South & Central Asia

As Climate Change Alters Rainfall Patterns, Monsoons Cause Havoc in India
Experts blame the deadly flooding on climate change and warn that unless more attention is paid to sustainable development, such disasters could worsen in years to come
Anjana Pasricha
Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:22
Taliban prisoners are checked with documents as they are released from Pul-e-Charkhi jail in Kabul, Afghanistan.
But Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warns that last 400 Taliban prisoners present a 'danger' to the world
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Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:22
Two medical workers wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus assess the water level as they try to cross a flooded street during heavy rainfall in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Aug. 7, 2020.
Unsustainable development and extreme rain also lead to urban flooding
Anjana Pasricha
Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:28
People gather to watch fireworks during the Independence Day celebrations, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020…
Rallies are being held across the country
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Fri, 08/14/2020 - 04:34
FILE - Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrives to attend the Pakistan Day parade
Two countries are traditionally close and Saudi Arabia in 2018 gave Pakistan a $3 billion loan and $3.2 billion oil credit
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Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:31
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds up the resolution on the last day of an Afghan Loya Jirga or traditional council, in Kabul,…
Afghan Minister of Economy Mustafa Mastoor says the first ever formal peace negotiations will begin 'early next week'
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 00:21
Police personnel patrol on a street in Bangalore on August 12, 2020, after violence broke out overnight in Devara Jevana Halli…
Deleted post said to have been made by the nephew of a lawmaker; he insists his account was hacked
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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:25
Gopalan Balachandran, maternal uncle of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris' (D-CA) talks to media outside his house in New Delhi, India…
Harris’s pick for US vice president seen as yet another milestone in journey of people of Indian heritage
Anjana Pasricha
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:04
Afghanistan's Taliban delegation arrive for the agreement signing between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar, Saturday,…
The group’s political spokesman told VOA it stands by the agreement with the US to carry the peace process forward
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 15:52
A barbwire blocks a deserted street on the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Aug. 5, 2020.
Families say three relatives were killed by military in staged gunbattle and buried as unidentified militants
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:40
Afghan to Free 400 Taliban After Loya Jirga Endorsed Prisoners Release
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree Monday to release the 400 Taliban prisoners that the Afghan government considered 'dangerous'
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:56
People wear protective masks while watching a movie at a cinema in Peshawar after Pakistan lifted lockdown restrictions, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, Aug. 10, 2020.
Government reopens all sectors and outlines strict guidelines on maintaining social distancing, avoiding big gatherings and wearing masks to help sustain national gains against pandemic
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:49
Afghan Municipality workers sweep a road after a bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Afghan…
The mood in Afghanistan is generally upbeat at the idea of the start of negotiations with Taliban that people hope will bring an end to four decades of conflict
Ayesha Tanzeem
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:51
Former Indian prime Minister Manmohan Singh, center right, makes a press statement with Congress party President Sonia Gandhi,…
India’s current economic downturn was caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:06
An Indian man walks past closed shops in a market during weekend lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus  in Gauhati, India,…
Australia also sees highest single-day death increase, while Paris institutes mask order for some outdoor areas
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:37

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