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Taleban upsurge draws city dwellers into battle

Posted by on 25/10/2015
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Taleban upsurge draws city dwellers into battle

Taleban upsurge draws city dwellers into battle

MAIMANA: Draped in a bandolier of shotgun cartridges, an Afghan cafe owner was forced to cobble together a militia of neighborhood fruit vendors and vegetable hawkers when the Taleban threatened his city, demonstrating an alarming new push into urban areas. Emboldened by their recent three-day occupation of Kunduz, the first Afghan city to fall to […]

Silencing doubts: Lost Geeta ready for home – Deaf-mute girl to be reunited with family

Posted by on 25/10/2015
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One killed in IS-claimed attack on Dhaka shrine – 80 hurt as bomb hits Ashoura mourners

Posted by on 24/10/2015
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One killed in IS-claimed attack on Dhaka shrine – 80 hurt as bomb hits Ashoura mourners

One killed in IS-claimed attack on Dhaka shrine – 80 hurt as bomb hits Ashoura mourners

DHAKA: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing of the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital yesterday that killed one person and wounded nearly 80, as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession. The rare attack on Bangladesh’s tiny Shiite Muslim community comes just weeks after an Italian aid worker and a […]

Pakistan’s unfinished war against extremism

Posted by on 22/10/2015
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Major road in polluted capital briefly car-free – Giving citizens a breath of fresh air

Posted by on 22/10/2015
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Major road in polluted capital briefly car-free – Giving citizens a breath of fresh air

Major road in polluted capital briefly car-free – Giving citizens a breath of fresh air

NEW DELHI: One of the world’s most polluted capitals, New Delhi, closed a major stretch of a road to private cars for a few hours yesterday, hoping to give its citizens a brief breath of fresh air by observing a car-free day. Only public transport was allowed on the road from Old Delhi to the […]

Mob killing over beef pre-planned

Posted by on 21/10/2015
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Pakistan hangs more prisoners

Posted by on 21/10/2015
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Pakistan hangs more prisoners

Pakistan hangs more prisoners

MULTAN: Pakistan yesterday hanged at least five more men for murder, an official said, bringing the total number of people executed in just 24 hours to 14. The latest executions took place in cities of Lahore, Bahawalpur, Toba Tek Singh, Mianwali, Dera Ghazi Khan in central Punjab province. “One convict was hanged in each jail […]

Sri Lankan judge says war crimes claims ‘credible’

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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Sri Lankan judge says war crimes claims ‘credible’

Sri Lankan judge says war crimes claims ‘credible’

COLOMBO: Allegations that Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes are “credible”, a judge appointed by the island’s former president has concluded in a report presented to parliament yesterday. The findings mark the first time a domestic inquiry has said there is evidence the army committed war crimes, and are all the more remarkable given that […]

Delhi court finds Uber driver guilty of rape

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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Indian activists threaten to ‘skin’ tourist over tattoo

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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Indian activists threaten to ‘skin’ tourist over tattoo

Indian activists threaten to ‘skin’ tourist over tattoo

BANGALORE: Right-wing activists threatened to “skin” an Australian visitor who had a tattoo of a Hindu goddess on his leg, police said yesterday, adding they were looking for the culprits. Matthew Gordon was at a restaurant in the southern city of Bangalore with his girlfriend on Saturday when around a dozen activists from the ruling […]

BJP officials rebuked for beef lynching reaction

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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BJP officials rebuked for beef lynching reaction

BJP officials rebuked for beef lynching reaction

NEW DELHI: The head of India’s ruling Hindu nationalists has reprimanded some of the party’s senior figures for their controversial reaction to the lynching of a Muslim accused of eating beef, reports said yesterday. Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, imposed a “gag order” on the officials following accusations that Prime Minister Narendra […]

Indian activists storm BCCI over Pakistan talks

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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