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India tightens security ahead of verdict on contested religious site

08 Nov 2019

MUMBAI, India India deployed more than 5,000 troops and police in the northern town of Ayodhya and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm, ahead of an expected court ruling on Saturday over control of a religious site violently disputed by Hindus and Muslims.

India ramps up security ahead of verdict on contested religious site

08 Nov 2019

MUMBAI, India Nov 8 India has increased security a week before the Supreme Court rules on a disputed religious site that has been fiercely contested by majority Hindus and Muslims for decades, police and home ministry officials said on Friday.

Afghan presidential vote held in relative calm, but turnout low

28 Sep 2019

KABUL Tight security ensured Afghanistan's presidential election was held on Saturday in relative calm, though several small attacks, low turnout and complaints about the voting system heightened fears an unclear result could drive the country into further chaos. | Video

Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens presidential poll

26 Sep 2019

KABUL Afghanistan deployed more than 100,000 troops and police on Thursday to guard polling stations in a presidential election which the Taliban has threatened to disrupt with suicide bombings and rocket attacks.

Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

22 Sep 2019

KABUL A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing on Sunday to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

Afghanistan's Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing

23 Sep 2019

KABUL A Taliban delegation met China's special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Afghanistan braces for deadly attacks as Taliban vow to disrupt presidential election

19 Sep 2019

KABUL A deadly suicide bombing this week near an election rally in central Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak came as a sharp reminder of the risks to a ballot set for the end of next week in the shadow of failed peace talks.

Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul

05 Sep 2019

KABUL A Taliban suicide blast in the centre of Kabul killed at least 10 civilians and two NATO soldiers on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international military force and the U.S. embassy. | Video

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80 - officials

21 Aug 2019

KABUL The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.

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