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Quetta comes under yet another attack - dozens killed as bomber detonates car packed with explosives
QUETTA, Pakistan - Quetta, the capital of Balochistan came under yet another attack on Friday after a bomb exploded in the city’s Gulistan Road area.Police surgeon Ali Mardan said in a
Taliban claims car bombing that struck Afghan bank in Helmand province killing dozens
KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants claimed responsibility for a car bombing that struck outside a bank in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Thursday. The explosion near the ba
Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001
Kabul - Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, according to a report. The streets of Kabul were quiet on Saturday
Terrorist 'sanctuaries' in Afghanistan responsible for recent attacks in Pak: ISPR
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan are squarely to be blamed for the recent bombings in Quetta and Parachinar, claimed the Inter-Services Public Relations wing o
Pakistan Beefs Up Border Patrol After Attacks in 3 Cities
A Pakistani army spokesman said Saturday the military has beefed up the monitoring of Pakistans border with Afghanistan after insurgents carried out attacks Friday on three major Pakistani cities - Q
Pakistan twin blasts leave 61 dead
PanARMENIAN.Net - The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 45 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday, Jun
US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan Steps Down
WASHINGTON - The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan has stepped down. Laurel Miller left the office Friday without a replacement being named. The departure of the special envoy comes at
Can Flourishing Islamic State Be Stopped in Afghanistan?
The Islamic State group is rapidly expanding in parts of Afghanistan, advancing militarily into areas where it once had a weak presence and strengthening its forces in core regions, according to Afgha
Taliban Chief: US Troop Surge a 'Mistake'
ISLAMABAD - The leader of Afghanistans Taliban says the United States will be making a mistake by increasing its troop numbers to combat the insurgents, who have vowed to fight until the end of th
Second air cargo flight from Afghanistan to arrive in India tomorrow
New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): The second air cargo flight carrying 10 MTs of fresh fruits and 30 MTs of vegetable and medicinal plants from Kandahar, Afghanistan will arrive in New Delhi on June 2
Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves - Taliban leader
Kabul - The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops from A
Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11
Quetta - A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban
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A Pioneering Woman of Science Re‑Emerges After 300 Years
Maria Sibylla Merian captivated Europeans with her studies of insects, only to later have her work largely dismissed. Now, her findings are being celebrated again.
A Mother’s Love? Of Course. Her Citizenship? Not So Fast.
Laws in 27 countries say that only fathers, not mothers, confer their nationality on a child. If Dad is dead or missing, Baby may wind up stateless.
Suriname: Judges Say President’s Trial Over Killings in 1982 Should Continue
The trial of President Dési Bouterse in the killings of 15 political opponents must resume despite an amnesty law, Suriname’s high court has ruled.
The Shade of This Oranje Is Fading Fast
Iceland's 1-0 victory over the Dutch in Amsterdam and Turkey's 3-0 whipping of the Netherlands herald a major shift in the balance of power in Europe.
Suriname: Leader Named to New Term
Suriname’s Parliament gave the former military dictator Desi Bouterse a second term as president on Tuesday with no opposition — or even a formal vote.
Suriname: Despite Checkered Past, President Seems Set for New Term
President Desi Bouterse, a former military leader convicted in 1999 in the Netherlands of drug trafficking, appeared to be on course for a second term in Suriname.
A New Holiday Tradition for the Dutch: Arguing About Blackface
A celebration of St. Nicholas in the Netherlands now includes an annual fight over the traditional depiction of his dark-skinned helper, Black Pete.
Armadillo to Açaí: Flavors of a World Cup Journey
The Frugal Traveler’s route to the soccer tournament was adventurous — and so were some of his meals.
To the Cup, the Long Way Round
Why take an expensive direct flight to the World Cup in Brazil, when you can take a more adventurous journey through four countries over 16 days?
Getting to the Heart of Suriname
As he winds his way to the World Cup, the Frugal Traveler stops in Suriname, where he travels in the interior by boat, and experiences a chaotic slice of the capital.
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