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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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Afghan government ends ceasefire with Taliban, resumes offensive

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced an end to his government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban on Saturday and ordered the security forces to resume their anti-militancy operations.

Afghan President meets British FM in Kabul

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson

Taliban key commander among 12 killed in Afghanistan

A key Taliban commander was among 12 militants who were killed on Monday as security forces repulsed an attack by the militant group to overrun a district in Afghanistan's Faryab province, officials said.

Over 5mn Afghan refugees return home in 16 years: UNHCR

More than 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) statement said in Kabul? on Wednesday.

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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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