South & Central Asia

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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August 21, 2019
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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August 21, 2019
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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August 20, 2019
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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August 20, 2019
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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August 20, 2019
Army soldiers and civilians attend the funeral of three soldiers who, according to Pakistan Army, were killed in a cross-border exchange of fire on the Line of Control, at army stadium in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, Aug. 16, 2019.
Revelation comes a day after US President Donald Trump spoke to leaders of both nuclear-armed rival nations and urged them to reduce tensions, although he described situation as 'tough'
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August 20, 2019
FILE - A Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son and her daughter, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s refugee commissioner, Abul Kalam, said only 21 families out of 1,056 selected for repatriation starting Thursday were willing to be interviewed by officials about whether they wish to return
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August 20, 2019