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Seven militants killed in Pakistan, major terror attack bid foiled

A major terror attack bid was foiled on Saturday in Pakistan as security forces killed seven militants who were plotting to attack key government installations in the country's Punjab province.

Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: Sources Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: Sources

A delegation from the Taliban visited China earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the insurgent movement is fighting the Western-backed government in Kabul, sources in the Taliban said.

Hindu doctor found dead inside ICU of Pakistan hospital

A 32-year-old Pakistani Hindu doctor was allegedly found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the Intensive Care Unit in a hospital here, a police official has said.

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said on Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Islamic State executes, crucifies 'apostate'

The Islamic State jihadist group has publicly executed and crucified a man in Syria`s Aleppo province for alleged apostasy, ARA News website said Friday quoting activists and witnesses.

Turkish military promotes 99 colonels in shake-up, top brass little changed

The dishonourable discharges included around 40 percent of Turkey`s admirals and generals.

Erdogan wants Army under President's control after coup: Turkish official

Turkey accuses US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the coup and has suspended or placed under investigation tens of thousands of his suspected followers.

Kathmandu Valley to observe chariot festival today

The Kathmandu Valley will on Friday observe a public holiday on the occasion of the chariot festival `Rato Machhindranath Bhoto Jatra`.

Home Minister level talks: India, Bangladesh resolve to fight terrorism together Home Minister level talks: India, Bangladesh resolve to fight terrorism together

India and Bangladesh on Thursday agreed on the need to operationalise the agreements on combating terrorism, organized crime and illicit drug trafficking.

Death sentences upheld for six Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh militants in 2005 bombings

Two years later, police submitted the chargesheet, accusing 15 JMB leaders and operatives in the case.

Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed managed the ISIS attack in Kabul that killed 80 people? Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed managed the ISIS attack in Kabul that killed 80 people?

It's a big revelation by Afghanistan's military officials!

Federal Alliance hints at joining new govt in Nepal

The alliance concluded that the present time was not ripe to make a decision on the issue.

Pakistan again asks India to hold plebiscite in Kashmir

 Pakistan on Thursday asked India to hold an impartial plebiscite in Kashmir under UN supervision.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Pakistani court allows examination of boat used by 26/11 attack terrorists Pakistani court allows examination of boat used by 26/11 attack terrorists

A top Pakistani court has allowed the examination of a boat used by the 10 LeT terrorists to reach India for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack, overturning an anti-terrorism court verdict which it termed as "flawed".

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for six militants

A Bangladesh court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for six Islamist militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer`s office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said.

US confirms journalist jailed by China is American citizen

US diplomats have not been granted permission by China to meet with James Wang, a jailed magazine publisher and naturalized American citizen, since his 2014 arrest in southern China, the Obama administration said.

North Korea 'Kim badges' found in South: Report

The South Korean Police launched an investigation on Thursday after 200 badges featuring the portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il were found at a hotel near the country's main airport, Yonhap news agency reported.

Two of Turkey's four-star generals resign a day after military cull: Report

Two senior Turkish generals resigned from the armed forces on Thursday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, a day after the military dishonourably discharged nearly 1,700 personnel for their role in a failed coup this month.

China, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea: Beijing China, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea: Beijing

China and Russia have close military and diplomatic ties, often in opposition to the West, particularly the United States, and their leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin enjoy a tight relationship.

Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker: Police

One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh this week was a Bangladeshi-American who was a friend of one of the gunmen who attacked a cafe on July 1 killing 22 people, police said on Thursday.

Hawaiian Airlines makes another emergency landing in Japan

A Hawaiian Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Tokyo, its second such incident in Japan this month, an official said Thursday.

Maoist to make bid to bring all parties on board to form govt

Nepal plunged into a political turmoil after Prime Minister K P Oli resigned just before a no-confidence vote.

One of 9 militants killed in Dhaka raid is ''missing'' varsity student

The man from Noakhali identified the slain militant as Jubair Hasan, while the Chittagong man identified him as Sabbir Huq Konik.