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Baloch Martyrs’ day observed in United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden and South Korea

Baloch Martyrs Day Friday, November 14th, 2014 03:32 am 128 Reads

LONDON, SWEDEN: Baloch Diaspora has organised events to commemorate the Baloch Martyrs Day in different cities of world on Thursday 13 November.

According to details event were organised in Glasgow and London cities of United Kingdom, Vancouver city of Canada, Boras City of Sweden and Pusan area of North Korea.

In Boras, Sweden, the Baloch activists booked a place in Central Library for the entire day where several people visited the Baloch stall to express their solidarity with Baloch people and families of Baloch martyrs.

In Pusan, South Korea, the Baloch activists organised …

US drone kills Taliban leader, 5 others in Nangarhar

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JALALABAD 12 (NNI): At least six Taliban militants were killed following a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials said Wednesday.

The airstrike was carried out late on Tuesday evening in Spinghar district.
A spokesman for the Afghan National Police Border Protection Forces, Edris Momand said a Taliban group leader was among those killed.

Momand further added that the Taliban leader was identified as Rahman Khan who was leading a group of insurgents in the area.

He said a Pakistani national was also among those killed following the airstrike.
The Taliban militants …

Senior education official shot dead in Kandahar province

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KANDAHAR (NNI): A senior education official was shot dead by unknown gunmen in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

According to local government officials, the incident took place early on Tuesday in Kandahar city.

Acting provincial governor spokesman, Samim Khpolwak said Wahidullah Ahmadzai was shot dead while he was on his way towards Haji Mirwais high school.

Khpolwal further added Ahmadzai was a senior education official and principal of Haji Mirwais high school.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Kandahar is among the volatile provinces in …

Troops from Hungary, Iceland, Ireland and Italy leaves Afghanistan

conference_on_future_challenges_for_afghanistan Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 01:58 pm 131 Reads

KABUL (NNI): The Hungarian, Iceland and Italian troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan as the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission concludes by the end of next month.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Hungarian troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan on Tuesday.

MoD spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi said troops from Iceland leaves the country on Wednesday, while the Irish and Italian will leave on Friday.

NATO will launch a new non-combat mission – Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces as of January 1, 2015. The NATO-led …

No dialogue with Pakistan if ceasefire violations continue: Arun Jaitley

arun-jaitley2_505_092613080111_012014094651 Sunday, November 9th, 2014 02:11 pm 69 Reads

NEW DELHI (NNI): In a stern warning to Pakistan, India on Sunday said there cannot be a dialogue with Islamabad if ceasefire violations continue.

“If repeated ceasefire violations take place then environment for dialogue itself suffers,” defence minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the portfolio of finance ministry, said at the India Global Forum meeting.

“Yes, there should be a dialogue. We will welcome it but then the environment for dialogue has to be created by both countries. One of them cannot upset the environment and then say why dialogue is not …

India test-fires nuke-capable Agni-II missile

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MUMBAI (NNI): India test-fired its nuclear capable missile Agni-II on Sunday from an island of eastern Indian state of Odisha coast.

Its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast is part of a user trial by the army.

“The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range at around 9:40am,” defence officials said.

Describing the test of the state-of-the-art missile as fully successful, ITR Director MVKV Prasad said, “It …

2nd International Women’s film festival kicks off in Afghanistan

- Sunday, November 9th, 2014 02:06 pm 140 Reads

HERAT (NNI): The second International Women’s film festival kicked off in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

The three-day film festival will mainly focus on violence against women and women’s right in Afghanistan which will be attended by filmmakers both from Afghanistan and abroad.

A committee will select over 60 films produced by various international filmmakers and will be displayed during the film festival.

According to reports, around 500 films, including movies from Hollywood and Bollywood have been introduced to the film festival where 15 films produced in Afghanistan will be displayed while the …

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