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Lanka`s order on NGOs undermines freedom of speech: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:30

Expressing concern over Sri Lankan government`s recent order on non-governmental organisations, the US has said the move undermines freedom of speech and assembly.

11 militants killed in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:28

At least 11 suspected militants were killed in a Pakistan military operation Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources said.

Six killed over land dispute in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:22

At least six people were killed and 13 others injured when two groups clashed during a tribal assembly in Pakistan, media reported.

Afghan civilian death toll up so far this year: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:28

The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 per cent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, the UN said today.

Afghan provincial governor`s office attacked, seven suicide bombers killed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:32

Seven suicide bombers were reportedly killed when a group of militants Wednesday launched a massive offensive against the police headquarters and the provincial governor`s office in Kandahar, the capital of Afghanistan`s Kandahar province, 450 km south of Kabul.

Victory claim inflames Afghan election dispute

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:59

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan`s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.

Returned Sri Lanka migrants vent fury at Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:51

Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday, claiming they were abused, given little food and treated "worse than dogs".

US warns Afghans against forming ``parallel government`` amid protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:44

The United States warned on Tuesday it would withdraw financial and security support from Afghanistan if anyone tried to take power illegally, as supporters of a presidential candidate rallied in Kabul for a parallel government.

Hague tells Afghan leaders to learn from Iraq failure

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:32

British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Afghanistan`s leaders Tuesday they should learn from crisis-hit Iraq`s failures and ensure an orderly transfer of power.

India says monitoring developments in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:17

India Tuesday said it was monitoring the election developments in Afghanistan.