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Afghanistan Elections. The poll is seen as a crucial test for next year's presidential election and an important milestone ahead of a UN meeting in Geneva in November where Afghanistan is under pressure to show progress on "democratic processes".
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Top Afghan police chief killed in Kandahar shooting The most important power broker in southern Afghanistan has been shot dead just days before parliamentary elections, along with at least one other top official, leaving a power vacuum in the Taliban’s birthplace.
Clashes at Myanmar garment factory leave dozens injured Workers say they set up a union two years ago to fight for their rights after enduring abuse from managers, limited toilet breaks and unbearably hot working conditions.
BTS Makes History. South Korean seven-member boy band, which topped the US charts this year, is among the magazine’s list of ‘Next Generation Leaders’ as it continues its world tour.
Warning shot? China sells US Treasury bonds amid trade war China has sold $3 billion of sovereign dollar bonds. This is only the third such move by Beijing in the last 14 years, and the first involving bonds with a 30-year maturity.
England Wins 3rd ODI. Morgan's runs were the difference between the two sides and he was named the man of the match.
PTI deletes tweet calling Nawaz Sharif 'beggar' over IMF bailout The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Lahore unit recently deleted a tweet from October 2015, wherein they termed then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a beggar over borrowing funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Pakistan navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties Pakistan's navy is no longer part of the counter-piracy Combined Task Force (CTF) that operates in the western Indian Ocean
Russia-India trade turnover to triple by 2025 The volume of trade between Russia and India has been growing and exceeded $10 billion last year.
Pakistan cuts Chinese 'Silk Road' rail project by $2 billion due to debt concerns The megaproject to revamp the colonial-era line stretching 1,872 km (1,163 miles) from Karachi to the northwestern city of Peshawar was initially priced at $8.2 billion, but wrangling over costs has led to delays.
Ranbir and Neetu did not attend Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral. Here's why? Her funeral was held on Monday evening and some of the biggest names from Bollywood were seen in attendance, including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
Why Gen Bajwa is in China. Dawood, in an interview with the Financial Times, also suggested the CPEC contracts had been unfairly negotiated by the previous government and were too favorable to the Chinese. Later he said the comments were taken out of context, but did not dispute their veracity.
Mike Pompeo in Pakistan US believes that a Pakistani crackdown on the militants could be pivotal in deciding the outcome of the long-running war in Afghanistan.
Kabul Attacked. Twin bombings at a sports club in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks in the Afghan capital.
Afghan Migrants in Iran. Half the Afghans in Iran are undocumented and most are employed in the informal economy
PPP, PML-N likely to field joint presidential candidate. The two main opposition parties in Pakistan, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), have, reportedly, reached an understanding to field a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election in the country next month.
Pakistan visit not political: Navjot Sidhu Under fire for the Pakistan visit, Navjot Singh Sidhu asserted it was a personal invite from Imran Khan. Sidhu explained that he was unable to attend Vajpayee’s funeral as the news reached him late.
Pakistan's Imran Khan declares victory in disputed election It is a stunning rise for an anti-corruption crusader who spent much of his political career on the fringes of Pakistani politics.
ISIS Claim Attack on Mastung, Pakistan. At least 128 people, including Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, were killed and nearly 200 others injured in a suicide attack in Balochistan
Assam register: Four million risk losing India citizenship India has published a list which effectively strips about four million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.
A new start or rerun in Korean Peninsula The highly choreographed meeting was performed by the two lead actors almost exactly as scripted. But many impromptu moments of congeniality, which drew laughs from the audience as well as from the actors themselves, highlighted the two sides’ eagerness to make the summit a success.
Koreas Talk Peace The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all.
Why is Pakistan afraid of happy women? While the stoically suffering woman is embraced, the happy woman can’t even get a foot in the door.
A Worrying New World Order The EU has been slow to act in the Caucasus, and too wary of upsetting Russia, concedes one deeply Atlanticist minister. But the sad reality is that, in Georgia, “the Americans have been struggling to know what to do.” It is a revealing comment
US approaches Moscow for truce? The summit would aim at resolving longstanding differences between the U.S. and Russia on issues including Syria, Ukraine, and nuclear arms control.
China May Get World's Largest Gas Field Because of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Iran has threatened to give petroleum giant Total's stake in the South Pars gas fields to China if the French company could not secure protection from U.S. nuclear-related sanctions.
