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  • newRural Development Ministry exceeds 100-day target

    Rural Development Ministry exceeds 100-day target

    By Naheed Bashardost on 28 July 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani on Tuesday said his ministry had executed 4,800 uplift projects across the country during the past six months.Talking about progr…
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  • newGovernor takes stern action against Torkham officials

    Governor takes stern action against Torkham officials

    By Zeerak Fahim on 28 July 2015JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar has terminated two security personnel and cases against three other Torkham scale officials have been referred to Attorney General Office (AGO), an official said o…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:55pm -
  • newElectoral reform suggestions to be presented soon: Tawhidi

    Electoral reform suggestions to be presented soon: Tawhidi

    By Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 28 July 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The electoral reforms commission on Tuesday reassured to evaluate all conditions for which election commissioners got nominated and would incorporate changes to the laws in order to ensure ne…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:45pm -
  • newCricket team returns home to hero’s welcome

    Cricket team returns home to hero’s welcome

    By Javed Hamim Kakar on 28 July 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan cricket team returned home on Tuesday to a hero's welcome after earning a berth in next year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup to be played in India.Afghanistan beat Papua New Guinea (P…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:12pm -
  • newEx-Balkh PC members held for aiding suicide bombers

    Ex-Balkh PC members held for aiding suicide bombers

    By Zabiullah Ehsas on 28 July 2015MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A Taliban plan to carry out suicide attack in northern Balkh province with alleged support from former Provincial Council (PC) members has been foiled, public representatives claimed on Tue…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:06pm -
  • newScores of rebels perish in clearing operations: MoD

    Scores of rebels perish in clearing operations: MoD

    By Pajhwok Report on 28 July 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten security personnel and 67 militants have been killed and 36 others wounded in the past two days in different incidents of violence across the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesd…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:51pm -
  • newKochi- Hazara dispute in Wardak politicised: Mohammadi

    Kochi- Hazara dispute in Wardak politicised: Mohammadi

    By Edrees Noori on 28 July 2015MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): President’s Legal Advisor Dr. Abdul Ali Mohammadi on Tuesday said the dispute between Kochi and Hazara tribes in central Maidan Wardak province had been politicised and elements fuelling the t…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:46pm -
  • new‘Stop creating anti-Taliban militias amid peace talks’

    ‘Stop creating anti-Taliban militias amid peace talks’

    By Mohammad Haroon on 28 July 2015KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday said “illegal distribution” of weapons to residents in northern provinces would lead the country to another cr…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:12pm -
  • newCivilians, security personnel among 27 dead in Kunar violence

    Civilians, security personnel among 27 dead in Kunar violence

    By Khan Wali Salaarzai on 28 July 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen militants, seven civilians and six security personnel were killed and several others including women wounded when dozens of insurgents stormed security posts in the Marawara district…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:06pm -
  • newNo letup in violence even after Pakistan-backed talks: Faisal

    No letup in violence even after Pakistan-backed talks: Faisal

    By Hassan Khitab on 28 July 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Javed Faisal, spokesman for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah, on Tuesday said Afghanistan expected sharp decline after first round of direct talks with Taliban but insecurity contin…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:31am -

ToloNews

  • newTaliban Seize Sar-e-Pul's Kohistanat District

    Taliban Seize Sar-e-Pul's Kohistanat District

    Taliban insurgents have seized control of Kohistanat district in Sar-e-Pul province and several villages in Kunduz province over the past two days, local officials said on Tuesday.In line with this, the Ministry of Defense, Dawlat Waziri said that m…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:30pm -
  • newCricket Team Returns Home to Warm Welcome

    Cricket Team Returns Home to Warm Welcome

    Hundreds of Kabulis gathered at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Tuesday to welcome home the Afghan National Cricket Team after they qualified for the 2016 ICC Twenty-20 World Cup to be held in India.The team also secured fifth place in th…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:14pm -
  • Former Indian President Kalam Dies

    Former Indian President Kalam Dies

    India's former president and top scientist APJ Kalam, who played a lead role in the country's nuclear weapons tests, died on Monday, a hospital official said. He was 83.Kalam collapsed during a lecture at a management institute in the northeastern…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 10:23am -
  • KANKASH: Widespread Corruption in the Ministry of Urban Development

