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  • China to restrict drone, supercomputer exports 59 minutes ago

    China will restrict the export of drones and supercomputers from Aug. 15 to help protect national security out of fears such equipment could fall into the hands of militant groups, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday. While its technology lags behind the United States and Israel, the biggest vendors of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), China is attracting a growing list of foreign buyers including Nigeria, Pakistan and Egypt. Beijing has previously had limited success exporting manned military aircraft but is hoping to do better with UAVs because they are cheaper and easier to manufacture. More »

  • Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon heaps misery on Asia
    Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon heaps misery on Asia 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. More »

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East 5 hours ago

    In the Middle East this past week, attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories threatened to ignite widespread violence in the region. More »

  • Death toll rises as Myanmar faces flood emergency
    Death toll rises as Myanmar faces flood emergency 6 hours ago

    At least 46 dead and more than 200,000 affected after monsoon rains trigger flash floods and landslides. More »

  • Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban
    Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban 8 hours ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country. More »

  • Asylum Seekers: Why They Come To UK And France
    Asylum Seekers: Why They Come To UK And France 18 hours ago

    What do migrants get when they come to Europe? A comparison of the UK and France, plus other facts and stats to know. More »

  • Saudi Arabian king leaves France after holiday controversy
    Saudi Arabian king leaves France after holiday controversy 19 hours ago

    NICE/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian King Salman left the south of France for Morocco on Sunday, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 residents over the closure of a public beach outside his villa. A Saudi source said King Salman had arrived in Morocco, saying this was part of his holiday programme and had nothing to do with the media coverage that his visit had attracted. Philippe Castanet, a local French government official, added that about half of the king's 1,000-person entourage had left along with him. More »

  • Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts
    Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts 20 hours ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader's successor, indicating widening rifts within the militant group as it weighs whether to revive peace talks or intensify its 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan. More »

  • UN warns Myanmar flood toll to rise as rains lash region
    UN warns Myanmar flood toll to rise as rains lash region 20 hours ago

    The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar caused by days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours heaped misery on thousands across the region. More »

  • China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers
    China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    In the first five months of 2015, China exported some 160,000 civilian drones, a jump of 70 percent year-on-year, worth more than $120 million, reported the official China Daily newspaper More »

  • Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country
    Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a provincial minister said Sunday. More »

  • Mullah Omar's family does not endorse new Taliban leader - statement
    Mullah Omar's family does not endorse new Taliban leader - statement Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has not backed his announced successor, it said on Sunday, and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement.     An audio statement, which four Taliban sources said was by Omar's younger brother Abdul Manan, said the family had not given its baiyat, or pledge of allegiance, to Akhtar Mohammad Mansour and did not want to make a choice amid differences. ... More »

  • Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture
    Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir and an attack on a police station. More »

  • Broad eager to lead England attack in Anderson's absence
    Broad eager to lead England attack in Anderson's absence Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Stuart Broad has said he's ready to lead England's attack as they bid for an Ashes-clinching win against Australia at his Trent Bridge home ground in the absence of James Anderson. More »

  • Haqqani network founder backs new Taliban leader
    Haqqani network founder backs new Taliban leader Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Afghanistan's Haqqani network militant group posted a statement Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally. More »

  • Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants
    Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Despite heavy taxation on imported vehicles, enthusiasm for owning a car in Pakistan has remained undented -- thanks in part to underdeveloped public transport in the country's sprawling cities More »

  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
    New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in a message aimed at preventing a split in the group between those who want peace and those who still believe they can win. More »

  • Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't Make Sense'
    Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't Make Sense' Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    A plane crash that killed three members of the bin Laden family "doesn't make sense", according to a pilot who regularly flies into Blackbushe Airport. Speaking to Sky News, Simon Moores explained how the Phenom 300 jet, which came down over a car auction site in Hampshire on Friday, "has every conceivable state-of-the-art safety function you can possibly imagine". He explained how the plane takes approximately 750m to 800m to land - but as Blackbushe's runway is 1,300m, there should have been no reason for the aircraft to overshoot as it arrived from Milan's Malpensa Airport. More »

  • Mother's coffee shop appeal over missing boy Mani Dad
    Mother's coffee shop appeal over missing boy Mani Dad Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    A woman whose seven-year-old son has vanished with her estranged husband wants Costa Coffee customers and staff to be on the alert. More »

  • India and Bangladesh settle old dispute in land swap
    India and Bangladesh settle old dispute in land swap Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    India adds more than 15,000 new citizens, while over 36,000 take Bangladeshi nationality in historic deal. More »

  • New Taliban leader vows to continue insurgency
    New Taliban leader vows to continue insurgency Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Mullah Akhtar Mansoor calls for unity and pledges to uphold Mullah Omar's legacy as he tries to consolidate power. More »

  • AP News Guide: Death of Taliban leader roils Afghan politics
    AP News Guide: Death of Taliban leader roils Afghan politics Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban has confirmed the death of its reclusive longtime leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, after the Kabul government reported that he had been dead for more than two years. The move has led to a leadership crisis in the Taliban, as Mullah Omar's longtime deputy takes the helm over the objection of the former leader's relatives. More »

  • Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
    Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London and British police said Saturday. More »

  • Pakistan sweeps T20 series with tense 1-wicket win
    Pakistan sweeps T20 series with tense 1-wicket win Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Shahid Afridi then Anwar Ali lifted Pakistan from nowhere to beat Sri Lanka by one wicket with four balls left and sweep their two-match Twenty20 series on Saturday. More »

  • Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane Crash
    Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane Crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Members of the bin Laden family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on approach to Blackbushe airport in Hampshire, police have confirmed. In a statement, Hampshire Constabulary said: "We do believe three of the deceased to be the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all of whom are from the bin Laden family, but formal post-mortem examinations are ongoing. Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud offered his condolences to the bin Laden family in a message posted on the Saudi Embassy's official Twitter account. More »

  • Three members of bin Laden family killed in jet crash - police
    Three members of bin Laden family killed in jet crash - police Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British police said on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 jet with four people on board was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a nearby car auction site. It was not immediately clear how the victims were related to the late al Qaeda leader, whose family is one of the most prominent business dynasties in Saudi Arabia. More »

  • Bin Laden family members killed in private jet crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, offered his condolences to the family in a statement tweeted by the embassy late Friday. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia? More »

  • Akram: Politics should not stop Pakistan-India series Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan great Wasim Akram insisted Saturday that politics should not affect his country's cricketing ties with India. More »

  • UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
    UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. More »

  • New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message
    New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar. More »

  • Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap after 70 years in limbo
    Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap after 70 years in limbo Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny pockets of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in limbo for nearly seven decades. More »

  • Sri Lanka bats 1st in final T20 vs. Pakistan Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and chose to bat first in the second and final Twenty20 match against Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday. More »

  • India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
    India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them. More »

  • New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message
    New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Saud Mehsud and Jibran Ahmad DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for several years to the elusive one-eyed former leader Mullah Omar, who served as a unifying figure and a spiritual guide for the insurgency despite his absence. This week the Taliban confirmed Omar had been dead for some time. More »

  • New Taliban head calls for unity in first audio message
    New Taliban head calls for unity in first audio message Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Mullah Akhtar Mansoor tells Afghan Taliban to ignore rumours about the group's campaign and vows to continue fighting. More »