South & Central Asia

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense shows Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa. Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, died as a result of small arms fire in northern Faryab Province…
Two master sergeants were killed in an 'active combat situation'
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 20:18
FILE - U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad attends the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, July 8, 2019. The ninth round of talks in the yearlong dialogue process began Thursday in Doha.
The talks come a day after clashes with Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan killed two American soldiers, bringing the number of US military fatalities in the country this year to 14
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:56
 Officials of U.N. and Bangladesh police stand guard in front of a place where U.N. and refugee commission interviewed Rohingya families at a refugee camp in Teknaf, Aug. 21, 2019. Rohingya refugees said they did not want to return to Myanmar.
A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar fall flat on Thursday, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:47
 Officials of U.N. and Bangladesh police stand guard in front of a place where U.N. and refugee commission interviewed Rohingya families at a refugee camp in Teknaf, Aug. 21, 2019. Rohingya refugees said they did not want to return to Myanmar.
The long-oppressed mostly Muslim minority won't return to Myanmar without citizenship and a guarantee of safety
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 03:25
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