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December 23, 2018 12:00 AM 25 Taliban killed in three Afghan provinces

KABUL: Afghan security forces have killed at least 25 Taliban militants in three provinces, authorities said on Saturday. In eastern Nangarhar province, six Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Special Operations Forces launched an operation in Sara Rod district overnight, the provincial government said in a statement. The security forces also seized 17

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Soyuz successfully launched into orbit

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said on Monday the first manned Soyuz flight to the International Space Station since a failed launch in October was proceeding according to plan. The Soyuz was "successfully launched into orbit," Roscosmos wrote on Twitter. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of Nasa and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian 12

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian rebels complete arms pullout from Idlib

ANKARA: Syrian rebels have completed the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline of the last opposition-held province of Idlib, Turkish state media reported on Monday. Citing their correspondent in Idlib, news agency Anadolu said the withdrawal was concluded under a deal reached last month between Syrian regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara 12

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Nasa blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

LOS ANGELES: Nasa’s most advanced space laser satellite blasted off on Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms. Cloaked in pre-dawn darkness, the $1 billion, half-ton ICESat-2 launched aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force base in California at 6:02 am (1302 GMT). "Three 17

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Israel plans first moon launch in Dec

YEHUD, Israel: An Israeli organisation announced plans Tuesday to launch the country’s first spacecraft to the moon in December, with hopes of burnishing Israel’s reputation as a small nation with otherworldly high-tech ambitions. The unmanned spacecraft, shaped like a pod and weighing some 585 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds) at launch, will land on the moon on February 15

July 9, 2018 10:33 AM China launches two satellites for Pakistan

JIUQUAN: China launched two satellites for Pakistan on a Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:56 a.m. Monday. The PRSS-1 is China’s first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan and the 17th satellite developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for an overseas buyer. A scientific 15

July 4, 2018 12:00 AM Trump says N Korea talks ‘going well’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday talks with North Korea were making progress despite reports Kim Jong Un’s regime had stepped up its nuclear programme after the two leaders held a historic summit. "Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well!" he tweeted. "In the meantime, no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months 10

May 26, 2018 12:00 AM Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17: Putin

SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the rocket that shot down flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014 was “of course” not Russian, dismissing Dutch and Australian blame on Moscow for the tragedy. Asked at an economic forum in Saint Petersburg if the rocket was Russian, Putin said: “Of course not.” The United States 11

May 1, 2018 12:00 AM Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

KUALA LUMPUR: A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia on Monday after pleading guilty to breaking a law against "fake news", the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to six years in jail and a hefty fine. It has sparked 23

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Taliban vows ‘serious revenge’ over Afghan strike

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: The Taliban has vowed to “take serious revenge” after an Afghan airstrike in an area controlled by the militant group killed or wounded dozens of people, many of them children. The government and military have said the Afghan Air Force (AAF) hit a Taliban base in the northeastern province of Kunduz on Monday where senior commanders 21