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Taliban kill 23 civilians in Afghanistan: police

Taliban insurgents have killed 23 civilians after they lost 29 of their fighters in an abortive attack on police in southern Afghanistan, police sources said Friday. “The Taliban insurgents have launched coordinated attacks on police checkpoints in Nesh district of Kandahar yesterday (Thursday), and they …

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Over 380,000 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Over 380,000 registered Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan this year, the highest number since 2007, the United Nations said Friday, adding it handed out $135 million in cash assistance in the last three months alone. Fears of a crackdown on refugees …

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ECO countries to develop ICT solutions to attain Sustainable Development Goals

KARACHI- UNS- The Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro (Sindh),and Technology Times (TechTimes) signed an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration to develop ICT based solutionsfor achieving United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organizations together mutually …

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PM Nawaz, Afghan President Ghani discuss biletral,regional issues

Ashgabat-UNS- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held one on one meeting on the sidelines of Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat on Saturday. Bilateral relations between the two countries and regional issues came up in the meeting. The two-day Global Sustainable …

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29 killed in suicide blast at Kabul mosque

KABUL -UNS : A massive suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed at least 29 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered for a religious ceremony, officials said. “It was a suicide bomber who blew himself up among worshippers inside the mosque, …

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Pakistan ‘war on terror’ has cost $118 bn: state bank

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan’s “war on terror” has cost the developing country a whopping $118 billion so far, a new central bank report has said, an amount equivalent to well over one third of its gross domestic product. The central State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) released its annual …

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Four Americans killed in Afghanistan blast: Pentagon

WASHINGTON -UNS – Over Four Americans were killed Saturday in a huge explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. The Americans — two servicemembers and two contractors — were killed at Bagram Airfield by “an apparent suicide …

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Afghan Taliban call on Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

KABUL -UNS : The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. “Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations. Most importantly they should …

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Pakistan deports “Afghan girl” after arrest

PESHAWAR: Pakistan on Wednesday deported Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, medical and security officials said. Police escorted Gula overnight from a Peshawar hospital, where she had been staying since her arrest …

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Afghan woman Sharbat Gula confesses to staying in Pakistan illegally

PESHAWAR : A special anti-corruption and emigration court on Friday sentenced famed ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula to 15-day imprisonment with a fine of Rs110,000 in CNIC fraud case. The court also ordered Gula’s deportation to Afghanistan at the end of her sentence. The decision was …

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