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Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

KABUL: After finishing work on Friday Jan Ali took his two sons to their local Shiite mosque in Kabul to worship, along with dozens of other ordinary Afghans. Despite the growing threats of violence against Shiite sites in Afghanistan, the 47-year-old mason took his place among the 150-strong faithful at the Imam Zaman mosque where […]

Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

At least 43 Afghan soldiers die; nine wounded KANDAHAR: Militants launched two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers yesterday, the latest in a series of devastating assaults this week that have left more than 120 people dead and underscored spiraling insecurity. At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine wounded […]

Pakistan border fence to keep out militants

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Pakistan border fence to keep out militants

Pakistan border fence to keep out militants

ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chain-link fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad’s plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier. Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500 km frontier despite Kabul’s protests that the barrier would divide families […]

Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar largest city; one dead

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar largest city; one dead

Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar largest city; one dead

YANGON: One person was killed yesterday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon’s best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar’s largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 am at the […]

Anti-graft court indicts ousted Pakistani PM

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Anti-graft court indicts ousted Pakistani PM

Anti-graft court indicts ousted Pakistani PM

Daughter denounces ‘travesty’ ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani anti-corruption court yesterday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed. The Sharifs have called the corruption proceedings against them a conspiracy, hinting at intervention by the powerful military, but […]

New Delhi braces for pollution ‘airpocalypse’ as smog looms

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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New Delhi braces for pollution ‘airpocalypse’ as smog looms

New Delhi braces for pollution ‘airpocalypse’ as smog looms

Hindus celebrate Diwali; firecrackers banned SONIPAT: As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year’s “airpocalypse” in Delhi. Each year, as winter descends on the Indian capital, a perfect storm of […]

Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Tillerson promises ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific WASHINGTON: The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open” Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his unexpectedly sharp message to Beijing on the same day President Xi Jinping […]

Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber kills 7

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber kills 7

Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber kills 7

QUETTA: A Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday, killing at least seven people, police said. The attack killed five police officials and two passers-by on the outskirts of the city of Quetta, police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said. He said 22 people were […]

Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen

Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen

KARACHI: Pakistan has arrested at least 25 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing illegally in its waters, officials said yesterday. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) made the arrests during the last four days, impounding four wooden boats, a security official said on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. He […]

Who are Haqqanis, Afghanistan’s most feared insurgents?

Posted by on 17/10/2017
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Who are Haqqanis, Afghanistan’s most feared insurgents?

Who are Haqqanis, Afghanistan’s most feared insurgents?

ISLAMABAD: The rescue of an abducted US-Canadian family in Pakistan last week has spotlighted their captors the Haqqani network, former CIA assets now considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan. Led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, who doubles as the Afghan Taleban’s deputy leader, the extremist group has been blamed for […]

Grim store sales cast shadow on ‘festival of lights’

Posted by on 17/10/2017
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Grim store sales cast shadow on ‘festival of lights’

Grim store sales cast shadow on ‘festival of lights’

Traditional spending sprees have not halted this season This close to India’s glittering festive season, the cash register at Neha Tandon’s clothes store should be working overtime as revelers snap up elegant sarees for Diwali celebrations and lavish wedding parties. But the traditional spending sprees have not transpired this festival season, the first since a […]

Delhi and Sao Paulo worst megacities for sex attacks

Posted by on 16/10/2017
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Delhi and Sao Paulo worst megacities for sex attacks

Delhi and Sao Paulo worst megacities for sex attacks

Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women – London, Tokyo, Paris seen as the best for women NEW DELHI: Five years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, the Indian capital was yesterday paired with Brazil’s Sao Paulo as the world’s worst megacities for sexual violence against women […]

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