Saturday, 17 November 2018

Asia

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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US returns the favour, ‘kills’ dreaded TTP Ahraar chief Umar Khorasani

PESHAWAR: Chief of the notorious Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahraar (JuA) faction, Umar Khalid Khorasani was killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on Tuesday, it was claimed on Thursday, just as the TTP confirmed last year’s killing of Umar Mansoor Naray, the mastermind of the Army Public School ...

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China’s Communist Party congress opens to give Xi new term

BEIJING: China’s Communist Party opened a twice-a-decade congress on Wednesday expected to enhance President Xi Jinping’s already formidable powers over the world’s second-largest economy. Xi entered a packed chamber in Beijing s imposing Great Hall of the People, along with his two predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, to roll out ...

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Pakistan Among 15 Nations Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

UNITED NATIONS: Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N. General Assembly. In a vote Oct. 16, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office ...

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