Zalmay Khalilzad, chosen by US President Donald Trump's administration to hold direct talks with the Taliban, met the leaders of the militant group in Qatar last month to find ways to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan.
Security alert triggered across Punjab state after two masked men lob a grenade toward the hall belonging to the Nirankari spiritual group at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar, killing three people and wounding between 15-20 others, police say.
The victory gives England an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match test series being played in Sri Lanka.
Most deaths were caused by flooding, house collapses and electrocution. State authorities rushed drinking water, food and paramedics to nearly 82,000 people who took shelter in more than 400 state-run camps to escape the storm.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, 54, emerged as common opposition candidate as all key dissidents were either jailed or forced into exile by Abdulla Yameen who took power following a controversial run-off in 2013.
Chaos continues a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators paralysed work in the island country's parliament, part of wider constitutional crisis. Meanwhile, president rejects Rajapaksa no-confidence vote, again.
The past few weeks have thrown the Indian Ocean nation into political chaos as rival parties jockey for power. The constitutional crisis has put a spotlight on multiple political issues that have been simmering for a while.
Refugees "are not willing to go back now," Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Abul Kalam says, adding officials "can't force them to go."
The onslaught on the police outpost in Farah province began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours, Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said.
There were scenes of chaos in the House on Thursday as rival parties grappled for control. Parliament passed a no-confidence motion against recently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government on Wednesday.
Safety is the biggest concern for women using public and private transport, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey released on Thursday as improving city access for women becomes a major focus globally.
The founder of the notorious, and now defunct, Blackwater, has been making headlines for trying to privatise the Afghan war. What has gone unreported are his plans as "Trump's advisor" to extract the country's immensely rich mineral wealth.
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