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Afghan Air Force receives five new combat helicopters from US

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 17:51 IST      
Afghan Air Force receives five new combat helicopters from US

Kabul, July 17 (ANI): Five more combat helicopters were delivered by the United States to the Afghan Air Force in a bid to improve the capabilities of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

The helicopters are capable of firing rockets or .50-caliber machine guns.

"Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 16, 2016, via a C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base, Wash. The MD-530s were delivered to the Afghan air force increasing their fleet from 18 to 23," Khaama Press quoted the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing as saying.

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) had earlier in July received five new combat helicopters from Washington.

Priced at about $ 5 million each, the MD-530 provides both an economical and critical air-to-ground capability, enabling Afghan pilots to engage the enemy.

The MD-530s were purchased using the Afghan Security Forces Fund. (ANI)

Trump offers condolences to sailors of collided US warship

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 03:07 IST     

Washington [USA], August 22 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has offered condolences to the US Navy sailors who were aboard the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain which collided with a merchant ship Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 22 (ANI): A former Navy SEAL and staunch supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, Carl Higbie, is joining the administration as Chief of External Affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Gunman who opened fire at Ohio judge killed

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 02:33 IST     

Ohio [U.S.A.], August 22 (ANI): The gunman who opened fire at a judge has been killed here.

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Trump likely to ask for America's trust on Afghan Policy

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 02:30 IST     

Washington [USA], August 22 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump is likely to ask for America's trust in his major national security address to the nation on Monday evening (Local Time) on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia.

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Another US drone crashes in Turkey

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 01:40 IST     

Sanliurfa [Turkey], August 22 (ANI): Another U.S. drone has been crashed in Turkey.

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New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): The official media channel of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Amaq Agency, today reported an operation in north-west Raqqa involving an Indian Abu Yusuf al-Hindi.

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Nepal amendment bill fails in lack of two-third majority

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 23:40 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 21 (ANI): The parliamentary voting over the amendment bill presented long ago in the Nepal parliament has failed to garner two-third majority to get it endorsed.

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Suspected Barcelona attack driver shot dead

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 22:48 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 21 (ANI): Spanish police has confirmed that the suspected driver behind the Barcelona terror attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub has been shot dead, putting an end to the international manhunt for Europe's most-wanted man.

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Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to visit Netherlands

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 21:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal will visit Netherlands on August 22 to invite Dutch Government and business for World Food India 2017.

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Moscow [Russia], August 21 (ANI): The United States will temporarily suspend all nonimmigrant visa operations across its Russia embassy in Moscow.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 21 (ANI): Opposition Leader in Pakistan's National Assembly Khursheed Shah has said that any court in the country can ask the military to arrest former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members as it has right to exercise Article 190 over non-compliance.

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Beijing [China], August 21 (ANI): China on Monday accused Indian troops of taking violent action and injuring Chinese border personnel around the Pangong area in Ladakh after a scuffle was reported between troops of both nations on August 15.

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Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 17:17 IST     

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Washington [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI):U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on Cuba's government to figure out who is behind the attacks using sonic weapon on American and Canadian diplomats serving in Havana.

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France: One dead after car rams into crowd

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 16:57 IST     

Marseille [France], August 21 (ANI): At least one person has been killed and one other injured after a car rammed into two bus shelters in the French city of Marseille.

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Washington [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI):The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual joint military exercises on Monday amid North Korea warning that the drills are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."

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Nepal Parliament divided over amendment bill

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:41 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal, August 21 (ANI): The deliberation over the amendment being presented on Monday for voting has divided the Nepal Parliament into two factions with opposition alliance in against the long ago presented bill.

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ISIS-K gains foothold in Pakistan

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:08 IST     

Washington [U.S.A.] Augusts 21 (ANI):Islamic State has gained a substantial foothold in Pakistan as many splintered outfits, youths believing in the ideology of Jihad have integrated into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria known as Walayat-e-Khurasan (ISIS-K) for South Asia.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will be appointed as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) next month.

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Washington [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI):Milli Muslim League President Saifullah Khalid has announced plans for the creation of an Islamic State in Pakistan and clearly stated that Hafiz Saeed will play a major role in the party.

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