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July 27, 2018 9:03 AM Is it true the case against Guan Eng is going to be dropped?

Lim Kit Siang told Najib Tun Razak that he already knows how to suck eggs so no need to teach him how to suck eggs. “I do not want to be rude, but Najib should be aware of the idiom not to teach grandmother to suck eggs,” said Kit Siang. “What is Najib’s credibility worth, when he was the Prime Minister, he teamed up with Penang billionaire Jho Low to commit 50

July 18, 2018 2:55 PM Militant group backs former cricket star's party ahead of Pakistan polls

ISLAMABAD: A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star's bid to lead the country. The al Qaeda-linked Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) announced their support for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a Facebook 21

June 30, 2018 7:30 AM Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

KABUL: Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Ghani said the ceasefire, which lasted 18 days after it was extended once and overlapped with the Taliban's unilateral three-day truce for Eid, had been "98% successful". "The ceasefire 9

June 17, 2018 10:32 AM Taliban says ceasefire will not be extended, fighting to resume

KABUL: The Taliban said Sunday they would not extend their three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces and fighting would resume, dashing hopes for the recent peace to continue. The comments by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid come after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday a government truce with the militants would be extended 14

May 22, 2018 10:52 AM Five killed, 33 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 33 wounded Tuesday when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi 11

May 21, 2018 9:04 AM Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

KABUL: The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long taken the brunt of the casualties. The militant group has issued such warnings to civilians before, including during a failed attempt to take the western city of Farah 20

May 19, 2018 8:18 AM Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: 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. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched 23

April 7, 2018 8:46 AM Afghan air strike kills Islamic State commander

KABUL: Afghanistan forces killed an important Islamic State (IS) commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold in the country, security officials said. Qari Hekmat was killed in a drone strike this afternoon in the Darz Aab district of Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, said Hanif Rezaee 27

April 2, 2018 8:38 AM Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

ISLAMABAD: Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said. Malala made a surprise return visit to Pakistan last week more than five years after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for advocating girls' education. "Malala Yousafzai along with her family left Islamabad 8

March 21, 2018 5:46 AM Afghan street artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaign

KABUL: For days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death before it was mysteriously covered over in white. The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling 19