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Taliban attack Afghan defence minister’s home in Kabul

KABUL, Aug 04 (BBC): An audacious attack on the Afghan defence minister's house in Kabul has left at least eight dead, the first major bombing by militants in the city for nearly a year.Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was not at home on Tuesday night as gunmen detonated a car bomb and...

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Ethiopia fighting displaces 200,000

AMHARA, Aug 04 (Reuters): United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday that accusations by Ethiopian authorities that aid workers were favouring and even arming Tigrayan forces were "dangerous.""Blanket accusations (against) humanitarian aid workers need to stop...They need to be backed up by evidence if there is any and,...

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ASEAN appoints Myanmar envoy

YANGON, Aug 04 (Reuters): Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have appointed Brunei's second minister for foreign affairs, Erywan Yusof, as special envoy to Myanmar, the group said on Wednesday.Erywan has been tasked with ending violence in Myanmar, opening dialogue between the military rulers and their...

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Malaysian PM rejects calls to resign

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 04 (AFP): Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin refused to yield to mounting calls to quit Wednesday but said he would face a no-confidence vote in parliament in September.Political tensions have been escalating in the country after the king rebuked the administration for misleading parliament and hundreds staged...

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Officer dies, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Aug 04 (AP): A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene.The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown...

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News in Brief- (05-08-2021)

37 people die in road accident in central MaliBAMAKO, Aug 04: Thirty-seven people were killed and several others injured when a bus collided with a lorry in central Mali during heavy rain on Tuesday, the government and local officials said. Road accidents are a regular occurrence in the former French...

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