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Thousands of mourners from Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community protested the killing of miners in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part of state education.

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

Millions more Afghans will need help in 2021: UN

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Millions more Afghans will need help in 2021: UN

Five million more Afghans will need assistance in the coming year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Iran says missile programme not up for negotiation

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Iran says missile programme not up for negotiation

The US wants the issue of Iran's controversial missile programme on the table during nuclear negotiations.

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US flies B-52s over Gulf in message for Iran

The two bombers looped near Qatar while keeping a "safe distance" from Iran's coastline, US defense officials said.

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Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

Iran and Afghanistan have opened a historic rail link in the hopes of increasing trade between the two countries.

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Taliban peace will help in fighting IS: Afghan official

Afghanistan's national security adviser said a successful peace process with the Taliban will help the government better fight the Islamic State ...

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Donors pledge $12 billion for Afghanistan, but under conditions

Afghanistan could receive $12 billion in aid over the next four years.

World must not turn away from <em>Afghanistan</em>: UN

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western ...

NATO chief insists allies will leave <em>Afghanistan</em> together

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NATO chief insists allies will leave Afghanistan together

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that members of the alliance would leave Afghanistan together, contradicting a new promise by ...

Sudanese PM says debate needed before normalisation with Israel

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Sudanese PM says debate needed before normalisation with Israel

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that a deep debate was needed within society before any normalisation deal was signed with ...

Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

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Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

A top Afghan official said some of the Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have resumed ...

NATO hails Afghan talks as 'historic opportunity'

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NATO hails Afghan talks as 'historic opportunity'

NATO took part in the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and then led the UN-mandated force to stabilise the country which at its ...

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Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Afghanistan's warring sides started negotiations on Saturday, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war.

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Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has vowed to 'keep fighting'

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Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

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Afghan authorities begin release of 'dangerous' Taliban prisoners

Afghan authorities announced they began to release 400 Taliban prisoners as part of the long-delayed peace talks between both sides.

Mortar blast at Afghan religious school kills 9 students

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Mortar blast at Afghan religious school kills 9 students

A mortar blast has killed nine children in northern Afghanistan.

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400 Afghan security personnel killed or wounded by Taliban

Violence had dropped across much of Afghanistan since the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on May 24, but officials have accused ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran says a surge in Covid-19 cases is due to 'increased testing', while Saudi Arabia infections exceeded 100,000 and Israel ...

<em>Afghanistan</em> warns of 'disaster' as virus infections surge

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Afghanistan warns of 'disaster' as virus infections surge

Afghan health authorities reported 761 new positive cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed infections to ...

Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

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Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

A popular and outspoken imam at a mosque in Kabul's fortified Green Zone was among two people killed in an attack on Tuesday.

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