South Asia News Headlines

Rebel Afghan governor gives way after political deal

An Afghan provincial governor who had defied President Ashraf Ghani's order to leave office agreed to step down on Tuesday but scores of armed men gathered in front of his compound as a standoff continued over the position of his deputy.

Three killed in blast in Afghan city

An explosion killed at least three tribal elders and wounded two when it hit a hotel in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, officials said.

Second Afghan governor defies President Ghani

A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed government in Kabul.