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Ghani rejects resignations of Afghan spy chief, ministers

Ghani rejects resignations of Afghan spy chief, ministers

Ashraf Ghani's powerful national security adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar had resigned, in a blow to the embattled unity government before parliamentary elections.

Federal rule imminent in India's Kashmir as government collapses

Federal rule imminent in India's Kashmir as government collapses

The Hindu nationalist party allied with the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2016 to rule the Muslim-majority state.

Prominent Kashmiri journalist shot dead in Srinagar

Prominent Kashmiri journalist shot dead in Srinagar

Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the local daily Rising Kashmir, was shot at close range by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen.

Security challenges loom over Buhari's re-election bid

Security challenges loom over Buhari's re-election bid

Muhammadu Buhari's pledge to end Boko Haram's militant insurgency in northeast Nigeria played a large part in his 2015 presidential election victory.

Nine killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

Nine killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

Seven militants were killed in a protracted overnight shootout with Indian forces in Dragad south of the capital Srinagar.

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday ...

Shafik's whereabouts unknown after return to Egypt

Shafik's whereabouts unknown after return to Egypt

Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, has been seen as the strongest potential opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to run for a second term next year.

Afghan airstrike kills 10 security forces in Helmand

Afghan airstrike kills 10 security forces in Helmand

At least nine Afghan police were wounded in the "erroneous" airstrike in Gereshk district and an investigation is under way, Helmand governor Hayatullah Hayat said.

Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won

Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his country had foiled Western designs to topple him but his army had not yet won the fight to end Syria's six-year-old insurgency.

26 Egyptian soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

26 Egyptian soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group is conducting an insurgency, the military said.

Congo finds 10 more mass graves in insurgency-hit Kasai region

Congo finds 10 more mass graves in insurgency-hit Kasai region

Congolese authorities have identified 10 more mass graves in a region where the military and militia fighters accuse each other of summary executions and burials.

More than two dozen people killed in multiple Pakistan blasts

More than two dozen people killed in multiple Pakistan blasts

Multiple blasts killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in two Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise.