India

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions

Agreement for purchase of sensitive military communication equipment signed with Mattis and Pompeo in New Delhi.

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions

Pakistan

US military to cancel $300m Pakistan aid

Pentagon says aid is reprogrammed due to 'lack of Pakistani decisive actions' in support of US' South Asia strategy.

Pentagon to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over armed groups

Egypt

Egypt: Security forces kill 5 armed men in the south

Interior ministry said attackers killed after they opened fire on security forces during an early morning raid.

Egypt: Security forces kill 5 armed men in the south

European Union

France's Macron: Europe cannot depend on US security

Trump's 'aggressive' isolationism means US 'appears to be turning its back on shared history', French president says.

French President Macron: Europe cannot depend on US for security

Afghanistan

ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids

Abu Saad Erhabi killed along with 10 other members of ISIL's Afghan branch, security agency says.

ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids

Latin America

Mexico's Lopez Obrador says military to keep crime-fighting role

Armed forces will continue being used in effort to stamp out organised crime and drug trafficking, says president-elect.

Mexico's Lopez Obrador says military to keep crime-fighting role

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 'will not attend' Russia-led peace talks

Government will 'hold direct talks' with Taliban without foreign powers' involvement, Afghan official says in Kabul.

Afghanistan 'will not attend' Russia-led peace talks

Asia

Dozens killed in suicide bomb attack at Kabul school

At least 34 killed at facility in Shia neighbourhood which prepares students for university exams.

United Kingdom

Car crash outside UK's parliament treated as terrorist attack

At least three people were injured after a vehicle drove at cyclists and pedestrians near the UK's Houses of Parliament.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Reinforcements are being sent to aid Afghan forces as they continue to battle the Taliban for control of Ghazni city.

Afghanistan

Dozens reported killed as battle for Ghazni intensifies

Residents and local officials say Taliban fighters captured much of the key city, but the army claims to be in control.

Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Opinion

Trump's 'Arab NATO' plan to counter Iran is doomed to fail

What the region needs is not an 'Arab NATO' but a Marshall Plan.

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Africa

Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes near the gate of a military base in Afgoye before of president's visit to the town.

Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

Inside Story

Is there any way to stop the 3D-printing of guns?

A judge blocked the release of blueprints to make 3D-printed guns, but despite the order the problem is not going away.

Afghanistan

Casualties as gunmen attack midwife training school

Officials say gun battle between attackers and security forces ends inside midwife training facility in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Jalalabad medical building