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Saadat Hasan Manto: 'He anticipated where Pakistan would go'

Celebrated for his stories of Indian partition, Saadat Hasan Manto was a distressingly prophetic and daring writer. But would his work have found a publisher today?<p>It was the greatest mass movement of humanity in history. In the days and months leading up to the partitioning of India in August …

Afghanistan’s Taliban Push Into New Media

Militants develop smartphone app, slick videos to promote insurgency<p>Days after a U.S. airstrike in May killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a group of Taliban fighters gathered at a mosque in western Afghanistan to pledge allegiance to their new commander, Maulavi Haibatullah Akhondzada. …

New Media

Traffickers exploiting young refugees in French camps, says Unicef

Report says children have been subjected to sexual violence, and open letter calls on UK to act more quickly<p>Young people in refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk are being sexually exploited and forced to commit crimes by traffickers, according to a Unicef report.<p>The document, which draws on six …

Afghanistan-Pakistan border clashes kill two soldiers

Two soldiers killed and 22 others wounded after border forces exchanged fire at Torkham crossing.<p>One Afghan soldier and a Pakistani army major have been killed after border forces exchanged gunfire at the main crossing point between the two countries.<p>Pakistan shut the border with Afghanistan for …

Nawaz Sharif

Orlando shootings: Afghan background not an issue - Karzai

The Orlando gunman's Afghan background had no influence on his actions, according to the country's former president.<p>Hamid Karzai was in the US when the attack took place, and told BBC News that violent radicalisation was a "universal problem", not limited to Islam or the Middle East.

New law allows Hungary police to return migrants beyond border fence

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary passed a law on Monday that allows police to send back illegal migrants detained within eight kilometres (five miles) of its southern frontier to the Serbian side of the border fence, drawing criticism from the U.N. refugee agency.<p>Migrants walk along Hungary's border …

Dozens of migrants stuck in Greece queue for access to asylum

Some 48,000 refugees and migrants are stranded on the Greek mainland by the closure of Balkan borders<p>By Karolina Tagaris<p>ATHENS, June 13 (Reuters) - …

Pakistani Dalits: Children of a lesser God

In South Asia, Dalits are considered to be a lower caste; they have been facing discrimination and violence in South Asia, particularly in India, for …

Migrants resorting to prostitution in Athens

A BBC investigation has found young migrants, including teenagers, are resorting to prostitution in the Greek capital, Athens.<p>Authorities say nearly 60,000 migrants are currently in Greece scattered in various camps across the Aegean islands and the mainland.<p>Most are keen to get to northern Europe …

Indian woman kidnapped in Afghanistan

<b>An Indian aid worker has been kidnapped in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Indian officials say.</b><p>Media reports identified the woman as 40-year-old Judith D'Souza from the eastern city of Kolkata (Calcutta).<p>Ms D'Souza is an employee of the NGO Aga Khan Development Network, which works in rural …

Afghanistan Before The Wars

Diversions start right at the top in #Pakistan army; Raheel Sharif trying to justify harboring #MullahMansour https://t.co/YELevNEVXK

Blast In Mosque Kills Four In Eastern Afghanistan

A blast in a village mosque has killed at least four people and wounded nearly 40 others in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan’s …

Events - Afghanistan: Fighting the Taliban - June - 2016

It has been fifteen years since the U.S. began its war against the Taliban and four years since the U.S. and Afghanistan signed the Strategic …

Refugee camps are not the answer to a complex crisis

With Kenya’s announcement to close down two of its biggest refugee camps, it’s time to focus on the effective alternatives<p>At last month’s World Humanitarian Summit, Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto announced that the decision to close down its two largest refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, was …

BBC World Service - The Documentary, The Deobandis, The Deobandis: Pakistan

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>The Deobandis: Pakistan<p>The Documentary, The Deobandis Episode 2 of 2<p>The BBC's former Pakistan correspondent Owen Bennett Jones continues his exploration of South Asia’s Deobandi Muslim movement. He heads across the border to Pakistan, where …

Obama OKs Broader Role for US Forces in Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama has approved a wider role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan to help local forces combat the Taliban.<p>The new plan, …

Appropriation of Sufi poet Rumi sparks outrage in Afghanistan

Where is Rumi from? Should his character be played by Leonardo di Caprio? These are the questions currently preoccupying Afghans and Iranians alike. …

High-level US delegation in Pak amid tension over death of Mullah Mansour

<b>Islamabad:</b> A high-level US delegation arrived in Pakistan on Friday amid tensions in bilateral ties after a recent American drone strike in …

Migrant boys tell of attacks, murder in Libyan 'hell'

CALTAGIRONE, Italy (Reuters) - Street gangs in Tripoli, known as Asma Boys, attacked him with shards of broken glass, slicing his leg and his face, 17-year-old Augustine Okukpon from Nigeria said at a shelter in Sicily.<p>A migrant sits on his bed at an immigration centre in the Sicilian town of …

Pakistan: Mother 'burnt her daughter to death' over marriage

<b>Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore have arrested a woman suspected of murdering her daughter for marrying without family consent.</b><p>Police say the body of Zeenat Rafiq shows signs of torture. She was doused with fuel and set alight.<p>Her mother Parveen is accused of luring her back from her …

Exiled by Force

El Salvador is contending with an epidemic of gang violence. The small but densely populated Central American nation registered more homicides in …

Taliban Kills 12 Captives Killed In Eastern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 12 members of the country's security forces whom they had captured in recent ambushes in the eastern …