South & Central Asia

FILE - British troops lower the Union flag during a ceremony marking the end of operations for U.S. Marines and British combat troops in Helmand, Afghanistan, Oct. 26, 2014.
Announcement by US president that he intends to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan has some questioning the whole mission, others saying it was worth the effort
Jamie Dettmer
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 02:35 PM
FILE - A man reads the Quran besides his relative's grave in a cemetery on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 14, 2021.
Now nearly 20-year-old conflict has reportedly cost US an estimated $2.26 trillion
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:56 AM
An Indian police officer aims his pellet gun towards demonstrators during a protest after Friday prayers in Srinagar March 5,…
Police in India-controlled Kashmir cite safety and national security concerns as they tell journalists to stop live coverage of clashes with militants
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:20 AM
FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party protest against the arrest of their leader in Lahore
Radical Islamist party leading violent demonstrations over publication of anti-Islam cartoons in French magazine
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 07:26 AM
A Florida International University student receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, April 15, 2021, in Miami.
Global COVID cases surpass 138.8 million
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 03:10 AM
Afghan Women, Experts Worry About Future
US secretary of state visits Afghanistan to reassure government, civil society leaders that US remains committed to country, and to warn Taliban not to attack departing forces
Cindy Saine
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 07:43 PM
FILE - NATO soldiers inspect near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 25, 2020.
Britain, which has 750 troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO mission to train Afghan forces, confirms it would begin withdrawing from country next month
Henry Ridgwell
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 03:37 PM
Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony…
Antony Blinken tries to reassure Afghan officials that US will still be involved 
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 02:43 PM
Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party run to cover amid water jet during a protest against the arrest of their leader in Lahore, Pakistan, April 13, 2021.
Move follows violent protests by activists of radical Islamist party, which has been demanding that Islamabad expel French ambassador over publishing of anti-Islam cartoons in France
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:13 AM
Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, center right, walks with U.S. Secretary of State.
Secretary of state meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, and civic figures, a day after Biden announced that remaining 2,500 US soldiers would be coming home by 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
Steve Herman
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 07:18 AM
Biden Announces End to 'America's Longest War'
US will pull out 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, months later than the May 1st deadline for a full withdrawal set by the Trump administration
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:15 PM
2nd Lt. Andrew Ferrara, 23, of Torrance, Calif., with the U.S. Army's Bravo Company of the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade.
Warning touches deep-rooted concerns many current and former US officials have voiced about pulling 2,500 to 3,500 troops from country, along with thousands of trainers and contractors
Jeff Seldin
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:34 PM
Paramilitary soldiers detain a supporter of Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan, a radical Islamist political party, during a clash, in…
Three days of clashes have killed seven people  
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:59 PM
President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House on April 14, 2021.
US leader to pull remaining 3,000 soldiers out by September 11 — 20 years after terrorist attack on US
Steve Herman
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:10 PM
Security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 15, 2021. A bomb targeting a minibus…
Meanwhile, President Biden is set to speak about his decision to end US military engagement in Afghanistan
Ayaz Gul
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:46 PM

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