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U.S., Afghan forces kill al-Qaida south Asia leader Asim Umar

A joint attack by U.S. and Afghan forces has killed the leader of al-Qaida's southern Asia operations, Kabul's intelligence agency announced Tuesday....

U.S., Afghan forces kill al-Qaida south Asia leader Asim Umar

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Afghan forces kill 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan Afghan officials say at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, have been mistakenly killed in an Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province....
16:34, 2019-05-25

Afghan security forces kill six civilians during insurgent raid The deaths come as UN reveals pro-government forces killed more civilians than insurgents in first three months of 2019Afghan security forces have killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, in a night raid on insurgents, government officials said.The group were in a car and s...
20:17, 2019-05-25

US, Afghan forces kill over 20 Al Qaeda fighters in southern Afghanistan raid, officials say U.S. special operations forces, including an American gunship, backed Afghan commandos in a predawn raid on a building filled with dozens of Al Qaeda fighters in southern Afghanistan, killing over 20 of the militants, officials said Monday....
22:17, 2019-09-23

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt....
16:17, 2019-09-17

Indian forces kill leader of al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir: police Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, police said on Friday, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region....
05:17, 2019-05-24

Taliban, Afghan forces clash in northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S. Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, setting off hours of gun battles, even as U.S. negotiators move closer to finalizing a deal with the insurgents for the withdrawal of American troops from the country....
15:17, 2019-08-31

Trump says he could win Afghan war 'in a week … but I don't want to kill 10m' President hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan amid aid disputeUS pursues talks with Taliban with Islamabad’s cautious supportDonald Trump has said that he could win the Afghanistan war “in a week” but did not want to wipe the country “off the face of the Earth”.At the same White House, the president also ...
02:17, 2019-07-23

"Can Win Afghan War In A Week, Just Don't Want To Kill 10 Million": Trump President Donald Trump on Monday hailed Pakistan's help in advancing peace talks in Afghanistan, a marked shift in tone as the United States seeks an accord with the Taliban to end almost 18 years of......
06:00, 2019-07-23

Afghan forces repel Taliban's Kunduz offensive The Taliban launched a failed offensive to capture Kunduz, a strategic city in northern Afghanistan. Even as it negotiates a peace deal with the US, the hard-line Islamist group has attempted to make gains in the field....
20:51, 2019-08-31

Afghan Forces Hit With Wave of Attacks on Eve of Taliban Talks The violence came as Afghan politicians and Taliban members prepared to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations with Russia, and to speak informally....
21:17, 2019-05-28

Anger grows at civilian deaths by US, Afghan forces Anger is mounting over the increasing numbers of civilians dying in misdirected US aerial strikes and heavy-handed tactics of CIA-trained Afghan force...
14:34, 2019-10-06

| Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls Taliban suicide bombers have killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts - one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul - with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections....
20:51, 2019-09-17

Trump rules out Afghan plan that would kill millions President Trump said Monday he had “plans” that would win the 19-year-old Afghan war in as little as a week — but that the US would have to “kill 10 million people” and the country “would be wiped off the face of the Earth.” But the president, speaking at the White House during an appearance......
23:51, 2019-07-22

Three bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens in Afghan capital Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, with one hitting a bus carrying government employees, killing a total of at least 12 people, officials said....
09:51, 2019-07-25

More civilians are being killed by Afghan and international forces than by the Taliban and other militants More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday....
23:00, 2019-07-31

Afghan and U.S. Forces Blamed for Killing More Civilians This Year Than Taliban Have Nearly 1,400 Afghan civilians were killed in the first six months of the year, with Afghan forces and their allies accountable for 52 percent of the deaths, according to a United Nations report....
18:00, 2019-07-31

U.S. airstrikes, chaotic firefight between allies kill 6 Afghan troops The deadly incident followed several other accidental U.S. bombings. Combat has intensified as peace talks have faltered and the Taliban has launched a “spring offensive.”...
18:00, 2019-06-13

Officials: Taliban attacks kill ten Afghan troops, four police KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country’s west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four policemen, local officials said Monday. The soldiers were driving back to base after picking up the...
13:34, 2019-05-27

Taliban kill 11 Afghan police, torch district headquarters The Taliban killed at least 11 police officers in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province before burning their headquarters, officials said on Tuesday....
15:00, 2019-10-01

Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers in overnight clashes, officials say Taliban militants killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in clashes that erupted overnight when troops were trying to capture a senior Taliban leader, government officials said on Wednesday....
14:51, 2019-07-17

Afghan Forces Still Unable to Counter Violence Alone, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said he was not yet ready to use terms like “withdrawal” when discussing the future American troop presence in Afghanistan....
01:34, 2019-08-29

In Recaptured Afghan District, Shattered Forces Show Hints of a Rebound Afghan forces recaptured the district of Khwaja Umari, which fell last year to the Taliban. It is a sign that younger leaders are making gains against the militants....
22:34, 2019-06-22

U.S., Afghan forces carry out deadly raid on al-Qaeda in southern Afghanistan A night raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Helmand province sparked allegations of civilian casualties and raised questions about Taliban pledges to cut ties with the group....
23:17, 2019-09-23

4 Terrorists Including ISIS Member Killed By Afghan Special Forces At least four terrorists, including a local ISIS member, were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan Special Forces in Nangarhar province, local media reported on Saturday....
09:00, 2019-05-26

Taliban car bomb blast kills four Afghan special forces in Kabul A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four commandos, officials said, as violence continued to escalate following the collapse of peace talks between the United States and Taliban insurgents....
21:17, 2019-09-12

Sudanese protesters: Forces kill 1 outside Khartoum's sit-in A Sudanese medical union says at least one person has been shot dead by security forces near a sit-in outside the military's headquarters in the capital, Khartoum....
14:34, 2019-06-02

Sudanese protesters: Forces kill 1 outside Khartoum’s sit-in KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese medical union says at least one person has been shot dead by security forces near a sit-in outside the military’s headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudan Doctors Committee says the shooting took place late Saturday on Nile Street and that at least 11 ...
12:34, 2019-06-02

Egypt says its forces kill 4 militants in Sinai CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says security forces have killed 4 militants in the restive northern part of Sinai Peninsula. The Interior Ministry says the four were killed in a shootout with police south of the Mediterranean city of el-Arish on Saturday. It says the police seized automatic rifles, bombs and ex...
16:00, 2019-06-08

Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests Officials say security forces have fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators on the fifth day of anti-government protests in the Iraqi capital and two southern cities, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than three dozen...
00:34, 2019-10-06

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians on Gaza border The Israeli military has blamed Gaza authority Hamas for an attack on its soldiers by Palestinian "terrorists." Hamas has disputed the accusation and put the blame back on Israel....
18:00, 2019-08-10

Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce US forces in Asia and beyond The U.S. president's comments followed his inspection of Japan's largest warship, the Kaga, a helicopter carrier designed to carry submarine-hunting helicopters to distant waters....
06:51, 2019-05-28

Egyptian security forces kill 11 suspected militants in Sinai Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a gun battle during a raid on their hideout in Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, the ministry of interior said on Tuesday....
00:51, 2019-08-21

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 19 and Injure Dozens in New Protests (BAGHDAD) — Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19 protesters a...
03:34, 2019-10-06

Congo forces kill 26 ADF rebels while repelling attack: army Congolese forces killed 26 rebels from the Islamist Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group believed to be linked to Islamic State, while repelling an attack on Thursday, the army said....
13:17, 2019-05-30

Iraqi forces answer protesters with bullets, tear gas, kill at least 42 Iraqi security forces used live ammunition, water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Baghdad Friday, killing at least 42 people and injuring hundreds more....
07:00, 2019-10-05

Egyptian security forces kill 12 suspected militants after bus bombing Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people....
17:34, 2019-05-21

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 9 and Injure Dozens in New Protests (BAGHDAD) — Security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at protesters in the Iraqi capital and in a southern city on Saturday, killing at least nine people and wounding 39 as thousands of protesters took to the streets and set fire to political party offices, government and human rights...
20:34, 2019-10-05

Israeli forces kill Palestinian trying to cross border: officials Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager who was trying to climb a security fence and cross into Israel from the occupied West Bank on Friday, an Israeli official and Palestinian witnesses said....
18:17, 2019-05-31

Egyptian forces kill 14 suspected militants after checkpoint attack Egyptian security forces killed 14 militants suspected in an attack on a police checkpoint in northern Sinai where at least eight policemen died, the interior ministry said in a statement received on Thursday....
13:34, 2019-06-06

Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants in Sinai Egyptian security forces have killed 16 suspected militants in North Sinai and found a stash of weapons and explosives in their hideouts, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday....
18:17, 2019-05-21

Violent Protests Erupt in Kashmir After Indian Forces Kill Militant Thousands took to the streets of the Indian part of the disputed region after Indian forces said they had killed Zakir Rashid Bhat, who was on their most-wanted list....
21:00, 2019-05-24

Israeli forces kill armed Palestinian who infiltrated from Gaza: military Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian on Thursday after he crossed the border from Gaza and fired at the troops, wounding three of them, the Israeli military said....
08:01, 2019-08-01

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State while repelling an attack in east Congo's Ebola zone, the army said....
15:34, 2019-05-30

Afghan Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting until goals met The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement's objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready to open talks with the Western-backed government in Kabul....
14:51, 2019-06-01

U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan Leader Over Taliban Talks, Official Says (KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban on ending America’s longest war. Ghani spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirms that the meeting took p...
13:51, 2019-09-02

Parts of South Asia are becoming unlivable Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced as a result of heavy monsoon rains....
20:51, 2019-07-17

What happens when parts of South Asia become unlivable? Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced as a result of heavy monsoon rains....
10:00, 2019-07-17

Pakistan Pick Umar Akmal, Shehzad Among Probables For Uncertain SL Series Both Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have been out of favour with the previous national selection committee and the team management and were not considered for the World Cup earlier this year....
17:51, 2019-09-16

Federal police raid ABC News in Sydney over 'Afghan Files' stories alleging unlawful killings by Australian special forces Police raided the offices of Australia's national broadcaster on Wednesday over allegations it had published information from classified leaked military documents....
17:17, 2019-06-05

Death toll from floods in south Asia rises to more than 100 More than four million displaced in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with Assam and Bihar among the worst-hit regionsFloods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wr...
02:34, 2019-07-16

Israel's Elbit Systems get $127 mln contract in south Asia Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems said on Sunday it won a $127 million contract to supply vehicular tactical radio systems to the army of a country in south Asia....
09:51, 2019-05-26

Libyan officials say Hifter's forces fighting IS in south Libyan officials say forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Hifter are pursuing Islamic State militants in the country's south, killing more than a dozen militants over the past three days....
13:51, 2019-06-16

Libyan officials say Hifter’s forces fighting IS in south CAIRO (AP) — Libyan officials say forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Hifter are pursuing Islamic State militants in the country’s south, killing more than a dozen militants over the past three days. The officials said Sunday that the self-styled Libyan National Army began its attack on...
15:17, 2019-06-16

Miners Kill Indigenous Leader in Brazil During Invasion of Protected Land Land invasions in indigenous territories are on the rise across Brazil. Indigenous leaders say they regularly come under threat by miners, loggers and farmers....
23:17, 2019-07-31

Eye On China, US Seeks $30 Million For South Asia Security Project With an eye on countering increasing Chinese influence in key South Asian countries, the Trump administration has sought $30 million for what it has described as "Bay of Bengal" security initiative to......
06:17, 2019-06-13

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia Monsoon flooding and landslides are continuing to cause havoc in South Asia, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in the state of Assam...
13:51, 2019-07-16

