Saturday, 17 March 2018


Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide


KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh at high risk of cyber-attacks


WASHINGTON: Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report (SIR) shows Bangladesh and Pakistan to be most at risk of malicious software attacks. The bi-annual global report from the first quarter of 2017 reveals the most vulnerable nations prone to cyber-attacks. The in-depth study gives insights into the global threat landscape, with ...

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CIA conducting ‘hunt-and-kill’ operations in Afghanistan


WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The CIA has launched a new “hunt and kill” mission in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban militants across the country, the US media reported on Monday. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said last week that the United States wants to beat the Taliban in the battlefield first to force them to ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport


SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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Afghan Opium Production Reaches Record High


KABUL: Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of opium, has harvested a record crop this year that more than doubled last year’s production, a bad omen for fighting terrorism and organized crime, officials say. Salamt Azimi, the country’s minister for counter-narcotics, told US media that insecurity kept the government from implementing ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI


ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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Diwali Shows Hindu Culture At It’s Very Best, Says Theresa May

Theresa May

LONDON:  Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali, saying the festival is the celebration of the way of life, showing Hindu culture at its very best. In a message read out at Diwali celebrations organised by leading NRI businessmen Hinduja brothers at their residence ...

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