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U.S. President Donald Trump's top negotiator for Afghanistan will hold a briefing for the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, the panel said on..
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A Sri Lankan parliamentary panel will investigate an allegation of corruption against a Chinese company contracted to work on the construction of South Asia's..
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May 28, 1974: A group of armed men breaks into my apartment. They start going through drawers and cabinets โ€” but I don't..
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Sri Lanka will hold its presidential election on Nov. 16, while nominations for the contest will be closed by Oct. 7, the head of the South Asian island nation's..
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Pakistan refused a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace on a flight to Germany, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as..
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Pakistani government plans to launch specialist media courts sparked a furious backlash on Wednesday from media and rights advocates who said the move was an..
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A major crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan has expanded to operating 24 hours a day, in an effort to accelerate trade between the two countries along an..
15 hours ago • Reuters India

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he would urge U.S. President Donald Trump next week to revive Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban..
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Pakistan's anti-graft agency said on Wednesday it had arrested opposition Pakistan People's Party leader Khursheed Shah over questions around the source of his..
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his government would try to revive Afghanistan peace talks that recently broke down between the United..
16 hours ago • Reuters India

A suicide bomber and gunmen wounded at least nine people, including a child and a woman, in an attack on a government building in eastern Afghan on Wednesday,..
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Gunmen and at least one suicide bomber attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, wounding nine people including a child and a woman,..
18 hours ago • Reuters India

Afghanistan's Taliban insurgent group on Wednesday warned teachers, students and other education workers to avoid the upcoming presidential vote or risk dying in..
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*PARIS* โ€” In a narrow, labyrinthine room, gold chairs are lined up against the walls. The top model Amber Valletta struts..
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops..
1 day ago • Reuters India

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court was granted permission on Tuesday to appeal a ruling by judges that blocked an investigation into..
1 day ago • Reuters India

The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to extend a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan after last-minute talks overcame a Chinese..
2 days ago • Reuters India

Iran held talks with a delegation from Afghanistan's Taliban, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, a week after peace talks between the United States and the..
2 days ago • Reuters India

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Fourteen months into governing, the alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League..
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Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf..
2 days ago • Reuters India

Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf..
2 days ago • Reuters India

The Taliban insurgent group claimed responsibility for two blasts which it said killed dozens of people in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
2 days ago • Reuters India

A blast in the centre of Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed at least six people on Tuesday, police officials said.
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China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is..
2 days ago • Reuters India

A blast killed 24 people and injured 31 others near an election rally held by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in central Parwan province on Tuesday, a health..
2 days ago • Reuters India

A blast in the centre of Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday killed at least three people, police officials said.
2 days ago • Reuters India

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*BOGOTร* โ€” "Forced disappearances," which too often are kidnapping-murders, have risen in the last three years on..
2 days ago • Worldcrunch

When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow..
2 days ago • Reuters India

China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the world body's political mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing..
2 days ago • Reuters India

A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said, after the collapse of talks between the United States and..
2 days ago • Reuters India

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Robert Frank, who died last week at the age of 94, was one of the true giants in the history of photography. Known first and..
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*MUNICH* โ€” There is already a phrase to describe the long-term effects of the constant, systematic monitoring..
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The grand opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower was mired in controversy on Monday when President Maithripala Sirisena said one of the Chinese firms contracted to..
2 days ago • Reuters India

India's top court said on Monday the federal government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region..
3 days ago • Reuters India

Afghan households and businesses in about a third of the country have been hit by blackouts after electricity pylons in the northern province of Baghlan were..
3 days ago • Reuters India

A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said on Monday, the latest case to raise concern..
3 days ago • Reuters India

Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR

*CAIRO* โ€” Sitting at a family gathering one day I asked, half-jokingly, which country people thought would be the most..
3 days ago • Worldcrunch

Pakistan is edging towards macro-economic stability after putting in place tough measures to meet a fiscal deficit target set by the International Monetary Fund..
3 days ago • Reuters India

Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, killed two of the movement's shadow provincial governors on Sunday, as fighting stepped up in the wake of the..
4 days ago • Reuters India

Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces killed two senior Taliban leaders and at least 38 fighters of the hardline insurgent group in joint air strikes conducted in..
4 days ago • Reuters India

Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a..
4 days ago • Reuters India

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism..
5 days ago • Reuters India

The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the..
5 days ago • Reuters India

The White House said in a statement on Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant..
5 days ago • Reuters India

A withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan could see the country falling back under the strict Islamic rule of the Taliban, German Defence Minister Annegret..
5 days ago • Reuters India

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This concert, courtesy of the Toraja people, provided a welcome balance to our day: My wife and I had just witnessed a..
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-Analysis-

*MEXICO CITY* โ€” Four years ago, China signed an agreement to establish a naval base in..
6 days ago • Worldcrunch

India's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad will begin on either Nov. 29 or Nov. 30, but only after the security situation is reviewed, the All India..
6 days ago • Reuters India

India's crackdown on protests and dissent in Kashmir will drive more of the world's Muslims into extremism, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said during a..
6 days ago • Reuters India

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE

-Analysis-

*DELHI* โ€” Had the Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander not failed, it would have been our media-hungry prime..
6 days ago • Worldcrunch

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