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Karzai seeks aid from neighbors in Afghan fight against ‘terror’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai warned Wednesday that there would be no hope for peace in his war-ravaged nation without help from its neighbours to combat “terror groups”. “Terrorist networks are by far the major threat to Afghanistan’s security,” Karzai said at the opening of a global conference in Istanbul aimed…

Deadly bomb hits Pakistan funeral

A bomb explosion during funeral prayers held for a local elder killed at least seven people and wounded 23 others in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, police said. The incident took place in the district of Lower Dir, 100 kilometres northwest of the Swat valley where the military in 2009 launched…