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100 Afghan forces killed

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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100 Afghan forces killed

100 Afghan forces killed

KABUL: At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taleban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said yesterday, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city, which lies barely […]

Catalogue of abuse: Seeking justice for fleeing Rohingyas

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Catalogue of abuse: Seeking  justice for fleeing Rohingyas

Catalogue of abuse: Seeking justice for fleeing Rohingyas

COX’S BAZAR: Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to describe the night the Myanmar soldiers came. “They broke down our door. They took my husband outside and shot him,” recalled the 20-year-old, one of around 700,000 Rohingyas driven from […]

Bangladesh puts top photographer behind bars

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Bangladesh puts top photographer behind bars

Bangladesh puts top photographer behind bars

DHAKA: Award-winning Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam was in jail yesterday, 10 days after being arrested following an interview with Al Jazeera about massive student demonstrations, police said. Alam, 63, who accused police of assaulting him in custody and was earlier sent to a hospital for a check-up following an order from the high court, was […]

Beatles’ Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Beatles’ Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Beatles’ Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

DEHRADUN: Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru’s house are all ruins. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram, where the world’s most famous group sought refuge and spirituality in 1968 and wrote much of their […]

Caged Lion of Punjab: the fall of Pakistan former PM Sharif

Posted by on 12/08/2018
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Caged Lion of Punjab: the fall of Pakistan former PM Sharif

Caged Lion of Punjab: the fall of Pakistan former PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Three times he has ruled Pakistan, and three times he has been deposed. Now Nawaz Sharif, the “Lion of Punjab”, is being forced to watch the triumph of his great rival Imran Khan from behind bars. Sharif, imprisoned since mid-July, is starting one of the last chapters of his long career from a cell, […]

Troops in control of embattled city

Posted by on 11/08/2018
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Troops in control  of embattled city

Troops in control of embattled city

KABUL: Security forces were in control of the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni yesterday, officials said, more than a day after Taleban fighters launched a major onslaught on the provincial capital, as reinforcements continued a clearance operation targeting the militants. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said fresh reinforcements had arrived in the area and were […]

Begging is not a crime, New Delhi court rules

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Begging is not a crime, New Delhi court rules

Begging is not a crime, New Delhi court rules

BANGKOK: A court in New Delhi has struck down a law that made begging in the Indian capital a crime, a major victory for campaigners who have long argued that the legislation was being used to harass and intimidate the homeless and the poor. In an order yesterday, the Delhi High Court declared several provisions […]

Bangladesh detains 12 online activists over protest ‘rumors’

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Bangladesh detains 12 online activists over protest ‘rumors’

Bangladesh detains 12 online activists over protest ‘rumors’

Protests last week left about 1,000 people injured DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumors on Facebook during student protests last week that left about 1,000 people injured, a top official said yesterday. Dhaka and other cities were this month paralyzed by more than a week of […]

Afghans return home in record numbers as Iran currency plunges

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Afghans return home in record numbers as Iran currency plunges

Afghans return home in record numbers as Iran currency plunges

Jobless Afghans cross border in search of work HERAT, Afghanistan: Migrant workers squeezed into battered taxis pull into the Four Seasons of Freedom hotel in western Afghanistan, part of a wave of Afghans forced to leave Iran after a currency implosion wiped out their earnings. A record 442,344 Afghans have voluntarily returned or been deported […]

Detained Bangladesh photographer back in police custody

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Detained Bangladesh photographer back in police custody

Detained Bangladesh photographer back in police custody

DHAKA: An award-winning photographer who accused Bangladesh officers of assaulting him after his arrest during major protests in Dhaka was back in police custody after a medical checkup, an official said yesterday. Shahidul Alam, 63, was detained by plainclothes police at his home Sunday after giving an interview to Al Jazeera about the student demonstrations, […]

Indian state to investigate children’s shelters

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Indian state to investigate children’s shelters

Indian state to investigate children’s shelters

MUMBAI: A northern Indian state is conducting audits of all children’s shelters after 23 girls and boys were rescued in a raid on one home where police said they were being sold for sex. Acting on a tip from a 13-year-old who escaped a shelter in the city of Deoria, in Uttar Pradesh state, police […]

Revered Indian leader dies at 94

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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Revered Indian leader dies at 94

Revered Indian leader dies at 94

CHENNAI: Thousands mourned in southern India yesterday after the death of revered 94-year-old political leader Muthuvel Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi, a charismatic self-styled champion of the poor, had been in intensive care since July 28 in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state. A big crowd had been thronging the streets outside the hospital since his hospitalization […]