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  • newIslamabad releases 29 Afghan citizens

    Islamabad releases 29 Afghan citizens

    by Pajhwok Report on 31 October, 2014 - 23:01 KABUL (Pajhwok): Islamabad on Friday announced handing over 29 Afghan nationals, apprehended during an ongoing operation in the tribal region of North Waziristan Agency.  (Read more)read more
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:31pm -
  • newAfghan U-19 clinch series against Pakistan

    Afghan U-19 clinch series against Pakistan

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 31 October, 2014 - 22:50 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan U-19 side on Friday clinched their three-match series against Pakistan 2-1, an official said.Played in the neighbouring country, Pakistan won the toss in the 45-overs encou…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • Russian pilot freed from Taliban’s captivity

    Russian pilot freed from Taliban’s captivity

    by Pajhwok Report on 31 October, 2014 - 16:24 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Friday announced releasing a Russian pilot who was kidnapped by militants in April 2013 in the Azra district of central Logar province.  (Read more)read more
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:54am -
  • President asks Taliban to enter peace dialogue

    President asks Taliban to enter peace dialogue

    by Syed Mudassir Ali Shah on 31 October, 2014 - 15:54 KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday invited the Taliban to participate in the government-led reconciliation process in the interest of last peace in the war-torn country.  (Read mo…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:24am -
  • Ghani backs regional integrity efforts

    Ghani backs regional integrity efforts

    by Naveed Ahmad Barakzai on 31 October, 2014 - 15:23 KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday said his administration welcomed and supported attempts at greater regional integrity and unity.  (Read more)read more
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:53am -
  • 6 killed, 54 wounded in separate road crashes

    6 killed, 54 wounded in separate road crashes

    by Hidayatullah Hamdard & Habibur Rahman Sherzai on 31 October, 2014 - 14:54 KABUL (Pajhwok): Six people have been killed and more than 50 others wounded in two separate road accidents, officials said on Friday.  (Read more)read more
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:24am -
  • Bamyan-Kabul highway closed for 3 days

    Bamyan-Kabul highway closed for 3 days

    by Hadi Ghaffari on 31 October, 2014 - 14:26 BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The Kabul-Bamyan highway has been closed for the last three days due to an ongoing protest against alleged fraud in the provincial council elections, passengers said on Friday.  (R…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:56am -
  • Laghman explosion leaves 10 injured

    Laghman explosion leaves 10 injured

    by Mahbob Shah Mahbob on 31 October, 2014 - 14:15 JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, on Friday morning.  (Read more)read more
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:45am -
  • Kabul, Delhi agree on agro sector cooperation

    Kabul, Delhi agree on agro sector cooperation

    by Sujoy Dhar on 31 October, 2014 - 00:58 NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's Ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali, at a meeting with Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, was assured of all cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sec…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:28pm -
  • SIGAR queries secrecy around ANSF progress

    SIGAR queries secrecy around ANSF progress

    by Syed Mudassir Ali Shah on 31 October, 2014 - 00:44 KABUL (Pajhwok): As foreign combat troops prepare to leave the country, an American federal watchdog on Thursday voiced its deep trouble over the US military’s decision to keep under wraps a rep…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:14pm -

ToloNews

  • Analysts Criticize Karzai Appointments, Call for New Start

    Analysts Criticize Karzai Appointments, Call for New Start

    Economic experts have heaped criticisms on government officials appointed under the Hamid Karzai administration for what they see as negligent management of the country's economy. They called on the national unity government to select more qualified…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:24pm -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 31 October 2014

    TOLOnews 6pm News 31 October 2014

    Top news in this bulletin:Local officials on Friday said that 43 percent of schools are still closed in southern Helmand province.According to provincial officials nearly 100,000 children are deprived of receiving education adding that insecurity is…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:16pm -
  • Kabul Residents Criticize Gov't Over Rockets Attacks

