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Atleast 29 killed as car bomb hits Afghan security forces waiting for salary

Atleast 29 killed as car bomb hits Afghan security forces waiting for salary

Kabul, June 22 At least 29 people were killed Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan. At least 50 wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul

Trump aide Kenneth Juster set to be next US ambassador to India

Washington, June 22 Senior White House official Kenneth Juster will be the next US ambassador to India, ending a months-long search that saw several Indian-Americans in the mix. An announcement, however, is not expected in time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US starting later this week. “Ken Juster’s move to Indian Ambassador

International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too

New Delhi, June 21 The third International Yoga Day was celebrated in Pakistan too but on a muted scale. The organisers said a much bigger event will follow after Ramadan ends. Pakistani yoga guru Shamshad Haider, who runs over 50 clubs across the country, said in a telephonic interview from Islamabad: “Due to Ramdan and

India most reliable partner for Afghanistan: Pentagon

Washington, June 21 India is Afghanistan’s most reliable regional partner, the Pentagon has said in its latest Afghan report, the first under the Trump administration. “India is providing significant training opportunities for Afghan officers and enlisted personnel. Approximately 130 Afghans travel to India each year to attend various military academy and commissioning programs,” it said

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan on Saturday

Islamabad: Amidst a surge in tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will on June 24 visit Islamabad from where he will leave for Kabul. The weekend visit is aimed at defusing tensions between the two neighbours. Wang Yi will hold talks with Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Adviser to

Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen`s Speech

London, June 21 US President Donald Trump`s planned state visit to Britain later this year got no mention in Queen Elizabeth II`s speech to parliament on Wednesday, raising doubts about whether it will go ahead. The omission follows media reports that Trump no longer wants to come because of British public opposition to the visit,

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