    KANKASH: Widespread Corruption in the Ministry of Urban Development

    After launching the Kabul Bank fraud investigation and the probe into fuel contracts awarded by the Ministry of Defense, the spotlight on corruption then fell on the Ministry of Urban Development. It is being said that millions of dollars has been e…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:53am -
  • TAWDE KHABARE: Questions Raised Over Management of War and Capacity of Security Forces

    TAWDE KHABARE: Questions Raised Over Management of War and Capacity of Security Forces

    In recent weeks the security situation has deteriorated in several parts of the country, and concerns have been raised that Afghanistan is on a dangerous path to civil war.To watch the program, click here:{youtube}n2InKZ_vhMM{/youtube}The ongoing…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:16am -
  • FARAKHABAR: Way Forward For the Electoral Reform Commission

    FARAKHABAR: Way Forward For the Electoral Reform Commission

    After months of disputes the electoral reform commission has finally been established. However, its exact duties are still to be ironed out.To watch the program, click here:{youtube}-2G19yfAyAk{/youtube}Despite the National Unity Government leade…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 8:52am -
  • US, Turkey Join Forces to Drive Daesh from Syria

    US, Turkey Join Forces to Drive Daesh from Syria

    The US and Turkey have agreed to work together to drive Daesh jihadists from northern Syria, senior US officials said, as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to press ahead with parallel strikes against Kurdish militants.The potentially ga…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:35am -
  • Taliban Seize Control of Several Villages in Kunduz: Officials

    Taliban Seize Control of Several Villages in Kunduz: Officials

    Taliban insurgents reportedly seized control of as many as 80 villages on Monday night in northern Kunduz province, local officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place after Taliban insurgents attacked Khan Abad district of the province two day…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 3:57am -
  • MoI Launches Probe Into Collapse of Badakhshan Police Base

    MoI Launches Probe Into Collapse of Badakhshan Police Base

    Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Monday that a task team has been appointed to investigate reports that a deal was made between security force members and the Taliban that led to the fall of the Teergaran base in Badakhshan…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:06pm -
  • Attorney General Still Grappling With Two Major Corruption Cases

    Attorney General Still Grappling With Two Major Corruption Cases

    The Attorney General's Office has yet to conclude investigations into the remaining debt owned by Kabul Bank defaulters and the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars by Ministry of Urban Development & Housing Affairs officials.The Kabul Bank…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:45pm -

Khama Press

  • newTaliban militants launch major attack in Kunar province

    Taliban militants launch major attack in Kunar province

    Heavy clashes continue between the Taliban militants and the Afghan security forces in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan after the Taliban militants launched a major attack in Marwar district. According to local security officials, the Taliban mi…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:25pm -
  • Knife attack leaves two women killed, two wounded in Zabul

    Knife attack leaves two women killed, two wounded in Zabul

    Two women have lost lives and two others sustained injuries in a knife attack in southern Zabul province. The incident took place in Risala village of Qalat, the provincial capital, around 07:00 am on Tuesday. Reports suggest that Amanullah S/O Obaid…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 10:33am -
  • Former member of Balkh Provincial Council detained on terrorism charges

    Former member of Balkh Provincial Council detained on terrorism charges

    A former member of the provincial council of northern Balkh province has been detained by security forces on terrorism charges. Ibrahim Khair Andish, head of the provincial council says that Rashid Dawran came under the suspicion after he consulted w…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:28am -
  • Two Daesh commanders killed in Nangarhar

    Two Daesh commanders killed in Nangarhar

    Two commanders of the militant group of Daesh have been killed in security forces operations in eastern Nangarhar province. General Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, the provincial police chief of Nangarhar province told reporters that the operations started in t…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 7:54am -
  • Flash floods leave heavy damages behind in parts of Maidan Wardak

    Flash floods leave heavy damages behind in parts of Maidan Wardak

    People have suffered heavy damages due to flash floods in Chak, Sayed Abad, Narkh and Jaghato district of Maidan Wardak province. A government delegation has been assigned by the provincial administration to prepare a complete report of the damages a…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 7:08am -
  • Security forces kill 45 insurgents in operations across the country

    Security forces kill 45 insurgents in operations across the country

    Afghan National Security Forces have killed 45 militants in newest operations across the country, a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday morning states. According to the statement, the operations were conducted in Almar District of…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 6:06am -
  • Gas Cylinder explosion kills five of a family in Kabul

