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The group has appealed to women to fight in Syria and Iraq in a last ditch effort that signals its imminent collapse, observers say.

The Sri Lankan team's return to Pakistan for the first time since March 2009 symbolises defiance of terrorism, observers say.

Residents of rural areas can now be connected with specialist doctors in urban hospitals via the internet.

The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.

The BRT project was inaugurated October 19 and is expected to take six to nine months to complete.

Developing a database of legal arms owners will discourage misuse of weapons in crime and terrorism, authorities say.

The classes are a religious obligation for Sikhs, but also promote peace and religious harmony, observers say.

Every inch of the international border will be fenced and monitored to crack down on militancy, a Pakistani official said.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and FC Commandant Liaqat Ali Khan laud the force for its sacrifices in the war on terror.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police are ready to provide training as part of the mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, officials say.

Extremism at universities is a complex threat, says an Institute of Strategic Studies report.

The Taliban have denied the allegations.

Among her accomplishments, Gulalai Ismail heads an organisation seeking to challenge the culture of violence and harassment against women in Pakistan.

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the Taliban while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012, and they appeared in a hostage video in December last year pleading for their release.

The programme is currently running at jails in Peshawar and Mardan. Authorities are looking to expand the programme even further.

No duties or taxes are levied during the registration process, authorities confirm.

Up to 2,000 tribesmen shouted slogans such as "Go FCR Go" and "We demand merger of FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa".

Mullah Manan Niazi, deputy leader of a splinter Taliban group under Mullah Rasool, said individuals loyal to Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada sent three suicide bombers to assassinate him.

Currently commandos of the Elite Force are used only in extraordinary situations -- that is about to change.

Among the more than dozen dead, two policemen sacrificed their lives when they stopped the bomber from penetrating the inside of the shrine.

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the tunnel September 27.

One measure that authorities are taking is administering blood tests on all students in the province on an annual basis.

'Investing in youth will ensure a bright future for Pakistan,' said Shafeeq Gigyani, a youth activist from Peshawar.

Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to discuss regional security and counter-terrorism co-operation.

Enhanced security measures and effective co-operation ensured a peaceful first 10 days of Muharram, despite terrorist threats, officials say.

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