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Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

A local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Haroon Bilour, was among those killed in the attack in the city of Peshawar late on Tuesday.

Afghan police launch search for kidnapped villagers

Afghan police launch search for kidnapped villagers

Afghan police on Sunday launched a search and rescue operation two days after at least 70 villagers were kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.

Seven Afghan troops killed in northern district

Seven Afghan troops killed in northern district

At least seven Afghan troops have been killed and 20 wounded in three days of intense fighting with Taliban militants in a district in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when militants attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces.

Kidnapped Pakistanis working for oil firm plead for help

Kidnapped Pakistanis working for oil firm plead for help

Six Pakistanis working for a Polish oil company who were kidnapped by Taliban militants in November pleaded for their lives in a video released on Tuesday by a militant faction.

Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants

Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants

A suspected US drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and multiple intelligence sources said on Thursday.

Sharif orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

Sharif orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

Pakistan on Monday ordered the border with Afghanistan to be reopened "immediately", a month after it was closed amid soaring tensions as Islamabad and Kabul accused one another of providing safe haven for militants.

Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of Kunduz

Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of Kunduz

Afghan forces were conducting clearing operations in Kunduz early Tuesday, warning that Taliban militants were hiding in civilian homes after an hours-long assault on the city repelled with the help of Nato air support.

Work resumes at Brazil arena hit by deaths

Work resumes at Brazil arena hit by deaths

Construction work yesterday resumed at a Sao Paulo stadium that will host next year’s World Cup opener, five days after an accident left two dead.