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Indian Airstrikes Target Pakistan

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On Tuesday, Indian fighter jets crossed the border into neighboring Pakistan and dropped bombs outside the town of Balakot, located 40 miles inside Pakistan (WP). Indian officials claim the target was a training camp that Jaish-e-Muhammad utilizes, which claimed responsibility for a suicide attack earlier this month on Indian soil (WP). Pakistan’s government claims to […]

Bombs Across Pakistan Kill 85

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A series of bombs detonated on Friday across several areas in Pakistan killed up to 85 people and injured at least 140. The first explosion was a suicide car bomb in the city of Quetta, in the Southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing 13 people on-site and wounding 19 others. Later that day, across the country […]

U.S. Official Calls for Increased Counterterrorism in Pakistan

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H.R. McMaster, top national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday to discuss policy (Reuters). Praising Pakistan’s democratic and economic development, McMaster called for relations between the U.S. and Pakistan “to confront terrorism in all forms.” These statements followed his interview in Afghanistan on Sunday, […]

Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’ Abdul Sattar Edhi Dies

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Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, revered as a “living saint” in the South Asian nation, was buried on the outskirts of Karachi last week (Reuters). Edhi, 88, died from kidney failure, diabetes and high blood pressure on Friday (NewsWorldPost). His death triggered an outpouring of grief in the impoverished nation of 190 million for a […]

Trove of Documents Implicate World Leaders

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The “Panama Papers” cover a 40 year period, revealing details of thousands of offshore companies, trusts and foundations as clients of Mossack Fonesca, a Panamanian law firm. (The Economist). Composed of eleven million documents, the leaks from the company implicate 12 current or former heads of state and at least 60 additional people (BBC News). […]