South & Central Asia

An ethnic Armenian soldier, who was wounded in fighting with Azeri forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, is carried on a stretcher to Erebouni Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia, Sept. 29, 2020.
Two ex-Soviet nations have been locked for decades in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, where a separatist war was fought in the early 1990s, ending in 1994
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Thu, 10/01/2020 - 10:35 AM
VOA Exclusive: Abdullah Abdullah Interview
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Abdullah Abdullah says Iran supports the peace process and that its contacts with various Taliban groups could be used as an opportunity to advance peace efforts
Ayesha Tanzeem
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 05:15 PM
VOA Exclusive: Abdullah Abdullah Interview
The chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah speaks with VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem
Ayesha Tanzeem
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 04:43 PM
Sakshi Maharaj, an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, celebrates as he leaves a court in…
Political commentators say it brings a sense of closure but not justice after 28 years
Anjana Pasricha
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:06 PM
A still image from a video released by Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry shows a multiple rocket launcher of the Azeri armed forces performing strikes during clashes over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan, Sept. 30, 2020.
Ongoing conflict over breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh is threatening to erupt into all-out war
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 11:02 AM
People with heart conditions, who recovered from the Covid-19 coronavirus, prepare to go home during World Heart day…
Health officials say 1 in 15 citizens over 10 years are carrying antibodies left behind from earlier infection   
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 08:14 AM
An Armenian serviceman fires a cannon towards Azerbaijan positions in the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh,…
Incident is a continuation of conflict over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region
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Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:20 PM
An Armenian serviceman fires a cannon towards Azerbaijan positions in the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh,…
Fighting between the two countries escalates over the enclave, with both sides accusing the other of using Syrian fighters
Dorian Jones
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:52 PM
Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Commerce and Investment walks with Head of the Afghanistan's peace council, Abdullah Abdullah, upon his arrival in Islamabad
Officials say the move is part of efforts aimed at promoting people-to-people contacts between the countries
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 05:11 PM
FILE - Villagers shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi, India, April 22, 2014, against the rape of a lower caste Dalit in Haryana state.
Nineteen-year-old Dalit woman gang raped by upper caste men dies while undergoing treatment
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Tue, 09/29/2020 - 02:09 PM
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah (R) and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi chat at an event at the Institute of Strategic Studies, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 29, 2020.
Negotiators in Doha instructed by senior Afghan leadership to be willing to compromise, according to Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation
Ayesha Tanzeem
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 11:14 AM
A Muslim woman (C) shouts at security personnel that patrol on the streets in Shaheen Bagh area after removing demonstrators…
Human rights watchdog complains of harassment by government and says is akin to freezing dissent   
Anjana Pasricha
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 09:07 AM
Ahead of Peace Talks, Taliban Detail Position on Women’s Rights, Press Freedom, Civilian Casualties
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One key topic of Doha peace talks is status of Afghan women’s rights
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Tue, 09/29/2020 - 05:09 AM
This image taken from a video released by Armenian Defense Ministry on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 allegedly shows fighting between…
Five European nations request meeting as fighting intensifies between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in breakaway region
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Tue, 09/29/2020 - 04:41 AM
Shehbaz Sharif, brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), walks with…
Opposition parties accuse the government of 'political victimization' in the guise of accountability
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 09/28/2020 - 05:10 PM

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