South Asia soaked as monsoons hit India, Nepal, Bangladesh Monsoon-triggered floods and landslides have killed at least 40 people in South Asia in two days. Almost 870,000 people have been affected by floods in India's northeastern state of Assam....
21:51, 2019-07-13

Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries...
16:51, 2019-07-20

Monsoon flooding death toll rises to 152 in South Asia GAUHATI, India — Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 50 in India’s Assam state. A dozen people have been killed in neighboring ...
10:17, 2019-07-20

US briefing: the Squad, Prime Day protests and floods in south Asia Tuesday’s top story: Congresswomen denounce Trump’s racist remarks. Plus, French cuisine’s renaissanceGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
11:51, 2019-07-16

Al-Qaeda's South Asia Chief Killed In Afghanistan: Officials The leader of Al-Qaeda's South Asian branch was killed in a US-Afghan joint raid in southern Afghanistan last month, Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday....
08:00, 2019-10-09

Heat forces South Carolina bridge to close for several hours SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The extreme heat that’s been scorching the Deep South prompted the closure of a swinging bridge to a South Carolina beach town for several hours. The state Department of Transportation says the heat caused the steel in the Ben Sawyer Bridge to Sullivans Island to ...
18:17, 2019-05-28

South Africa: Anti-migrant clashes kill 1, injure several In a fresh outburst of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg, at least one person has been killed after police clashed with looters. The violence follows a week of attacks on migrant-owned businesses in South Africa....
03:34, 2019-09-09

South African Riots Kill Five and Spur Cries of Xenophobia The violence in Johannesburg appeared to target shops owned by foreigners. It follows a spate of similar riots in South Africa that galvanized resentment toward outsiders....
22:17, 2019-09-03

Brussels conference discusses terrorism challenges in South Asia, Europe A group of Bangladeshi and European experts has recently met in Brussels to discuss how problems like religious fanaticism and immigration have affected not only South Asia, but also people in Europe and North America....
09:17, 2019-10-10

India, Pakistan In Heated Exchange Over Kashmir At South Asia Event India on Sunday blocked an attempt by Pakistan to raise the subject of Jammu and Kashmir during the South Asian Speakers' Summit in the Maldives, saying Islamabad should end all state support to......
22:51, 2019-09-01

Mexico finds dozens of lost, starving migrants from South Asia Mexican authorities have rescued 65 migrants from South Asia who were found starving and severely dehydrated. Once their nationalities are identified and confirmed they will be sent back to their countries....
13:34, 2019-08-16

Huawei wants to build first fiber-optic cable between South America and Asia Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Wednesday it was "very actively" interested in building the first undersea fiber-optic cable between South America and Asia....
13:00, 2019-08-29

| Scores killed, millions displaced as monsoon batters South Asia More than 100 people have been killed and two million forced from their homes across Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as rain-triggered floods and landslides left a trail of destruction in parts of South Asia....
18:34, 2019-07-15

Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold....
07:34, 2019-06-14

First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan....
02:34, 2019-07-24

Pakistan's Efforts To Raise Kashmir Issue Snubbed At South Asia Event Jammu and Kashmir is an "internal matter" of India, the Male Declaration adopted by the leaders at the South Asian Speakers' Summit in the Maldives on Monday said "unanimously" and overlooked all......
22:51, 2019-09-02

Al-Qaeda's South Asia Chief, Born In India, Killed In Afghanistan: Report India-born Asim Umar, the chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), has been killed during a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Afghan......
14:00, 2019-10-09

Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is “responding urgently”....
17:51, 2019-07-18

Yemeni separatists extend control in south, Saudi-led forces strike capital Southern separatists seized most Yemeni government security and military bases near the port of Aden on Tuesday after clashes between nominal allies that have complicated U.N. peace efforts, residents and officials said....
00:17, 2019-08-21

Tencent Cloud seeks partners in South Korea, Southeast Asia for overseas expansion China's Tencent Holdings is scouting for partners in South Korea and Southeast Asia to offer cloud-based games, after entering the Japanese market last month....
17:34, 2019-08-02

Factbox: Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold....
10:17, 2019-06-13

Southeast Asia making good progress on South China Sea conduct code: Thailand Southeast Asian nations made good progress on a Code of Conduct negotiating draft for the disputed South China Sea and likely will finish a first reading by the end of this year, the Thai foreign ministry said as regional leaders met in Bangkok....
15:51, 2019-06-22

‘The Bill Is Dead.’ Hong Kong’s Leader Vows to Kill a Controversial Extradition Plan After Weeks of Protest Bowing to public pressure after weeks of protests, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday the extradition bill that kicked off a spiraling political crisis “is dead,” but it remains unclear if she will formally withdraw the legislation. Lam said the government’s work on t...
13:51, 2019-07-09

Indonesian forest fires burn causing toxic haze across south-east Asia – in pictures Forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan have been spewing toxic haze across south-east Asia, forcing the closure of schools and airports, and prompting Indonesian authorities to deploy thousands of firefighters to tackle them. There has been an increase in reports of respiratory illnesses • Red skies...
11:17, 2019-09-24

Drug-resistant malaria parasites spreading across South East Asia amid fears it could reach Africa An aggressive strain of malaria resistant to two key drugs is sweeping rapidly through Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand, scientists have warned....
15:00, 2019-07-23

South Korea Leader Appeals to Japan as Dispute Festers In a major speech, President Moon Jae-in urged Japan to stop using trade to address historical disputes and expressed hope that the two economies could cooperate....
14:00, 2019-08-16

Negotiations with North Korea remain open, South's leader says South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday negotiations with North Korea remain a viable option despite Pyongyang's recent tests of weapons systems, and North Korea's lack of response to South Korean calls fo...
23:17, 2019-09-24

South Korea conservative suggests Kim Jong Un a better leader than Moon A conservative politician in South Korea is under fire for suggesting President Moon Jae-in is somehow worse than Kim Jong Un, North Korea's dictator....
17:17, 2019-05-31

South Korea leader says Trump-Kim meeting marked 'end of hostile relations' South Korean President Moon Jae In said Tuesday that this weekend's meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was the "start of an era of peace."...
04:00, 2019-07-03

Outrage as US journalist describes South Africa's president as 'unidentified leader' A White House journalist who described the president of South Africa as an "unidentified leader" has received a backlash from South African social media users and press....
21:00, 2019-08-30

South Korean Leader Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Dispute With Japan In a major speech, President Moon Jae-in urged Japan to stop using trade to address historical disputes and expressed hope that the two economies could cooperate....
06:34, 2019-08-15

| South Sudan rebel leader in Juba in bid to salvage peace deal South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Juba for the first time in a year and held rare talks with President Salva Kiir as the rivals try to salvage a stalled peace agreement....
03:17, 2019-09-11

‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength Many question whether the president can outflank party rivals and root out the corruption that has come to define the party of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress....
17:51, 2019-05-21

A South Korean cult leader who held 400 followers captive in Fiji has been jailed for six years A South Korean cult leader has been sentenced to six years in jail for holding some 400 followers captive in Fiji and subjecting them to violence and abuse....
16:00, 2019-08-01

South Korean cult leader who held 400 people captive in Fiji jailed for six years Shin Ok-ju, founder of the Grace Road Church, subjected followers to beatings and confiscated their passportsThe leader of a South Korean doomsday cult who held 400 people captive in Fiji and subjected them to violent beatings has been sentenced to six years in jail.Shin Ok-ju, founder of the Grace ...
08:34, 2019-08-02

Asia private banking debate: Great opportunities in Asia Asia offers a unique client set of young entrepreneurs; it also offers the challenge of new generations inheriting wealth with different expectations from their predecessors. That is a great opportunity, but it requires private banks to be nimble, thoughtful and technologically adept....
21:17, 2019-05-21

Kill la Kill Game's Publisher Has "Prohibited" People From Streaming Its Story Mode Kill la Kill the Game: IF, released earlier this week, is a fighting game with a story. And publishers Arc System Works are so protective of it that they’ve stated “all streams and uploads” of the game’s story mode “are prohibited indefinitely”....
07:00, 2019-08-01

Private banking: Who stays in Asia, wins in Asia For many private banks that set up in Asia in the last decade, the cost of doing business kept them locked out of the vast expansion of wealth in the region; those that didn’t leave are settling into a more mature industry, but they are a long way from being able to relax....
21:17, 2019-05-21

Players Have Already Found Lethal Combos For Kill La Kill: IF's Newest Character This morning, Arc System Works released the latest patch for Kill la Kill: IF, the 3D arena fighting game they developed with fellow Japanese studio A+ Games. The update includes a brand new character, for which players are already finding massively damaging combos....
04:34, 2019-10-02

'If we don’t kill these people they will kill you': policing Africa's largest slum As Kenya waits to hear if a police officer will be charged over the death of 23-year-old Carliton Maina, alleged unlawful killings in Kenya continue, leaving poor communities wondering if those charged with protecting them are simply killing with impunityAt a meeting between police and community mem...
23:00, 2019-08-06

The Kill La Kill Fighting Game Is Flashy But Flimsy Like the anime it’s based on, Kill La Kill the Game: IF is fast, stylish, rude, and racy. Unfortunately, like the outfits its main characters sport, there’s not a lot of substance....
00:51, 2019-08-03

North Korean Leader's Slain Half Brother Met With South Korean Intelligence Kim Jong Nam had been in touch with the security services of several Asian countries, including South Korea, China and Japan, in addition to the CIA, relationships he sought as a way to protect his family and obtain money....
22:51, 2019-06-11

Netflix can kill The OA, but it can’t kill a movement Enlarge / In The OA S2, Prairie finds herself in a mysterious hallway straight out of science fiction. (credit: YouTube/Netflix) There's something ironic about #SaveTheOA. For those who need a primer, the hashtag—and the movement around it—sprung up a few weeks ago when Netflix announced it was ca...
17:17, 2019-09-01

South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ us toward 2030 goals, UN Chief says on International Day Collaboration among countries of the global south offers a “unique pathway” that accelerates us towards the key 2030 sustainable development targets, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, told a commemorative event for South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Thursday....
00:17, 2019-09-13

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New ‘UNComplicated’ ...
07:17, 2019-09-13

Intra-Afghan dialogue – end of war more likely than ever Experts say the first direct talks between the Taliban and Afghan officials are crucial because the Islamists had previously refused to engage with Kabul. The US has hailed substantive progress on all parts of a deal....
02:51, 2019-07-07

How to Help Afghan Farmers? Gorge on Watermelons After a bumper harvest created a catastrophic drop in prices, a campaign to eat the fruit was bolstered by a presidential order to feed it to troops....
06:17, 2019-06-21

U.S. Says It Is 'at the Threshold' of an Afghan Withdrawal Agreement With a landmark deal with the Taliban nearly completed, the U.S. diplomat overseeing peace talks with the insurgents arrived in Kabul to brief top Afghan officials and discuss next steps on a comprehensive settlement of the nearly 18-year Afghan war....
19:51, 2019-09-01

At least two killed in Afghan TV bus bombing in Kabul At least two people were killed and two injured when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in Kabul on Sunday, two government officials said....
20:17, 2019-08-04

Bus bomb kills at least five in Afghan capital A magnetic bomb blew up a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 10 in a ball of flame, officials said....
14:34, 2019-06-03

Was the Afghan presidential election a success? Voter turnout in the presidential election is reportedly lower than expected despite the Taliban's failure to pull off large-scale attacks. DW examines the reasons behind the low participation rate and its implications....
16:34, 2019-09-30

U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges that holding it would breach an agreement made between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
01:34, 2019-07-21

