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Blast in Afghanistan kills 11, wounds 40

ASADABAD: At least 11 persons, including an Afghan militia commander, were killed and over 40 others wounded on Saturday in a suicide bomb attack in Asadabad, capital of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar near the border with Pakistan, according to the Khamaa Press website. The suicide bomber was riding a ...

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India won’t quit Siachen, says minister

NEW DELHI: India ruled out on Friday withdrawal of army personnel from Siachen Glacier and said Pakistan might occupy the strategic area if India vacated it. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Lok Sabha that vacating Siachen could lead to greater loss of lives. “I know we have to pay ...

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Syria ceasefire begins under US-Russia deal

DAMASCUS: Guns fell silent across Syria on Saturday after a landmark United Nations-backed ceasefire came into effect, as a special task force led by rivals Moscow and Washington prepared to begin monitoring the fledgling truce. On the stroke of midnight, firing stopped in suburbs around the capital and the devastated ...

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US to go ahead with F-16 sale, says State Department

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Friday defended the decision to sell F-16 aircraft to Pakistan and endorsed Islamabad’s position that the planes were being used in counter-terrorism operations. In a separate statement, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington appreciated the Obama administration’s determination to go ahead with the proposed sale. ...

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Libya denies presence of French troops to fight Daesh

Muslim Times Libya’s internationally recognized government has denied media reports that French special forces are engaged in covert military operations against Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the North African state. Government spokesman Hatem el-Ouraybi said on Thursday the recognized government “didn’t allow and won’t allow any foreign forces to enter Libyan ...

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South Africa student protesters set university on fire

Muslim Times Authorities at a South African university have called on students to abandon the premises following a move by them to torch some buildings there during a violent protest. Students at North-West University set fire to an administration building and science center at the campus in the city of Mahikeng, ...

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India to put nuclear-armed submarine into operation

Muslim Times NEW DELHI (Web Desk/ AFP) – India is close to becoming the world’s sixth country to have its first home-built nuclear submarine, reported Bloomberg. The country is all set to to put a nuclear-armed submarine into operation, as it detailed billion-dollar projects to arm its navy with warships, ...

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Former Afghan governor kidnapped in Pakistan rescued

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – A former governor of Afghanistan’s Herat province who was kidnapped from a market in an upscale district of Islamabad this month has been recovered, the Afghan Consulate in Peshawar confirmed today (Friday). Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi was going to a restaurant in a market in F-7 sector ...

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Four killed, 26 missing after Russian mine accident

Muslim Times MOSCOW (AFP) – Four miners were killed and 26 were missing after a pit collapse in northern Russia, in the latest tragedy to hit the accident-prone industry, investigators said on Friday. A total of 110 people were on duty at the Severnaya coal mine in the remote Komi ...

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