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B'desh extends lockdown for another week

Dhaka |Monday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST

Bangladesh has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for yet another week to counter the spike in coronavirus infections, an official said on Monday.

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What lies behind Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan's challenge to the state?

Islamabad |Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST

Pakistan's government has been put under a severe challenge and test by an Islamist party, which has wreaked havoc in the country this week with its anti-France protests, demanding the government to e

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No meeting scheduled with Jaishankar in UAE: Pak FM

Islamabad |Monday, 2021 8:15:07 PM IST

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is on a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has ruled out backchannel talks with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar, who is also in

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Amid violence in Pakistan, Dutch leader joins controversy

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST

As violence continues in Lahore and other parts of Pakistan, Dutch businessman and right-wing politician Geert Wilders has joined the controversy over the ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party in Pakista

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Afghanistan ready for coalition forces' pull out: Ghani

Kabul |Monday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that the country has long been ready for the US and NATO-led coalition forces' withdrawal.

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Tens of thousands killed in 2 decades of Afghan conflict

Kabul |Sunday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

The last two decades of conflict in Afghanistan that started with the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, including civilians, security personn

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Top Hefazat militant arrested in B'desh

Dhaka |Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST

The Detective Branch (DB) of the Bangladesh Police on Sunday arrested Mamunul Haque, Joint Secretary of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit.

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Pak FM embarks on UAE visit

Islamabad |Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has embarked on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the Foreign Ministryin Islamabad.

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8 family members killed in Afghan mosque shooting

Kabul |Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST

At least eight members of a family were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a mosque in Afghanistans Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.

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3 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack

Kabul |Sunday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST

Three police constables were killed when one of their colleagues turned his gun against them in Afghanistan's Badghis province, the latest in a string of insider attacks, an official confirmed on Sund

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'Expel BNP snakes responsible for member's disappearance'

Dhaka |Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST

Mirza Abbas, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has urged the expulsion of some "snakes" from the party who he held responsible for the 2012 disappearance of another senior

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Pak to begin inoculation for 50-59 age group from April 21

Islamabad |Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST

Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced its decision to start the vaccination of people in the 50-59 age group against Covid-19 from April 21, it was reported on Sunday.

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