South & Central Asia

An Afghan woman cries as she touches a banner displaying photographs of victims of the recent wedding hall bombing during a memorial service in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2019.
Initial death toll from Saturday's blast was 63 but jumped to 80 after 17 civilians died from their wounds in recent days
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 21:18
A Rohingya man carry relief aid at a camp in Teknaf on August 21, 2019. / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
Rohingya interviewed by UN say they don't want to go home until their safety is guaranteed and they are recognized as citizens in Buddhist-majority country
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 19:49
U.S. troops wait for their helicopter flight at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2018.
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US officials confirmed this was an active combat situation but would not say which enemy the US troops were fighting
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:50
Journalists work inside a media center set up by Jammu and Kashmir authorities in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 18, 2019.
Reporters say it has been tough to access troubled areas or sources in region being patrolled by thousands of security forces
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:14
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters sitting in front of a portrait of former U.S. President George Washington in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Aug. 20, 2019.
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US talks with Taliban on Afghanistan resuming
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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:47
Conservator Sherazuddin Saifi works on pieces of a small statue damaged by the Taliban because they were judged to be against Islam, at the National Museum of Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2019.
Museum workers in Kabul have been trying to fit them together again as a nervous country waits for the Taliban and the US to reach a deal on ending America’s longest war
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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:44
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington.  A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar Saturday,…
The Taliban has been in talks with the US on a timetable for the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan
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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:24