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The Taliban’s Assault on Yamagan of Badakhshan

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Taliban have seized Yamagan district of Badakhshan province. According to the reports, Badakhshan police have confirmed seizure of the district by Taliban fighters while officials in Kabul maintain that resistance from local police forces are going and backup forces have been dispatched. It seems that at the height of the seasonal fighting and ahead of the election runof ...

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China, Iran And Russia: Restructuring The Global Order

By: Seyed Mohammad Marandi Powerful countries are alarmed by the threats against Russia as they see themselves as potential future targets. At the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) that opens May 20 in Shanghai, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will meet with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among other thing ...

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Time for new blood

By: Dr Massoumeh Torfeh New Afghan government must dispense with strongmen and cronies to give new generation a chance. The Afghan elections were hailed as a major victory for a country gripped by war and terror for over 35 years. Almost seven million voters - 36 percent of them women - came out to say a resounding "no" to the terror of the Taliban, and a clear "yes" to the ballot box. Yet the inconclusive ...

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US Indicts China Officials Over Cyber Spying

Five Chinese individuals charged for allegedly hacking into US companies to gain trade secrets. The United States has indicted five Chinese military officials with cyber espionage charges for allegedly hacking into US companies to gain trade secrets, the Justice Department has said, publicly accusing China of cyber spying for the first time. The department said on Monday that the hackers targeted US compani ...

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Dozens Dead In Yemen Clashes

Fighting between army and Houthi rebels leave at least eight soldiers and 30 fighters dead in country's northeast. Clashes between Yemen's army and Houthi rebels have left dozens of people dead in a rebel stronghold in the country's northeast. Military sources told Al Jazeera that at least eight soldiers were killed in Tuesday's fighting in Amran city. Local officials said as many as 30 rebels were also kil ...

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Deadly Train Crash Near Moscow

Passenger train on its way to Moldova collides with freight train, killing at least four people. A passenger train on its way to Moldova has collided with a freight train near Moscow, killing at least four people and injuring many others, a spokeswoman for Russia's Emergencies Ministry said. Police said two of the passenger train's carriages had overturned after the collision on Tuesday. The reason for the ...

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Philippine Hackers Claim Attacking 195 Chinese Webites

A group of self-proclaimed Filipino hackers has hacked nearly 200 Chinese websites in protest of alleged bullying by China, the group said here on Tuesday. The group, which first came into popularity in 2012 after hacking different Philippine government websites to protest against the Cybercrime Law, claimed in its Facebook page that it has hacked 195 Chinese government and commercial websites since May 18. ...

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Modi Meets Indian President, Stakes Claim To Form Next Gov’t

India's prime minister designate Narendra Modi Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee at the latter 's official residence in the national capital, and claimed his right to form the next government. The 63-year-old hardline Hindu politician met the president barely a couple of hours after he was formally named as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s parliamentary party leader, thus officially becoming the prim ...

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Pakistani PM Orders Early Release of Chinese Tourist

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday afternoon took notice of the kidnapping of a Chinese tourist from the country's northwestern district of Dera Ismail Khan, local media reported. Sharif issued directives to the Interior Ministry and other concerned authorities to make a quick coordination between the security departments for early the release of the abducted tourist. Earlier on Tuesday, local ...

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Act Now On Afghanistan, Obama Admin Told

An eminent think-tank on Monday asked the Obama administration to clearly inform the Afghan people and the incoming government about the conditions for continued support and make sure they accepted the American terms. "The Administration has already waited far too long to determine whether the US will stay in Afghanistan on realistic terms and to create clear plans for the kind of funding and advisory prese ...

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32 Students Wounded In Roof Cave-In

Thirty-two school students and a teacher were injured on Tuesday when the roof of their classroom collapsed in the Kork area on the outskirts of the capital of Sar-i-Pul province. Sar-i-Pul Civil Hospital official Dr Niamatullah Yaldash confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News receiving 32 wounded students, aged between 6 and 7 years. Up to 50 students were in the classroom when the roof caved in. At least four of ...

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Taliban Capture District in Badakhshan

Taliban captured the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province after a fierce clash with local forces, an official said on Tuesday. Following a multi-pronged attack, the insurgents overran the district as the government failed to provide air support to its security forces, said the administrative head of Yamgan. Nawroz Mohammad Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News that no concrete action -- barring so ...

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Stop Pakistani Attacks, Senators Urge UN

The Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to mount pressure on Pakistan to stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan. Pakistan has been accused of shelling Afghan areas, particularly the eastern province of Kunar, along the Durand Line over the past three years, causing casualties and displacement. One such incursion occurred on May 15 into the Maroof d ...

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Busy Kabul-Mazar Highway Reopens

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: The Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway, blocked by recent floods, has been reopened for traffic, an official said on Tuesday. Recent floods destroyed a 100-kilometre portion of the highway in the Tash Qarghan Tangi area of Khulam district of northern Balkh province. Eng. Niamatullah Nasrat, an official of the public works department, told Pajhwok Afghan News efforts were underway to build an alter ...

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Pakistani Forces Withdraw From Zero-Point Area

KANDAHAR CITY: Pakistani forces have withdrawn from the Zero Point area along the Durand Line in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province to their permanent bases, de-escalating new tensions between the neighboring countries, an official said on Tuesday. Last week, Pakistani forces started constructing new military installations two kilometres inside the Zero Point area in Maroof district, with Afg ...

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Provincial council Result have been released

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) announced Tuesday that the vote results for the provincial council election have been released. Noor Mohammad Noor, spokesman for the Independent Election commission of Afghanistan (IEC) said the preliminary vote results for provincial council election has been published on the IEC website The vote results for provincial council election were released ...

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Iraq’s Maliki ‘Set To Win Elections’

Preliminary results show Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki winning largest share of seats in last month's polls.   Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition won the most seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority, leaving him in the driver's seat to retain his post despite vocal opposition. Monday’s results from the election commission showed Maliki's State of Law alliance garne ...

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Putin Orders Troops Near Ukraine To Withdraw

Putin orders defence minister to withdraw forces involved in drills in three border regions to home bases, Kremlin says. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops deployed near Ukraine to return to their home bases, while fighting continued in the eastern parts of the country. Putin on Monday ordered Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to pull back forces involved in "planned spring" drills in the Rost ...

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Indonesia Installs Top Businessman As Economic Chief Minister

JAKARTA, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday officially installed one of the richest men in the country, Chairul Tanjung, as coordinating minister for economy at the State Palace. Tanjung replaces Hatta Rajasa who resigned last week for competing the July presidential polls, as running mate of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto from the Indonesian Great Movement Party. Tanjung, 51, ...

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Family Breaks Silence To Defend Captain Of Missing Malaysian Flight MH370

CANBERRA, The brother-in-law of Zaharie Ahmad Shah, Captain of Malaysian Airline flight MH370, spoke out for the first time publicly in a program by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) broadcast on Monday night, saying reports about the captain having family problems or hijacking the plane in a political protest are "completely false". Asuad Khan spoke on behalf of his sister and wife of Captain Zahar ...

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