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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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Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.  

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Time to breathe life into India's languishing business environment

In a refreshing change of pace for the government, which has been reeling under challenging economic circumstances, the release of the World Bank’s Doing Business report provided some resp...

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