Pajhwok

  • 118 pistols handed over to DIAG in Kandahar

    118 pistols handed over to DIAG in Kandahar

    By Ahmad Bashir Naadem on 25 April 2015KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One hundred and eighteen pistols were on Saturday handed over the Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in southern Kandahar province, an official said.The pistols, incl…
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  • Takhar family of 15 falls ill after chars-mixed meal

    Takhar family of 15 falls ill after chars-mixed meal

    By Pajhwok on 25 April 2015TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Fifteen members of a family, including women and children, fell unconscious after eating food mixed with narcotics in the Yangi Qala district of northeastern Takhar province, officials said on Saturday.…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:47pm -
  • Zabul collision leaves 2 dead, 14 injured

    Zabul collision leaves 2 dead, 14 injured

    By Nasim Hotak on 25 April 2015QALAT (Pajhwok): An Afghan military vehicle crashed into a passenger van on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Saturday, killing two persons and injuring 14, an official said.The collision took p…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:33pm -
  • Afghan conflict: NATO diplomats for political solution

    Afghan conflict: NATO diplomats for political solution

    By آژانس خبرى پژواک on 25 April 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Diplomats from NATO member states on Saturday urged all parties to the Afghanistan conflict “to reach their goals through political means in order to restore lasting peace in the w…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:26pm -
  • Pajhwok turns 11, formally launches mobile app

    Pajhwok turns 11, formally launches mobile app

    By ناهيد بشردوست on 25 April 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Celebrating its 11th birthday, Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday used the occasion to formally launch its new mobile app (application) system that would keep up internet readers with the la…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 3:32pm -
  • Budget problems stand resolved: Hakimi

    Budget problems stand resolved: Hakimi

    By Khwaja Basir on 25 April 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Saturday said budget problems had been resolved after holding talks with aid-giving countries and injecting a $800 million assistance from the United States to the acc…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 2:40pm -
  • 10 dead bodies of Afghans arrive in Takhar

    10 dead bodies of Afghans arrive in Takhar

    By Pajhwok on 25 April 2015TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Officials on Saturday said 10 dead bodies of Afghan nationals had reached northeastern Takhar province from Iran in two days.Of the 10 persons, seven had died in a traffic accident and the remaining thr…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 2:08pm -
  • Civilians among 10 killed in Wardak incidents

    Civilians among 10 killed in Wardak incidents

    By Pajhwok on 25 April 2015MAIDAN SHARH (Pajhwok): Three civilians and seven armed militants have been killed during separate incidents in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.The three civilians were killed and another thre…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:38pm -
  • 16 militants killed in Zabul search operation

    16 militants killed in Zabul search operation

    By Nasim Hotak on 25 April 2015QALAT (Pajhwok): A search operation has been launched across southern Zabul province and so far 16 insurgents have been killed, a military official said on Saturday.Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, the 205th military corps c…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:18pm -
  • MPs renew call for scrapping of BSA

    MPs renew call for scrapping of BSA

    By Khawaja Basir Ahmad on 25 April 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday renewed their call for the government to revoke the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States following unprecedented rise in insecurity across…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:15pm -

ToloNews

  • TOLOnews 6pm News 25 April 2015

    TOLOnews 6pm News 25 April 2015

    Members of Parliament, including the Chairman of the House of Representatives, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, spent Saturday's session panning the national unity government for failing to follow through on its promises and meeting the needs of the country when…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 5:09pm -
  • CASA 1000 Expected to Spur Reconstruction in Host Provinces

    CASA 1000 Expected to Spur Reconstruction in Host Provinces

    The Central Asian-South Asian (CASA) agreement that will see 300 megawatts of electricity transferred from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan annually will also be a major catalyst for development thanks to commitments by the p…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:58pm -
  • MPs Pan National Unity Government for Empty Promises

