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Pakistani and Afghan lawmakers, former officials, members of civil society and media will hold a three-day dialogue here from Monday to explore ways to bring ties closer, organizers said on Sunday.

Support rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet slipped further over a shady land deal scandal here, with the majority of the respondents considering the government not doing enough to clear up the issue, according to a Kyodo News poll released on Sunday.

India has proposed to Nepal that it was ready to exchange banned Indian currency notes of 500 and 1,000 rupees up to 4,500 Indian rupees (68.8 U.S. dollars) for individuals in Nepal, way below the amount legally allowed to posses in the himalayan country, a senior official of Nepal's central bank said.

A total of 27 armed insurgents affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group were killed after Afghan forces aircrafts targeted militants positions in parts of the eastern Nangarhar province Saturday night, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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