    Gas Cylinder explosion kills five of a family in Kabul

    Five people have been killed in a Gas Cylinder explosion in capital Kabul. According to reports, the family of a civil society activist Eng. Mahmood Sayed was busy cooking at his residence in the 5th police district of Kabul city when the Gas Cylinde…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:28am -
  • Taliban seize Kohistanat District of Sar-i-Pul, says member of provincial council

    Taliban seize Kohistanat District of Sar-i-Pul, says member of provincial council

    A member of the provincial council of northern Sar-i-Pul province says that Taliban militants have seized Kohistanat District following heavy clashes with security forces. Asadullah Khuram said that after heavy clashes the District fell to Taliban ha…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 4:37am -
  • ISIS chief al-Baghdadi approved beheading of a woman as a “wedding gift”

    ISIS chief al-Baghdadi approved beheading of a woman as a “wedding gift”

    The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sanctioned the beheading of a woman as a “wedding gift” to a female sharia judge, it has been revealed. The female judge had set a precondition requesti…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 6:43pm -
  • Certain countries planning to break up Afghanistan in two parts: Saleh

    Certain countries planning to break up Afghanistan in two parts: Saleh

    The former Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Amrullah Saleh said Monday that certain countries are planning to break up Afghanistan in two parts by sparking divisions among Afghans in North and South. The head of th…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 5:54pm -

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  • newEmbassy of India announces Master Degree programs for Afghan students

    Embassy of India announces Master Degree programs for Afghan students

    The Embassy of India, Kabul announces the unique Masters Degree program in foreign affairs (M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business DLB) offered by O.P Jindal Global University (JGU). JGU is aThe post Embassy of India announces Master Degree programs for A…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:27am -
  • What is government’s role in sparking innovation?

    What is government’s role in sparking innovation?

    By Mariana Mazzucato The conventional view in mainstream economics today is that governments have little capacity to spark innovation. The state should play as limited a role in the economyThe post What is government’s role in sparking innovation?…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:15am -
  • Twitter’s CEO’s rules for success

    Twitter’s CEO’s rules for success

    Every successful person follows a set of rules that has led him/her to success and glory. Here are the rules for success of Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. Don’t be aThe post Twitter’s CEO’s rules for success appeared first on Wadsam.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 8:13am -
  • Tajikistan to host 4th Afghanistan Economic Development Expo in August

    Tajikistan to host 4th Afghanistan Economic Development Expo in August

    The 4th Afghanistan Economic Development Expo is slated for August 7th-10th in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The exhibition is aimed at strengthening trade ties between the two neighboring nations, finding joint investmentThe post Tajikistan to host 4th Afg…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:58am -
  • Helmand farmers witness heavy basil production this year

    Helmand farmers witness heavy basil production this year

    Farmers in Helmand turned to cultivation of basil this year and have witnessed a heavy production of the crop. Once known as the hub for poppy cultivation, the southern HelmandThe post Helmand farmers witness heavy basil production this year appeare…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 4:52am -
  • USAID launches leadership skills course for Afghan women

    USAID launches leadership skills course for Afghan women

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PROMOTE program launched the Jawana women’s leadership skills course with a ceremony at the Geology Faculty of Kabul University. The young women, whoThe post USAID launches leadership skills co…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:31am -
  • Test farm in Nangarhar shows positive results

    Test farm in Nangarhar shows positive results

    The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) had established five test farms in the country in order to conduct researches on various types of plants. Officials of theThe post Test farm in Nangarhar shows positive results appe…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:32am -
  • Millennial money: Five of the youngest entrepreneurs

    Millennial money: Five of the youngest entrepreneurs

    Despite the sometimes discouraging news about millennials and the job market, the list of well-known companies started by that demographic is plentiful, and include names like Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox.The post Millennial money: Five of the young…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 5:26am -
  • Salma Dam to be completed by mid-2016

    Salma Dam to be completed by mid-2016

    The Salma Dam located in western Herat province is expected to be completed by mid-2016. The major dam passed a critical stage on Sunday with closure of Diversion Tunnel GateThe post Salma Dam to be completed by mid-2016 appeared first on Wadsam.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:47am -
  • 8 interesting facts about Sanjay Dutt

    8 interesting facts about Sanjay Dutt

    Sanjay Dutt made his first acting debut with the box office hit ‘Rocky’ in 1981.   Sanjay Dutt got addicted to drugs during his college days. His mother died inThe post 8 interesting facts about Sanjay Dutt appeared first on Wadsam.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 15, 10:31am -

