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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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Mattis meets Afghan President, assures long-term support

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis made a surprise visit to the Afghan capital on Friday and in a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani assured Washington's long-term support to Afghanistan.  

Over 200,000 Afghans displaced in 7 months: UN agency

More than 200,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by conflict in the first seven months of 2018, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan said on Wednesday.

Founder of militant Afghan Haqqani network dies

The founder of the Haqqani militant network has died after several years of illness, the Afghan Taliban has announced.

Taliban key commander among 10 killed in Afghanistan

Taliban key commander Mullah Hemmatullah was among 10 killed as the Afghan government aircrafts targeted the militant group's hideout in the country's Nawbahar district.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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