    MPs Pan National Unity Government for Empty Promises

    Members of Parliament, including the Chairman of the House of Representatives, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, spent Saturday's session panning the national unity government for failing to follow through on its promises and meeting the needs of the country when…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:43pm -
  • Commentators Say Public Trust Suffers With Delay of Governor Appointments

    Commentators Say Public Trust Suffers With Delay of Governor Appointments

    With only three out of Afghanistan's 34 provinces administered by governors appointed by the National Unity Government, the rest being under the leadership of acting placeholders, analysts and representatives in Parliament have warned that the deter…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:37pm -
  • WHO Says Afghanistan Still A High-Risk Malaria Area

    WHO Says Afghanistan Still A High-Risk Malaria Area

    The World Health Organization said on Saturday that Afghanistan is still a high-risk malaria country and said it was increasing the capacity of health workers in the field.Speaking at an event to mark International Malaria Day Ahmad Jan Naeem, the D…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:35pm -
  • Death Toll Climbs after Deadly Earthquake Rocks Nepal

    Death Toll Climbs after Deadly Earthquake Rocks Nepal

    A powerful earthquake of at least 7.8 magnitude rocked Kathmandu in Nepal on Saturday killing hundreds of people.By Saturday evening Kabul time, the death toll was over 1000, said deputy inspector general of police Komal Singh Bam. According to off…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 1:11pm -
  • Police Action Saves 7 of 10 Passengers Kidnapped on Kabul-Jalalabad Highway

    Police Action Saves 7 of 10 Passengers Kidnapped on Kabul-Jalalabad Highway

    At least seven of 10 passengers taken hostage Friday evening along Kabul-Jalalabad highway have been released but three others are still being held by unknown gunmen, local officials said Saturday.The incident happened in Sorkhakan district, easter…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 11:17am -
  • Security Risks Ruin Afghan Chance To Host WC Qualifier

    Security Risks Ruin Afghan Chance To Host WC Qualifier

    Afghanistan's Football Federation (AFF) officials said on Saturday that the country is not in a position to host World Cup Qualifying matches due to security issues and will instead host it's group matches in other countries.The matches will kick-o…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 10:47am -
  • CEO Assures Journalists of NUGs Commitment to Freedom of Speech

    CEO Assures Journalists of NUGs Commitment to Freedom of Speech

    CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday assured journalists attending a two-day Afghanistan Federation of Journalists conference in Kabul that the National Unity Government (NUG) was committed to ensuring freedom of speech.The conference, under the theme…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 9:30am -
  • 104 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Nationwide ANSF Operations

    104 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Nationwide ANSF Operations

    At least 104 insurgents were killed during a series of coordinated operations over the past 24 hours by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Saturday.In addition, 89 insurgents were injur…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 8:38am -

Khama Press

  • Ghani hails NATO’s support to build an endurable defense force

    Ghani hails NATO’s support to build an endurable defense force

    The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani hailed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for supporting Afghanistan to build endurable security forces who are now able to defend the country. In a meeting with the US and European Union ambassad…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 5:08pm -
  • Gunmen kidnap 10 passengers from Kabul-Jalalabad highway

    Gunmen kidnap 10 passengers from Kabul-Jalalabad highway

    At least ten passengers were kidnapped by unknown gunmen from the main highway between Kabul and Jalalabad province, the security officials said Saturday. The incident took place in Sorkhakan district of eastern Laghman province while the passengers…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 2:43pm -
  • Afghan forces enter Nawa district for first time since Taliban’s fall

    Afghan forces enter Nawa district for first time since Taliban’s fall

    The Afghan National Security Forces took full control of Nawa district in southeastern Ghazni province for the first time since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. According to the local government officials, Nawa district was in control of the T…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 2:13pm -
  • Baby born with eight limbs being worshiped in India

    Baby born with eight limbs being worshiped in India

    A baby has been born with eight limbs in Giridih district of Jharkhand state, eastern India. Thousands of Hindu devotees have flocked the small town of Dmri-Isri and more are coming to see the baby of whom the warship is already started as Hindu god…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:48pm -
  • Terrorist attack prevented in Herat

    Terrorist attack prevented in Herat

    National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency – has prevented a massive terrorist attack planned to target a busy area in western Herat province. A statement issued Saturday by NDS states that a Rickshaw laden with…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 11:40am -
  • Prominent Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mehud gunned down

    Prominent Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mehud gunned down

    A prominent women rights activist Sabeen Mehmud has been killed in Karchi, the business hub of Pakistan. Sabeen Memud and her mother Mehnaz Mehmud stopped at a traffic light at defense phase 2 of Karachi city after which two gunmen fired at their veh…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 11:10am -
  • Parliament approved CEO office, council of ministers as budgetary units

    Parliament approved CEO office, council of ministers as budgetary units

    House of Representatives approved the office of the chief executive officer and council of ministers as budgetary units, based on a decree by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Out of 131 members available in the house 120 approved the request and only…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 10:12am -
  • Outrage in Brazil after transgender prisoner is stripped and beaten by police

    Outrage in Brazil after transgender prisoner is stripped and beaten by police

    An outrage was sparked among the LGBT groups in Brazil after a transgender prisoner was allegedly “pulverised” by police and prison guards. The outrage across Brazil was sparked after the picture of the victim went viral online showing the victim…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 9:36am -
  • MoI: close to 200 Taliban killed and wounded in fresh military operations

    MoI: close to 200 Taliban killed and wounded in fresh military operations

    A day after Taliban announced the start of their sprint offensive, Ministry of Interior (MoI) states that close to 200 Taliban militants have been killed and wounded during fresh security operations. Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Inter…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 9:15am -
  • 5 members of a family killed, 11 wounded in Laghman mortar attack

    5 members of a family killed, 11 wounded in Laghman mortar attack

    At least five member of a family were killed and eleven others were injured following a rocket attack in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place late on Friday night after a motar roun…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 8:58am -

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  • Afghan government lauds WTO membership

    Afghan government lauds WTO membership

    Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) has termed accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) critical for Afghanistan’s development and trade ties with the international community. The application materialsThe post Afghan governmen…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:58pm -
  • Pakistan, Turkmenistan ready to expedite work on TAPI

    Pakistan, Turkmenistan ready to expedite work on TAPI

    Pakistan and Turkmenistan have both agreed to accelerate work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the TAPI project with his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hu…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:55pm -
  • CASA-1000 pact inked in Turkey

    CASA-1000 pact inked in Turkey

    Core project agreements of the long-awaited Central Asia South Asia 1000 (CASA 1000) were signed on April 23 in Istanbul, Turkey. The agreements consist of Four Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)The post CASA-1000 pact inked in Turkey appeared first o…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:31am -
  • 21% increase in number of Afghan patients seeking treatment in India

    21% increase in number of Afghan patients seeking treatment in India

    The number of Afghan patients seeking treatment in India rose by 21% in 2014 to more than 32,000 patients. A large number of Afghans still remain unsatisfied with the qualityThe post 21% increase in number of Afghan patients seeking treatment in Ind…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:33am -
  • Afghan-Pak industrial exhibition kicks off in Mazar

    Afghan-Pak industrial exhibition kicks off  in Mazar

    The ‘Made in Pakistan’ industrial exhibition is being held in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province from 22 to 24 April. The third industrial exhibition, called ‘Made in Pakistan’, wasThe post Afghan-Pak industrial exhibition ki…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:20am -
  • NUG determined to boost industrial sector: CEO Abdullah

    NUG determined to boost industrial sector: CEO Abdullah

    Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the National Unity Government (NUG) was determined to enhance the industrial parks and encourage traders and investors. Addressing the oath taking ceremony ofThe post NUG determined to boost industr…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 5:57am -
  • 62 development projects completed in Kabul Province

    62 development projects completed in Kabul Province

    As many as 62 development projects have been completed in MirBachakot, Kalakan and Qara Bagh districts of Kabul province by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of RuralThe post 62 development projects completed in Kabul Province ap…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 5:42am -
  • 25 Afghans attend WTO accession training in India