Afghan Blast Claimed by Taliban Kills at Least 14 A Taliban car bomb near the entrance to a police station in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 14 and wounded scores more, as peace talks aimed at ending the nearly 18-year war continued....
16:17, 2019-08-07

Afghan war — What to expect from the US-Taliban Doha talks The US and the Taliban are close to finalizing a deal to end the 18-year-long Afghan war. But Kabul is still not completely on board, and this could complicate matters. Shamil Shams and Masood Saifullah report from Doha....
01:00, 2019-08-28

Why is Germany putting an Afghan man on trial for war crimes? An Afghan man is facing charges of war crimes at a Munich court. He isn't a German citizen, nor were his alleged crimes committed in Germany. So why is he being tried in the country?...
20:00, 2019-07-05

Afghan election set to see big drop in voter numbers At least 2.2 million people voted in Afghanistan's presidential election with more votes to come, the election commission head Maulana Abdullah said on Sunday, indicating a very low turnout that could mar the result....
22:17, 2019-09-29

U.S. cuts $160M in Afghan aid over government 'corruption' The United States has cut $100 million in planned aid for Afghanistan and is withholding an additional $60 million due to government corruption and mismanagement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said....
04:34, 2019-09-21

Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27 An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said....
08:51, 2019-07-19

With Nearly All Data In, Afghan Voter Turnout At Record Low Voter participation in last weekend's Afghan presidential election will be much less than a third, the country's Independent Election Commission said Tuesday, marking a record-low turnout....
01:34, 2019-10-02

Afghan Withdrawal Plan Faces New Challenges Challenges to a possible accord between U.S. and Taliban negotiators to start withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan are emerging that could upend the Trump administration’s efforts to extricate the U.S. military from the 18-year conflict....
02:17, 2019-08-27

Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners from jails across the country in a gesture of good will as part of efforts to move a stalled peace process forward. Feroz Bashari, government media center chief, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the fre...
11:34, 2019-06-13

UN: Monthly Afghan casualties highest since 2017 KABUL, Afghanistan — July saw the highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in a single month since 2017, the U.N. mission said Saturday. Its preliminary findings indicate more than 1,500 civilians were killed or wounded, mainly due to a spike in casualties from insurgent attacks. It did ...
15:00, 2019-08-03

Afghan Leaders and Taliban Agree on a Way Forward Afghans took a step toward ending nearly 18 years of war, as Taliban insurgents and a range of influential political and civic leaders agreed on a set of principles for negotiations over the country’s political future....
06:51, 2019-07-10

Why is the Afghan peace process not moving beyond talks? Washington and the Taliban are set to hold a new round of peace talks in Doha. The group has so far held several meetings with the US, and a number of other countries, but there has been too much talking without results....
14:51, 2019-06-28

Were Afghan peace talks in Qatar a success? Representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban reached an agreement on a roadmap to end nearly 18 years of war. But much more difficult work lies ahead to achieve permanent peace, experts say....
21:51, 2019-07-09

Afghan independence day bombings follow wedding massacre At least 66 people wounded in Jalalabad two days after attack on Kabul wedding killed 63A series of bombings has struck restaurants and public squares in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence...
17:00, 2019-08-19

Afghan Presidential Vote Presses On Despite Concerns About Legitimacy Accusations of systemic fraud and fears of Taliban threats have compromised an election that is likely to have the fewest voters since the first presidential vote in 2004....
15:00, 2019-09-27

Russia says it will help revive Afghan peace talks between Taliban, U.S. Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday it would help revive Afghan peace talks between the United States and the Taliban that collapsed earlier this month, the RIA news agency reported....
16:00, 2019-09-26

Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital, 1 killed KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one person. Ferdus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, has confirmed that two other blasts we...
08:51, 2019-06-02

Afghan presidential palace rocked by sex harassment allegations High-powered women in Afghanistan have been mobbed on social media after a former official accused them of trading sexual favors for government posts. The controversy could further harm women's rights in the country....
17:17, 2019-05-30

Opinion: Afghan politicians must honor voter courage The threats of the Taliban have failed to prevent Afghans from voting in the presidential election. Politicians should respect their courage and must not let them down, says Florian Weigand....
01:17, 2019-09-29

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital, several casualties A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded in the Afghan capital on Friday, wounding four U.S. service members and causing a number of other casualties, officials said, in the second attack in the city in two days....
09:17, 2019-05-31

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least seven casualties A car bomb apparently targeted at a convoy of vehicles belonging to an international organization exploded in Kabul on Friday, killing or wounding at least seven people, officials said, the second attack in the Afghan capital in two days....
07:51, 2019-05-31

| Blasts as insurgents try to disrupt Afghan presidential election Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election, with a series of blasts reported across the country as voters headed to the polls and troops flooded the streets of the capital....
16:17, 2019-09-28

MD Helicopters gets $50.4M logistics support contract for Afghan Air Force MD Helicopters Inc. was awarded a $50.4 million contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F helicopters, the U.S. Defense Department announced....
21:51, 2019-08-26

"Everyone Ran Crying": 63 Killed In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Wedding A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul......
12:34, 2019-08-18

Suicide bombing kills 24 at Afghan president’s rally KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an exp...
18:51, 2019-09-17

Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban Germany, a leading donor and member of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, has been talking with the Taliban and the Afghan government in an effort to restart peace talks to end 18 years of conflict, officials said....
16:17, 2019-05-26

Mohammad Shahzad Accuses Afghan Board Of Conspiring Against Him Mohammad Shahzad was ruled out of World Cup 2019 ahead of the encounter against New Zealand following a knee injury that he sustained during a practice match against Pakistan....
23:34, 2019-06-10

Afghan Government Criticizes Proposed U.S.-Taliban Accord Kabul officials said the deal to withdraw U.S. and all other foreign forces from Afghanistan contains no clear penalties if the insurgency fails to comply....
20:34, 2019-09-05

US envoy launches new push on Afghan talks with Taliban Renewed efforts are underway to jumpstart stalled peace talks with the Taliban as a U.S. envoy is in Kabul and Pakistani and Afghan officials are meeting in Islamabad....
09:00, 2019-06-10

A Taliban Car Bomb in the Afghan Capital Kabul Has Killed at Least 10 (KABUL, Afghanistan) — A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a diplomatic area that also includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan government warnings that a preliminary U.S.-Taliban deal on ending...
22:00, 2019-09-05

Afghan football boss banned over 'sexual abuse' Fifa says Keramuudin Karim, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, "sexually abused" various players of the women's national team....
22:00, 2019-06-08

Afghan officials: 10 wounded in Kabul minibus bombing KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say 10 people were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to a minibus carrying government workers detonated in the capital of Kabul. Police spokesman Ferdus Faramarz says one of the wounded is in critical condition. Arab Haidari, from the religious affairs mi...
09:51, 2019-05-27

'They went to crazy lengths' - amazing Afghan films the world never got to see From the Afghan Abigail’s Party to the thriller made with live bullets, Mariam Ghani, daughter of the country’s president, has made a riveting documentary about five unfinished communist-era films‘I don’t know if I was completely prepared for my parents moving back to Afghanistan,” says Mariam Ghani...
16:34, 2019-06-06

Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country...
09:51, 2019-05-25

Taliban Attack Afghan City as They Talk Peace With U.S. Militants attacked from several directions on Kunduz city, which they have entered twice in recent years, even as peace negotiations continued in Qatar....
14:17, 2019-08-31

Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered....
09:34, 2019-05-28

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s. The 2020 Democratic candidates have one major goal for Afghanistan: Get out. They are struggling to differentiate themselves from a president they say has a feckless, isolationist view of American power....
12:51, 2019-09-16

China and US clash over ‘belt and road’ in Afghan resolution China and Russia are clashing with the U.S. and other Security Council members over China’s insistence on including a reference to Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” global building program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan...
02:17, 2019-09-17

Afghan president says he’ll visit Pakistan to improve ties KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country’s uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust and tit-for-tat accusations. In his message to mark Eid al-Fitr, th...
09:51, 2019-06-04

Taliban claim bomb attack in Afghan capital A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday in the center of Kabul, the Afghan capital, government officials said, with the blast rattling windows and doors in an area near embassies and government buildings....
10:51, 2019-09-05

Confusion as Afghan election frontrunners each claim victory Declaration by Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah mirrors poll chaos of five years agoThe frontrunners for Afghanistan’s presidency, the incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, have both declared victory, echoing an election crisis five years ago when competing claims by the tw...
22:51, 2019-09-30

Front-runners each claim victory in Afghan election The front-runners for Afghanistan's presidency, incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, have both declared victory, echoing an election crisis five years ago when competing claims by the two men led to months of turmoil....
14:34, 2019-09-30

To Start Afghan Withdrawal, U.S. Would Pull 5,400 Troops in 135 Days The lead American negotiator has told Afghan leaders that an agreement has been finalized “in principle” with the Taliban. It still needs approval from President Trump....
21:51, 2019-09-02

An Afghan Candidate Wrote His Will, Then Survived a Suicide Squad Attackers reached the office of Amrullah Saleh, President Ashraf Ghani’s running-mate, after setting off a car bomb. The battle lasted nearly seven hours, ending in a rooftop firefight and escape....
18:00, 2019-07-31

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says all peace efforts including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be directed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban. Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council on Wednesday he...
00:00, 2019-06-20

All-Afghan peace summit set for July, but on Taliban terms An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7-8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, apparently on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation...
01:34, 2019-07-03

Taliban: Afghan peace talks with U.S. '80-90 percent finished' Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban militant group have made "spectacular progress" during negotiations to finish nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, representatives said Wednesday....
09:51, 2019-07-04

Raytheon tapped for Afghan air force maintenance training Raytheon on Thursday announced a $108 million contract from the U.S. Army, awarded under a previous $2.4 billion deal, to develop a maintenance training program to help Afghanistan create a self-sustaining air force....
05:00, 2019-08-02

Young Afghan General Tries to Reform Police With American Way of War Coming up through elite U.S. and British training, he is a favorite of Western commanders. But his police forces are under siege, and corruption is still a problem....
09:17, 2019-07-12

Afghan Peace Negotiations Show Signs of Progress Afghan officials, who are part of a larger delegation, are expected to meet with Taliban representatives for the first time since peace negotiations started last year....
23:34, 2019-07-06

Russia, China Vie for Influence as U.S. Plans Afghan Exit As the U.S. seeks an exit from the Afghan war, Central Asia is on the cusp of a new era, with Russia and China vying for influence in a region that will no longer be dominated by America’s post-9/11 undertaking to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan....
15:51, 2019-06-18

Inter-Afghan dialogue makes 'substantive progress' U.S. Special Rep. Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday intra-Afghan dialogue, negotiated in most productive Taliban talks so far, is critical to the peace process....
03:51, 2019-07-07

| Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints Only a tangle of razor wire marks the entrance of a remote Afghan army checkpoint that may soon be shuttered as the government closes vulnerable outposts after years of losses to Taliban fighters and desertions....
11:17, 2019-06-18

Afghan capital Kabul rocked by powerful explosion The blast rattled windows in the Afghan capital and smoke was seen billowing over the city. At least 65 people were injured in the explosion, which took place during rush hour....
13:51, 2019-07-01

15 wounded after powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital early Monday, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul’s downtown area near the U.S. Embassy. At least 15 people have been wounded, said ambulance worker Ahmad Zahir. The explosion occurred as the streets in the...
12:34, 2019-07-01

34 Afghan Civilians Killed as Bus Hits Roadside Bomb Eyewitnesses in western Afghanistan described an inferno of blood and fire, a day after the United Nations raised alarms about civilian casualties in the spiraling war....
18:00, 2019-07-31

