22 May 2020

Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accelerating across Latin America, Russia, and India as European countries, Asia, and the US begin to reopen and loosen lockdown measures. Governments have been making difficult decisions between saving jobs and the economy or preventing the spread of the virus as quickly as possible. In

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22 May 2020

Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

Earlier this morning, a Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 91 passengers and eight crew crashed in Karachi en route to Jinnah International Airport from Lahore. Flight PK8303, an Airbus A320 crashed in a residential area near Model Colony, which is a neighborhood of Karachi just two miles north-east of its

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06 May 2020

Details of 44m Pakistani mobile users leaked online, part of bigger 115m cache

In the past week, the details of 44 million mobile subscribers in Pakistan have been exposed online. A hacker tried to sell 115 million Pakastani mobile user records last month. The previous sale attempt was priced at $2.1 million bitcoin, however, the new records released online today were a subset

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17 Dec 2019

Pakistan court sentences former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death for treason

Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court ruled that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was guilty of charges of high treason and subverting the constitution, sentencing him to death on Tuesday. Musharraf was found guilty of “Article 6,” or direct violation of the constitution of Pakistan after being on trial since 2007 when he

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11 Nov 2019

IMF to release second tranche of $6 billion Pakistan loan package

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Friday that it would release the second portion of financial assistance to Pakistan. In April, the IMF agreed to the 13th bailout program for Pakistan amid a worsening economy and the financial decline of over 208 million people. The total financial support that

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30 Aug 2019

Prime minister says Pakistan will respond if India attacks

Pakistan and India once again seem to be edging closer to war over Kashmir, a region divided between the two countries but fully claimed by both. On Friday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that his country will give a “befitting response” in case of an Indian attack on Pakistani-controlled

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21 Aug 2019

Fresh Kashmir border clashes leave several dead

More than two weeks after the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status and revoked a ban on property purchases by non-residents, tensions in the disputed region continue to escalate. On Tuesday, several people were killed in clashes between Indian and Pakistani border forces, although both countries provided conflicting

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05 Aug 2019

India scraps special status for Kashmir in step Pakistan calls illegal

As part of its effort to integrate the predominantly Muslim region of Kashmir with the rest of India, the Indian government on Monday stripped the region of its autonomous status and revoked a ban on property purchases by non-residents. The decision is bound to escalate tensions with neighboring Pakistan over

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31 Jul 2019

Why nation-state hacking groups are increasingly turning to mobile malware

A new Crowdstrike report sounds the alarm on the rise of nation-state cyber campaigns targeting mobile devices. State-backed hacking groups in countries like China, North Korea, Russia, India and Pakistan increasingly use mobile malware to gather information on dissidents, journalists and for other malicious purposes. These campaigns are on the

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08 Apr 2019

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

Tensions between India and Pakistan have flared up again, with Pakistan claiming to have “reliable intelligence” indicating that India plans to attack the country between April 16 and 20. Pakistan says it has informed the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), namely the US, Russia, China,

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