The Guardian

  • newWomen on the beat: how to get more female police officers around the world
    Female officers are key to protecting women and girls in countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan, but progress is slow and fraught with problemsRizwana Hamid was 20 years old when she applied to join the police force in Pakistan. It was 1996. Two yea…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:39am -
  • Gunfight kills at least 20 at northern Afghanistan wedding, officials report
    Fatal gunfights and gunfire are common at Afghan weddings but apt to get out of control, highlighting the fragile security situation in the war-torn countryAt least 20 people were killed when a gunfight broke out at a wedding party in northern Afghan…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 7:48am -
  • British soldier dies from wounds suffered three years ago in Afghanistan
    Tributes paid to Lance Corporal Michael Campbell of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh, who died in hospital from injuries suffered on patrol in April 2012A soldier has died in hospital in Birmingham from wounds he suffered more than three years ago in Af…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 5:23pm -
  • Greece grapples with massive migrant influx as Syria conflict exacerbates crisis | Mark Anderson and Achilleas Galatsidas
    Greece replaces Italy as principal European gateway for migrants as arrivals from Syria and Afghanistan drive 408% year-on-year increase The number of migrants arriving on Greek shores soared by 408% over the first six months of 2015 compared with th…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 1:47pm -
  • Afghanistan bans toy guns to curb culture of violence
    Authorities act after more than 100 children and teenagers suffer eye injuries from toy guns and rifles during celebrations to mark the end of RamadanAfghanistan has banned the sale of imitation Kalashnikovs and other fake guns after the toys caused…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 2:04am -
  • Florida parents try to ban children's books set in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Critics say Nasreen’s Secret School and The Librarian of Basra are inappropriateEducational groups have said the books are acceptable for young childrenA small coalition of parents in Florida are trying to ban two children’s books set in Afghanis…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 15, 7:08pm -
  • Afghan troops 'killed by US air strike'
    At least eight soldiers killed and five wounded after helicopter attack on Afghan army outpost in Logar provinceAt least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and five others wounded in what appears to be a US air strike near Kabul, according to the…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 15, 10:59am -
  • Sydney's Afghan community celebrate Eid al-Fitr – in pictures
    As Muslims around the world celebrate the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Australian photographer Conor Ashleigh documents events at Afghan mosques around Sydney. His images show the three main ethnic g…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 15, 1:18am -
  • Aid worker artwork from around the world - gallery
    Whether you’re sketching from the field or doodling during a lunch break, we asked our creative community to share pictures of their artwork. Here are some of our favouritesSee all the contributions here Continue reading...
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:16pm -
  • Sadegh Zibakalam: Anti-Americanism at a 'dead end' in Iran
    The country’s preeminent public intellectual says anti-Americanism has run its course in the Islamic republic. Hardliners will try to roll back any openings, but in the long run, the country will find itself in a better place politically, economica…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 11:45pm -

BBC Asia

  • newMalaysia sackings over money scandal
    Malaysia's PM Najib Razak sacks his deputy who criticised him over a financial scandal, while the attorney-general probing the issue has been replaced.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • newPeople's president: India mourns Abdul Kalam
    The death of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam triggers an outpouring of grief.
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:33am -
  • 'I lost all honour in gender case'

    'I lost all honour in gender case'

    Sprinter Dutee Chand is glad others will not face similar abuse after being cleared to compete following a gender case.
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:19am -
  • Taliban seize Afghan district HQ
    Taliban fighters seize the HQ of Kohistanat district in Afghanistan's Sar-e-pul province, amid an ongoing offensive in the north, officials say.
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 10:51am -
  • Anger as US softens Malaysia stance
    Rights groups react angrily as the US takes Malaysia off a human trafficking blacklist, saying it was done to help pass the TPP major trade deal.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:26am -
  • Mumbai bomb plotter plea deferred

    Mumbai bomb plotter plea deferred

    India's top court refers a final plea by a man to suspend his execution over his role in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings to a larger bench of judges.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 8:39am -
  • China shares continue to slide

    China shares continue to slide

    Shares in mainland China continued their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest one-day drop in eight years.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 8:28am -
  • VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda

    VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda

    At nearly 37 years of age, Jia Jia is thought to be the oldest panda ever kept in captivity.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 8:11am -
  • Beijing promises more market support

    Beijing promises more market support

    China's central bank says it would continue to inject funds into the stock market, a move aimed at stabilising stocks after a major sell-off.
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:37am -
  • South Korea declares 'end' to Mers
    South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 3:58am -

