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Afghan training goes back to basics as Trump faces U.S. troop decision

2017-02-20

At a recent, at times chaotic live-fire exercise near NATO's military base in Kandahar, Romanian army Master Sergeant Liviv Sandulache's advice to the assembled Afghan officers was simple: "I don't want anybody to do any job without your command."

Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after Sufi shrine attack

2017-02-20

Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead.

India revives passenger plane project as China, Japan race ahead

2017-02-17

India is reviving a three-decade-old plan to build its first passenger aircraft as the South Asian country struggles to join an exclusive club of Asian nations that have advanced far ahead in creating their own home-made jets.

Delhi 2005 blasts: Alleged 'mastermind' jailed for 10 years

2017-02-17

One man has been convicted over serial blasts in India's capital Delhi that killed 60 people in 2005.

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

2017-02-17

A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.

Seven blasts kill 101 in four days as Pakistan witnesses surge in terror attacks

2017-02-17

At least 101 people were killed and over 300 others injured in seven bomb blasts during last four days across Pakistan as the country witnessed a sudden surge in terror attacks after a visible tendency of drop in such attacks since the launch of military operation in 2014.

Pakistan hit by deadly suicide attacks

2017-02-16

At least seven people have been killed and several more injured in two separate suicide attacks in north-western Pakistan.

Afghan attack: UAE ambassador dies from injuries

2017-02-16

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to Afghanistan has died from injuries sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar province last month, officials say.

India launches record 104 satellites in single mission

2017-02-16

India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014.

India to Cut Bank Capital Infusion Target This Fiscal Year

2017-02-15

India may cut the amount of capital it plans to inject into state-controlled lenders this fiscal year by as much as 78 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) because of slow loan growth, people with knowledge of the matter said.