21 killed in Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul, one of which specifically targeted journalists

21 killed in Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul, one of which specifically targeted journalists

At least 21 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and three other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday. The second explosion came minutes after the first targeted reporters at the scene, police spokesperson Kabul Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP. “The bomber disguised himself as a journalist and detonated himself among the crowd.”

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Colombo, February 8 (newsin.asia): Wednesday’s stunning performance by a symphony orchestra comprising Sri Lankan and Indian musicians under the baton of Indo-American Viswa Subbaraman, led the audience to believe that it was time South Asia, torn by conflicts for the last 70 years, eschewed animosities and conflicts and got together to revive those strands of South Asian history which had...

China asks citizens to avoid touring Maldives till political situation stabilizes

China asks citizens to avoid touring Maldives till political situation stabilizes

Male, February 5 (newsin.asia) The Chinese government on Monday asked the country's tourists to avoid visiting the Maldives until the political situation in the tropical tourist destination stabilizes. "Chinese citizens who are preparing in the near term to go to the Maldives, should not go there before the situation on the ground stabilizes," Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Geng...

Taliban uses ambulance bomb to kill 95 and injure 195 in Kabul

Taliban uses ambulance bomb to kill 95 and injure 195 in Kabul

Kabul, January 27 (AFP): An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. The Taliban-claimed assault -- the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a...

Abducted Afghan Deputy Governor of Kunar Province returns home

Abducted Afghan Deputy Governor of Kunar Province returns home

Kabul, January 6 (Express Tribune): An Afghan official abducted in Peshawar last October, has been freed by his captors and returned home. Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, was kidnapped while visiting a doctor in Peshawar, near the border. No one has claimed the kidnapping, and it's unclear who abducted him. Ahmadi is a member of...

China defends Pakistan as India and Afghanistan back Trump

China defends Pakistan as India and Afghanistan back Trump

Washington, January 2 (Reuters): India and Afghanistan have hailed US President Donald Trump’s strong indictment of Pakistan for failing to cooperate in the global war against terror. But China has defended Pakistan saying that it has cooperated and that the world should recognize that. Trump said, on Monday, that the United States had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion...

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