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  • newTop Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among hi…
    - 17 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 3:02pm -
  • newPakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.
    - 18 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 3:01pm -
  • newPakistan gets $336m to support forces in Afghanistan

    Pakistan gets $336m to support forces in Afghanistan

    Pakistan on Tuesday received some $336 million from the United States for its ongoing role in combating a Taliban insurgency in neighbouring Afghanistan. The injection of cash, which comes as the Taliban steps up its annual summer offensive launched…
    - 36 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43pm -
  • newRecord 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean in 2015

    Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean in 2015

    "Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions," the UN refugee agency warned in a report. The immigration crisis is a burning issue for the EU, where member states have been wrangling over the best ways to tackle human t…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:17pm -
  • newInjured Service Members Rediscover Active Lifestyle During Annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival
    ROCKAWAY, N.Y., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before being injured in Afghanistan, Brandon Dodson was an avid surfer throughout his youth in San Diego. After losing both of his legs as the result of an improvised explosive device blast whi…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:09pm -
  • newNATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds

    NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds

    By Robin Emmott and Nick Tattersall BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish pea…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:01pm -
  • newHow foreigners have transformed Subaru's hometown
    It’s here that Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, got its start building engines and the Hayate fighter plane for the Imperial Army in the 1940s. A recent influx of foreigners has transformed the Subaru hub, making it a rare exam…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:13pm -
  • newMyanmar police seize over 26 million stimulant tablets
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar's largest city said Tuesday that they've seized more than 26 million stimulant tablets with a street value of over $100 million, in what appears to be the country's biggest such seizure ever.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:36pm -
  • New Study Suggests Marine COs May Not Be Up to Grade
    Although some observers predicted a steady slide in the aptitude and ability of the new generation of military service men and women, there was no way to gauge what it would mean when the military no longer could automatically draw from a large pool…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 10:30am -
  • Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by IS' in Syria

    Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by IS' in Syria

    Australian public broadcaster SBS Tuesday defended a reality show where participants were shot at by Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations. SBS is to air the f…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 9:24am -

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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  • Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement acknowledged for the first time Monday that the Shiite militia has sent fighters to Iraq, and he urged Arab states throughout the region to set aside sectarian rivalries to confront the threat p…
    - 16 Feb 15, 10:47pm -
  • Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    BAGHDAD — Disguised as Iraqi army soldiers, a squad of Islamic State militants attempted Friday to bomb a base in western Iraq where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed, raising concerns about whether the Americans will be drawn into direct comba…
    - 13 Feb 15, 8:45pm -
  • Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen — Militants linked to al-Qaeda overran a military base in southern Yemen on Thursday in a sophisticated attack that signaled the extremist group’s desire to exploit widening turmoil in this Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article…
    - 12 Feb 15, 8:50pm -
  • Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    SANAA, Yemen — Britain and France announced Wednesday that they would shutter their embassies in Yemen, a day after the United States closed its mission and withdrew its diplomats from the strife-torn Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article >>
    - 11 Feb 15, 8:05pm -
  • Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    AYE, Jordan — After Jordanian warplanes carried out airstrikes Thursday against the Islamic State in Syria, the fighter jets returned to perform a teeth-rattling “victory lap” above this farm town that has been cloaked in grief.Read full articl…
    - 5 Feb 15, 9:56pm -
  • Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

    Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

    KABUL — The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport Thursday that killed three American civilian contractors and wounded a fourth, saying the attacker had infiltra…
    - 30 Jan 15, 3:59pm -
  • 3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub

    3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub

    KABUL — Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport, according to U.S. officials. A fourth American contractor was wounded in…
    - 29 Jan 15, 10:30pm -
  • Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

    Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan demanded proof Thursday from the Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is still alive, as a deadline reportedly set by the militant group for the kingdom to release a convicted terrorist passed without word on the fat…
    - 29 Jan 15, 5:10pm -
  • American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    Gunmen stormed a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya’s capital Tuesday and killed at least 10 people, including an American security contractor, before a standoff ended when two assailants set off a grenade that left them both dead, news agencie…
    - 27 Jan 15, 11:54pm -
  • Yemen on edge after government resigns amid widening unrest

    Yemen on edge after government resigns amid widening unrest

    SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of Yemenis rallied in support of rival political groups on Friday and separatist groups in the south pressed for secession following the government’s resignation in response to a siege by Shiite rebels.Read full article >…
    - 23 Jan 15, 11:33pm -