South & Central Asia

FILE - In this Sunday, March 22, 2020 file photo, health workers measure the temperature of Afghan passengers in an effort to…
Afghan officials say they fear Iran could possibly force as many as a million Afghanis out of Iran
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 07:01
People walk outside the presidential palace before Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's oath, during his inauguration as president in Kabul, March 9, 2020.
Separately, American military spokesman rejects insurgent allegations it was violating terms of US-Taliban deal
Ayaz Gul
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 11:52
FILE - A protester holds a picture of imprisoned and prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang during a protest outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, July 13, 2018.
Authorities quarantine Wang Quanzhang 400 km away from wife and son
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Sun, 04/05/2020 - 05:10
Banning Consumption of Wildlife in Asia Difficult, Despite COVID Pandemic
New studies by the Global Virome Project indicate the world can expect about five new animal-borne pathogens to infect humans each year, creating a sense of urgency to curb the wild animal trade
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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 23:54
Afghan spy agency NDS released images of Abdullah Orakzai, a Pakistani national also known as Aslam Farooqi, the regional chief of Islamic State (courtesy NDS)
Agency says operation also detained 19 key operatives
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:40
FILE - Judea Pearl, father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, speaks at an event honoring the memory of his son, in Miami Beach, Florida, April 15, 2007.
Family of US journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002, say they will appeal a decision by a Pakistani court this week that acquitted Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three others convicted of the murder
Niala Mohammad
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:53
FILE - Military and police stand guard with protective face masks enforcing a coronavirus lockdown order, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 31, 2020.
Google data shows lockdown has decreased the number of Malaysians out shopping by 81%
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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 12:12
FILE - A health worker takes the temperature of a Afghan national at the Chaman crossing point on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, in Chaman, Pakistan, Feb. 26, 2020.
The Torkham and Chaman border crossings will reopen Monday for four days
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 10:17
A supporter of People's Justice Party waves its party flag outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday,…
With parties championing Malaysia's Malay Muslim majority back in power, the country may well be in for a rise in racial, even religious tensions
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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:09
China's Coronavirus Aid Expands Foreign Influence and Shifts Blame
China’s increased outreach comes as US focuses on mitigating the outbreak in America first
Brian Padden
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 23:21
FILE - Pakistani police escort Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, as he exits a court in Karachi, Pakistan, March 29, 2002.
Four men were detained anew Friday, a day after they were allowed to walk out of prison, having their convictions overturned in the reporter's 2002 kidnapping and beheading
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:57
Unmasked worshippers offer Friday prayers at a mosque during a lockdown to to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in…
Mosques remain open in Pakistan, even as they have been shut down across much of the Middle East and elsewhere
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:25
A woman her protective face mask balances her large-sized cup while watching her smart phone in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, March…
Taiwan donates COVID-19 medical supplies abroad 
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 05:42
Incoming commander, Gen. Robert Abrams attends during a change-of-command ceremony for the United Nations Command
‘Go hard, go early,’ says commander of US Forces Korea
William Gallo
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 04:59
Tables and chairs are taped up to keep social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop, following the novel coronavirus disease …
Anyone who violates the new law faces six months in jail, fine
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 21:24

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