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Pakistan probes Islamic court set up in Lahore

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is accused of setting up the court in Punjab's main city, but describes it as an "arbitration service".

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Senior Afghan Taliban proposes US talks

In a letter, Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir calls on the Taliban leadership to negotiate with the US and Western governments.

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Bangladesh activist Nazimuddin Samad hacked to death

The murder is the latest incident of aggression against secular bloggers and activists in the Muslim-majority country.

Bangladesh activist

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Arsenic-laced water affects millions in Bangladesh

Government promised to clean up the water supply but a rights group says poor governance has hampered those efforts.

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Report finds 'alarming rise' in executions in 2015

Surge in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia brings death toll to its highest point in 25 years, Amnesty International says.

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Pakistan to probe Panama Papers allegations

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announces formation of Judicial Commission to probe allegations.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

Warring neighbours agree to stop fighting after four days of intense violence that threatened to spiral into war.

Nagorno-Karabakh

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Scores dead as flash floods ravage northwest Pakistan

At least 63 killed and over 30 injured as incessant rains cause havoc particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Nagorno-Karabakh crisis escalates amid threat of war

Armenia and Azerbaijan ramp up rhetoric as deadly clashes continue for third day over disputed region.

Gapanli, Azerbaijan

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Nagorno-Karabakh clashes rumble despite ceasefire

Worst outbreak of violence in decades continues for second day despite declarations of ceasefire.

Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

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Azerbaijan calls unilateral truce in Nagorno-Karabakh

Announcement comes after fighting with Armenian forces in disputed region killed at least 30 people.

Nagorno-Karabakh

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