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Afghanistan Army would collapse in 6 months without US support: President Ghani

Agencies, Washington Acknowledging his government’s ‘almost absolute’ dependence on the US, President Ashraf Ghani has said the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months on its own. But Gen John Nicholson, the commander...

US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Agencies, Washington The US Government is days away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration, an agency news report said on Thursday. Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a stopgap measure that would fund federal...

Kazakhstan bus blaze kills 52

Agencies, Astana A bus fire in north-western Kazakhstan has killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry has said, according to an ABC News report. The fire broke out near the village...

Nations to consider more N.Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

Agencies, Vancouver Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did...

In Syria, over 30 children killed in two weeks: UNICEF

Agencies, United Nations In the first fortnight of the year 2018, more than 30 children were killed in escalating violence in Syria’s East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United...

Trump takes on Sen Dick Durbin over ‘shithole’ remark

Agencies, Washington US President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week, the BBC News reported on Tuesday. Mr Trump also said the allegation...

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against “un-Islamic” suicide bombings

Agencies, Islamabad More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. The South Asian nation has for years been plagued...

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa

Agencies, Islamabad More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday. For years, Pakistan has been plagued by violence by Islamist...