Germany deports teenage Afghan convicted in assaults BERLIN (AP) — Germany has deported an 18-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who was recently convicted over a string of assaults that prompted a public outcry. Authorities in the southern state of Bavaria said Wednesday the teenager was flown to Kabul together with 23 countrymen whose asylum bids had als...
15:51, 2019-05-22

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders are holding a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The three-day conference comes ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan next week. Ghani, his political opponents and a b...
15:34, 2019-06-22

| Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning....
04:51, 2019-08-01

President Trump Seeks Pakistan’s Help in Ending Afghan War (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump brought the leader of Pakistan to the White House on Monday to discuss a peace deal in neighboring Afghanistan, breezily declaring he could end the longest U.S. war in a week but doesn’t want to wipe the country “off the face of the earth.̶...
00:17, 2019-07-23

US Working With Pakistan To Find Way Out Of Afghan War: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the United States is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war......
20:17, 2019-07-22

U.S. to press Pakistan PM on Afghan peace, terrorism crackdown U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday amid their countries' strained relations....
01:34, 2019-07-22

Model claims former Afghan defense minister’s son raped her The wealthy son of the former Afghan defense minister stalked and raped a Manhattan fashion model after she rejected him, she charges in a shocking lawsuit. Sarah Goolden, a stunning blonde who’s modeled everything from lacy underwear to designer duds, accuses Hamed Wardak of attacking her twice dur...
07:34, 2019-07-21

Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital Kabul KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful explosion has rocked the Afghan capital, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul’s downtown area near the U.S. Embassy. The explosion early Monday occurred as the streets in the capital were packed with morning commuters. Officials and polic...
07:01, 2019-07-01

Afghan officials say car bomb kills 12, wounds scores Afghan officials say a car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed 12 people and wounded more than 150 others, many of them students attending a nearby school...
14:01, 2019-07-07

White House says Afghan peace talks are 'proceeding' President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statement....
02:34, 2019-08-17

All-Afghan conference brings country closer to peace An all-Afghan conference that brought together Afghanistan’s warring sides appears to get the country a step closer to peace with a statement that laid the foundations for a roadmap to end the war...
10:34, 2019-07-09

Taliban and Afghan government agree to reduce violence The Taliban and Afghan officials have agreed on a "promise to reduce violence," Germany's envoy says. Hosted by Qatar, the German-brokered talks could also spark progress in negotiations between the US and the Taliban....
03:34, 2019-07-09

US official: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog says lack of coordinated oversight of America’s spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country’s security forces. Washington’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, or...
10:17, 2019-06-21

Discussions On Afghan Peace Deal Go "Very Well", Says Trump's Spokesman The White House signaled progress Friday on preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisors went "very well."...
02:00, 2019-08-17

| Bangladesh rest off-form Tamim for Afghan Test Bangladesh have decided to rest out-of-form opener Tamim Iqbal for next month's one-off Test against Afghanistan following a request from the player....
17:34, 2019-08-17

Afghan women still face perils at home and in the workplace KABUL — Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent’s home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (20 cents). “Mena never forgot her duty towards our ...
14:38, 2019-05-21

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said....
00:51, 2019-08-18

Tensions over Afghan talks ended with Bolton's exit: sources U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies, with Bolton skeptical of Trump's outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his boss....
02:17, 2019-09-11

US's Special Envoy In Pak For Revival Of Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Pakistan to discuss revival of the peace talks with the Pakistani leaders and a possible meeting with a Taliban delegation headed by the......
12:00, 2019-10-02

Trump says he could win Afghan war and wipe country 'off the face of the Earth' – video Donald Trump has said that he could win the Afghanistan war 'in a week' adding that the country 'could be wiped off the face of the Earth. I don’t want to go that route'. The president made the claim sitting alongside the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, who is seeking to have more than $1bn in...
02:17, 2019-07-23

Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough and that further talks would be needed, Russian news agencies reported....
13:17, 2019-05-30

U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, to testify on Sept. 19, after the abrupt cancellation of talks with the country's Taliban militia....
00:17, 2019-09-13

Blast near Afghan military training center kills at least six: officials A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding six, police and security officials said....
13:17, 2019-05-30

Missing Millions Put an American-Funded Afghan College Under Scrutiny The American University of Afghanistan is at risk of closing after United States government investigators said they could not account for $63 million in spending....
13:17, 2019-05-30

Dozens Killed as Taliban Bombs in 4 Humvees Rip Through Afghan District Insurgents rammed the vehicles full of explosives into a compound that the government had moved once after militant fighters took over its original location....
21:17, 2019-06-30

Taliban militants claim responsibility for blast in Afghan capital A blast in the Afghan capital on Monday was part of an attack by Taliban fighters targeting the defense ministry compound in Kabul, the Islamist militant group said in a statement....
10:17, 2019-07-01

At Least 6 Dead In Suicide Blast Near Afghan Military Training Centre A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training centre in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding six, police and security officials said....
12:51, 2019-05-30

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the “indescribable loss” suffered by victims’ loved ones...
01:51, 2019-09-04

Turnout Soars, and Suspicion of Fraud With It, in Days After Afghan Vote Despite measures to prevent ballot stuffing, indications are that even a low turnout is marred with fraud. Attention focuses on the commissioners who can weed it out....
04:34, 2019-10-04

A Large Car Bomb Has Hit the Afghan Capital Kabul Near the Diplomatic Quarter KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a part of eastern Kabul near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. Firdaus Faramarz, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chi...
10:51, 2019-09-05

U.S. Deal With Taliban Meets Afghan Resistance as Violence Intensifies Officials say the deal lacks protections to ensure the Taliban keep their promises. “The people of Afghanistan have been bitten by this snake before.”...
01:00, 2019-09-06

Trump Cancels Peace Talks With Taliban, Afghan President President Trump said Saturday he called off a planned Camp David summit with Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after a Taliban bomb attack in Kabul killed an American soldier....
05:00, 2019-09-08

Afghan peace talks dead, U.S. to keep pressure on Taliban: Pompeo Talks on bringing peace to Afghanistan are on hold and the United States will keep pressuring Taliban militants for significant commitments while providing military support to Afghan troops, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
19:00, 2019-09-08

More Americans will die after Trump abruptly ends Afghan talks, Taliban say President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants, in a stunning reversal of efforts to forge a deal ending nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan....
23:00, 2019-09-08

FIFA accused of failing Afghan sexual abuse victims While FIFA celebrates women's football at the World Cup in France, it tramples it underfoot in other regions. For its president Gianni Infantino, the sexual abuse of Afghan national players is only an annoying side note....
02:51, 2019-07-05

‘No place for violence, intimidation or fraud’ in Afghan elections: UN chief All key actors in Afghanistan must “uphold their responsibility to support a peaceful, credible, transparent and inclusive electoral process”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Friday, the day before presidential elections are due to be held in the country, adding that “th...
19:00, 2019-09-27

Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’ The president also signaled he would withdraw United States troops from America’s longest war, following the collapse of a monthslong effort to ease violence in Afghanistan....
04:00, 2019-09-10

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars spent fighting narcotics....
09:17, 2019-06-07

Imran Khan Says He Will Try To Persuade Taliban To Meet Afghan Government Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try on his return home from the US visit to persuade the Taliban to meet with the Afghan government....
22:17, 2019-07-23

Afghan Taliban Sends Delegation Russia After Talks With US Collapse The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the......
00:17, 2019-09-15

Afghan Taliban meet with Chinese officials after talks with US collapse A Taliban delegation has met with China's special representatives for Afghanistan in Beijing. The meeting comes after US President Trump unexpectedly called off talks with the Taliban earlier this month....
04:34, 2019-09-23

Afghan Voters Head To Polls Amid Deadly Violence Afghans voted in presidential elections amid tight security Saturday, even as insurgents attacked polling centres in a series of blasts across the country that left at least one person dead....
17:17, 2019-09-28

35 Killed At Wedding Party During Nearby Afghan Army Raid At least 35 civilians were killed and 13 people were injured during an attack conducted by the Afghan government forces in southern Helmand province, two provincial officials said on Monday....
15:17, 2019-09-23

Police: Suicide car bomb hits Afghan capital, 7 casualties Police say car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy has exploded in an eastern neighborhood leaving seven Afghan casualties, in the second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the Afghan capital...
15:17, 2019-05-31

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid At least 40 civilians were killed Sunday night during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces on Taliban hideouts in the southern Helmand province, provincial officials said...
18:17, 2019-09-23

Dozens of Civilians Reported Killed in Afghan Commando Strike Officials said that as many as 40 people, including children, may have died during a raid on an insurgent stronghold in the southern province of Helmand....
19:51, 2019-09-23

Dozens killed as US-backed strike hits Afghan wedding The incident comes after the US ramped up airstrikes in Afghanistan, contributing to pro-government forces being responsible for more deaths than militants. Most of the dead in the airstrike were women and children....
21:51, 2019-09-23

1 killed, dozens wounded in Taliban attacks on Afghan election day Taliban militants killed one person and wounded dozens of others in attacks at polling stations, making a chaotic election day even worse for Afghans attempting to vote for a new president. Voters told the Associated Press they were afraid of the recent increase in violence that followed the collaps...
01:51, 2019-09-29

U.S. Envoy Points to Progress in Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad said that he is aiming by Sept. 1 to reach agreement with the insurgents on a road map for completing negotiations on a comprehensive settlement of the Afghan war. Looming over that deadline are already twice-postponed presidential elections, now scheduled for Sept....
19:01, 2019-07-07

Afghan car bomb kills 12 and wounds dozens, including students Attack on security forces in Ghazni comes as conference including Taliban starts in DohaA car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed at least eight members of the security forces and four civilians and wounded dozens, many of them students attending a nearby school.Hasan Raza Yousafi, a provincial c...
12:34, 2019-07-07

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan’s State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an “encouraging reduction” in the level of abuse since 2016. ...
14:38, 2019-05-21

Afghan voters defy attacks, delays to choose president Afghans braved the threat of militant attacks and delays at polling booths to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, a major test of the Western-backed government's ability to protect democracy against Taliban attempts to derail it....
14:51, 2019-09-28

Afghan presidential vote held in relative calm, but turnout low Tight security ensured Afghanistan's presidential election was held on Saturday in relative calm, though several small attacks, low turnout and complaints about the voting system heightened fears an unclear result could drive the country into further chaos....
00:51, 2019-09-29

Afghan peace talks: Renewed bid to kick-start progress Rival Afghan factions are set to meet in Doha on Sunday in an attempt to make headway in the country's long-stalled political deadlock. Qatar and Germany are brokering the talks, but expectations are low....
20:00, 2019-07-05

Police raid Australian public broadcaster over Afghan leak Australia's Federal Police have raided the offices of the national public broadcaster in connection to a 2017 story based on leaked military documents that indicated the country's military forces were being investigated for some of their actions in Afghanistan....
07:34, 2019-06-05

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65 Afghan security forces were battling gunmen on Monday who had forced their way into a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck exploded near a defense ministry compound during rush hour, injuring at least 65 people, authorities said....
10:17, 2019-07-01

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after Taliban blast injures 100 Afghan security forces on Monday were battling Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck exploded near the defense ministry at rush hour, injuring at least 100 people, including 35 children, officials said....
12:34, 2019-07-01

Blast at Rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Kills at Least 26 The blast missed Mr. Ghani, officials said. The bombing in northern Afghanistan comes in an election season that has labored under threats of violence by the Taliban....
13:17, 2019-09-17

Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 near Kabul academy KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the capital of Kabul has killed at least six people. The Interior Ministry says six others were wounded in the bombing on Thursday. A ministry statement says a soldier noticed a suspicious person and ap...
13:51, 2019-05-30

IS claims blast near Afghan military training center: Amaq Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near a military training center in the Afghan capital earlier on Thursday, the militant group said on its Amaq news agency....
15:34, 2019-05-30

China Signals Veto In Standoff with US Over Afghan UN Mission: Officials China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its Belt and Road......
17:17, 2019-09-17

Afghan president sees his chance after collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops out of his country, but upcoming elections could put him back at the heart of talks to end decades of war....
07:17, 2019-09-18

Afghan Presidential Election Opens Under Threat of Violence and Dispute With peace talks on hold, the Taliban have stepped up attacks, and Afghans fear that a bitterly contested presidential election could lead to political paralysis....
09:51, 2019-09-28

Afghan voters defy attacks, delays to vote for president Afghans braved the threat of militant attacks and delays at polling booths to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, a major test of the Western-backed Afghan government's ability to protect democracy despite Taliban attempts to derail the polls....
12:17, 2019-09-28

Explosion occurs near polling station in Afghan city of Kandahar An explosion occurred near a polling station in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president....
12:17, 2019-09-28

Biometric machines in Afghan vote improve after last year's glitches Biometric machines aimed at preventing fraud in Afghanistan's presidential election performed better than in a poll last year but still left voters waiting a long time to cast their ballots, election observers said on Saturday....
00:51, 2019-09-29

US, Taliban On "Threshold Of Agreement": US Afghan Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday as he concluded their latest talks....
06:17, 2019-09-01

Russia says ready to be guarantor for any Afghan peace deal between U.S. and Taliban Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday....
18:34, 2019-08-28

Ready To Be Guarantor For Afghan Peace Deal Between US, Taliban: Russia Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday....
20:00, 2019-08-28

Painting and scraping: An Afghan refugee's hopes for German residence When Afghan asylum seeker Yar Mohammad Haiqar found a job as a painter in a small Bavarian city, he couldn't stop smiling at what he hoped would be an opportunity to build a good life and a secure......
00:51, 2019-06-21

U.N. report says U.S. air strikes on Afghan drug labs unlawful, hit civilians U.S. air strikes on alleged Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan in May killed or wounded at least 39 civilians, including 14 children, and violated international humanitarian law as the victims were non-combatants, a United Nations report said on Wednesday....
17:00, 2019-10-09

Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2 An Afghan police official says a bomb exploded at a mosque in a western part of Kabul, killing two people, including the prayer leader, and wounding seven....
15:00, 2019-05-24

"All Options On Table": US Defence Chief On Trump's Afghan War Comment New US Defense Secretary Mark Esper picked his way through a political minefield in his first public meeting with the media Wednesday, skirting anything that could irritate his irascible boss......
12:34, 2019-08-29

Afghan president briefed on draft U.S. Taliban peace accord Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been briefed on a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban and will look at details of the deal before giving an opinion, his spokesman said on Monday, after meetings with the chief U.S. peace negotiator....
17:51, 2019-09-02

Afghan official: Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian Afghan officials say a confrontation with the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province has killed two members of the security forces and a civilian passer-by....
14:34, 2019-05-22

Bombing at Afghan Mosque Kills Popular Religious Scholar The attack, which killed two people in all, mirrored a Taliban strategy of targeting those with religious influence to exert the militant group’s power far from the battlefield....
21:00, 2019-05-24

Signs of Ballot-Box Stuffing Add Tension to Afghan Vote Count Despite measures to prevent fraud, indications point toward another marred presidential vote. Attention focuses on the commissioners who can weed it out....
10:00, 2019-10-04

U.N. Records 14,000 ‘Grave Violations’ Against Afghan Kids Over the Past Four Years (UNITED NATIONS) — Deteriorating security across Afghanistan in the past four years led to over 14,000 “grave violations” against children, including nearly 3,500 youngsters killed and over 9,000 injured, according to a U.N. report circulated Thursday. Secretary-General Antonio Gut...
08:00, 2019-10-04

Number of Deaths In Afghan Wedding Blast Rises To 80: Officials The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday....
10:34, 2019-08-21

Nadiem Amiri on the verge of Germany debut, with Afghan support Nadiem Amiri has received his first call-up to the Germany squad. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has also drawn plenty of attention and support from the country of his parents, Afghanistan....
21:17, 2019-10-08

Taliban threaten Afghan election, hail progress on pact with U.S. The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday denounced a presidential vote due next month as a sham and threatened to attack election rallies even as the militants and the United States reported significant progress on a deal to end America's longest war....
01:17, 2019-08-07

Afghan City Survives Third Taliban Assault, but Loses a Top Defender The war is increasingly fought as much on social media and television as it is on the battlefield. The city of Kunduz survived another siege, but a top spokesman did not....
00:51, 2019-09-01

Taliban launch ‘massive attack’ on Afghan city of Kunduz KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, and taken hospital patients as hostages, the government said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America’s longes...
18:51, 2019-08-31

Kashmir's Loss of Autonomy Clouds Afghan Peace Efforts India’s historic move to end the autonomous governing status of a disputed region threatens to complicate U.S. efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, while Indian authorities locked down the streets of Kashmir....
05:17, 2019-08-07

Afghan president pledges to root out IS after deadly wedding attack Responding to a weekend attack that killed at least 63 people, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani promised Monday to root out the Islamic State terror group from its hideouts and blamed the Taliban for supporting terror....
18:17, 2019-08-19

48 Dead After Blast Near Afghan Election Rally, President Escapes Unhurt Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt....
17:17, 2019-09-17

Taliban Make Good on Pledge to Strike Afghan Election Campaign Two attacks including one at a rally for President Ashraf Ghani killed at least 48 people, less than two weeks before the vote. Mr. Ghani was unhurt....
05:17, 2019-09-18

Terror attacks on Afghan schools leave millions with no formal education Terrorist attacks against schools in Afghanistan have forced more than 1,000 to close, meaning nearly half the nation's children won't get a formal education, UNICEF reports....
19:51, 2019-05-28

Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, as talks with US go on in Doha Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan city of Kunduz from multiple directions early Saturday morning, a Defense Ministry spokesman said -- the first major Taliban assault on the provincial capital since 2016....
14:17, 2019-08-31

Soccer: FIFA dragging its feet in Afghan sex abuse scandal, says coach World soccer's governing body FIFA has been dragging its feet and needs to urgently widen the investigation into a sexual abuse scandal involving Afghan women players, national coach Kelly Lindsey said in a letter to FIFA boss Gianni Infantino....
21:51, 2019-08-07

United Nations: U.S. airstrikes on Afghan drug facilities killed civilians U.S. airstrikes on suspected drug-production facilities in Afghanistan's southwestern provinces in May killed 39 civilians, a U.N. report released Wednesday found. U.S. military officials disputed the findings....
03:17, 2019-10-10

Taliban spokesman: Close to finishing a deal with United States to end Afghan war The Taliban and the United States are close to completing a peace agreement to end the 18-year Afghanistan war, according to the fundamentalist Islamic group....
20:51, 2019-08-29

Pakistan summons Afghan, Indian diplomats after soldiers, civilian killed Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a civilian woman....
09:17, 2019-09-15

Afghan journalist dies of wounds from blast at president's campaign office An Afghan journalist died in hospital on Wednesday of wounds suffered from the bombing of President Ashraf Ghani's election campaign office in the southern city of Kandahar, a television station official said....
10:34, 2019-09-25

FIFA bans former Afghan general secretary in sexual abuse inquiry Sayed Aghazada, the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), has been banned for five years and fined after FIFA's ethics committee found him guilty of violations relating to the abuse of female players....
05:17, 2019-10-12

Taliban claim bomb attack on Afghan police; 14 killed, 145 hurt The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday which the government said killed 14 people and wounded 145....
14:51, 2019-08-07

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Afghan Military Amid Uncertainty Over a Peace Deal The leader of the American and NATO missions in Afghanistan denied reports that support was being pulled back in anticipation of an agreement with the Taliban....
14:00, 2019-08-16

U.S. House committee reaches deal for testimony by Trump Afghan envoy U.S. President Donald Trump's top negotiator for Afghanistan will hold a briefing for the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, the panel said on Wednesday, after the committee subpoenaed him in frustration at his refusal to meet with its members....
02:34, 2019-09-19

Taliban, Afghan leaders agree to peace 'road map' ahead of U.S. talks Taliban officials and Afghan government leaders, acting in an unofficial capacity, said Tuesday they've ended two-days of meetings in Qatar with an eight-point road map for peace....
14:34, 2019-07-09

Stressing War’s Toll, Taliban and Afghan Representatives Agree to Peace Road Map In two days of often emotional discussions that for first time included the Afghan government, Taliban and Afghan officials called for ending civilian deaths and assuring women’s fundamental rights....
03:34, 2019-07-09

Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan with troop pullout possible President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides....
02:34, 2019-08-17

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them....
08:17, 2019-06-15

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban — but still fear their return KABUL, Afghanistan — Two yellow burqas are on display at a television station in Kabul, bright versions of the blue ghostlike garments some women in the capital still wear. For the young women at Zan TV they are relics, a reminder of a Taliban-ruled past that few of them can recall. Their generation...
02:51, 2019-08-27

United States ends $160M in Afghan aid amid government corruption The United States cut $100 million in planned aid for Afghanistan while withholding an additional $60 million due to government corruption and mismanagement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said....
09:51, 2019-09-20

Bomb Strikes Pakistan Mosque Frequented by Afghan Taliban Chief The bombing came as the United States and the Taliban near a deal. It was unclear whether the Taliban’s top leader Mawlawi Haibatullah was at the mosque....
19:00, 2019-08-16

Bomb in Afghan mosque kills senior cleric during Friday prayers A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding at least 20 men who had gathered for worship....
13:51, 2019-05-24

Three U.S. servicemen injured after Afghan police officer fires at NATO convoy An Afghan police officer fired on a NATO coalition convoy in Kandahar province on Monday, leaving three U.S. soldiers with non-life-threatening injuries....
21:17, 2019-09-23

At least 35 people at wedding party killed during Afghan army raid: officials At least 35 civilians attending a wedding party were killed and 13 people wounded during a raid by Afghan government forces on a militant hideout nearby, two officials in southern Helmand province said on Monday....
12:17, 2019-09-23

U.S. Commander Scott Miller: Pentagon not scaling back Afghan operations The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan denied reports Tuesday that the Pentagon is scaling down operations in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation....
10:51, 2019-08-14

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday....
17:34, 2019-05-24

AAR Defense Systems & Logistics awarded contract for Afghan Air Force C-130s AAR Defense Systems and Logistics received a $209.9 million contract for logistics support of the Afghanistan Air Force's C-130 planes, the Pentagon announced....
23:34, 2019-07-05

Letter Fails To Save 30 Afghan Farmers Killed By US In Drone Strike Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit......
04:51, 2019-09-20

U.S. Disputes Finding That Airstrikes on Afghan Drug Labs Killed 30 Civilians The American military said the facilities were funding the Taliban. But a United Nations report argued that those working in the labs were not “performing combat functions.”...
13:34, 2019-10-09

Afghan election sees big drop in voter numbers: unofficial estimate Afghanistan's presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at just over 2 million people or about 20 percent of registered voters, an official said on Sunday, amid concern that low participation could mar the vote....
20:17, 2019-09-29

