South & Central Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 25, 2019.
US secretary of state's visit comes as American and Taliban negotiators are scheduled to meet in Qatar later this week for next round of talks in their months-long dialogue aimed at finding a political settlement to the Afghan war
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June 25, 2019
The Executive Director of U.N. Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, speaks during the Women's Forum Americas in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019.
UN says women's rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families
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June 25, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 25, 2019, during an unannounced visit.
Talking with reporters, Pompeo said he and Afghan President Ghani agree that Afghanistan must never again serve as a platform for international terrorism
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June 25, 2019
Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, a journalist and the publisher of the Urdu-language newspaper Daily Afaaq, leaves after a court granted him bail, in Srinagar, June 25, 2019.
Police arrested Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, a journalist and the publisher of the Urdu-language newspaper Daily Afaaqt, in a midnight raid over a decades-old case, highlighting the difficulties facing media in the region
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By Reuters
June 25, 2019
Children showing symptoms of encephalitis undergo treatment at Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar state, India, June 18, 2019.
At least 152 children have died so far during the month of June in country’s eastern state of Bihar, according to authorities
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June 24, 2019
FILE - A news anchor is seen on camera during a broadcast at Tolo News studio, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 18, 2015.
Advertisements call on Afghans to inform authorities if they see any suspicious Taliban activities
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June 24, 2019
Demonstrators throw stones toward Indian police during clashes after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Srinagar, India, June 5, 2019.
New Delhi's sharply worded statement comes ahead of visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to India starting Tuesday
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June 23, 2019