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  • ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 10: Saudi Arabia's Defense Minister Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud (L) meets Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) at the Prime Ministry Office in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 10, 2016.  (Photo by Pakistan Prime Ministry Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
    Pakistan Is Caught in the Middle of the Conflict Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

    It has large Sunni and Shi‘ite populations and needs the cooperation of both Riyadh and Tehran. After severing ties with Iran — following the torching of the Saudi embassy in Tehran by protesters angered by the execution of a dissident Shi‘ite Saudi cleric — Saudi Arabia is courting Pakistan’s support in its widening dispute with

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  • Death Toll From Karachi, Pakistan, Heat Wave Tops 800

    KARACHI, Pakistan — The temperature was still searingly high on Wednesday — 98 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees Celsius — but at least it was dropping. It had been as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit, or 45 degrees Celsius. Health and rescue officials said the number of deaths, which surpassed 800 during the four days

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  • Pakistani youths cool off themselves at a river on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Photo: AP
    Heat wave kills more than 120 in Pakistan’s Karachi

    KARACHI — An intense heat wave killed more than 120 people over the weekend in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, officials said today (June 22), as the electricity grid crashed during the first days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The outages hit large portions of Pakistan’s financial heart and home to 20 million

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