South & Central Asia

CIA Director Gina Haspel arrives to brief U.S. congressional leaders on reports that Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill U…
The meeting was the first chance for lawmakers to hear directly from CIA and NSA directors about reports that Russia was offering Taliban-linked militants bounties to target and kill US and allied troops
Jeff Seldin
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:50
A man resting under the bridge in Pul a Sukhta among a large group of other drug users
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, police have targeted areas where drug users gather in effort to clear Afghanistan’s streets of people like Mohammed Reza
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:14
A man resting under the bridge in Pul a Sukhta among a large group of other drug users
Since the pandemic began, police have targeted areas where drug users gather in an effort to clear the streets of people like Mohammed Reza
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Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:47
Calls to Boycott Chinese Goods Flare in India Amid Military Standoff
Border Tensions will prompt India to reduce reliance on its second biggest trading partner but it has Limited Economic Leverage
Anjana Pasricha
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:33
FILE PHOTO: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane prepares to land at Islamabad airport in Islamabad February 24, 2007…
European aviation agency bans airline due to validity of Pakistani pilot licenses 
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 18:16
A police commando stands guard outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange after an attack in Karachi, June 29, 2020.
Four heavily armed assailants attempted to storm key economic installation in Karachi, but security guards swiftly confronted and killed them in shootout
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:27
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a news conference about dealings with China and Iran, and on the fight against the…
President Donald Trump faces growing pressure from US lawmakers to investigate news reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:09
In this image from video, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol…
Republicans who attended a Monday briefing on the matter expressed alarm about Russia's activities in Afghanistan and urged the administration to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 07:46
An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district, June 18, 2020.
Ever since the Indian government enforced a lockdown in Kashmir following the outbreak of COVID-19, violence has surged in the area
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:46
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2020…
Because intelligence was not verified, there was no need to tell president, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says    
Steve Herman
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:00
This illustration photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows a person using the video-sharing app TikTok on a smartphone in New Delhi. …
Popular video app TikTok was among the applications India banned, citing security concerns
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:27
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters
President Donald Trump said Sunday he was not briefed on reports because US intelligence sources did not deem them credible
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:08
Rescue members bring bodies of victims on a boat after a passenger ferry capsized in the river Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh,…
Witnesses say the ferry collided with another ferry then capsized
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 11:45
Afghans carry the body of a man who was killed during an attack, in the southern Helmand province, Monday, June 29, 2020. A car…
Afghan officials and Taliban insurgents both blamed each other for the attack in Helmand 
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:39
A health worker checks the body temperature of a resident, as others await their turn during a free medical checkup in a slum…
India reported more than 20,000 new infections on Monday, and the U.S. has confirmed more than 40,000 a day for three straight days
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 07:40

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