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Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack

Powerful police general killed, along with Kandahar governor and security chief, in shooting claimed by Taliban.

General Abdul Raziq

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Afghan election candidate killed in Taliban attack

Abdul Jabar Qahraman is the 10th candidate to be killed ahead of parliamentary polls boycotted by the Taliban.

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India's BJP changes Muslim name of Allahabad to Prayagraj

Hindu nationalist government in Uttar Pradesh changes Muslim name of historic city from Allahabad to Prayagraj.

Allahabad

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Afghan forces killed after fighters overrun checkpoint

At least seven security forces killed in the northern Samangan province amid growing violence before elections.

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Iranian security forces kidnapped on Pakistan border

Revolutionary Guards officers among those kidnapped in attack claimed by al-Qaeda-linked group on southeastern border.

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US, eight others, request briefing on Myanmar Rohingya crackdown

Countries want to hear from UN fact-finding mission after report that accused Myanmar's top generals of genocide.

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India: Akbar sues journalist Priya Ramani over #MeToo allegations

The lawsuit says that Ramani "intentionally put forward fabricated" allegations to harm his reputation.

MJ Akbar

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Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance

BNP forms alliance with centrist parties ahead of elections in bid to boost support after jailing of its leaders.

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Afghanistan elections: Explosion hits poll meeting in Takhar

At least 22 killed and 32 wounded after blast targets rally for the upcoming parliamentary polls boycotted by Taliban.

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Afghanistan: Taliban confirms talks with US peace envoy in Qatar

The Trump administration engages with the Taliban as it wants to wind down the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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Sri Lankans displaced by war wait for government to return land

The security forces, who occupied the land during and after the conflict ended in 2009, still retain control.

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