South & Central Asia

Farmer Harinder Singh, 28, stands for a photograph next to his tractor parked on a highway during a protest.
Farmers fear that dismantling government controls will remove safeguards that protect them from free market forces
Anjana Pasricha
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 01:42 PM
Azerbaijani soldier soldiers sit in a military truck on a road to their military tent camp, Kalbajar, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2, 2020.
Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but the ethnic Armenians who make up most of the population reject Azerbaijani rule
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Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:41 AM
Rohingya refugees who are being moved to an island called ‘Bhasan Char’ gather outside a transit area where they are temporally…
Mohammad Shamsud Douza, the deputy Bangladesh government official in charge of refugees, said the relocation was voluntary
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Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:54 AM
FILE - Garment workers stand on the cargo platform of a truck as they head home after their work shift outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 11, 2020.
Report says poorest countries' economies have slumped to their lowest level in 30 years, pushing 32 million people into extreme poverty
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 09:14 AM
A view shows a burnt tank near Hadrut town, which recently came under the control of Azerbaijan's troops following a military conflict against ethnic Armenian forces, in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Nov. 25, 2020.
HRW official says humanitarian law requires that POWs be protected and calls on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately end inhumane treatment
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Wed, 12/02/2020 - 04:54 PM
Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban…
Delegates of warring sides in Afghanistan announce they had agreed on framework for their peace negotiations aimed at ending protracted conflict
Ayaz Gul
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:52 PM
Kaavan the elephant interacts with another elephant at a sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey Province, Cambodia, Dec. 1, 2020.
An Asian elephant dubbed 'world’s loneliest' encounters another of his species for the first time in eight years after having been flown to Cambodian wildlife sanctuary from years of abusive captivity in Pakistan zoo
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:36 AM
Azerbaijani soldiers wave national flags as they celebrate the transfer of the Lachin region to Azerbaijan's control, as part of a peace deal that required Armenian forces to cede the Azerbaijani territories they held outside Nagorno-Karabakh, Dec. 1, 2020.
Truce ended six weeks of fighting over breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region
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Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:18 AM
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, left, a leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties, attends an anti-government rally, in Multan, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
While Aseefa Bhutto-Azari had been actively giving political commentary on social media and participated in political activities on behalf of her family, Monday was considered her official debut
Ayesha Tanzeem
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 02:50 AM
Turkmen women wearing face masks walk in Ashgabat on July 13, 2020. - Reclusive Turkmenistan on July 13 recommended that…
Turkmenistan claims no coronavirus cases, but authorities detain or pressure those who disagree, say local journalists and rights groups
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 08:15 PM
Used to Freedom, Women in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Worry About a Future Under Taliban
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Many young women, who grew up in post-Taliban era, worry about how their lives would change should longtime insurgent group return to power
Ayesha Tanzeem
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 02:11 PM
Kaavan the Asian elephant is greeted upon his arrival at his new home in the Kulen Prom Tep Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar…
The world rallied around Kaavan after being kept in poor conditions in a Pakistani zoo 
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 02:05 PM
Inmates protest on the top of a prison building, in Colombo
Protest becomes riot, 6 killed, 50 wounded
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 04:58 AM
A farmer distributes food to fellow farmers protesting at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, India, Saturday, Nov. 28,…
Farmers hold third day of protests
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Sun, 11/29/2020 - 04:20 AM

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