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Afghanistan’s chief executive courts Indian investment

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah urged Indian businesses on Wednesday to invest in the conflict-torn nation where China and Pakistan have also been jostling for a foothold. India is one of the leading donor nations to Afghanistan and the largest in the South Asia region, but trade between ...

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10 Indian soldiers go missing after avalanche hits glacier

SRINAGAR: Ten Indian soldiers were feared buried in an avalanche that hit Siachen Glacier in the India-held portion of Kashmir on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post on the glacier at an altitude of 19,000 feet, Colonel S.D. Goswami said. “In ...

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Japan orders military to destroy N Korean missile

Japan has put its military on alert and ordered it to destroy any missile fired by North Korea that may threaten the country amid reports of an imminent launch by Pyongyang. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani issued the order after reports of suspicious activity at Pyongyang’s main satellite complex, media reports said on Friday. ...

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Russia warns citizens against Daesh hostage taking in Turkey

Russia has warned its citizens that the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh is planning to kidnap Russian nationals in Turkey and take them hostage. “According to the competent agencies, leaders of the Daesh terrorist group plan to take hostages from among Russian citizens in Turkey,” Russia’s federal tourism agency said in ...

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