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Afghanistan official says 16 militia killed in Taliban attack

Kabul: An Afghan official says Taliban fighters killed 16 militia loyal to the government in an early morning ambush in northern Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the Badghis Provincial Council, says the militia force came under attack early today as they arrived to help local police, who had been attacked by Taliban insurgents […]

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Taliban strike Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

KABUL,  — Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first attacked the checkpoints, then ambushed reinforcements as they arrived in Bala Murghab district. The Taliban moved […]

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Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban ends ceasefire

Kabul: Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul today after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country. Exhausted after their 700-kilometre (430-mile) trek, most of it during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, the marchers walked double file through the […]

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Water pressures rise in Pakistan as drought meets a growing population

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants. So there was little surprise when, on June 6, during a spell of unseasonably high temperatures, […]

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Pakistan rejects India’s opposition to ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir Constitution’

Pakistan today rejected India’s protest against its move to alter the status of Kashmir territories under Islamabad’s administration, saying New Delhi’s claim over the region has no legal basis. India this week had lodged strong protest with Pakistan over the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act, 2018, which abolished Pakistan administred Kashmir’s […]

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Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 12 in Kabul

At least 12 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a suicide attack on the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) in the Afghan capital Kabul, an official said on Monday. Hashmat Stanikzai, the spokesman for the police headquarters in Kabul, told Anadolu Agency a suicide bomber blew his explosives at […]

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Pak SC summons Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad : Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday ordered former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf to appear before it on June 13. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed the hearing of Musharraf’s review petition against his disqualification by the Peshawar High Court in 2013 reported Geo TV. […]

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China says ‘no clue’ on mystery illness striking US diplomats

The US is evacuating several diplomats from China amid concerns that they were suffering from a mysterious illness similar to those reported by its personnel in Cuba, even as Beijing today said it has investigated and found “no clue” about the sound attacks. The US move comes after the State Department recently received medical confirmation […]

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Afghan army post attack kills 6 soldiers

Kabul: An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked an army post in the western Badghis province, killing six soldiers and wounding seven. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, said the attack late yesterday set off a two-hour gunbattle, with the insurgents stealing ammunition and two army vehicles. No one immediately claimed responsibility […]

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Gunmen kill 2 Iran border guards near frontier with Iraq

TEHRAN, — Iran’s official news agency says gunmen shot and killed two Iranian border guards near the border with Iraq. IRNA says the guards, both sergeant majors, died in a shootout late Tuesday near the border town of Sardasht. It was not immediately clear who was behind the shooting, but Kurdish separatists and Islamic extremists […]

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