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Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan
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Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

The gunbattle between Afghan security forces and insurgents in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, was still ongoing on Sunday evening and casualties are likely to rise, official said

Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'
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Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'

Pakistan blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists, the group's executive director said Friday.

Pakistan issues red warrant against former finance minister Ishaq Dar; 67-year-old absconding in London
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Pakistan issues red warrant against former finance minister Ishaq Dar; 67-year-old absconding in London

Pakistan has issued a red warrant against former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who has been declared absconder by an accountability court in a corruption case, the Interior Ministry told the Supreme Court.

Kabul ambulance blast: Death toll now 103 as Afghanistan observes day of mourning
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Kabul ambulance blast: Death toll now 103 as Afghanistan observes day of mourning

Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul to 103, as hundreds of people gathered for funerals or awaited word of loved ones outside hospitals and morgues.

Afghan government asked to resign following deadly Taliban-suicide bombing in Kabul
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Afghan government asked to resign following deadly Taliban-suicide bombing in Kabul

A day after the deadliest Taliban-suicide bombing in months that hit the heart of Kabul and left 103 dead, the Opposition demanded the resignation of the National Unity government-led by President Ashraf Ghani.

Kabul hotel attack: Taliban militants 'searched for foreigners' as they did not want locals to be killed, say eyewitnesses
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Kabul hotel attack: Taliban militants 'searched for foreigners' as they did not want locals to be killed, say eyewitnesses

Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners and survivors, a security source said on Monday as more details of the victims emerged.

Kabul hotel attack: 18 dead, 10 injured in 13-hour-long shootout; Taliban claims responsibility
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Kabul hotel attack: 18 dead, 10 injured in 13-hour-long shootout; Taliban claims responsibility

A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

Kazakhstan: 52 killed after bus catches fire in Aktau region; cause of blaze unknown
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Kazakhstan: 52 killed after bus catches fire in Aktau region; cause of blaze unknown

Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were travelling in caught fire in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region, the country’s interior ministry said.

Egypt says troops killed 14 militants, arrested six suspects after Sinai massacre
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Egypt says troops killed 14 militants, arrested six suspects after Sinai massacre

Egyptian authorities say security forces have killed at least 14 Islamic militants in Sinai and an adjacent Suez Canal province following the massacre at a village mosque in the northern part of the peninsula last week that killed 305 people.

Afghanistan: 32 dead, over 200 injured in suicide attack; Taliban claims responsibility
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Afghanistan: 32 dead, over 200 injured in suicide attack; Taliban claims responsibility

The death toll in a suicide and gun attack on police in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 32 with more than 200 wounded, an official said, in the latest deadly violence to hit the country.

Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 23; PM Prayuth Chan-ocha says govt working on water management plan
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Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 23; PM Prayuth Chan-ocha says govt working on water management plan

Floods in Thailand's northern and eastern regions have killed at least 23 people and left two missing with damage estimated at around $300 million.

State of emergency may continue in France; govt claims to have foiled seven terror plots since start of year
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State of emergency may continue in France; govt claims to have foiled seven terror plots since start of year

Seven terror plots have been foiled in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Wednesday, as he argued for a final extension of the country's state of emergency

Hafiz Saeed detention case: Pakistan court defers verdict as judge was not available
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Hafiz Saeed detention case: Pakistan court defers verdict as judge was not available

The Lahore High Court on Sunday deferred its verdict in the case against the detention of Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides for their involvement in activities prejudicial to the security of Pakistan.

Pakistan to review its 'lenient' visa policy for Chinese citizens, say officials
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Pakistan to review its 'lenient' visa policy for Chinese citizens, say officials

It was part of efforts to ensure maximum security of the Chinese nationals visiting Pakistan on various visa categories.

Migrant crisis: At least 34 drown off Libya coast during rescue operations
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Migrant crisis: At least 34 drown off Libya coast during rescue operations

At least 34 migrants drowned as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said.

Afghan forces kill 43 militants including 17 Islamic State fighters in multiple anti-terror ops
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Afghan forces kill 43 militants including 17 Islamic State fighters in multiple anti-terror ops

At least 43 militants including 17 Islamic State fighters were killed in military operations in Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday

Turkey has made about 1,656 formal arrests of people using social media in 6 months
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Turkey has made about 1,656 formal arrests of people using social media in 6 months

Turkey has formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organisations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Special court orders freezing of Pervez Musharraf's assets after he refuses to answer summons
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Special court orders freezing of Pervez Musharraf's assets after he refuses to answer summons

A special court hearing treason charges against former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the 'proclaimed offender's' bank accounts and confiscate his property for not appearing before it despite repeated notices.

Curb on use of drones by media in Afghanistan
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Curb on use of drones by media in Afghanistan

In a country known for the widespread use of military unmanned aircraft, the Afghan government on Wednesday moved to restrict the use of camera drones by media companies.

Aid group official says 4 wounded in Afghan attack
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Aid group official says 4 wounded in Afghan attack

A spokesman for an international aid organization says that four of its staff were injured in an attack on a guest house it uses in the Afghan capital.