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Seven die in a day as Bangladesh's Covid-19 toll increases to 27,785

We must respond to communal instigators: Home Minister

Case against Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam dismissed

21 lakh women in social safety net

Religious violence: PM Hasina tells Home Minister to initiate action

Shi’ite Muslims will be targeted everywhere, threatens Islamic State

Kabul: Terror group Islamic State has said Shi’ite Muslims will be targeted everywhere by them.

At least 32 dead, dozens injured in Shiite mosque blast in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Kabul, October 16: A powerful explosion rocked a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during prayers on Friday, killing at least 32 people and leaving more than 50 others wounded, AFP reported citing local health officials.

Afghanistan: US, Taliban officials to engage in dialogue in Doha

Kabul, October 9: A US delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said.

Taliban Minister says graduates of 2000-2020 are of no use to country

Kabul, October 6: The Taliban government issued yet another bizarre diktat by which those who have graduated from high schools during the past twenty years are of no use to the country.

Pandora Papers Leak: Over 700 Pakistanis, including names from Pak PM Imran Khan's Cabinet, feature

Islamabad: Names of over 700 Pakistanis have come up in the latest leak called Pandora Papers, which features a huge tranche of leaked data on offshore companies that is larger in size and scope than the Panama Papers.

‘Urgent’ international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief

New York, October 1: An “urgent” international response is needed to prevent the crisis in Myanmar from becoming a “catastrophe” in the heart of Southeast Asia and beyond, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. In a report sent to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the UN chief also said he feared that the military’s grip on power would become increasingly difficult to counter.

Pakistan might be the next victim of extremism after the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan

Kabul, September 28: Afghanistan has a unique relationship with Pakistan compared to other neighboring countries. The two countries have a 2,570-km border area and long-standing close trade exchanges. Apart from religious bigotry, there are also ethnic, cultural and linguistic similarities across a wide area on both sides of the border.

Impossible for us to recognise Taliban govt: Italian FM

Kabul/Rome, September 27: Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has said it is impossible for his nation to recognize the Taliban government.

Afghanistan's Refugee Problem: Fear of disasters both in and outside the country

Kabul, September 23: The refugee problem is expected to escalate as locals seek to flee Afghanistan in the aftermath of Taliban occupation. Even before the Taliban came to power, groups of Afghans were fleeing the country. Later that exodus is taking terrible shape as many more people are desperate to leave the country. As a result, a long-term crisis has arisen in the country, experts say.

Kabul airport officially opens for domestic, international flights

Kabul, September 20: Kabul's only airport has officially opened for domestic and international commercial flights, a source in the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority told Sputnik.

Joblessness spiked in Pakistan in 2018-19: Survey

Islamabad: Pakistan's unemployment rate jumped from 5.8 percent in 2017-18 to 6.9 percent in 2018-19, as per data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS)recently.

Seven Pakistani soldiers die during exchange of fire with terrorists

Islamabad, September 18: At least seven Pakistani soldiers were killed during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Pakistan's  South Waziristan tribal district on Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday.

Taliban recruits Chinese cyber spies to help snoop on Afghanistan civilians

Kabul, September 16: The Taliban insurgents have recruited Chinese cyber spies to help them snoop on Afghan civilians, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents assault woman, abduct five members of her family in Kabul

Kabul, September 15: Taliban insurgents on Saturday assaulted a woman and  abducted five of her family members in Kabul city, media reports said.

Afghan embassy in Rome marks 20th death anniversary of guerrilla commander Massoud with symposium

Rome: A  high-level symposium was recently hosted in Rome to mark the 20th death anniversary of Afghanistan’s guerrilla commander Ahmed Shah Massoud. The event was hosted on Friday by the Embassy of Afghanistan.