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Afghan Taliban announce death of Haqqani network founder

Jalaluddin Haqqani became a CIA asset and received a personal visit from US congressman Charlie Wilson, who helped secure arms for the mujahideen

Pakistan acts against airline after crash

Pakistan blocked the head of an airline, whose plane crashed near the capital, from leaving the country as it began an investigation into the disaster

All passengers in Pakistan plane crash dead

All 127 people on board a Boeing 737 that crashed near Islamabad in bad weather are dead, hospital and civil aviation officials said on Saturday.

Bin Laden’s family deported from Pakistan

Osama bin Laden's family is expected to be deported from Pakistan on Wednesday, 11 months after the US raid that killed the al-Qaeda kingpin.

Car bomb kills several in east Pakistan

A car bomb exploded in a neighbourhood full of government buildings in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding dozens.

Pakistan mourns as investigators probe air crash

Pakistan on Thursday observed a day of mourning for the 152 people killed in the country's worst aviation disaster.

US urges India, Pakistan to ease tensions

The United States has urged India and Pakistan to avoid an escalation of tensions after Islamabad redeployed troops to their common border.

‘Three were alive, but they’d all lost parts of their bodies’

The "face of Islamabad", the Marriott hotel, was left a charred shell on Sunday, a grim testament to the war against Islamic extremists.

Suicide bombings in Lahore kill at least 31

Two suicide attacks killed at least 31 people and injured more than 200 in Lahore on Tuesday as suspected Islamist militants escalated their campaign of mayhem in Pakistan's largest cities. The bombs were the latest in a string of attacks against military and police targets in Lahore, the previously peaceful capital of Punjab province.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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