    25 Afghans attend WTO accession training in India

    Afghanistan is at the cusp of joining the WTO having completed most of the accession formalities. Afghanistan will be the 35th LDC member of this rules based organization and thisThe post 25 Afghans attend WTO accession training in India appeared fi…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 6:26am -
  • President Ghani highlights importance of Afghanistan for the region

    President Ghani highlights importance of Afghanistan for the region

    President Ashraf Ghani who is on a two-day official visit in Tehran, Iran called for mutual cooperation to overcome the challenges of the region. Addressing a meeting with the Iran’sThe post President Ghani highlights importance of Afghanistan for…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 5:59am -
  • President Ghani’s visit to Tehran to open new bilateral ties

    President Ghani’s visit to Tehran to open new bilateral ties

    President Ashraf Ghani is on a two-day visit in Tehran for the first time after being elected as the Afghan president in September, 2014. Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce,The post President Ghani’s visit to Tehran to open new bilateral tie…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 4:21am -

The Guardian

  • Bishop says Britain has a moral duty to accept refugees from its wars
    Rt Rev David Walker, bishop of Manchester, says it is ‘unworthy’ for politicians to label displaced migrants as criminals, and country should take in ‘fair share’Bishop of Manchester: I want leaders who look on migrants with compassionOne of…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 7:33pm -
  • The 20 photographs of the week
    The migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean, the Calbuco volcano in Chile, the continuing violence in Syria – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 10:19am -
  • Former child soldier once held at Guantánamo is granted bail in Canada
    Omar Khadr, captured in Afghanistan at 15, pleaded guilty to killing US soldier Canadian, 28, could be released from Alberta prison early next monthOmar Khadr, a Canadian who was the youngest prisoner held at the Guantanamo military base before being…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • 14 migrants killed by train while walking on tracks in Macedonia – police
    Victims believed to be in their 20s and from Somalia and Afghanistan were struck by express train north of Veles, police saidFourteen migrants believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia have been hit by a train and killed while walking along railway…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 12:16pm -
  • Kandahar city power project in jeopardy as USAid prepares to pull plug
    Proposed withdrawal of stable electricity supply from factories and homes in key Afghan city raises security fears and threatens fragile development gainsOne of the US government’s flagship programmes for development in the strategic south of Afgha…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:00am -
  • Adam Gadahn: California death metal fan who rose quickly in al-Qaida's ranks
    Thirty-six-year-old Gadahn, the influential al-Qaida operative known as ‘Azzam the American’, was killed in a drone strike in January, White House confirmsJust over four years ago, Adam Gadahn, known as Azzam al-Amriki, wrote to Osama bin Laden.…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:01pm -
  • Obama regrets drone strike that killed hostages but hails US for transparency
    US counter-terrorism operation in January killed two hostages – American contractor Warren Weinstein and Italian citizen Giovanni Lo PortoThe White House was forced to concede on Thursday that it killed two innocent hostages – one American, one I…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 6:41pm -
  • Judge blocks deportation flight for rejected Afghan asylum-seekers
    Charter flight due to depart on Tuesday night cancelled after warning by Afghan minister for refugees and repatriation that 80% of country is not safe to return toA charter flight which was due to depart on Tuesday night with dozens of Afghan asylum-…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:16pm -
  • Afghanistan tries to strike balance in escalating Iran-Saudi rivalry
    The new Kabul leadership must preserve its strategic ties with the Islamic republic while pursuing better relations with Saudi Arabia, says veteran Afghan journalist By supporting Saudi Arabia’s operation against the Houthi, a Yemeni Shiite rebel g…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 4:00am -
  • Skategirls of Kabul – in pictures
    Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson travelled twice to Afghanistan to capture the Skateistan project set up in the outskirts of Kabul to give girls between the ages of five and 16 the chance to skateboard, in a country where they are not allowed on b…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 1:25pm -