Afghan musical prodigy sang in secret — and now he’s a Hunter College grad As a 5-year-old boy in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Elham Fanous and his dad sang in secret. “We had to close the door, curtains down, so no one would hear the sound of music, which was banned,” he told The Post. “We would be killed.” From that harsh childhood, Fanous has attained the American Dream. ...
05:17, 2019-06-09

Taliban to visit Pakistan, discuss failed Afghan peace talks An Afghan Taliban delegation will visit Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, the latest stop on a tour of regional powers after an Afghanistan peace process broke down....
08:00, 2019-10-02

Spike in Taliban attacks 'unhelpful' to Afghan peace push: U.S. general A spike in attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan has been "particularly unhelpful" to peace efforts there, a senior U.S. military commander cautioned on Saturday as he visited neighboring Pakistan, where many Taliban militants are based....
01:00, 2019-09-08

Taliban car bombing rocks Afghan capital near US Embassy; at least 3 dead, 30 wounded A car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a Kabul neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. At least three people were killed and another 30 wounded, a hospital director said....
12:51, 2019-09-05

"Kunduz City Cleared, Taliban Pushed Back": Afghan Official Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said this morning, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city....
14:17, 2019-09-01

Bomb blast kills Pakistani tribal elder near Afghan border Pakistani police say a pro-government tribal elder has been killed by a bomb planted in his vehicle in the country’s northwest near the Afghan border...
20:17, 2019-08-18

FIFA bans ex-Afghan football chief for life over sex abuse allegations Keramuudin Karim was also fined $1 million after world soccer's governing body received complaints that he sexually assaulted several female players. The controversy left the Afghan women's football team in tatters....
23:00, 2019-06-08

British Museum to return looted Afghan artefacts found at Heathrow Buddhist heads likely removed by Taliban will go on display before being sent to KabulFourth-century Buddhist terracotta heads probably hacked off by the Taliban and found stuffed in poorly made wooden crates at Heathrow are to be returned to Afghanistan where they will be star museum exhibits.The B...
17:17, 2019-07-08

Afghan troop numbers drop sharply in crackdown on 'ghost' soldiers There has been a sharp drop in the size of Afghanistan's National Defense Security Forces in the past few months due to changes in the way troops are counted and an effort to reduce the number of so-called "ghost" soldiers, a U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday....
08:01, 2019-08-01

Taliban Attack Afghan City Of Kunduz Amid Peace Talks With US Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for......
21:17, 2019-08-31

Americans' support for initial Afghan war declining, Gallup survey shows On the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a new survey said Wednesday Americans have a very divided view on the conflict in Afghanistan -- which, after 18 years, is still being fought by U.S. armed forces....
03:00, 2019-09-12

5 Killed In Taliban Attack On Kabul As US Envoy Visits Afghan Capital A massive explosion rocked central Kabul late Monday, killing at least five people in a Taliban-claimed attack near an international complex while the US special envoy leading talks with the......
08:51, 2019-09-03

At Afghan base, al Qaeda memories fresh 18 years after September 11 attacks It's shortly before sunrise, and Maryanna Swanson, a Navy nurse from Long Island, thinks she may run out of T-shirts for all of the runners showing up for a Sept. 11 memorial race that she's helping organize at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan....
04:00, 2019-09-12

Trump Tries Cooling Tensions With Pakistan to Speed Afghan Peace Talks The president gushed about the prospect of improved relations and trade with Pakistan if it helps negotiate a cease-fire to bring home American troops from Afghanistan....
00:17, 2019-07-23

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal....
08:51, 2019-08-18

Taliban says Trump's decision to cancel Afghan talks will mean U.S. lives lost The Taliban on Sunday said U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to cancel peace talks would lead to fresh losses to American lives in Afghanistan at a time when the insurgent group was ready to finalize a deal to end the war....
19:00, 2019-09-08

13 of Asia's most picturesque towns With its tropical islands, rice paddies, tea plantations, rugged mountains and sprawling megacities, Asia is a wonderland of diverse destinations. Among the mix, travelers can discover charming towns that deliver big on romance, history and beauty....
05:34, 2019-08-28

Where to go for the ultimate Asia experience With affordable flights, high-speed rails and increased international connectivity, it's easier than ever to visit Asia. Here are some of the continent's best destinations to consider for your next adventure....
15:00, 2019-06-03

Pompeo says US not asking Asia to take sides U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington isn’t asking any Asian nation to take sides in its engagement with the region, where China is battling for influence and aggressively expanding territorial claims in the South China Sea...
10:17, 2019-08-01

Asia Kate Dillon: ‘This Is Who I Am’ The nonbinary actor, who plays nonbinary characters in “Billions” and the new “John Wick” film, wants to expand the conversation around gender identity, onscreen and off....
17:00, 2019-05-26

| Juventus look to expand in Asia Italian champions Juventus have have announced that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants look to expand into the Asia-Pacific region....
02:17, 2019-08-22

Asia's next big island destination Vietnam is home to some 2,030 miles of beautiful coastline and hundreds of islands. But one in particular -- Phu Quoc -- is well on its way to contending with beach giants such as Phuket or Bali....
06:34, 2019-07-08

If you see this fish, kill it Invasive species can be a major problem no matter where they pop up. Whether plants or animals, species that are taken to new areas can rapidly disrupt the ecosystem and drive native species out, or even push them to extinction. In the United States, invasive fish species are unfortunately fairly co...
08:51, 2019-10-11

Capitalism Is Going to Kill Us All President Trump was asked at the G7 summit in France on Monday whether he had any general thoughts to share about climate change. Here is some of what Trump—who skipped a summit meeting on climate change earlier today—said in reply (emphasis mine):...
21:17, 2019-08-26

Holding in your need to pee could kill you We’ve all had that desperate urge to pee but not been in the most convenient place to go. However, it turns out holding it in is actually really detrimental to your health. While occasionally holding it shouldn’t do any damage, if you find yourself consistently avoiding going to the loo ...
20:17, 2019-07-31

Taliban car bomb kills at least eight Afghan security force members in Ghazni province Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and wounded over 50 civilians by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on Sunday, government officials and the Taliban said....
08:17, 2019-07-07

Afghan Voter Turnout Appears Light Amid Threats, Fraud Concerns Afghans trickled to polling stations to vote for a new president, their numbers depleted by fears of attacks by Taliban insurgents and concerns that fraud would render any vote meaningless....
19:51, 2019-09-29

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States....
23:17, 2019-08-18

Taliban threats, poll closures raise fears for credibility of Afghan elections  With the tense Afghan presidential election only days away, a wave of criticism has erupted over government efforts to protect voters from harm, with complaints that some polling sites are being left open in dangerous areas and that others are being closed for political reasons or will be vulnerable...
18:17, 2019-09-23

Former Afghan football president banned for life after being found guilty of sexual abuse "The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been banned from football for life after FIFA\u0027s ethics committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players, the global soccer body said on Saturday."...
18:17, 2019-06-08

FIFA bans Afghan football official for failure to act on sexual abuse scandal FIFA has banned an Afghan football official from all football-related activity for five years for failing to act over the country's sexual abuse scandal....
19:17, 2019-10-11

"Painful For Us": Imran Khan Blames Trump For Derailing Afghan Peace Deal Hours before a planned meeting with President Donald Trump, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed him for derailing a peace deal aimed at ending the longest-running war in U.S. history....
08:17, 2019-09-24

FIFA Bars Afghan Soccer Chief for Life After Sexual Assault Accusations Soccer’s governing body said Keramuddin Keram had been found guilty “of having abused his position and sexually abused various female players, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”...
23:01, 2019-06-08

Trump scraps secret meetings with Afghan, Taliban leaders after deadly bombing President Trump announced Saturday that he had canceled planned secret meetings at Camp David with Taliban and Afghan leaders after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bombing that killed a U.S. soldier, a Romanian soldier, and 10 civilians in Kabul earlier this week....
11:00, 2019-09-08

Home Office backtracks after refusing to give Afghan women visas for UK talk A trailblazing Afghan woman who climbed her country's highest mountain was initially refused entry to the UK to speak at a Royal Geographical Society event, Sky News can reveal....
15:17, 2019-09-24

Taliban Attacks Afghan Government Building Amid Talks In Qatar, 14 Killed A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival......
15:17, 2019-07-07

Multiple dead after suicide bomber rips through crowded Afghan wedding hall An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a crowded wedding hall in western Kabul on Saturday night, with witnesses reporting multiple casualties....
08:17, 2019-08-18

Afghan Coach Phil Simmons To Spill Beans On Chief Selector Post WC Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons indicated in a tweet that he will reveal how chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai's actions affected the team's preparation for World Cup 2019....
18:00, 2019-06-19

Taliban force Swedish charity to close dozens of Afghan health centers Taliban militants have forced a Swedish charity to close dozens of health centers in a central Afghan province, accusing it of failing to provide safety to civilians, the organization said on Wednesday....
12:34, 2019-07-17

Guterres welcomes conduct of Afghan elections, commends ‘all who braved security concerns’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the conduct of presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September and commended all Afghans “who exercised their democratic voice and upheld their right to vote, braving security concerns”....
08:00, 2019-10-02

Trump says he’s canceling Afghan peace talks, secret meeting with Taliban leaders President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was calling off “peace negotiations” with Taliban leadership after a U.S. service member was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trump tweeted that he was scheduled to hold a secret meeting at Camp David Sunday with Taliban leade...
07:00, 2019-09-09

Afghan president shuns foreign interference as U.S.-Taliban peace deal looms The Taliban control roughly half of Afghanistan and are at their strongest since the U.S.-led invasion toppled their five-year-old government in 2001....
19:00, 2019-08-11

Mike Pompeo Discusses Pak's Role In Afghan Peace Process With Imran Khan US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, during which he emphasised on the significant role of Pakistan in the Afghan peace process and......
07:17, 2019-07-24

Imran Khan's US visit — Afghan peace to dominate talks with Donald Trump Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality in Pakistan....
15:00, 2019-07-19

Afghan woman finds peace, hope in painting at Hungary migrant camp A young Afghan woman, who has been in a holding camp for asylum seekers on Hungary's border for months, gets only a faraway glimpse of trees from her home in a shipping container. So she paints trees, birds and flowers to help long days pass by....
16:51, 2019-08-09

‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told the Security Council on Tuesday, underscoring that they must be inclusive and represent “the whole spectrum of Afghan society”....
20:34, 2019-09-10

Leading Afghan football official banned by Fifa in relation to sexual abuse • Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada banned for five years• Aghazada failed to ‘report and prevent’ abuse of female playersThe former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation and current Asian Football Confederation executive committee member Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada has been banned from all foo...
22:17, 2019-10-11

Long, Rowdy Feud in Afghan Parliament Mirrors Wider Political Fragility Repeated episodes of violence over who will lead a body that was chosen in a disputed vote have raised concerns ahead of a crucial presidential election....
18:17, 2019-06-19

Li Na becomes Asia's first grand slam champion China's Li Na wins the 2011 French Open to become the first Asian player to win a grand slam. Republished as part of CNN World Sport's 25th anniversary....
06:00, 2019-05-22

Mi 9T All Set to Make Its Asia Debut on June 20 Mi 9T has received a date for its Asian debut. Mi 9T is a rebranded version of the Redmi K20, which was introduced in China last month. Mi 9T has been so far introduced in France, Italy, and Spain....
11:17, 2019-06-14

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex weddings Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Asia....
05:17, 2019-05-24

Why does Asia have millions of stateless people? Millions of people in Asia are not citizens of any country, and they live without legal rights or protection. Although modern conflicts shape the problem, statelessness is rooted in Asia's colonial past....
15:34, 2019-09-26

