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US lawmakers seek clarity in Afghan-Taliban peace deal

Three influential lawmakers sought assurance from the US govt that it will make available to the Congress any agreement signed with the Taliban

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Al Qaeda remains resilient, continues to cooperate closely with LeT: UN report

Al Qaeda continues to cooperate closely with Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Haqqani Network, function as military and religious instructors

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Govt bans AQIS, ISIS-K, new offshoots of al-Qaeda, ISIS

New Delhi: The Centre has banned al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan (ISIS-K), new offshoots of terror organisations al-Qaeda and ISIS under the stringent anti-terror law — unlawful activities (Prevention) Act, according to an official order.   Both AQIS and ISIS-K have been declared unlawful by the Union home […]

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Suicide blast kills 50 in Gao, Mali

Mali: A vehicle packed with explosives was detonated this in Gao, Mali killing at least 50 people. The bombing targeted a camp housing government soldiers and rebels, some of whom were in a meeting at the time. Northern Mali was seized by Islamic militants in 2012, with France leading a military intervention the following year. The camp was formed […]