BBC Asia

  • newNepal quake relief drive intensifies

    Nepal quake relief drive intensifies

    Rescue efforts in Nepal intensify after more than 1,300 people were killed in the country's worst earthquake in more than 80 years.
    - 27 mins ago, 26 Apr 15, 12:47am -
  • newVIDEO: Moment Nepal earthquake struck

    VIDEO: Moment Nepal earthquake struck

    More than 1,500 people are believed to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings.
    - 40 mins ago, 26 Apr 15, 12:34am -
  • newHunting whales with rowing boats and spears

    Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears

    The men who hunt huge prey with rowing boats and spears
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Apr 15, 12:06am -
  • newVIDEO: Rebels 'all but taken over' Idlib

    VIDEO: Rebels 'all but taken over' Idlib

    Reports in Syria say that rebels linked to al-Qaeda are almost completely in control of the last big government-held city in the northern province of Idlib.
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 9:50pm -
  • VIDEO: 'Official notice' given for execution

    VIDEO: 'Official notice' given for execution

    Three of the so-called 'Bali Nine' have been given official notification of their execution in Indonesia, according to reports.
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 8:24pm -
  • VIDEO: Services mark Gallipoli 100 years on

    VIDEO: Services mark Gallipoli 100 years on

    Services are taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 7:16pm -
  • VIDEO: Mountaineer: 'Quake caused avalanches'

    VIDEO: Mountaineer: 'Quake caused avalanches'

    Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpal is at the base camp of Mount Makalu, in the Himalayas on the China-Nepal border, where the earthquake caused some avalanches.
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 5:26pm -
  • Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake

    Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake

    At least 970 people have died as Nepal suffered its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with deaths also reported in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 3:30pm -
  • AUDIO: Shot Pakistani activist 'knew of risks'

    AUDIO: Shot Pakistani activist 'knew of risks'

    Sabeen Mehmud, the Pakistani human rights activist who was shot dead in Karachi, told the BBC she felt "you have to take some risks" in her line of work.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 3:00pm -
  • Arrest over Japan radioactive drone

    Arrest over Japan radioactive drone

    A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 2:25pm -

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  • Kazakh leader seals power with stability before democratic reform

    Kazakh leader seals power with stability before democratic reform

    By Dmitry Solovyov ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call system…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 8:37pm -
  • Dutchman tapped to head UN Ebola mission

    Dutchman tapped to head UN Ebola mission

    The United Nations announced Saturday it has nominated Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the world body's new chief of mission to fight Ebola. Graaff is replacing Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed at UNMEER, after the Mauritanian diplomat was appointed t…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 7:41pm -
  • Drone killing accidents reveal Obama’s tough war choices
    Barack Obama became commander in chief vowing to end America’s foreign wars as quickly as possible. Instead, he found those politically unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shifting into something else – violent conflict with different boundari…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 5:26pm -
  • 100 years later, Australia remembers 'baptism of fire' at Gallipoli
    To many Australians the real birth of their nation took place not at federation on Jan. 1, 1901, but in the pre-dawn hours of April 25, 1915, when the first of 60,000 volunteer soldiers landed on the beaches of Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. Austral…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 11:30am -
  • Insurgent mortar attack kills five in Afghanistan: officials

    Insurgent mortar attack kills five in Afghanistan: officials

    At least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar hit their house in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan provincial authorities said Saturday. "Five Afghan civilians, four women and a man were killed in an enemy mortar attack in Al…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 10:54am -
  • Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans

    Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White Hou…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 7:14am -
  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. A spokesman for the Korean…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:32am -
  • Insurgent mortar attack kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east.
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:27am -
  • Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute

    Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their country.
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 6:02am -
  • United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

    United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

    The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secre…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Apr 15, 3:33am -

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  • 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…
    - 68 days ago, 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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 >>
    - 73 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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…
    - 85 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 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…
    - 88 days ago, 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 >…
    - 92 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 11:33pm -