South & Central Asia

FILE - Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2019.
Taliban spokesman Shaheen says the two sides agreed to resume negotiations after internal consultations
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:39
A sign welcomes visitors to New Delhi's first queer literature festival. (Anjana Pasricha/VOA)
The meet aimed to explore common ground between different identities of society nearly a year and a half after a law banning homosexuality was scrapped in India
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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:46
A demonstrator begs a police officer to allow them to proceed ahead during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Gauhati, India, Dec. 11, 2019.
Critics say legislation would marginalize India's minority Muslim community, and weaken the secular foundations of India’s democracy
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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 03:29
People from northeastern Indian states shout slogans against the government during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in New Delhi, India, Dec. 11, 2019.
The bill will grant citizenship to Religious Minorities, such as Hindus who have fled persecution in neighboring countries
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Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:35
Police use tear gas shell to disperse angry lawyers back during a clash in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Hundreds…
The assault set off scuffles with the facility's staff and guards that caused three deaths and left heart patients unattended for several hours, police said
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Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:03
Hafiz Saeed, chief of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses a rally for Kashmir Day in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday,…
Hafiz Saeed has also been designated as a global terrorist by the United States 
Ayaz Gul
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 06:50
Security stand guard near the site of attack near the Bagram Air Base in Parwan province of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec…
Five Afghans wounded, medical facility badly damaged
Ayaz Gul
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 02:42

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