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The report that explains what US is doing to Fata people

LONDON: ‘Living Under Drones’, a new report from Stanford and New York universities, was a difficult piece of fieldwork — I was with the law students in Peshawar as they tried to interview victims of the CIA’s drone war. But it has made an important …

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Above 20 million men, women,children worldwide victims of human trafficking

UNS REPORT NEW YORK: More than 20 million men, women, and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. Companies around the world are taking steps to eliminate the potential for trafficked labor in their operations and supply chains, and President Obama is committed to protecting …

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Economic Freedom: Pakistan ranked 111th

Pakistan ranks very low at 111th position in terms of economic freedom, behind countries like China, Nepal and Bangladesh, a global study has claimed in a worldwide index of 144 nations. Pakistan shares its 111th position with two other countries, Iran and India, while those …

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Drones ‘terrorising’ Pakistani civilians, say experts

REPORT BY UNS ISLAMABAD: The US campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt is terrorising civilians 24 hours a day and breeding bitter anti-American sentiment, researchers said Tuesday. The attacks are largely based in northwest Pakistan, where militants linked to Taliban and al …

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Using drones to capture Pakistan’s scenic beauty

ISLAMABAD: The use of drones in Pakistan normally brings to mind images of US spy planes attacking tribal areas. But drones now are being used to capture a different kind of picture in the country – showing some of the world’s highest mountains being scaled …

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India can become one of world s leading wine producers

If a lot can happen over coffee, a lot more can happen over a chat as Swedish sommelier Cecilia Oldne discovered after striking up a conversation with the owner of one of India’s largest vineyards eight years ago. Now the head of international business and …

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Last of Obama ‘surge’ troops leave Afghanistan

The last of 33,000 extra US soldiers sent to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama more than three years ago have left the country, the Pentagon says. They were deployed with the aim of pushing back the Taliban and allowing Afghan government forces time to take …

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Pakistan protests UN listing in ‘children and armed conflict’ report

BY ARSHAD KHAN UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan. A resolution supporting the UN special representative …

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Amid cultural clash, Louvre honors Islamic art

 In its boldest development in a generation, the Louvre Museum has a new wing dedicated to Islamic art, a nearly (euro) 100 million ($130 million) project that comes at a tense time between the West and the Muslim world. Louvre curators tout their new Islamic …

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UN team opposes new powers for spy agencies

BY AMIN AHMAD ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has warned of the danger of intelligence agencies acquiring new powers to interrogate, arrest and detain people to the detriment of the law-enforcement agencies. “This shift can ultimately …

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