    Kabul Residents Criticize Gov't Over Rockets Attacks

    A number of Kabul residents have criticized the national unity government ‎over the rising insecurity and rocket attacks.The overall security situation of Kabul has improved compared to last month, but on Thursday night a missile landed in Kabul…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:09pm -
  • Demands for Action After Ghani Makes Commitments in China

    Demands for Action After Ghani Makes Commitments in China

    Many commentators and members of the broader Afghan public have set high expectations for the new government in Kabul, especially when it comes to the economy. President Ashraf Ghani has courted these expectations through the many promises and commi…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Ghani Stresses Inter-Afghan Dialogue in Calls for Peace Talks

    Ghani Stresses Inter-Afghan Dialogue in Calls for Peace Talks

    President Ashraf Ghani said the restoration of peace in Afghanistan through direct dialogue with the Taliban would be a top priority of his administration and called on the international community for honest support while on his trip to China, his f…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:46pm -
  • Haqqani Leader Killed in US Drone Airstrike in Pakistan

    Haqqani Leader Killed in US Drone Airstrike in Pakistan

    Abdullah, a top Haqqani leader who was involved in the transfer of suicide bombers in Afghanistan, and six other insurgents were killed in a U.S. drone airstrike in a tribal area of Pakistan, according to the Pakistani Intelligence officials.Pakist…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:20pm -
  • 43 Percent of Schools in Helmand Remain Closed

    43 Percent of Schools in Helmand Remain Closed

    Local officials on Friday said that 43 percent of schools are still closed in southern Helmand province.According to provincial officials nearly 100,000 children are deprived of receiving education adding that insecurity is at fault. Local official…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:51pm -
  • Israel Reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque Ahead of Muslim Prayers

    Israel Reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque Ahead of Muslim Prayers

    Israel reopened Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday ahead of the weekly Muslim prayers, after a rare closure following clashes sparked by the killing of a Palestinian by police.The streets of east Jerusalem were calm ahead of the…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:07am -
  • First 100 Days: Heart of Asia Conference

    First 100 Days: Heart of Asia Conference

    What was the main reason behind President Ghani's trip to China, and why was the Heart of Asia Conference held in China? What is the motive behind the Heart of Asia Conference and why was it created? What is Afghanistan's role in this process and wh…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:46am -
  • TAWDE KHABARE: Fighting Against Drugs in Afghanistan

    TAWDE KHABARE: Fighting Against Drugs in Afghanistan

    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has said that the Counter Narcotics Police was created with heavy expense in Afghanistan, but the provincial units lack financial resources and security for their operations and continu…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:16am -

Khama Press

  • 3 killed, 48 injured following traffic incident on Kabul-Mazar highway

    3 killed, 48 injured following traffic incident on Kabul-Mazar highway

    At least 3 people were killed and 48 others were injured following a deadly traffic incident in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. The incident took place on Kabul-Mazar highway on Friday after a passenger bus collided with an Afghan National…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:09pm -
  • Strange deer with vampire-like fangs exist in Afghanistan

    Strange deer with vampire-like fangs exist in Afghanistan

    The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed the presence of a strange deer with vampire-like fangs in northeastern Afghanistan. The organization published a study report on 22nd October after conducting surveys regarding the presence of fa…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:14pm -
  • Taliban release Russian pilot after one and half year in captivity

    Taliban release Russian pilot after one and half year in captivity

    Taliban militants released a Russian pilot who was captured along with Turkish citizens following an emergency landing in central Logar province earlier last year. The Taliban group following a statement said the Russian pilot Powel Petrinko was rele…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:49pm -
  • Rocket attack from Pakistan injures two women in Kunar

    Rocket attack from Pakistan injures two women in Kunar

    At least two women were injured following cross-border shelling in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan on Friday. The incident took place on Friday morning after the Pakistani military fired at least 11 artillery shells in Sarkano district. The Min…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:50am -
  • Afghanistan Under-19s defeat Pakistan by 69 runs

