When the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan, a lot of critical military equipment will leave the war-torn country. The Post’s Kabul Bureau Chief Kevin Sieff discusses how the Afghan army can’t effectively evacuate its troops, causing unnecessary deaths and internal strife
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police killed two suspected militants and detained another in a special operation outside Moscow Monday, preventing a terror attack in the capital, the National Anti-terrorism Committee said. The special operation took place in Orekhovo-Zuyevo in the Moscow region. "The militants were besieged in the course of a special operation, but opened fire after they were asked to surrender.
Jalandhar, May 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday called upon universities to lay emphasis on imparting vocational training to youth in the country while pointing out that by 2020, two-third of the workforce in the world would be from India. Addressing a gathering at the third convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) near here, Mukherjee, who conferred an honorary degree of the varsity on Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, said that India is adding 1.2 crore workforce each year and it was the universities' responsibility to convert this manpower into productive hands by imparting them vocational training to enhance their employability.
A suicide bomb targeting the government in Afghanistan's north kills 15 people, police say. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday urged the visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to discuss the border incursion issue with India after a recent military standoff in the Himalayas that threatened to affect relations between the two Asian countries. Commenting on other threats to Kashmir, Abdullah said that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would hardly affect the situation in Kashmir.
Jalandhar, May 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday conferred an honorary degree on Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai during the convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) here. Mukherjee and Karzai arrived at this Punjab city, 150 km from Chandigarh, Monday afternoon. Karzai was conferred with a honorary doctorate of social sciences degree.
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) Nagaland Governor and former CBI director Ashwani Kumar will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a convocation of Himachal Pradesh University here to be presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee May 24, a statement said here Monday. A total of 272 doctorate degrees, including the most prestigious degree in doctorate of science, will be conferred on the candidates, besides 244 gold medals and prizes, a university statement said.
Kabul, May 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Monday left on a two-day visit to India, the president's office said in a statement.
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Monday hoped that incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani "can at least be expected to try and work together". Nawaz Sharif, who is all set to become the prime minister for the third time, had a long meeting in Lahore with General Kayani
Afghanistan's parliament halted all debate on a bill aimed at making violence against women permanently punishable