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Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Jalalabad - Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began.

Burundians vote in referendum to extend president's rule

Bujumbura - Burundians voted Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.

Nine months on, the search for Rohingya babies born of rape

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers are scouring the world's largest refugee camp for pregnant Rohingya rape victims, with a rush of births anticipated nine months after Myanmar forces unleashed "a frenzy of sexual violence" against women and girls from the Muslim minority.

Nicaragua's Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition after unrest

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened talks on Wednesday with opposition groups in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50 people killed.

Nicaragua's Ortega to attend crisis talks with opposition

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega will attend long-awaited crisis talks with the opposition after nearly a month of violence that left scores dead, officials said Tuesday.

Bahrain strips 115 of nationality over 'terrorism'

Dubai - A Bahrain court Tuesday sentenced 115 Bahrainis to jail terms ranging from three years to life and stripped them of their nationality for forming an Iran-linked "terrorist" group, the public prosecutor said.

Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule

Nairobi - Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.

US, Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city

Herat - US and Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire.

At least ten dead after bomb, gun battle in Afghan city

Jalalabad - At least ten people were killed and more than 40 injured when militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building Sunday in an hours-long attack in an eastern Afghan city claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Beijing urges ceasefire after deadly Myanmar border clashes

Yangon - China on Sunday condemned fighting on its border between Myanmar forces and ethnic rebels that has left 19 dead, mostly civilians, in some of the worst bloodshed on the restive frontier in recent years.

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

Yingjiang - At least 19 people were killed Saturday in northern Myanmar when ethnic rebels attacked security force posts and a casino in an area bordering China, the most deadly flare-up in recent years that undercuts government efforts to win peace in the trouble...

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

Yangon - At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group on Saturday in northern Shan State, Myanmar army and local sources told AFP, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands int...

Afghanistan extends deadline for voter registration amid violence

Kabul - A deadline for Afghans to register to vote in the October 20 legislative elections has been extended, officials said Friday, as figures show hundreds of civilians have already been killed or wounded in poll-related violence.

Imam dead in S.Africa mosque attack, 2 others injured

Verulam - Armed attackers struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday, stabbing to death an imam and injuring two others in a country known for its peaceful religious relations.

Pentagon probe finds training, command issues in Niger ambush

Washington - A comprehensive probe into last year's deadly attack on US and local forces in Niger uncovered a series of avoidable blunders leading up to the assault, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Pakistan's top judge orders probe into deadliest terror attack

Peshawar - Pakistan's top judge has ordered the first official investigation into the country's deadliest terror attack, a massacre at a school that killed more than 150 people in 2014, authorities said Thursday.

Meth trade forges unlikely link between Rohingya and Myanmar soldiers

Cox's Bazar - Huge quantities of meth are seeding unrest inside Bangladesh's refugee camps, as jobless Rohingya turn drug runners for a criminal chain that stretches back to Myanmar -- and the soldiers who drove them out.

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Kabul - Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations Wednesday, killing at least five people, with security forces still searching for assailants as the city braces for more violence.

At Cameroon university, insights into a bloody insurgency

Buea - Six months ago, southwest Cameroon plunged into violence as English-speaking separatists fought troops and police ordered in by the country's francophone-majority government.

Afghan air force fired rockets, machine guns on religious ceremony: UN

Kabul - Afghanistan's air force sprayed an outdoor religious gathering with rockets and heavy machine gun fire last month killing and wounding 107 people, mostly children, a UN report said Monday.

Foreign donors to Afghanistan fuelling corruption: US watchdog

Kabul - Foreign donors have flooded Afghanistan with more money than it can absorb, exacerbating corruption and fuelling the drawn-out conflict, US independent auditor John Sopko has said in an interview with AFP.

Afghan police foil suicide attack on Kabul blood drive

Kabul - A suicide bomber targeting a blood drive for victims of recent attacks blew himself up in Kabul on Monday after being spotted by police, officials said, causing no other casualties.

Dozens of casualties in blast at Afghan voter registration centre

Khost - A blast at a voter registration centre in east Afghanistan on Sunday killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country.

Rebel professor among 10 killed in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were killed.

'Dirty war' ravages Cameroon's anglophone region

Buea - They call it a "dirty war" -- a silent conflict in Cameroon's anglophone region marked by near-daily attacks by separatists and a brutal army backlash that shows no sign of abating.

UN chief calls for calm in C. African Republic

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for calm in Central African Republic, where at least 24 people were killed in attacks in the capital Bangui targeting a church and a mosque.

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

Kabul - Afghanistan's slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

Kabul - Afghanistan's slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Fear and exodus on front line of jihadist fight in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - On the edge of the forbidding Sahara in the dusty northern market town of Djibo, Burkina Faso's battle against jihadism is at its most acute.This impoverished corner of West Africa has always seemed distant from the central government in Ouagadougou.

86 killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts: gravediggers

Kano - Gravediggers on Wednesday said they buried 86 people from a double suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, nearly three times more than the official toll.
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