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Taliban promise cash, land, to families

Taliban promise cash, land, to families

The Taliban's acting interior minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, offered the reward to dozens of family members of bombers gathered at a Kabul hotel, Interior Ministry spokesman Saeed Khosty tweeted on Tuesday. Addressing the gathering Monday evening, Haqqani praised the sacrifices of "martyrs and fedayeen," referring to fighters killed in suicide attacks, Khosty tweeted.

Jaishankar meets Israeli Parliament

Jaishankar meets Israeli Parliament

"Called on Speaker of Knesset of Israel, @MKMickeyLevy this morning. Had a wide ranging discussion with him and Chairman of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee @Ram_Ben_Barak. Appreciated the broad support for the India relationship in the Knesset," Jaishankar said in a tweet. "It was my great honour to host India's External Affairs Minister Dr. Jaishankar

Reopen girls schools immediately in Afgh

Reopen girls schools immediately in Afgh

Leaders everywhere must take urgent, decisive action to get every Afghan girl back in school," the 24-year-old London-based Pakistani activist said in the letter which was posted on her Twitter handle. "To the Taliban authorities, you assured the world that you would respect the rights of girls and women - but you are denying millions their right to learn.

Bangladesh PM tells home minister

Bangladesh PM tells home minister

During the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Hasina instructed Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan to initiate immediate action against those who incited violence using religion, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper. Attacks on Hindu temples have intensified in Bangladesh