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UN says US strikes cause civilian casualties in Afghanistan

UN says US strikes cause civilian casualties in Afghanistan Wed, 09 Oct, 2019

A U.N. report released   criticized American airstrikes earlier this year against alleged drug facilities in Afghanistan, saying they were unlawful and caused significant civilian casualties.
Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits

Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits Wed, 02 Oct, 2019

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar was due in Pakistan  as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also visited, officials said, though it was unclear if they would meet for the first time since Donald Trump scuttled talks between Washington and the Islamist extremists.
At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raid

At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raid Mon, 23 Sep, 2019

At least 40 civilians attending a wedding party were killed by explosions and gunfire during a raid by U.S.-backed Afghan government forces on a nearby Islamist militant hideout, officials in Helmand province said.
Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike

Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike Fri, 20 Sep, 2019

Children in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike -- heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster.
Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally

Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally Tue, 17 Sep, 2019

 Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt.
UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide'

UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide' Tue, 17 Sep, 2019

A special U.N. fact-finding mission has urged that Myanmar be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority.
Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable

Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable Mon, 09 Sep, 2019

 Stunning the world by saying he was canceling secret talks with the Taliban, President Donald Trump is again displaying his trademark unpredictability -- at the cost, critics say, of weakening US credibility.
Trump cancels peace talks with Afghan and Taliban leaders after bomb attack in Kabul

Trump cancels peace talks with Afghan and Taliban leaders after bomb attack in Kabul Sun, 08 Sep, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon

India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon Sat, 07 Sep, 2019

India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation's ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole.
Pakistan PM Khan calls for nationwide protests over Kashmir

Pakistan PM Khan calls for nationwide protests over Kashmir Thu, 29 Aug, 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for mass demonstrations across the country to protest against Delhi's actions in Indian-administered Kashmir, as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.
Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding Sun, 18 Aug, 2019

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said.
Afghan president seeks 'clarification' after Trump war comments

Afghan president seeks 'clarification' after Trump war comments Tue, 23 Jul, 2019

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn't "want to kill 10 million people".
Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

 More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.
Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city Sun, 26 May, 2019

Pakistan said over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province.

India's PM Modi wins historic general election victory Thu, 23 May, 2019

Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an "inclusive" future for all Indians on Thursday after a landslide election victory that crushed the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes once again.
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