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Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London

Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The cancer-stricken wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif died in London on Tuesday while her husband and daughter were in prison, officials said.
At least 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters

At least 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections.
Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their allies the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday.
Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

A deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among two million people crammed into relief camps.
Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.

Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election

Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election Wed, 25 Jul, 2018

Vote-counting was ongoing Wednesday in a knife-edge Pakistan general election as former cricket hero Imran Khan sought power on a day marred by a bloody suicide bombing and allegations of military interference.

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.
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