South & Central Asia

FILE - Members of Islamic State-Khorasan raise a flag in a tribal region of Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2015.
US officials warn pronouncements that IS-Khorasan has been 'obliterated' after months of fighting in Nangarhar province should not be seen as its death knell 
Jeff Seldin
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 19:02
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019.
Conversation follows prisoner swap that won freedom for two university professors who had been held hostage by the Afghan Taliban since August 2016
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:45
A Photography Exhibition Captures the Lives of Kurdish Fighters
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In 2015, Canadian photographer Joey Lawrence travelled to the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria while fierce fighting was underway against Islamic State. Lawrence's hope was to capture the Kurdish fighters' lives during war and tell their stories through photos. He is now displaying his work in different cities around the world. VOA's Rebaz Majeed visited Lawrence's exhibition in Sulaymaniyah, in Iraq's Kurdish region, and filed this report.
Indian security personnel guard outside the civil secretariat of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the annual reopening of the former state's winter capital in Jammu, India, Nov. 4, 2019.
Opposition lawmakers say a more than three-month-long internet shutdown is unprecedented
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Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:07
Supporters of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa walk past cut-out placards of…
Newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his brother Mahinda as Prime Minister, cementing the grip on power of a clan credited with crushing the Tamil Tigers a decade ago
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By AFP
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:09
Sri Lanka's newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, greets people as he leaves after the swearing in ceremony held…
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to step down, clearing the way for Parliament to choose a new prime minister to work with newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
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Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:05
An outdoor view of the China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Specialized Hospital in Polannaruwa, Sri Lanka, November…
China seized the opportunity to develop a vital staging post to much of Asia, Africa and beyond
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By Reuters
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 09:27

Child Marriage