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Three men forcefully whisked away from the port city of Gwadar

Gwadar: Balochistan has recently witnessed a significant increase in the number of cases of enforced disappearances. The most recent cases surfaced as the forceful disappearance of three Baloch men by the security forces of Pakistan from the port city of Gwadar. The Baloch nationalists accuse China of building the port …

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Baloch youth forced disappeared from Quetta, Balochistan

Quetta: Noor Khan S/O Kahoor Khan is reported to have been forcibly disappeared from Quetta city on Monday allegedly by the personnel of state security forces. The missing student’s friends have flagged up his case of disappearance on the social media demanding his immediate and safe release from the authorities. …

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WhatsApp breach may have targeted human rights groups

SAN FRANCISCO: WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, which is part of Facebook, said it had notified the US Department of Justice …

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US wants non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Erbil amid tensions with Iran

The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq’s neighbour Iran. Washington has ramped up pressure on Tehran in recent days, accusing Tehran of planning “imminent” attacks in the region, …

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US dollar touches all-time high at Rs146.25 in open market

The value of US dollar against rupee on Wednesday touched an all-time high of Rs146.25 in the open market, DawnNewsTV reported. The greenback’s value increased by Rs2.25 to reach an all-time high amid speculations that the local currency will depreciate further. Read more: Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF, to receive …

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Six killed in Balochistan road mishap

QUETTA  :  At least six people were killed and 20 injured on Wednesday after a head-on collision between three passenger buses in the Ornach area of Khuzdar district. Deputy commissioner Khuzdar confirmed the incident and said that the coaches were on their way to Karachi and were coming from Khuzdar, …

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Journalist’s son ‘goes missing’ in Karachi

Police on Tuesday registered a case against the alleged abduction of senior journalist Shafqat Soomro’s son nearly a week after the 25-year-old engineer went missing in Karachi. Soomro, the editor of local news agency PPI, told Dawn that his son, Muhammad Shafaat, has been missing for six days but law …

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WhatsApp update advisory for UAE users

WhatsApp has urged its 1.5 billion users to upgrade the app after the Facebook-owned platform discovered a vulnerability that allowed a spyware to be installed on users’ phones via the app’s phone call function. The spyware was allegedly developed by a cyber intelligence company NSO Group, reports the Financial Times. …

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