South & Central Asia

Pakistani journalists denounce censorship, holding a banner that reads: "stop sacking journalists," in Peshawar, Pakistan, July 16, 2019.
Government and military censors are shutting down channels, unleashing social media trolls and ratcheting up financial pressure to bring journalists to heel
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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 19:43
Members of a Taliban delegation, led by chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, center, leave after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow, May 30, 2019.
The insurgent visit comes two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump had abruptly called off his administration’s months-long peace talks, citing ongoing Taliban deadly attacks in Afghanistan
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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 14:11
A victim in a bus accident is treated at a hospital in Chilas, northwest Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Such road accidents are common in Pakistan, where motorists largely disregard traffic rules and safety standards on worn-out roads
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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 08:03
President Donald Trump stands on stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at NRG Stadium, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston, during a "Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" event.
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Trump appeared with Modi before a largely Indian audience of some 50,000 people who are due to pack a Houston stadium for the 'Howdy Modi' event
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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 07:59
FILE - A Pakistani soldier stands guard at a border fence between Pakistan and Afghanistan, at Angore Adda, Pakistan, Oct. 18, 2017.
Pakistani officials said the two were part of a team fencing the Afghan border
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 09:29
In this Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 photo, construction projects can be seen in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction monitors billions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country. It issued a new report on Thursday…
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Secretary of state announces cuts before House committee hearing, accusing Afghan government of corruption and lack of transparency 
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 15:12
A rickshaw puller pedals past rows of auto-rickshaws and taxis parked during a public transport strike in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Commuters in the Indian capital are facing problems as a large section of the public transport,…
The minister for road transport and highways says the increase in fines is needed to improve the appalling safety record of India's roads
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:20