Aneeqa Atteeq was accused of sending caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other messages critical of Islam through the messaging app.
The video captured the men carrying the big cat and labeled it a "talent" for "all the world" to see.
Blasphemy carries the death penalty in Pakistan, where mere allegations of the offense are often enough to provoke mob violence.
"Iran and Pakistan have many common goals in the region and the Islamic world, from peace and stability in the region, including Afghanistan," Iran embassy in Pakistan spokesperson Hamaneh Karimi-Kia told Newsweek.
My father's monthly income was the equivalent of U.S. $200 a month. We would have to think several times before buying a single item, and we only bought new clothes on special occasions. We never had the chance to dine out or go to malls.
"Today marks a precious day in my life," the 24-year-old wrote on Twitter. "Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life."
"We should positively view the timely development of bilateral and multilateral dialogues and cooperation with Afghanistan on fighting terrorism," China's top diplomat said.
The U.S. Department of State issued its first U.S. passport with an "X" gender marker on Wednesday, joining a number of other countries that do so.
"As a neighboring country, China is certainly concerned about Afghanistan's counter-terrorism," Shanghai International Studies University's Fan Hongda told Newsweek.
Members of the political delegation from the Afghan Taliban's movement attended talks in Moscow on Wednesday.
Iran said it's "confident that our Muslim brothers and sisters in Afghanistan will foil the divisive schemes of their enemies through solidarity."
"There has been no decision so far on the development of nuclear weapons," one Taliban official told Newsweek on the condition of anonymity.
The prime minister told Newsweek that to combat terrorism and bolster regional stability, Washington must stay engaged in Afghanistan.
Pakistan's foreign minister says his country is ready to play a "constructive, positive" role in opening communications with the Taliban.
Muhammad Fahd pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in 2020 and was sentenced on September 16, 2021
Russia's top diplomat says he and his Chinese, Iranian and Pakistani counterparts "can make a difference in the region in helping the Afghan people to get out of the crisis created after the 20 years of the war, launched by the United States and NATO."
The most senior working diplomats of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in their first-ever virtual summit to discuss a common approach to Afghanistan's new Islamic Emirate.
Afghans protested against alleged Pakistani backing of the incoming Taliban government in Kabul.
Amnesty International said in a letter that the EU should not "shift the responsibility for the protection of refugees to third countries."
The Chinese regime is suffering severe setbacks in neighboring Pakistan.
"We believe the world has a unique opportunity of rapprochement and coming together to tackle the challenges not only facing us but the entire humanity," the Taliban Cultural Commision's Abdul Qahar Balkhi told Newsweek.
PIA, the only commercial airline operating to and from Kabul, said sanitation workers weren't performing their duties since the Taliban takeover.
Video shows a woman being forcibly picked up and dragged through a mob of hundreds gathered at national monument Minar-e-Pakistan to celebrate Independence Day.
As the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan shook the international community, regional powers Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have all maintained their embassies in Kabul.
The Taliban said on Tuesday that Pakistan, China and Russia had given the group "political support" and recognized it as a "great political and military force."
Siddiqui and the Afghan officer were killed as fighting in the region over border crossings intensified.
Residents of the border town Chaman on the Pakistan side reported seeing the Taliban's signature white flag flying across the boundary line.
"We don't have discotheques, we don't have night clubs, so it's a different way of life here. If you raise temptation in the society to a point and all these young guys have nowhere to go, it has consequences in the society," Khan said.
From their first exclusive church to a beauty pageant, change is in the air for Pakistan's transgender folk, but still a lot more has to be done to ensure that the community feels like equal citizens.