalalabad city, where the incident occurred said of the 15 people dead, 11 were women and several senior citizens were wounded...

  • Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan destroy IS radio station

    KABUL: American and Afghan officials say airstrikes on a remote eastern region of Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station operated by the militant Islamic State (IS) group...

    An official with the United States military said on Tuesday the strike had destroyed “Voice of the Caliphate” radio operated by IS near the border with Pakistan...

  • Eastern Europe rejects migrant quotas as Europe divided over crisis

    PRAGUE: Eastern Europe rejected migrant quotas on Friday despite German warnings over the "biggest challenge" in European Union (EU) history, amid disturbing footage of refugees in Hungary being fed "like animals...

    "Others, fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Afghanistan or Pakistan, have endured treacherous and often deadly sea journeys across the Mediterranean to reach European soil...

  • On the eastern front

    Why intelligent? Because without taking away the humour quotient of the script, it shifts the scene to Karachi at a time when the political turmoil in the country, especially with reference to East Pakistan, is still hard to come to terms with...

    His traditional ideas and ‘eastern’ values are set in stone and he wants his six sons and a daughter to follow them without raising any questions...

  • Syrian troops breach 3-year Islamic State siege on eastern city of Deir el-Zour

    Syrian government troops and allied forces reached the eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Tuesday, breaching a nearly three-year Islamic State group siege on government-held areas of the contested city near the Iraqi border, Syrian state TV and a war monitoring group said...

    The DeirEzzor 24, an activist group that has reporters throughout the eastern province, reported heavy clashes near the village of Jabra that is adjacent to the...

  • Violence creating 'lost generation' of Middle Eastern men: study

    4 million deaths in 2015 in the Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes 22 nations such as Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates, said the report in the International Journal of Public Health...

    Wars in the Eastern Mediterranean region — home to 600 million people — took an additional 144,000 lives...

  • The political response to Grenfell has a disturbingly Middle Eastern ring to it

    COULD there be anything more ridiculous than hearing Maajid Nawaz, one of the founders of Quilliam Foundation — which boasts that it is the world’s first “counter-extremist” organisation — suggesting that extremists in the UK are trying to provoke “civil war”? He says that the militant Islamic State group has declared this as its aim — which is true — but why is Nawaz repeating it all again? It’s good publicity for IS, unfortunately...

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