South & Central Asia

A voter cast her ballot for the by-election in Yangon, Myanmar,  November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang
UN official says Myanmar's national election in early November will not be free or fair; Myanmar objects
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:15 PM
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration
Officials expect to have a vaccine ready for distribution in four to five months 
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:59 AM
A small number of tourists visit as the Taj Mahal monument is reopened after being closed for more than six months due to the coronavirus pandemic in Agra, India, Sept.21, 2020.
With millions of livelihoods lost, India has been reopening despite spiraling coronavirus cases
Anjana Pasricha
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:03 AM
A former diplomat Virendra Gupta and his singer wife Veena Gupta pose for a photograph with underprivileged children whom they…
Former diplomat Virendra Gupta and his wife Veena says teaching the kids makes them feel closer to their grandchildren who live abroad
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Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:06 AM
Rescuers look for survivors after a residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Thane district, a suburb of Mumbai, India, Sept.21, 2020.
At least 11 people were injured when four-story building collapsed, commissioner of Bhiwandi in Thane district, a suburb of financial capital, Mumbai, says
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Mon, 09/21/2020 - 05:07 AM
Kunduz province map
Bombing came as government and Taliban negotiators met for the first time in Qatar
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Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:59 AM
FILE - A soldier stands in front of the national flag of Uzbekistan during an Independence Day celebration in Tashkent, Aug. 31, 2012.
Human rights activists say the Uzbek authorities have a history of using extremism charges to pursue political opponents
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Sun, 09/20/2020 - 08:25 PM
Followers of Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, who had led the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam group, offer his funeral prayers, in Chittagong on Sept. 19, 2020.
Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, who had led the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam group since it was formed in 2010, died of age-related complications Friday in the capital Dhaka. He was believed to be more than 100 years old
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Sun, 09/20/2020 - 08:25 PM
Afghan Media Fear Losing Freedom in Taliban Peace Talks
Journalists covering peace talks in Doha say they are concerned protections for press may be lost as Afghanistan negotiates with Taliban
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Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:26 PM
The Taliban delegation attends the opening session of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020.
Group denounces the existing Afghan ruling system as illegal and a product of what it calls America’s occupation of the country
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 09/19/2020 - 10:50 AM
Poll: Majority of Americans Support Peace Talks to End Afghan War
A recent Eurasian Group Foundation survey found a bipartisan majority of Americans support the U.S.-backed intra-Afghan peace talks and want to see an end to the war with U.S. troops coming home
Cindy Saine
Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:26 AM
Afghan women walk with their children through the old quarters of Herat on September 20, 2016. (Photo by AREF KARIMI / AFP)
The new law is being hailed as a major victory for Afghan women and rights campaigners who have long fought for the change
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:44 PM
Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of their comrade, Tibetan-origin India's special forces soldier Nyima…
Few details are publicly known about the covert force that was set up soon after a war between India and China in 1962
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 05:50 PM
Special Needs Kids Face Challenges With Online Classes
The closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic has been a test for children with disabilities and their families  
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:12 PM
A general view shows talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020.
Sixty combatants on both sides died in 24 hours, even as delegates of the two adversaries negotiate in Doha, Qatar
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:05 PM

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