Taiwan holds Asia's first gay wedding A week after lawmakers took the historic step of legalizing gay marriage, the first same-sex couples have tied the knot in Taiwan. Yet the newly-weds are still subject to restrictions not faced by heterosexual couples....
14:17, 2019-05-24

Asia: Three decades of corporate achievement Asiamoney has recognized the most impressive companies across Asia-Pacific for the last three decades, publishing the Best Managed Companies Awards, the Corporate Governance Poll and Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll. For our anniversary edition, we have tallied the results to identify the best corp...
18:34, 2019-06-28

Financial institutions to watch in Asia Asiamoney has spent the past two months interviewing the chief executives of the biggest, most important and most disruptive financial institutions in the region. These firms have already made history – next, they will make the future....
02:00, 2019-09-27

US to deploy new missiles in Asia 'sooner rather than later' The White House has announced fresh plans to deploy intermediate-range missiles after the collapse of the INF Treaty. European officials have warned that the end of the Cold War-era treaty leave the continent at risk....
21:17, 2019-08-03

Just putting it out there: Please Netflix, don’t kill TV In this column, “Just putting this out there…,” we write about the odd ways we engage with tech and the unpopular opinions we form about it. You can read the rest of the articles in this series here. Ever since Netflix came along, TV stations have become pretty much pointless, right? I mean why go t...
13:51, 2019-10-13

Please Don't Kill My Emoji Family! Hello! This week we explore The Oldest House, yell about Fortnite, watch a weird wrestling match, listen to Claptrap, call Lovecraft a stupid child and kill our emoji family....
18:51, 2019-08-31

Cockroaches are becoming ‘nearly impossible’ to kill Cockroaches are quickly evolving to be resistant to pesticides and could soon be impossible to kill with chemicals alone, according to a new study. Researchers from Purdue University found that some German roaches, which are one of the most common types of cockroach in the UK, could pass down their ...
19:34, 2019-07-01

Cockroaches are becoming even harder to kill Cockroaches are becoming more and more resistant to insecticides. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.        ...
21:00, 2019-07-02

The Man Who Would Kill Horse Racing In a garden-variety suburb outside Albany—a recent July morning, but it could have been any morning—Patrick Battuello woke up at five, brewed a cup of coffee, and then sat at his computer to review the previous day’s horse races. He’s done this every day for the last six years. This was a Monday, an...
21:17, 2019-09-23

I saw my father kill himself when I was nine years old Traumatic memories can condemn you to reliving the past over and over. It may be useful, says Annalisa Barbieri, to seek professional helpI am a 17-year-old orphan. When I was growing up, my father was my rock, a gentle, caring single parent. He struggled with mental illness (I found out after he di...
18:17, 2019-05-31

The Rockies Tried Their Best To Kill The Yankees The Rockies and Yankees are having two very different seasons, with the Bronx Bombers having the best record in the American League and the purple lads from Colorado being trapped in a tailspin on the way to being the worst team in the National League not named the Marlins. Given that conventional m...
00:00, 2019-07-21

A 'Tag Yourself' Challenge to Kill You on Sight Politicon, which bills itself as “the Unconventional Political Convention” but is really just cable news live, is somehow in its fifth year of existence. I had no idea there were that many walking, talking lanyards in this godforsaken country, but here we are: The lineup for the latest festival of t...
21:00, 2019-09-10

Did Marvel just kill another Avenger? We always knew that some of our favorite heroes would die or retire in Avengers: Endgame, and that’s exactly what happened. The film delivered plenty of heartbreaking scenes as some of our favorite heroes departed the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As it stands now, two main characters perished an...
18:34, 2019-07-03

Amid Peace Talks, Taliban Launch ‘Massive Attack’ on Afghan City of Kunduz (KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, killing at least three civilians, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America’s long...
17:17, 2019-08-31

President Donald Trump hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan, says he has plan to end Afghan conflict During a White House meeting Monday with Pakistani leader Imran Khan, President Donald Trump said he's motivated to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan and has a plan to win it "in a very short period of time."...
03:34, 2019-07-23

Taliban Fighters Attack Afghan City of Kunduz Amid Talks to Finalize U.S. Withdrawal Afghan security forces fought to drive Taliban fighters out of the northern city of Kunduz, even as negotiators for the hard-line Islamist militia seek to complete a deal for withdrawal of U.S. troops....
02:51, 2019-09-01

Marine who used classified info to warn of Afghan insider attack should be reinstated, board finds A Marine Corps reserve officer who leaked classified information to warn fellow troops about an insider attack should be allowed to continue serving, a military panel has determined....
13:34, 2019-08-16

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 laborers and children to pluck the dry fruit....
01:51, 2019-09-20

Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication of how risky the pact may be is this: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign it, according to senior U.S., Afghan and European officials. T...
21:17, 2019-09-04

Afghan women fear renewed chapter of Sharia law and regression of rights under Taliban’s thumb With the possibility of the U.S.-Taliban peace deal looming in the very near future – which would likely see the withdrawal of almost all American troops – Afghans are bracing for the next chapter of life in the war-ravaged nation. But with the Taliban in the driving seat, it’s the women who have th...
21:34, 2019-07-24

‘The suffering will continue’: Groom mourns 63 killed at Afghan wedding amid U.S. withdrawal talks KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 63 people, including women and children, were killed after a suicide bomber struck at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital on Saturday. Another 182 people were injured in the late-night blast. The deadliest attack to hit Kabul this year comes as the Trump admin...
21:17, 2019-08-18

Afghan President Ghani Meets Pakistan's Imran Khan, Discuss Peace Efforts Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed peace efforts in the war-torn country and agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation......
03:51, 2019-06-28

Hezbollah cut down its forces in Syria: Nasrallah Iran-backed Hezbollah has reduced its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday....
00:00, 2019-07-13

US-led forces killed 1,300 civilians in IS airstrikes The US-led alliance has admitted to unintentionally killing more than 1,300 civilians in bombing raids against the "Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria. Monitoring groups say the real death toll is much higher....
22:51, 2019-05-31

Asian insurer FWD is expanding aggressively in Asia Over the past six years, insurer FWD Group has spent $6 billion to buy over firms in Asia. This has established the company's presence in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam....
12:34, 2019-09-20

Asia stocks capped ahead of Fed, oil on defensive Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks on Tuesday, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply concerns stemming from recent Middle East tensions....
03:34, 2019-06-18

Zero-waste: The women in Asia who gave up plastic China, Indonesia and Vietnam are among the worst polluters for plastic waste being dumped in the ocean. Meet the women in those countries trying to change that....
03:00, 2019-06-05

Asia's outstanding companies: Firms look further afield From Taiwan to India and all points in between, businesses are bracing for the fall-out from the US-China trade war – hence the search for new bases for manufacturing....
13:00, 2019-09-25

Nomadic takes location-based VR into Asia Nomadic is taking its virtual reality location-based centers, built on the foundation of Vertigo's successful Arizona Sunshine game, to Asia.Read More...
23:34, 2019-08-13

Asia’s mobile games make themselves at home in the U.S. As more APAC companies disrupt advertising in the U.S. and Tier 1 markets, we ask what this means for global advertisers and what they can learn from their APAC counterparts.Read More...
20:17, 2019-08-04

The Latest: 2021 Club World Cup likely to be in Asia FIFA vice president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain says Asia will likely host the newly expanded Club World Cup in 2021        ...
12:34, 2019-06-04

Another Emerging-Market Crisis May Be Brewing in Asia Pakistan has agreed its 13th IMF bailout since the 1980s. Steering a recovery may be a tougher task than winning the world cup for cricketer-turned-PM Imran Khan....
09:00, 2019-06-13

Asia markets mixed; Fed meeting set to kick off Markets in Asia were mixed in Tuesday morning trade as investors awaited the start of a closely-watched meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve, set to kick off later stateside....
05:17, 2019-06-18

Juventus eye Asia growth with bid for earlier kickoffs "Serie A should consider having earlier kickoffs to help grow the Asian audience and boost clubs\u0027 finances, Juventus chief revenue officer Giorgio Ricci has said."...
13:17, 2019-08-22

Asia shares sit still, await clarity on Fed policy Asian shares went flat on Thursday as uncertainty over the outlook for both U.S. interest rates and the chance of global fiscal stimulus sucked the life out of markets....
07:17, 2019-08-22

China warns US against Asia missile deployment Beijing "will be forced to take countermeasures," if the US deploys intermediate-range missiles in the region. A senior official also called on neighboring countries to "exercise prudence" about hosting any missiles....
11:00, 2019-08-06

The fundamentals of the oil market are weak: JBC Energy Asia Richard Gorry of JBC Energy Asia says geopolitics are keeping the oil markets "nice and healthy." He also says it's difficult to be very bullish on oil because of the rise of electric vehicles....
22:17, 2019-07-31

5G Adoption Will Be Slow Across Asia-Pacific: Moody's Moody's Investors Service had said that current business case for 5G is not compelling and adoption will be slow across Asia-Pacific. Lack of demand and a clear business case for deployment are likely......
22:51, 2019-07-01

Stocks in Asia set to slip after Dow drops for second consecutive day Stocks in Asia were set to slip on Wednesday following a overnight session on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 200 points....
02:00, 2019-05-30

COMMENTARY: China does not have to be Canada’s only partner in Asia Canada has a tense relationship with China, but strong ties with other Asian nations. Matthew Fisher says Canadian political leaders should discuss those options in the election....
18:34, 2019-10-07

Finance: Transformation stories in Asia, CEE and Africa Banking and capital markets in Asia, central and eastern Europe and Africa have been transformed over the last 50 years, but the change in Asia is particularly breath-taking....
16:01, 2019-05-21

Taiwan Holds First Gay Marriages In Historic Day For Asia Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality....
15:34, 2019-05-24

UK's IQE to acquire Singaporean JV in strategic shift to Asia Cardiff-based IQE Plc said on Thursday it would take complete ownership of its loss-making joint venture in Singapore to capitalise on supply chains in the Asian country and China's 5G market....
09:17, 2019-10-10

How multilateral development banks moved to Asia The alphabet soup of multilaterals in the region has become hard to understand during the past decade, so Euromoney tries to read between the acronyms to assess what impact they will make....
14:32, 2019-05-21

Marriage Equality Comes to Taiwan in a Historic First for Asia Tens of thousands of celebrators gathered outside Taiwan’s parliament on May 17, waving rainbow flags as the island’s government became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes at a moment of change for LGBTQ rights in Asia: even as nations like India–whose S...
16:17, 2019-05-23

Taiwan is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.        ...
15:34, 2019-05-21

2018: A “Bizarre Year” for the Asia-Pacific Judging by the headline-grabbing events from the Korean Peninsula to India, China, Japan and Australia, social mood across the region is in flux. Watch our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor, Mark Galasiewski, give you the highlights of the new, October issue....
14:32, 2019-05-21

Stocks in Asia set to decline following overnight Dow drop Stocks in Asia were poised to decline at the open on Wednesday following overnight declines on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 200 points....
02:51, 2019-05-29

"Looking For Someone To Kill": Man Jailed For Throwing Boy Off Balcony The man who walked into the Mall of America in Minnesota "looking for someone to kill" and then threw a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony was sentenced on Monday to nearly 20 years in prison....
04:51, 2019-06-04

Nepal explosions kill three, at least eight injured No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but police suspect a political splinter group. Three people have perished and several others have been wounded....
19:34, 2019-05-26

Man charged with trying to kill his father for a second time A Florida man free on bail after allegedly threatening to murder his parents two months ago plunged a kitchen knife into his dad’s neck in a second attempt to kill him, police said. Amir Beg, 33, was arrested Sunday on an attempted homicide charge after deputies found his father stabbed multip...
18:00, 2019-07-10

