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Afghanistan: At least twelve killed in Kabul suicide blast

More than 30 wounded in attack at the entrance of a government building in the west of Kabul, an official said.

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First monsoon rains pound Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Rights groups warn congested Rohingya camps are not equipped to handle monsoon and cyclone seasons.

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Spate of deadly attacks hit Afghanistan amid Eid ceasefire

At least 19 people, including 10 Taliban fighters, killed in separate incidents days after ceasefire deal was announced.

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Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's lawyers quit corruption trial in protest

The lawyers quit after the court rejected their petition seeking indefinite extension to the corruption trial.

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Afghan Taliban announces Eid ceasefire for first time

Surprise ceasefire comes after the government told security forces to halt operations against the Taliban until June 20.

Eid ceasefire

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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

Ashraf Ghani tells security forces to cease operations against the armed group until June 20.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani

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Kabul religious gathering hit by deadly suicide bombing

Suicide attacker detonated his explosives near a tent where Muslim scholars had gathered to discuss peace efforts.

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Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: report

Despite efforts to improve girls' education in Afghanistan, just one in three currently attends school, UNICEF reports.

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Taliban 'categorically reject' claim of dialogue with Kabul

Taliban 'categorically reject' a statement by a US general about 'off stage' dialogue between Kabul and armed group.

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Myanmar and UN agree on steps for Rohingya repatriation

The agreement calls for a framework of cooperation that will lead to the 'voluntary' and 'safe' return of refugees.

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In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

Name-change to Indo-Pacific Command underscores the growing importance of India to the Pentagon.

Trump attends a briefing at US Pacific Command

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