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    US not in Afghanistan to defeat Taliban: Karzai

    The United States is not in Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban but because America’s main rivals like China, Russia and Iran are in the neighborhood, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says.

    Central Asia
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    Gaza's only power plant stops working over fuel shortage

    The sole electricity plant in the Gaza Strip has stopped working because of a lack of fuel as concerns grow over worsening humanitarian conditions in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

    West Asia
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    Ahed Tamimi: New Face of Palestinian Resistance

    The act of defiance by a 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Ta­mimi who confronted Israeli soldiers when they attacked her village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, has become the new face of re­sistance.

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    Solution to problems lie in returning to genuine Islam: Rouhani

    He said the solution to the problems faced by the humanity lie in returning to genuine Islam and underlined the need for educating all, especially youth, of the teaching of Quran and Prophet Mohammad

    South Asia
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    Reports of Pak ISI ‘honey trapping' Lt Colonel ‘pure speculation’: Indian Army official

    A day after reports of an Indian Army officer being detained in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh over alleged honey trap by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, a senior Army official on Thursday said that such reports

    South Asia
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    China fumes as PM Modi visits Arunachal Pradesh

    China today voiced its "firm opposition" to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of South Tibet and said it would lodge a diplomatic protest with India.

    South Asia
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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.

    West Asia
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    Afghan Taliban say willing to engage in dialogue to end war

    The Taliban said on Wednesday they want to end Afghanistan’s war through dialogue but warned that their willingness to find peace did not mean they were exhausted and that their armed.

    Central Asia
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    Syrian anti-aircraft fire repels Israeli spy drones

    "Syrian air defenses have repelled Israeli surveillance planes over Quneitra, forcing them to leave Syrian airspace," the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Wednesday night.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan slipping out of US influence, say intelligence agencies

    Seventeen US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that Pakistan will continue to slip out of America’s influence and into China’s orbit in 2019, and will become a threat to Washington’s

    South Asia
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    US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

    The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

    South Asia
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    Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

    Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, it has been learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200.

    Central Asia
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    US Syria strikes 'killed up to 200 Russian fighters' in Deir az-Zour

    US military forces reportedly killed scores of Russians fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime last week in deadly clashes in the oil-rich region of Deir az-Zour, according to one US official.

    West Asia
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    Iran media 'being targeted by American and British hackers'

    A Sunday statement carried by the official IRNA news agency quotes the officials as saying the hackers targeted 30 websites on Saturday, including some belonging to Iranian newspapers.

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    Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America,' says Iran's General Qassem Soleiman

    Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in his hometown of Kerman on Sunday, Soleimani said Saudi Arabia and its allies "have sold everythig.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia ignores hundreds of civilian death reports in Yemen inquiry

    The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen is investigating less than 15 percent of more than 300 alleged violations of international humanitarian law carried out by its forces in the country.

    West Asia
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    Iraq says reconstruction after war on ISIS to cost $88 billion

    Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.

    West Asia
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    Iran military official: The West used lizards for nuclear spying

    The former chief of staff of Iran's armed forces said on Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on the country's nuclear programme.

    West Asia
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    Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace with Palestine

    President Trump questioned Israel's interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published on Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.

    West Asia
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    Ahead of Paris terror meet,Pak moves to ban Hafiz Saeed’s JuD

    In a major development ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris early next week, reports have emerged that Pakistan has placed 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind.

    South Asia
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    US to deploy 1,000s of troops near China’s border: Report

    The Pentagon is planning to deploy thousands of US Marines and other military forces to East Asia in a bid to form a front against China, a new report has revealed.

    Southeast Asia
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    Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

    Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday, including two military personnel when a helicopter was downed, in the bloodiest day in Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

    West Asia
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    North Korea Invites South’s Leader to Pyongyang—and Creates a Dilemma for Allies

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has asked South Korea’s president to join him in Pyongyang for talks, a departure for a belligerent leader more used to issuing threats than invitations.

    Southeast Asia
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    Korean Fans Raise The Roof On Historic Day

    History was made at the Olympic winter games pyeongchang 2018 on saturday 10 February as the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team took to the ice for their opening preliminary match against Switzerland.

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