South & Central Asia

An Afghan health worker takes the temperature of a passenger as a preventive measure for Coronavirus, during screening of…
Pakistan has shut its border with Iran where authorities have recorded 8 deaths from COVID-19 and new cases are on the rise
Ayaz Gul
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:40
A man reads a newspaper about peace talks in Kabul, Afghanistan. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A temporary truce between the United…
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US officials, experts say hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining weeklong fragile truce that will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls
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Sat, 02/22/2020 - 18:33
Afghan security personnel gather at the site of car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. A car bomb…
The UN blames militants for most of the deaths, followed by the US-led coalition
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 03:09
Youths and peace activists gather to celebrate the reduction in violence, in Kandahar, Feb. 21, 2020. A weeklong partial truce took hold across Afghanistan Saturday, as the war-weary country woke up to what is potentially a major turning point in its war.
Agreement is to be signed on February 29, paving the way to ending the longest American war in history
Ayesha Tanzeem
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 02:53
FILE PHOTO: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives at a hotel in Darmstadt, Germany, September 18, 2018…
The 14th Dalai Lama was enthroned at the age of 4
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:09
Reduction-in-Violence Deal Begins in Afghanistan
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Deal calls on both sides to stop offensive battles against each other
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:47
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List consists of nations with inadequate mechanisms to curb funding sources to terrorist groups; group cites 'recent and notable improvements' by Islamabad
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:33
Children from an art school make paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of his India visit, in Mumbai, India
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President departs Sunday on 36-hour trip, having acknowledged he will not be returning home with an anticipated big trade deal
Steve Herman
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 04:54
Extreme Cold Takes Its Toll on Displaced Afghans
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The National Disaster Management Authority says 19 people have died from the extreme cold in January, and more are at risk
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:13
Undated handout picture of U.S., Taliban and Qatar officials during a meeting for peace talks in Doha, Qatar. Qatari Foreign…
The reduction in violence will start Friday night, and the signing will take place Feb 29 in Doha, according to a senior State Department official
Ayesha Tanzeem
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:54
In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Sai Kyaw, an immigrant from Myanmar, also known as Burma, stands for a photograph in…
Confusion, sorrow and outrage are rippling across some immigrant communities after the announcement of a Trump administration policy that is expected to all but shut down family-based immigration from four countries
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 04:54
FILE - U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army base in Logar province, Afghanistan Aug. 7, 2018.
Multiple officials tell VOA the start date for a 'reduction in violence' agreement between the US and the Afghan Taliban is planned for Saturday
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Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:14
FILE - A Taliban fighter guards an area in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region, which borders Afghanistan, May 24, 2008.
US and Taliban officials have recently agreed to a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan; if the temporary truce is successful, the two sides could sign a long-awaited peace agreement later this month
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:14
Annual Off-Road Rally Draws Half a Million Spectators
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Each year in Pakistan, drivers throw down a challenge to meet in the desert for sun-scorched immortality. They ride custom-built four-by-fours in an off-road race that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports a living legend once again stepped on the gas and tore through the sand.
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:04
Annual Off-Road Rally Draws Half a Million Spectators
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Each year in Pakistan, drivers throw down a challenge to meet in the desert for sun-scorched immortality. They ride custom-built four-by-fours in an off-road race that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports a living legend once again stepped on the gas and tore through the sand.
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:03

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