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Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

NEW DELHI: Almost 250 passengers on board a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Frankfurt to Delhi had a close shave when the aircraft’s windshield cracked minutes after taking off. The Dreamliner (VT-ANK) had to then had to immediately turn back for Frankfurt and landed safely. The latest windshield crack happened last Friday (May 9) when the […]

Afghan election results face possible delay: Officials

Afghan election results face possible delay: Officials

Kabul: Afghanistan may delay announcing presidential election results as fraud complaints have yet to be processed, officials said today, though a run-off vote is expected to be held next month. Full results from the April 5 election were released late last month, and the final declaration that was due tomorrow will factor in the outcome […]

Militants attack NATO supply terminal in Pakistan

Militants attack NATO supply terminal in Pakistan

Kabul: Pakistani troops on Wednesday foiled an attack on a NATO supply terminal in the northwest, killing one attacker and forcing others to flee, officials said. The attack was mounted in the Jamrud area of the Khyber tribal district that borders Afghanistan, said government official Ali Sher. “The militants started firing on the terminal and […]

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week

Islamabad: Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists told, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed. The move came amid simmering tensions between Pakistan’s powerful military and a civilian government that appears dovish towards archrival India, where Hindu nationalist […]

10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

Peshawar: At least 10 militants were reportedly killed and 14 others injured on Wednesday in a US drone strike at a militant compound along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the first such strike after a five-month lull. The unmanned aerial vehicle targeted a militant hideout and also destroyed some of their vehicles in the restive Khyber tribal […]

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