At least 260 people have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan after an earthquake hit northern Afghanistan. Phone and power lines are down in the worst-affected regions, making it difficult to get exact information about the extent of the damage.
US President Donald Trump warned against a "hasty withdrawal" from Afghanistan while announcing a new strategy for the war-torn country. However, he refused to provide details on the number of additional troops.
The use of proxy jihadis in the Indian sub-continent is as old as India and Pakistan's independence from British rule. 70 years after partition, the jihadist network has become so huge that it threatens both states.
India and Pakistan became independent from British rule in 1947, yet they are still belligerent neighbors locked in territorial disputes and deep mistrust. The scar of partition remains unhealed, says DW's Shamil Shams.
Pakistan has entered a new phase of political instability with the recent ejection of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister. DW spoke to prominent opposition leader Imran Khan about the path the nation's politics are taking.
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