    Afghanistan Under-19s defeat Pakistan by 69 runs

    The Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team defeated Pakistan by – runs during the third and final match of a 3-Day One Day International (ODI) series on Friday. Afghanistan set a target of 224 runs for Pakistan Under-19 team after Pakistan won the toss…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:29am -
  • NATO soldier dies of non-battle injury in east of Afghanistan

    NATO soldier dies of non-battle injury in east of Afghanistan

    A service member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died as a result of non-battle injury in eastern part of the country. The alliance following a statement said, ” We can confirm an International Security Assistance For…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Pakistan says it follows non-interference policy in Afghanistan

    Pakistan says it follows non-interference policy in Afghanistan

    The Pakistani officials said Thursday that Islamabad is following the policy of non-interference in Afghanistan’s affairs. Tasnim Aslam, spokesperson for the Foreign Office of Pakistan said Islamabad is strictly adhering to the policy of noninterfe…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:20am -
  • President Ghani invites Taliban to join peace process

    President Ghani invites Taliban to join peace process

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani called on Taliban group to join peace process as the group has stepped up to it’s insurgency activities across the country. Without proposing any specific proposals to Taliban group for joining the reconciliation pro…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:01am -
  • Delivery of 63 Mi-17V-5 helicopters to Afghan Air Force completed

    Delivery of 63 Mi-17V-5 helicopters to Afghan Air Force completed

    The delivery of 63 Mi-17V-5 helicopters to Afghan Air Force was completed by the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport with the supply of final helicopters on 29th October. Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC)…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:42am -
  • Deadline set for Kabul shops to handover military equipment, uniforms

    Deadline set for Kabul shops to handover military equipment, uniforms

    The Kabul Police has set a deadline for the shops in Kabul to handover all military equipment and uniforms within the next three days. sing A statement released by Kabul Police Department said an operation will be launched to collect the military equ…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:10pm -

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  • newLive Q&A: After aid, how can development work in unstable states?
    Is long-term development work possible in fragile states like Syria, South Sudan and Iraq? Join us 6 Nov, 1-3pm GMTSponsored by Adam Smith InternationalDespite claims that we are living in the most peaceful period in history, the past seven years hav…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:29pm -
  • Afghan authorities destroy 20 tonnes of drugs video
    Authorities in Afghanistan have seized and destroyed more than 20 tonnes of drugs in the capital city, Kabul. The confiscated items included raw opium, hashish and chemicals to convert opium into heroin. The drugs were covered in petrol before being…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:36am -
  • US drone strike kills militants near Pakistan-Afghanistan border
    Security officials say at least four militants killed in attack on village in South Waziristan, considered a Taliban strongholdA US drone strike has killed at least four militants in Pakistans restive tribal region near the Afghan border, according t…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:56am -
  • Iraq and Afghanistan veterans deprived of long-term support, say MPs
    Cross-party groups report says armed forces need more help to combat post-traumatic stress and alcohol problemsBritains armed forces are deprived of the help they need to combat post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, and hazardous levels of alcoho…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • Victoria Cross soldier Cameron Baird's parents meet Queen
    Baird was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery after he was killed during a special forces mission in AfghanistanThe parents of Australian soldier Cameron Baird have met the Queen at Buckingham Palace some nine months after their son w…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:41pm -
  • A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne
    Conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine will spread without effective restraint on western unilateralismWhere is the end of history now? Across three continents, conflicts are multiplying. An arc of war, foreign intervention and state breakdown stre…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:36pm -
  • Little to celebrate as UK troops withdraw from Afghanistan | @guardianletters
    As an anti-war activist, I see no reason to celebrate the British troops withdrawal from Helmand province, although this has happily brought to an end a costly chapter in the 13-year campaign, with the vast majority of the 453 troops who died in the…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:28pm -
  • Australian soldier allegedly cut off hands of dead Taliban fighters
    Special Air Service Regiment corporal in Afghanistan claims he took the hands for fingerprinting back at base, report saysThe Department of Defence is investigating an incident in Afghanistan in which a special forces soldier allegedly cut the hands…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:26am -
  • The Afghanistan war in numbers video
    After 13 years fighting a war in Afghanistan, British troops have handed over control of Camp Bastion and ended their combat role. The war has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians, military personnel and Taliban insurgents and cost billions of…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 5:52pm -
  • Goodbye Afghanistan: where next for British troops?
    The future looks bleak for the British ArmyThis week, at the end of the biggest airlift mounted by the RAF since the Berlin Airlift in 1947-48, the final plane took off from Camp Bastion, the largest operational base built by British forces since the…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:15pm -

