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Massive blast rocks Kabul diplomatic quarter; 80 killed, 300 wounded

Wounded Afghan women gesture at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017.— AFP AGENCIES: At least 80 people were killed and more than 300 wounded when a massive bomb tore through Kabul’s strongly fortified diplomatic quarter during the Wednesday morning rush hour, Afghan officials said. Health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh gave the toll, which ...

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NATO leaders agree to sustain Afghan mission

BRUSSELS: Wrapping up a day-long summit, NATO leaders on Thursday agreed to do more to fight terrorism and ensure fairer burden sharing. They also reviewed the alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan, and agreed to continue to sustain the mission. The meeting was a strong demonstration of transatlantic unity and resolve, with allies taking important decisions to do more in the ...

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Moscow: Russia’s efforts may return peace, stability in Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai met Russian foreign minister at the sidelines of the Moscow Conference on International Security held under the title of ‘counter-terrorism’, his office said. “Karzai met with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, discussing the situation of Afghanistan and the region,” Karzai’s office said in a statement. The former president appreciated Russian Federation for cooperating with Afghanistan, ...

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French presidential election: Centrist Macron and Marine Le Pen of the National Front leading French vote

PARIS: Partial results from the French presidential election suggest that the centrist Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen of the anti-immigration National Front will face each other in next month’s run-off poll. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will contest the second round of the French presidential election, initial projections suggested Sunday, after a nail-biting vote seen ...

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You committed an immense atrocity against Afghans, Karzai tells Trump

KABUL: The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told Trump that  he has commuted an immense atrocity against the Afghan people. “My message to President Donald Trump today is that he has committed an immense atrocity against the Afghan people,” He said in a Twitter post. Karzai further added that Trump has committed atrocity againstthe fellow Afghans, against fellow human ...

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Pakistan: Journalism student ‘Mashal Yousafzai’ killed in Abdul Wali Khan University for alleged blasphemy

MARDAN: A student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed and another injured by a vigilante mob for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online, local police said Thursday. At least 15 people were arrested in connection with the incident, which occurred within the university premises. The campus was shut down until further notice. The hostels were vacated and a ...

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Malala Yousafzai awarded honorary Canadian citizenship

Malala Yousafzai signs the guest book as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan look on. —AP Malala Yousafzai is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. —AP OTTAWA: Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai received honorary citizenship in Canada and became the youngest person ...

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Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls’ education

Malala Yousafzai attends a ceremony with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres after being selected a United Nations messenger of peace in New York, NY, April 10.— Reuters UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a UN Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education. At 19, Ms Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger ...

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UN chief selects Malala for top honour

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honour bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the 19-year-old education advocate will focus worldwide attention on the need for all girls to go to school. She ...

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US launches targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 6.— Reuters US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched and added there could be no dispute that ...

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