South & Central Asia

An elderly Indian woman seeks alms as youth wearing pollution masks walk through a shopping area in New Delhi, India, Nov. 14, 2019.
Pollution Levels Breached the Severe Category this Winter
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Sat, 12/14/2019 - 05:29
Ghazni province, Afghanistan
istrict chief Ghulam Habib Zerak told VOA the assailants collected arms and a military vehicle from the base before fleeing and rejoining insurgents in the area
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 03:25
Protesters run for cover amid tear gas fired by police during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, New Delhi, Dec. 13, 2019.
Demonstrations also continue in India's northeastern state of Assam
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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 20:54
U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad, Dec 13, 2019. (courtesy FO)
Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to continue to play its “facilitating" role in the Afghan process and emphasized again the conflict in the neighboring country had no military solution
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:27
A military helicopter flies at the airport during the rescue mission following the White Island volcano eruptions in Whakatane,…
Officials in Australia, where the six victims were from, said time limits on the risky operation had prevented the recovery team from locating and removing the other two bodies
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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 21:13
FILE - Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2019.
Taliban spokesman Shaheen says the two sides agreed to resume negotiations after internal consultations
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:39
A sign welcomes visitors to New Delhi's first queer literature festival. (Anjana Pasricha/VOA)
The meet aimed to explore common ground between different identities of society nearly a year and a half after a law banning homosexuality was scrapped in India
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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:46

Child Marriage