BBC Asia

  • Is Australia still the Lucky Country?

    Is Australia still the Lucky Country?

    Fifty years on, does bleak assessment still apply?
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

    Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

    Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 3:06pm -
  • China makes 'biggest cash haul'

    China makes 'biggest cash haul'

    Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Three held over India bank heist

    Three held over India bank heist

    Police in India say they have arrested three people who they suspect robbed a bank by digging a 125-foot (40-metre) tunnel straight into the vault.
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:26pm -
  • VIDEO: Stories of Sri Lankan survivors

    VIDEO: Stories of Sri Lankan survivors

    Following devastating landslides in Sri Lanka, Yogita Limaye visits a shelter and hears the stories of some of the survivors.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Chinese 'tomb raiders' arrested

    Chinese 'tomb raiders' arrested

    Eleven people are accused of exhuming bodies for use in ritual 'ghost marriages'.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

    Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

    Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:07am -
  • India's Bangalore changes name

    India's Bangalore changes name

    India's technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as Bengaluru from Saturday, exactly eight years after the state first proposes it.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:34am -
  • China executes toddler-thrower

    China executes toddler-thrower

    A court in China executes a man who killed a two-year-old girl in Beijing following a parking space row with her mother.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:13am -
  • Beijing bans Halloween on metro

    Beijing bans Halloween on metro

    Beijing police say people wearing Halloween-themed fancy-dress on the city's metro could face arrest, state media report.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:52am -

Google News

  • newThe long goodbye to Afghanistan - Chicago Tribune

    The long goodbye to Afghanistan - Chicago Tribune

    The Conversation UKThe long goodbye to AfghanistanChicago TribuneThe first U.S. Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan in October 2001 to fight alongside anti-Taliban rebels, spot targets for war planes and search the cave-dotted hills of Tora Bora fo…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:13pm -
  • newDefence says Afghanistan 'less dangerous' so cuts Australian military's pay - Sydney Morning Herald

    Defence says Afghanistan 'less dangerous' so cuts Australian military's pay - Sydney Morning Herald

    Sydney Morning HeraldDefence says Afghanistan 'less dangerous' so cuts Australian military's paySydney Morning HeraldThe daily bonus for personnel serving through the Afghanistan campaign, which included years of fierce combat and the loss of 41 Aust…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:17pm -
  • Fanged deer pops up in Afghanistan, 60 years after its last appearance - Washington Post

    Fanged deer pops up in Afghanistan, 60 years after its last appearance - Washington Post

    Science 2.0Fanged deer pops up in Afghanistan, 60 years after its last appearanceWashington PostIt's aliiiiiiiiiive! Although the last reported sighting of the Kashmir musk deer was around 60 years ago, a Wildlife Conservation Society study confirms…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • The Real First Ladies of Afghanistan - Foreign Policy

    The Real First Ladies of Afghanistan - Foreign Policy

    Foreign PolicyThe Real First Ladies of AfghanistanForeign Policy"I want to take the opportunity and thank my life partner, Bibi Gul [an Afghan name the Mrs. Ghani adopted when she married Ghani] for supporting me and Afghanistan. She always helped th…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:45pm -
  • Afghanistan images painted by ex-minister Kim Howells - BBC News

