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U.S. air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader – official

Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin was accused of plotting the September 20, 2008 bombing on a Marriott Hotel in Islamabad

Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin was accused of plotting the September 20, 2008 ...

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U.S. air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader – official

(UPDATED) Two 'powerful' blasts go off some 400 yards from the hideout, targeting a huge ...

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Blasts kill 3 as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Ravindra Gaikwad, a Member of Parliament for the Shiv Sena party, claims the attendant ...

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Indian politician admits hitting air steward 25 times with slipper

The Wall Street Journal reports prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese ...

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U.S. suspects North Korea behind $81M Bangladesh theft – report

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif orders the two main crossings on the long, porous border be ...

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Pakistan PM orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

'As he was carrying explosives we primarily suspect him of being a militant,' Mufti ...

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Bangladeshi forces kill militant carrying explosives

A family-friendly cinema opens in the Afghan capital, creating a rare venue in ...

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Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

The cases filed by 10 former and current employees name Grameen Telecom and its chairman ...

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Bangladesh Nobel laureate sued over 'unpaid arrears'

The weeks-long process, a challenge in a country known for corruption and dysfunction, ...

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Security high as Pakistan launches first census in 19 years

At least one woman is killed, with 19 others wounded, in the blast, which left the bus ...

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Blast targets bus in downtown Kabul during rush hour