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Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Kabul has been released - ministry

HELSINKI, Sept 14 (Reuters) A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been released, the foreign ministry in Helsinki said on Thursday.
The woman was working for a Swedish aid group in Kabul and during her abduction a German colleague and their Afghan guard were killed.
Kidnapping is a longstanding problem in Afghanistan, mainly affecting Afghans abducted for ransom. However foreigners have also regularly been targeted, either for ransom or to put pressure on their governments.
The ministry said it would give more information later on Thursday.
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Mosquitoes attack, delay Malaysian Airlines flight at Dhaka airport

23 Feb 2018 | 11:15 PM

Dhaka, Feb 23 ( UNI)A Malaysian Airlines flight was delayed by more than two hours due to a disturbing situation caused by mosquitoes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

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Chargesheet against two journos in Bangladesh

23 Feb 2018 | 10:48 PM

Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNI) Police have submitted chargesheet against two journalists and three others over an alleged plot to abduct and kill Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Hamid seeks Singapore support for Rohingya repatriation

23 Feb 2018 | 9:43 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNI) President Abdul Hamid on Friday sought support and cooperation from Singapore over the issue of repatriation of forcefully displaced Rohingyas of Myanmar who took shelter in Bangladesh.

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11 foreigners detained in Cox’s Bazar

23 Feb 2018 | 8:40 PM

Dhaka, Feb 23 ( UNI) Bangladesh detained 11 foreign nationals on Friday in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar district on their way to Rohingya camps.

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Pakistan put on terror financing watch list: Reports

23 Feb 2018 | 7:54 PM

Paris/Islamabad, Feb 23 (UNI) The inter-governmental organisation responsible for combating money laundering and financing of terrorism has added Pakistan to its terror-financing watch list that could cripple the country's economy, media reports said.

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