Iraq Election Results Shock US and Iran. Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxy
North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site The news follows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this month.
Pakistan Impose Restrictions on US Diplomats The move comes after the U.S. required Pakistani diplomats to get permission five days in advance to travel more than 25 miles from their embassy.
U.S. Soldiers Secretly Fighting Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen, Report Says U.S. Army Special Forces have been covertly aiding in Saudi Arabia's war against Zaidi Shiite Muslim insurgents in neighboring Yemen, where the rebels control the capital and often fire ballistic missiles, according to a new report by The New York Times.
China Levi Tariffs on US Goods. Beijing will hit 106 American products, including soybean, automobiles, and chemicals, with a 25-percent tariff in response to US levies on Chinese goods, says country's finance ministry.
Western Allies Urged Investment in Wahabi Mosques, Saudi Arabia Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman told Washington Post that spread of Wahabism in overseas countries was done at request from Western Countries.
Facebook Violated Laws Protecting User Privacy, South Korea. The Korea Communication Commission (KCC) slapped Facebook with a 396 million won ($370,000) fine for violating a law against damaging the interests of users.
Turkey, the most dangerous country. Analysts believe Turkey as the most dangerous in the Middle East region. Because Erdogan is a wild card who shifts his allegiances every five minutes and has so much to prove. Many have equally applied the same argument toward Israel.
Muslim Woman to Stand Against Putin in Russian Elections. Aina Gamzatova, a successful journalist and the head of Russia's largest Muslim media holding, was nominated as a presidential candidate by a local initiative group in the Russian Republic of Dagestan in late December and is running as an independent.
India leads in global milk production India has outpaced the global milk production with an annual growth rate of 5.53% compared with the 2.09% achieved globally.
German pilots refuse to deport rejected asylum seekers Pilots in Germany are refusing to deport rejected asylum seekers, leading to the cancellation of more than 200 flights.
Traditional Chinese Medics Endanger Public Health, Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese government has restricted insurance reimbursements for 26 types of traditional medicine injections to larger hospitals, a bid to discourage use in small clinics where emergency treatment for allergies isn’t available.
China Courting Myanmar. Today, the U.S. seems to be in retreat from Southeast Asia under the Trump administration.
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Life Sentence Upheld Badie, 74, was convicted for his role in violence that broke out in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia days after the army, led by then General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, toppled President Mohamed Mursi.
Cow Protection Vigilantes Continue Killing Muslims in India The dead man, Ummar Khan, and two other men were transporting cows.
Donald Trump may not be able to scrap Nuclear Deal with Iran, why? It is in Americas interest that the deal moves on, advisor to the US President put a hold on the unholy desire. Subscribe to Current Affairs Digest to read special report on thorny issues White House is facing today.
Anti Israel views may deprive Hurricane Harvey Victims of State Support Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
Saudi King visit to Russia Saudi King reaches out to Putin to help increase oil prices.
US to Drop Pakistan as Ally - sanctions in the offing? US State department is contemplating over dropping Pakistan's name from non-NATO ally to put more pressure on the country. Having supported successive dictators in Pakistan, there is a realization in the US administration that the time now is to back India.
Pakistan US Relations at the Lowest Recent statement of the US President has raised concerns in Pakistan's ruling class for stopping the aid. People of Pakistan finally take a sigh of relief.
Imran Khan Strongly Criticizes Musharraf Imran Khan has urged Pakistan never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.
Top 10 Influential Pakistanis after Jinnah. Abdul Sattar Edhi, Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan has been listed as Pakistan's most influential persons after Jinnah - reads cover story of monthly Herald.
Trump’s threat akin to ‘sound of a dog barking’ – N. Korea US President Donald Trump’s fiery threat to “totally destroy” North Korea amounted to “the sound of a dog barking,” Pyongyang said, adding that Trump’s warnings are just a nonsensical “dog dream.”
Maduro Claims Election Win Maduro had insisted that a new constituent assembly would help restore peace in the oil-rich nation. But analysts warned that the vote was likely to further heighten tensions within the country – and further isolate it on the diplomatic stage.
State of Israel May Not Last for Another 10 Years, Report Irrational fear of Israel’s destruction is deeper than just the bleak view of Jewish history and interpretations of Biblical message. Subscribe to Current Affairs Digest to read special report on existence of the State of Israel.
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