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U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district

U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district Sun, 08 Jul, 2018

U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.
Afghanistan announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban until June 20

Afghanistan announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban until June 20 Thu, 07 Jun, 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State.
Militants attack Afghan government building, 10 dead

Militants attack Afghan government building, 10 dead Sun, 13 May, 2018

Militants attacked a provincial government building in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least ten people, officials said.
Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal Mon, 12 Mar, 2018

Forty-nine people were killed when a Bangladeshi plane crashed and burst into flames near Kathmandu airport on Monday, in the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in nearly three decades.
Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54

Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54 Sat, 24 Feb, 2018

Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.
Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling

Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions of high-profile political dissidents including the exiled leader of the opposition.
Several dead, dozens wounded in Kabul blast

Several dead, dozens wounded in Kabul blast Sat, 27 Jan, 2018

A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. 
Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan, a 'haven to terrorists'

Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan, a 'haven to terrorists' Tue, 02 Jan, 2018

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Pakistan on Monday in his first tweet of 2018, threatening to cut off aid over what he said were its "lies and deceit" in offering "safe haven to terrorists."
Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting

Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident

At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

At least 31 people, including 11 children, died when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said.
Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh Sun, 17 Sep, 2017

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.
More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river that divides the two countries.
Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.
At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police.

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