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Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of prominent Afghan armed group, dies

Jalaluddin Haqqani, who spearheaded guerrilla attacks against Afghan and US military, dies after a long illness.

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World reacts to sentencing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Nations and rights groups decry 'outrageous injustice' as Myanmar sentences Reuters journalists over Rohingya reporting.

Reuters journalists

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US general takes over command of forces in Afghanistan

The handover comes at a time in the 17-year war that saw little progress by Afghan or US forces against the Taliban.

Army General Scott Miller

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Pentagon to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over armed groups

Pentagon says aid is reprogrammed due to 'lack of Pakistani decisive actions' in support of US' South Asia strategy.

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India may face sanctions if it buys Russia's S-400 missiles: US

US might not offer waiver to India if it buys S-400 missile system from Russia, Pentagon official says.

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'should have resigned': UN chief

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says Myanmar leader should have quit over army's campaign against Rohingya.

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Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

The government denies any allegations of purported genocide of Muslim-majority Rohingya by Myanmar armed forces.

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Russia postpones Afghanistan peace conference

Afghanistan and the US turned down invitations for the meeting but Taliban were willing to attend.

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India: Outrage after activists arrested over alleged Maoist links

Five left-wing activists arrested in multi-city raids accused of triggering caste violence near Pune last year.

Varavara Rao in Hyderabad

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Pakistan condemns blasphemous Dutch cartoon contest

Senate passes resolution decrying Prophet Muhammad caricature competition planned by far-right Dutch politician.

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UN documents 'shocking crimes' by Myanmar army

Top Myanmar generals led brutal campaign against Rohingya involving 'gravest crimes under international law"'.

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