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Afghanistan suspends presidential vote auditing

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 19:21

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Saturday announced that the presidential runoff vote auditing process has temporarily been suspended and will resume after the upcoming Eid festival.

Pak govt to hand over security of capital to army from August 1

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 20:49

The Pakistan government will hand over security of the capital Islamabad to the army from the beginning of next month, it was announced on Friday.

Pak govt to hand over security of capital to army from Aug 1

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 20:24

The Pakistan government will hand over security of the capital Islamabad to the army from the beginning of next month, it was announced Friday.

Pak man chops off boy`s arms for `stealing his goat`

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:15

A landlord allegedly chopped off both arms of a 10-year-old boy who he claimed was "stealing his goat" in a village in Punjab province of Pakistan.

Bomb kills two soldiers in NW Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:11

A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country`s northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taliban militants, officials said.

Did Zardari go to Washington to ensure Sharif govt stays in power?

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:08

Did former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari go to Washington to ask for help to ensure that the Nawaz Sharif government stays in power?

Gunmen kill 15 people travelling in central Afghanistan: Officials

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:25

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.

Taliban-era radio announcer rides crest of the airwaves

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:12

Once a deadpan radio announcer under the Taliban, Masood Sanjer has gained renown for being a thorn in the side of accountability-dodging Afghan officials, exemplifying hard-won media freedoms that are at stake in a pivotal year.

Two soldiers killed in bomb attack northwestern Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:12

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed on Thursday in a bomb attack in troubled northwestern tribal region, bordering Afghanistan.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Nepal August 3-4

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:35

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal Aug 3-4, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey announced Thursday.