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5 Haqqani militants killed in Afghan raid

Five militants of Haqqani militant group were killed in an Afghan Air Force-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Paktika province, the country's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

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NATO summit to focus on Afghan conflict on second day

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday plan to move beyond US President Donald Trump's demands for higher defence spending and focus on the conflict in Afghanistan on the second day of the meet here underscored by transatlantic tensions.

10 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

At least 10 people, mostly civilians, were killed and four others were wounded on Tuesday in a suicide attack on a security checkpost in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Pompeo in Afghanistan on surprise visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to the Afghanistan capital on Monday.

Sikhs among 19 killed in Afghan suicide blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an Afghan city of Jalalabad, where President Ashraf Ghani was to hold a meeting with provincial officials, killing at least 19 people, many of them Sikhs, officials said on Sunday.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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