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Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf

Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for "holding assets beyond means" and "wrongful use of authority".

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Pakistan postpones reopening of border crossing with Afghanistan

Pakistan on Wednesday postponed the long-awaited reopening of a key border crossing with Afghanistan for unknown reasons, officials said.

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Pakistan, India agree on prisoners' exchange proposal

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on a proposal to release elderly, women, children and mentally unsound prisoners held in each other's jails on humanitarian grounds, an official statement said on Wednesday.

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UN says Rohingya refugees facing 'forced starvation'

Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday.

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Nepal, Pakistan agree to revitalise Saarc process

Nepal and Pakistan  agreed to revitalise the Saarc process for "greater peace, security and prosperity in the region" during talks that visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held with the Himalayan nation's leadership.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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