    Afghanistan images painted by ex-minister Kim Howells - BBC News

    BBC NewsAfghanistan images painted by ex-minister Kim HowellsBBC NewsWith British troops withdrawing from Afghanistan it has been a week to reflect on UK actions there. Former Foreign Office minister Kim Howells, who has now retired from politics, ha…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up - Foreign Policy

    Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up - Foreign Policy

    Foreign PolicyAfghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds UpForeign PolicyWhile the world's eyes are trained on Iraq, Syria, and the fight against the Islamic State, a new report to Congress by the government's reconstruction watchdog w…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:54am -
  • Afghan Leader Makes Rare Reference to Taliban - ABC News

    Afghan Leader Makes Rare Reference to Taliban - ABC News

    Wall Street JournalAfghan Leader Makes Rare Reference to TalibanABC NewsAfghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who h…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan - Reuters

    United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan - Reuters

    CNN (blog)United States praises China's growing role in AfghanistanReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:46am -
  • The Capabilities of the Afghan Military Are Suddenly a Secret - TIME

    The Capabilities of the Afghan Military Are Suddenly a Secret - TIME

    TIMEThe Capabilities of the Afghan Military Are Suddenly a SecretTIMEClassifying the data “deprives the American people of an essential tool to measure the success or failure of the single most costly feature of the Afghanistan reconstruction effor…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:03am -
  • Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan - Reuters

    Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan - Reuters

    ReutersLast international forces airlifted from key base in AfghanistanReutersThe troops' withdrawal and base closure in the province of Helmand is one of the largest operations in the winding down of the international combat mission in Afghanistan,…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 4:03pm -

Yahoo News

  • newTop Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 8 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 9:03pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 38 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:33pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:03pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:33pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:03pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:33pm -
  • newForeign fighters stream into Syria: US officials

    Foreign fighters stream into Syria: US officials

    Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria at a rate of roughly 1,000 a month, with no let-up in the flow despite international efforts to stem the tide, US officials said Friday. The surge in foreign militants heading to Syria surpasses anything seen…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:05pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 6:00 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:03pm -
  • newFresh offensive in Pakistan's tribal areas displaces thousands

    Fresh offensive in Pakistan's tribal areas displaces thousands

    More than 150,000 people have fled from northwest Pakistan's lawless tribal areas as the military launched a fresh offensive against Taliban militants, officials said Friday.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 5:30 p.m. GMT
    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:35pm -

DAWN News

  • Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    KABUL: Nato said its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.The international military alliance said in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province…
    - 24 Jan 11, 5:45am -
  • Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL: Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia s…
    - 22 Jan 11, 11:10am -
  • Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    KABUL: Nato on Thursday said two of its service members died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.It said one service member was killed Thursday in the north, while another was killed Wednesday in the south. It did not identify their …
    - 20 Jan 11, 5:25am -
  • Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan: The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.“Or else,” said the caller.Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough…
    - 18 Jan 11, 5:09am -
  • Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    KABUL: Several people were injured in an explosion outside a music cassette shop in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police said.General Aminullah Amirkhil, who directs the Afghan border police in four eastern provinces, said the explosion occurred Thur…
    - 13 Jan 11, 6:43am -
  • Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least two Afghan security personnel and wounded four in an attack near the country’s parliament in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan government official said. The attack in the Afghan capital targeted…
    - 12 Jan 11, 5:01am -
  • Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    KABUL: A suicide car bombing against a border police vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan killed three border police guards, local authorities said.Monday’s attack was the second suicide bombing in four days against border police in the area…
    - 10 Jan 11, 7:24am -
  • Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    KABUL: A bomb placed in a bag exploded on a road in downtown Kabul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, authorities said, in a relatively rare attack in the Afghan capital. There have been few attacks in …
    - 4 Jan 11, 5:23am -
  • US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: A leading Republican lawmaker on US military policy said he wanted American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said that having a few US air bases in Afgha…
    - 3 Jan 11, 5:46am -
  • Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.…
    - 31 Dec 10, 8:59am -

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