Kabul demands action against Taliban in Pakistan (20 minutes ago)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Within days of the Pakistan Army summoning Afghan diplomats to demand action against militants sheltering in Afghanistan and involved in attacks in Pakistan, Kabul has handed over a list of Afghan Taliban militants and 32 terrorist hideouts on Pakistani territory.

Eight die in Pakistan suicide attack (Second Lead) (14:16)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three suicide bombers who targeted a court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were killed on Tuesday, the ghastly attack also leaving five others dead, authorities said.

Three suicide bombers killed in Pakistan (Lead) (13:08)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three suicide bombers who tried to enter a court in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were killed on Tuesday, authorities said.

Three explosions near a court rock Pakistan (12:44)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three explosions occurred near a court in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.

Nepal to hold local bodies election, Madhesis reject move (21:52)
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Nepal government on Monday decided to hold the elections in local bodies across the country in a single phase on May 14. But the decision saw strong reservation from Madhes-based political parties.

India offers to share telecom expertise with Asean (Lead) (20:44)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Monday offered to share its expertise with Asean's member countries in the development of their telecom and digital connectivity sectors.

India to link Kathmandu with Delhi, Kolkata by rail (19:58)
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced here that it would soon link Kathmandu to New Delhi and Kolkata using direct railway lines, in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries.

Pakistan moves heavy artillery to Afghan border (17:46)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has moved heavy artillery towards the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, security officials said on Monday.

Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan (17:24)
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) A key Taliban commander was killed in a drone strike attack on a militant hideout in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, a defence official confirmed on Monday.

UN envoy in Islamabad to reduce Pakistan-Afghan tension (16:58)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) A United Nation special envoy arrived in Pakistan on Monday to reduce tensions between Islamabad and Kabul following a surge of terrorist attacks in the country that claimed over 100 lives in a few days.

Pakistan, Afghanistan will fight terrorism 'together': Gen Bajwa (16:30)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said that enhanced security arrangements along Pakistan-Afghanistan border were to fight common enemy -- "terrorists off all hue and colour".

Afghan intelligence playing into India's hands: Musharraf (13:56)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervaiz Musharraf has said that Afghanistan's intelligence agency -- the National Directorate of Security (NDS) -- was playing into Indian hands, and was being used as a tool for facilitating terror groups in Pakistan, media reported on Monday.

India seeks global action against JuD chief (Lead) (13:16)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Monday called for an internationally mandated action against Pakistan-based terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

10 civilians killed in Afghanistan grenade attack (11:26)
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 10 civilians were killed and four wounded in a grenade attack in Laghman province of Afghanistan, an official said on Monday.

Pakistan shrine attacker bypassed security check: Police (04:40)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The police in Pakistan's Sindh province released a video allegedly showing the Sehwan attacker bypassing a security check at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine last week.

China, Nepal discuss defence ties (21:26)
Kathmandu, Feb 19 (IANS) A military delegation from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Western Theatre Command held a meeting with Nepal's Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri here on Sunday.

Stop cross-border attacks, find solution: Kabul to Islamabad (21:18)
Kabul/Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Reacting angrily to cross-border rocket attacks by Pakistani forces on Afghan soil, Kabul on Sunday called for finding a diplomatic solution to the vexed issues between the two neighbours.

Pakistan Army launches second massive assault in Afghanistan (19:14)
Rawalpindi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistani forces on Sunday killed several militants affiliated with Jamaat-ul-Ahrar after bombing their hideouts in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, media reported on Sunday.

10 die in Sri Lanka boat capsize (16:18)
Colombo, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed after a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized in the sea off Kalutara in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the navy said.

14 die in snowfall, severe cold in Afghanistan (15:38)
Kabul, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 14 persons have died in snowfall and freezing weather in Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.

Shoot at sight order over illegal entry into Pakistan (13:58)
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) As Pakistan's border with Afghanistan at Torkham and Chaman checkposts remains closed, authorities have issued shoot-at-sight orders for illegal entries into the country.

Five militants killed, 205 suspects held in Pakistan (13:44)
Lahore, Feb 19 (IANS) At least five militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul Ahrar (JuA) were killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Punjab province of Pakistan.

First cargo vessel from Kolkata arrives at Dhaka river port (16:40)
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Paving way for direct cargo vessel movement between India and Bangladesh, the first container ship from Kolkata arrived at Dhaka's Panagon river port, media reports said.

Hafiz Saeed listed in Pakistan's Anti-Terror Act (15:26)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Over two weeks after placing Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, Pakistan has included the name of the Mumbai attacks mastermind in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Pakistani forces pound terrorist camps in Afghanistan (14:46)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani security forces on Friday night pounded the camps of Jamaat-ul Ahrar terrorist group in Afghanistan, destroying four hideouts and a training compound, sources said on Saturday.

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