Monsoon rains kill 165 in India Heavy monsoon rains in India have killed more than 160 people as landslides and overflowing rivers flood villages across four states, according to local officials....
12:00, 2019-08-12

Dressed to kill: why we're obsessed with the clothes on TV Whether it’s Killing Eve’s stylish assassin or the pals in Friends, it’s TV, not models, that is inspiring our wardrobes – and with good reasonIt feels safe to say that at this moment, more people around the world are lusting after the style of a serial killer than ever before. That’s globalisation ...
18:51, 2019-06-22

Son cleared of trying to kill dad with wrench over mom’s fortune A Columbia University graduate dodged a potential life sentence Thursday after a jury acquitted him of attempted murder for allegedly torturing his father with a metal wrench for nearly four hours in a battle over his late mom’s $2 million fortune. It took the jury less than a day to find Jason Heyw...
10:17, 2019-08-02

Air pollution can kill you, even when it’s considered ‘safe’ The air quality in many major cities around the world falls well below acceptable limits, and the death toll is rising. However, a new study shows that even when air quality meets or exceeds established guidelines, it may still be dirty enough to claim lives, suggesting that we’re not doing ne...
01:17, 2019-08-23

Relax, meat might not kill you after all: study Science may be ending its years-long beef with red meat. A shocking new study has called into question one of the most firmly held nutrition guidelines of the past few decades: that beef and pork consumption should be limited to stave off disease. Now, researchers say the science behind that recomme...
06:17, 2019-10-01

Ten Years Later, Adam Gwon Is Looking to Kill The composer broke out with his touching musical “Ordinary Days.” He’s back with his biggest show yet, the ’70s-set tale of a treacherous burger cook with more than a resemblance to Macbeth....
21:17, 2019-10-08

How The Japanese Government Might Kill Arcades On October 1, 2019, consumption tax in Japan increased from 8 percent to 10. According to Jiji, the tax will not apply to food and drinks served in restaurants. It will be applied to arcade games....
16:34, 2019-10-07

‘They Came to Kill.’ Almost 5 Die Daily at Hands of Rio Police. Police operations left 558 Rio de Janeiro residents dead during the first four months of the year — the highest number since the state began keeping records 21 years ago....
22:00, 2019-05-26

Wasteland 3: Even the apocalypse can’t kill the One Percent Jeremy Kopman joined InXile Entertainment during what I consider the most exciting time in its history — the crowdfunding chapter. He signed on shortly after the Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland 2, working on another game that the indie RPG publisher would ask its players to help fund —...
19:51, 2019-09-02

Snakebites kill at least 80,000 people per year and probably more Statesman and former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan once called snakebites “the biggest public health crisis you’ve never heard of.” The World Health Organization is looking to change that....
11:51, 2019-05-23

Cockroaches could soon be almost impossible to kill with pesticides Most common household cockroach able to develop ‘cross resistance’ to multiple types of chemicals, US study findsCockroaches have become harder to kill and could soon be “almost impossible” to control using pesticides alone, according to a study funded by the United States housing department.Researc...
11:34, 2019-07-03

"One Of These Days They Will Kill Me," Says Murdered UP Cop's Wife The wife of the police officer killed in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, by a mob is in utter dejection over the bail granted to seven of the 33 accused in the case, including main accused Yogesh Raj.......
20:51, 2019-09-26

| India monsoon floods kill at least 100 Floods have killed at least 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands across much of India with the southern state of Kerala worst hit, authorities have said....
02:34, 2019-08-11

Beware the toxic algae that can kill your dog Letting your dog take a dip in a lake or pond on a hot day is one of the joys of summer. A number of dogs, however, have died recently after becoming exposed to toxic algae, highlighting the deadly threat posed by microscopic bacteria lurking in these waters....
04:51, 2019-08-14

Did AI kill off spam and we just didn’t notice? I was pwned online recently. My contact information was revealed to the internet by the Entertainment Software Association's leaky exhibitor portal. Luckily, confidential info like my SSN and birthdate were not spilled but I still found myself prepar......
21:51, 2019-09-11

Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2019 For every new innovation Apple announces at WWDC, there’s always a few app developers who clutch their pearls and whisper a pained “No.” That’s because Apple has a long history of taking problems solved by third-party apps and putting its own Cupertino-approved spin on things.Read more......
23:51, 2019-06-03

Nepal explosions kill 3, at least 8 injured No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but police suspect a political splinter group. Three people have died and several others have been wounded....
05:01, 2019-05-27

Afghan peace deal in doubt as American solider among dozen killed by Taliban bomb in Kabul The Taliban took credit for a car bomb that killed two NATO service members, including an American, a day after U.S. officials said they had the basis for a deal with the terrorist group....
20:34, 2019-09-05

President Trump Announces He Canceled a Secret Meeting with Taliban, Afghan Officials at Camp David (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent g...
16:34, 2019-09-08

Afghan asylum-seeker suspected in deadly France knife attack was in 'psychotic state,' prosecutor says An Afghan man suspected in a knife attack that killed a 19-year-old and injured eight other people at a metro station in France on Saturday was on drugs and in a “psychotic state,” according to a prosecutor. ...
08:17, 2019-09-04

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’ says UN mission chief, as Guterres calls for inclusive negotiations In the wake of a surge in violence across Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the “indescribable loss” suffered by victims’ loved ones...
07:34, 2019-09-05

Suicide bomber kills six at Afghan defense university; Moscow talks fail to deliver ceasefire The attack came after three days of Afghan talks in Moscow ended without any significant progress in ending the war or even the hoped-for announcement of a ceasefire to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan next week....
16:34, 2019-05-30

Guterres welcomes conduct of Afghan elections, commends ‘all who braved security concerns to uphold their right to vote’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the conduct of presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September and commended all Afghans “who exercised their democratic voice and upheld their right to vote, braving security concerns”....
09:17, 2019-09-30

Taliban negotiators arrive in Moscow days after Trump declares Afghan peace talks 'dead' A Taliban negotiating team arrived in Russia Friday, less than a week after President Trump announced that peace talks with the Islamic militant group in Afghanistan were "dead."...
02:00, 2019-09-14

Marianne Williamson: ‘Powerful forces’ are trying to keep me from debate Marianne Williamson has sensed a dark new energy — from her Democratic rivals. The longshot presidential candidate told party activists at the Iowa Wing Ding dinner Friday that other Dems in the race were working hard to keep her out of next month’s third debate. “There’s well-stra...
03:00, 2019-08-11

Tripoli's water supply cut-off by Haftar forces Libya's UN-backed government has blamed forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar for cutting off Tripoli's major water pipeline. A UN spokesperson said some Tripoli residents were already experiencing low water pressure....
15:34, 2019-05-21

Trump’s Tariff Barrage Forces the EU Into a Corner Former WTO chief Pascal Lamy says Europe should try to build a global trading system that cuts out the Americans. That’s a tall order for a soft power. ...
15:34, 2019-07-02

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said....
04:17, 2019-07-05

Forces That Drive Equity Select Sectors Equity sectors moved in tandem until 2014 when they drifted apart as their correlation weakened. Find out the fundamental and financial forces behind this....
23:00, 2019-06-06

Protest forces abrupt end to DHS Secretary speech Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan left an immigration policy conference Monday without speaking after protesters shouted him down. (Oct. 7)        ...
00:34, 2019-10-08

Five converging forces that are driving technological evolution Today’s digital age is delivering unparalleled technological innovations in which artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are combining to make devices and enterprises intelligent, responsive and ever more connected. This is paving the way for organisations to turn insig...
15:00, 2019-07-22

Deadly wildfire forces 100,000 to evacuate Los Angeles A wildfire that began in inland California on Thursday night has now reached Los Angeles. Firefighters are scrambling to contain the out-of-control blaze....
21:17, 2019-10-11

Syria Demands Immediate Withdrawal of U.S. and Turkish Forces, Again Syria’s foreign minister demanded both countries evacuate their forces from the war-ravaged country or face “countermeasures.” Syria has made such threats before without taking steps to enforce them....
06:51, 2019-09-29

Pompeo in Afghanistan: ‘We are prepared to remove our forces’ U.S. diplomats are reaching the final stages of a negotiation over Taliban obligations not to shelter terrorists if American forces leave Afghanistan, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
19:00, 2019-06-27

UN says war crimes may have been committed by US, Russian forces in Syria GENEVA – Airstrikes by US-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignored and war crimes may have been committed, United Nations investigators said on Wednesday. Syrian government and allied Russian warplanes are also condu...
04:00, 2019-09-12

Typhoon forces cancellation of key World Cup games Two Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for Saturday have been canceled on safety grounds as Super Typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan, tournament organizers announced at a press conference on Thursday....
16:51, 2019-10-10

NFL joining forces with Jay-Z, Roc Nation for events and activism The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entr...
23:34, 2019-08-13

| 9 killed as Sudan forces try to disperse sit-in - doctors Nine protesters were shot dead as Sudan's ruling military tried to break up a sit-in protest outside army headquarters in Khartoum, a doctors' committee close to demonstrators said....
13:17, 2019-06-03

Kashmir protesters clash with security forces People in India-administered Kashmir have once again taken to the streets to protest against New Delhi's decision to scrap the state's special status. The region has been in a state of lockdown in recent weeks....
06:51, 2019-08-24

Asia stocks decline as US-China trade war heats up China announced on Monday that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, beginning on June 1. The latest development from Beijing comes after U.S. President Donald Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese goods last week....
17:17, 2019-05-21

MLB scraps '20 Asia opener, eyes Europe return MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said it "wasn't the right time" to open the 2020 season in Asia as previously hoped, while saying he would like to have "sustained" play in Europe....
19:17, 2019-06-29

Trump arrives in Japan with his Asia policy in tatters Shinzo Abe's long game is paying off. Only a year ago, the Japanese Prime Minister was looking like the odd one out as US President Donald Trump cozied up to China's Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
05:17, 2019-05-24

U.S. Defense Secretary says he favors placing missiles in Asia U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, a day after the United States withdrew from a landmark arms control treaty....
13:51, 2019-08-03

Asia shares find support, still waiting on stimulus Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday after Wall Street got a boost from strong retail results, while bonds retreated as U.S. policy makers sounded conflicted on whether to cut interest rates as sharply as markets were wagering....
03:17, 2019-08-22

Asia trade mixed as new US-China tariffs go into effect Stocks in Asia were mixed in Monday morning trade as the latest round of U.S. and China tariffs kicked into effect over the weekend. Investors also digested a series of recent data releases on Chinese factory activity....
05:51, 2019-09-02

Humidity meets hedonism during Asia's most punishing F1 race Imagine driving at speeds so fast that it feels like a 45 kilogram dumbbell is pressing against your head, and you're wearing so much heavy gear that you're quickly drenched in sweat....
23:00, 2019-09-20

Asia stocks mixed as new US-China tariffs go into effect Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday as the latest round of U.S. and China tariffs kicked into effect over the weekend, while investors digested better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing activity....
14:17, 2019-09-02

There's 'enormous' growth in passenger demand in Asia: IATA Asia is "exposed" to the consequences of global trade wars, but passenger demand could help "compensate" for the impact that protectionist measures have on the airlines' cargo business, says Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport Association....
10:51, 2019-06-03

Chip Makers Can Muddle Through Asia Trade Spat Life just got a fraction tidier for chip makers.Trade relations between Japan and South Korea, two key countries for the industry, may be less messy than feared....
15:17, 2019-08-09