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23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

KABUL: An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan. Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in western Herat province, said the crash happened today morning. He said four other people were injured in the... read more »

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in c...

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

 Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said on Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence. Only one man escaped the execution-style killing in Ghor province when... read more »

More cameras on Bahrain’s main roa...

More cameras on Bahrain’s main roads

MANAMA: Roadway surveillance is to be stepped up in a bid to ensure safety and reduce accidents. More cameras will be installed on main roads across Bahrain to regulate the flow of traffic and crack down on violators. Chaired by Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Cabinet... read more »

“no way” he’ll recognize Israel as a Jew...

“no way” he’ll recognize Israel as a Jewish state – Abbas

West Bank – The Palestinian President says there’s “no way” he’ll recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. Palestinians fear the two demands will be key elements of a U.S. peace proposal. Mahmoud Abbas... read more »

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Nepal poll panel prepares final election results

Kathmandu – After one-and-a-half-months, Nepal’s Election Commission has prepared the final results of the Nov 19 Constituent Assembly election, officials said Friday. The... read more »

Hasina's party fears Zia will change Bangladesh's name

Hasina’s party fears Zia will change Bangladesh’s name

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country’s name in case she returns to power. The... read more »

Explosives found outside Musharraf's house

Explosives found outside Musharraf’s house

Islamabad – Explosives were recovered from the vicinity of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse Monday, a media report said. According to police, five packets... read more »

Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromise or credibility

Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromise or credibility

By Ashok Dixit New Delhi – Bangladesh goes to polls on January 5 under a multi-party interim government formed by the ruling Awami League, but several questions are up in the air as a... read more »

Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind him against 'vendetta' treason case

Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind him against ‘vendetta...

Islamabad – Pakistan’s former President General Pervez Musharraf has denounced treason charges against him as a “vendetta”, saying that he had the backing of the... read more »