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US fails to account for billions spent in Afghanistan

New report by US oversight body on Afghanistan also shows value of opium production in the country doubled in a year.

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as interim prime minister

Abbasi is expected to give way to outgoing leader's brother Shahbaz, who plans to contest a parliamentary seat.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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Parliament to elect prime minister after Sharif debacle

PML-N, which holds comfortable parliament majority, almost certain to remain in power with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at helm.

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Indian veterans decry targeting of minorities

In open letter to PM Modi, 114 condemn attacks on Muslims and low-caste Dalits by Hindu cow-protection vigilante groups.

The Not In My Name campaign

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ISIL claims attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

Suicide bomb explosion was followed by four hours of gunfight that ended after Afghan forces killed all attackers.

Iraqi embassy in Kabul

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Pakistan parliament to elect PM after Sharif removal

Ruling PML-N party, which holds parliament majority, nominates disgraced leader's brother as next prime minister.

Nawaz Sharif

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Sri Lanka signs Hambantota port deal with China

Billion-dollar agreement reached despite trade union opposition and protests over security fears, including from India.

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Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif names brother as successor

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to serve as interim PM until Shahbaz Sharif can take over after national assembly election.

Shahbaz Sharif

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PML-N to consider prime minister after Sharif removal

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to choose next party leader after Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif over corruption.

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What's next for Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?

A look at the political ramifications in Pakistan after the disqualification of the country's leader, Nawaz Sharif.

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India floods kill 120 people in Gujarat state

Tens of thousands of cotton and millet farmers also suffer with fears of infestations due to more moisture.

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