Thursday, 18 October 2018

Asia

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

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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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside military school

KABUL: A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan’s top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a particularly deadly week for ...

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At Least 50 Dead After Two Attacks On Mosques In Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan officials say suicide bombers have killed at least 50 people in two attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, as sectarian- and terror-related violence continues to surge in the war-torn country. The death toll could rise sharply in the October 20 attacks on a Shi’ite mosque in the capital, Kabul, ...

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Pak anti-corruption court indicts Sharif, daughter, son-in-law

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were indicted today by an anti-graft court in a corruption case related to the Avenfield property in London. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against 67- year-old Sharif, his family members ...

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Taliban attack kills 41 soldiers in Kandahar

KANDAHAR: The Taliban launched a major attack on an army base in southern Kandahar province with one lawmaker saying at least 40 Afghan soldiers were killed. The brazen assault began with two suicide car bombings, setting of several hours of fighting. Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, ...

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