Putin has met with Nursultan Nazarbayev ahead of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting

Top Taliban leader leading Kunduz battle killed in GhazniTaliban commander among 18 killed in KunduzSuicide bomber targets police vehicle in LashkargahZwak says incident took place when NDS chief and other officials were on way to launch operation to re-open Kandahar-Lashkarhah highwayHelmand: Governor's spokesman Omar Zwak said suicide bomber targeted provincial NDS chief. 1 police officer killed, 3 others woundedHelmand - suicide car bomber targets police Humvee in Lashkargah city. Casualties feared, reports Afghan media AfghanistanPutin and Nazarbyev offer condolences to families of Tu154 plane crash victims Austrian police arrest two Afghan men armed with knives outside a synagogue in Vienna Turkey’s Pres. @RT_Erdogan and Bashar al-Assad have agreed to have new round of Syria talks in Kazakhstan — Russian Pres. Putin. Afghanistan: Kabul calls Pakistani envoy over rocket shelling Rouhani meets with Kazakh counterpart in Astana to strengthen relations Death toll rises to seven in attack on MP's house in Kabul5 Taliban leaders critically injured in premature bomb Ghani says plans are underway to develop parks across Kabul and that they want to restore Kabul River to its former conditionGhani states that people's rights are important and that today "we are demonstrating the need for all Afghans to have proper housing"Ghani says people need to trust in Afghanistan's future and says this country "will be fixed"Ghani says over 1 million refugees have returned to the country and are in desperate need of housingGhani says this issue has been discussed with the Ministry of urban development President Ashraf Ghani addresses an event in Kabul, says govt needs the support of the nationRussia has suspended flights to TajikistanOfficials confirm among dead are 2 children. MP Mir Wali was home when gunmen stormed his house but he escapedMP’s house under attack In Kabul, five feared dead Victims include 2 grandchildren of MP Mir Wali, the son of Obaidullah Barikzai, an MP from Kandahar, and 2 security force membersSecurity sources say at least 5 people killed in ongoing attack on Helmand MP's house in KabulOngoing at Helmand MP Mir Wali’s house in Kabul. Officials say at least 1 attacker detonated suicide vest. Casualties fearedKazakhstan: Authorities detain 16 suspected members of banned Islamic group in security operation Kabul: One attacker has reportedly entered the house while another is hidden somewhere near the house, officials sayTwo gunmen attacked Helmand MP Mir Wali’s house in Kabul. Firing is ongoing in the area. Security forces have arrived at the sceneFM Hakimi says rejection of budget on first submission to parliament is common but that "we have two weeks to resolve the issues"FM Hakimi says his ministry will release details of budget spend soon

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19 January 2017
Suicide bomber targets police vehicle in Lashkargah
Putin and Nazarbyev offer condolences to families of Tu154 plane crash victims
Austrian police arrest two Afghan men armed with knives outside a synagogue in Vienna
Afghanistan: Kabul calls Pakistani envoy over rocket shelling
MP’s house under attack In Kabul, five feared dead