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    Pakistan gives Afghan refugees 6 more months

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Wednesday allowed Afghan refugees to live legally in the country for another six months, extending a tripartite agreement that was due to expire at the end of the current month.

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    3 killed in Waziristan US drone attack

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three people were killed in a drone strike carried out by the United States forces in North Waziristan, a tribal region of Pakistan, near Afghan border, said an official.


    Pakistan to assist Ulema conference in Kabul

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf on Friday said his country was ready to provide any kind of support to Afghanistan that is preparing to host the international Ulema conference in January next year.

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    6 killed in Waziristan suicide attack

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six people were killed and eight others, including a Taliban local commander Mullah Nazir, were wounded on Thursday in a car bombing in South Waziristan, the tribal region of Pakistan.

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    5 Shiites killed, 90 injured in Pakistan bombing

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five Shiite mourners were killed and 90 others wounded in an insurgent attack in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday, the second deadly assault in the town in as many days.

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    7 Shiite mourners dead in Pakistan bomb attack

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven members of the minority Shiite sect were killed in roadside bombing near a mourning procession in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday, officials said.


    Ahmadinejad wary of US presence in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday suggested a meeting of religious scholars from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan to devise a joint strategy against terrorism in the region.

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    Qazi Hussain Ahmad survives suicide bombing

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani politician Qazi Hussain Ahmad, former chief of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) party, narrowly escaped a suicide bombing in the northwestern tribal region of Mohmand near the Afghanistan border on Monday.

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    Waziristan blast leaves 2 security officials dead

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two security officials were killed in a bomb attack on their convoy in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border on Sunday. 


    US stresses Pakistan’s role in Afghan reconciliation

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The United States on Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to release Afghan Taliban prisoners, in a move to promote the ongoing reconciliation drive in Afghanistan.