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Passenger train derails in northern India

A passenger train derailed after hitting a truck at a level crossing in northern Indian state of Haryana Monday, railway officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 17:56:02

Drone strikes kill 6 IS fighters in E. Afghanistan

At least six Islamic States (IS) militants have been killed during drone strikes against the hardliner group in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khogiani, spokesman for provincial governor said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 14:52:31

Taliban key commander among 5 killed in S. Afghan province

A Taliban key commander Mullah Nasir is among five militants who have been killed in the troubled Helmand province of Afghanistan, a senior army commander in the southern region Gen. Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 20:29:08

11 terrorists nabbed in security forces operations in SW Pakistan

Pakistani security forces on Sunday arrested 11 terrorists during intelligence based operations in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition, Pakistani army's media wing said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 19:54:13

Suicide attack kills 6, wounds 13 in E. Afghanistan's Jalalabad city

At least six people including the attacker were killed and 13 others injured as a blast rocked Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 19:53:46

3 killed, 6 injured in E. Afghan blasts

Three people were killed and six others wounded on Saturday in three successive blasts in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 20:48:15

Death toll rises to 17 as cyclone Ockhi ravages southern India

The death toll in India's southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala has risen to 16 due to cyclone Ockhi, state-run broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 20:32:40

Deadly attack

Pakistani volunteers carry an injured student from an Agriculture Training Institute after an attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar on Friday. Nine people were killed and dozens injured on Friday when Taliban militants stormed the training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/1 22:43:39

5 Yemeni recruits killed in suspected al-Qaida ambush

Militants suspected of belonging to the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch on Thursday killed five security members during an ambush in the southeastern province of Shabwa, a police officer told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 8:12:28

Pakistani naval ship SAIF arrives in Shanghai to further goodwill

Pakistani naval ship SAIF (PNS SAIF) arrived Tuesday in Shanghai on a goodwill visit and to participate in joint naval exercise in a bid to boost defense cooperation with their Chinese counterpart, according to Pakistani Embassy in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 23:23:39

First concrete poured at Bangladesh's maiden nuclear power plant

The first concrete was poured in the construction of Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 17:30:17

6 killed, 23 injured as strong winds, heavy rains lash Sri Lanka

At least six people were killed and 23 injured when strong winds and heavy rains lashed Sri Lanka since Wednesday night, prompting authorities to issue a severe weather alert.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 17:28:37

US drone strike kills 3 in NW Pakistan

At least three people were killed when a US drone fired missiles along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, local Urdu media reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 16:23:21

Paramilitary trooper kills wife, colleague couple in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A paramilitary trooper of India's Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) killed his wife and a couple on Thursday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 15:46:40

India's "toilet mission" still has long way to go

Toilets are the much talked about subject these days in India, as the country with a billion-plus population lacks proper sanitation and cleanliness.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 15:08:49

4 killed in clashes after Yemen's Houthis seize giant mosque

Four supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed in Wednesday clashes with their allies of dominant Shiite Houthi rebels in central the capital Sanaa, Saleh's party said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:12:27

Port Qasim power plant to provide clean, cheap energy to Pakistan

The first unit of Port Qasim coal-fired power plant was inaugurated here on Wednesday, marking the second of the major energy projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) started to generate electricity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 8:38:18

At the mercy of the Taliban

The Taliban have tried to kill Zainullah, a former translator for the French Army, twice already, he says, warning that the insurgents have expanded their territory in Afghanistan to just five minutes from his door.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 21:28:39