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U.S. aid to Pakistan shrinks amid mounting frustration over militants


WASHINGTON Pakistan's continued support for resurgent militant groups hostile to the United States, coupled with warming U.S. military and business relations with India, is sharply diminishing Islamabad’s strategic importance as an ally to Washington, U.S. military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials and outside experts said.

Gunmen kill seven in ambush in Pakistan's southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan Gunmen in Pakistan killed six soldiers and a provincial government official in an ambush on their convoy in the insurgency plagued southwest province of Baluchistan, a senior official in the region said on Friday.

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American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning

KABUL/ISLAMABAD With its spacious, leafy campus, foreign professors and English-language MBAs, the American University in Kabul offers young Afghan students the kind of Western-style education unimaginable for most of their peers.

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Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 13

KABUL Thirteen people, including students and a professor, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that had students leaping from the windows in panic, the Afghan government said on Thursday. | Video

Top News, World, 25 Aug 2016

All U.S. citizens at university in Afghanistan accounted for after attack - State Dept

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it has accounted for all U.S. citizens at the American University in Afghanistan, one day after a gun and bomb attack at the compound in Kabul killed 12 people. [nL3N1B556M]

25 Aug 2016

Bangladesh police arrest militant suspected of killing publisher

DHAKA Police in Bangladesh have arrested the main suspect in the killing of a publisher who was hacked to death by Islamist militants last October, the head of the police counter-terrorism unit in Dhaka said on Wednesday.

Top News, World 24 Aug 2016

Karachi's mayor-elect vows to run city from behind bars

KARACHI The mayor-elect of Karachi, detained last month on allegations that he helped militants and criminals, vowed on Wednesday to run Pakistan's largest and richest city from his prison cell.

Top News, World 24 Aug 2016

Sri Lankan reforms aims to simplify tax, increase base, compliance -minister

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's new government is drafting reforms aimed at simplifying taxes, widening the tax base and increasing compliance, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Wednesday.

Business, 24 Aug 2016

Afghan migrant found shot dead in Serbian woods

BELGRADE A 20-year old Afghan migrant was shot dead in woods in Serbia near the border with Bulgaria overnight, the defence ministry said.

World 24 Aug 2016

Pakistan forces seal MQM party headquarters after TV station attack

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani paramilitary forces raided the headquarters of a powerful political party in the port city of Karachi on Tuesday after its London-based leader incited supporters to storm the office of a television channel the day before.

Top News, World, 23 Aug 2016

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