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Suicide bomber targets Afghan election official in Kabul - police

KABUL A suicide bomber targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission during the morning rush hour in the capital Kabul on Saturday, killing his driver and wounding several passersby.

Afghan president sacks security officials over fall of Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday dismissed national security agency officials who he said had neglected their duty to defend the northern city of Kunduz, which Taliban militants briefly captured in September.

26 Nov 2015

Islamic State claims attack on Bangladesh Shi'ite shrine; one dead

DHAKA Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Bangladesh on Thursday, killing a cleric and wounding three other people, the second attack on the country's tiny Shia Muslim community in a month. | Video

World, Top News 27 Nov 2015

Prominent Pakistani opposition figure charged with aiding terrorists

KARACHI, Pakistan A Pakistani court ordered a prominent opposition politician close to former president Asif Ali Zardari into police custody on Thursday on charges of aiding terrorists in a case his party has called politically motivated.

Top News, World 26 Nov 2015

Pakistani Baluch rebels release video of leader they say is alive

ISLAMABAD Baluch separatist rebels in Pakistan released a video on Thursday purporting to show that leader Allah Nazar, who the Pakistani government believed it had killed in a raid in August, was alive and leading the insurgency.

World 27 Nov 2015

Norway advertises stricter asylum rules in Afghan newspapers

OSLO Norway is telling Afghans that its door is not as open as it was to migrants, advertising its stricter asylum rules in Afghan newspapers as part of a campaign to limit the number of people hoping to reach the Nordic country for protection.

World 26 Nov 2015

Human error led to deadly U.S. strike on Afghan hospital - military

WASHINGTON A U.S. investigation found that the deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error, a top U.S. military commander said on Wednesday. | Video

Top News, World 26 Nov 2015

Bangladesh says kills military chief of banned Islamist group

DHAKA Bangladesh police commandos killed the suspected military chief of a banned Islamist group in a shootout in the capital, a police commissioner said on Thursday, as security forces step up a hunt for militants behind a spate of attacks.

World 26 Nov 2015

As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge - experts

THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.

26 Nov 2015

Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the mines in 10 countries, the largest number since 2006, researchers said on Thursday.

World 27 Nov 2015

Movie Review: Tamasha

If there is one thing to be said for Imtiaz Ali's films, they are intensely personal statements. Whether you identify with his films or not mostly depends on whether your life experiences match those of his characters.

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