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Afghan civilian casualties at record high in 2016: UN

A total of 3,498 civilians killed and 7,920 wounded in 2016, in part due to increase in ISIL attacks and air raids.

Afghan security forces

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Scores dead in heavy snowfall in Afghanistan, Pakistan

At least 84 reported dead in avalanches, house collapses across eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.

snowfall

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UN lifts sanctions against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Hezb-i-Islami leader removed from UN sanctions list following the signing of a peace deal with the Afghan government.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

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US air raids hit Afghan Taliban after tunnel attack

Taliban attack on an army post led to intense fighting with Afghan forces in Helmand, causing deaths on both sides.

Helmand's 14 districts

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Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Critics call plan to relocate Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to 6,000-acre island "terrible".

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Six heroin labs destroyed in Afghan crackdown

Raids conducted in country that is not only a world leader in producing drugs, but also a leading consumer.

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Missing activist Salman Haider reunited with family

Salman Haider and Ahmed Raza Naseer say they are safe, as fate of three others - missing for weeks - remains unclear.

Karachi

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India: Governor resigns after 'ladies club' allegations

Meghalaya state governor resigns after a petition signed by more than 80 employees accuses him of sexual misconduct.

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Avalanches kill 10 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

At least 14 people killed, including 10 soldiers, in three separate avalanches in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Time to leave Afghanistan, Taliban tell Donald Trump

Nothing achieved in 15 years of war except bloodshed and destruction, say the Taliban in an open letter to US president.

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TV host Aamir Liaquat banned over 'hate speech'

Media regulator bans popular TV personality Aamir Liaquat after he accused abducted activists of blasphemy.

Aamir Liaquat

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