Jalaluddin Haqqani has died after a long illness, the Taliban announced on Tuesday.

92 ViewsHaqqani rose to prominence as a guerrilla leader in the U.S.-backed campaign against Soviet forces occupying Afghanistan but later allied himself with the Taliban, fighting American troops after the Taliban were ousted in 2001. Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, […]

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Bangladesh TV Journalist Subarna Akter Hacked to Death

127 ViewsJournalists in Pabna form a human chain and demand that suspects in the killing of Subarna Akter Nodi be brought to justice, A female journalist was hacked to death at the doorstep of her residence in northern Bangladesh’s Pabna district Tuesday night, leading to the arrest of her ex-husband’s father on Wednesday morning. Subarna […]

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On arrival available for Lankans in Laos

118 ViewsThe Laos Foreign Affairs Ministry had confirmed that, with effect from August 1, Sri Lankan citizens holding valid travel documents could apply for visa on arrival at international border checkpoints in Laos, a statement issued by the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said, yesterday. Within the ASEAN citizens have visa free travel, which has led […]

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Pakistan election: Imran wins, but needs to support form the new Government

144 Views Pakistan election officials announced Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party won 109 of the 269 seats being contested Official results show cricket star Imran Khan won in Pakistan’s polls but he will have to seek out allies to form a coalition government. After a tediously slow count, Pakistan election officials Friday announced Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf […]

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Pakistan: Imran khan the PTI party is ahead.

62 ViewsImran Khan has early lead as Shahbaz Sharif cries foul after voters turn out in record numbers With nearly half the votes counted, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, is in a commanding lead.But supporters of jailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the counting process was an assault on democracy. The stock market shot up nearly 2 per […]

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Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m

35 ViewsThe “most serious breach of personal data” in Singapore’s history took place last month, with 1.5 million SingHealth patients’ records accessed and copied while 160,000 of those had their outpatient dispensed medicines’ records taken, according to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information. Among those affected was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, with the […]

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