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Afghanistan will host leaders from Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India on Friday for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Afghan section of a much-delayed multi-billion dollar gas pipeline connecting the four nations.The $10 billion mega project, known as Turkmenistan-Pakistan-Afghanistan-India, or TAPI, will connect Central Asia with South Asia and is expected to
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Afghanistan’s ministry of defense has announced the creation of a new militia force comprising about 36,000 men to defend areas that military-led operations have cleared of Taliban insurgents.The move comes despite long-running accusations of rights abuses against the existing Afghan Local Police, which consists of local militias trained and paid
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Chinese officials have denied reports that they are in contact with separatist militants in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province to secure tens of billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure projects planned for the area.A report in the Financial Times this week said that quiet talks between the two sides had been
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North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea in time for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the South’s Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.The delegation, which will travel by road, will be led by Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's Party Central Committee,
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A fourth national Senate election campaign is in full swing in Cambodia, with candidates fanning out to rural areas to drum up support among commune councilors, who will elect 62 senators Feb. 25.Normally in Cambodia, political campaigns like this would be an occasion for discussion and debate about the merits of different
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Pakistan’s highest court has ordered ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, of the ruling party PML-N, to be removed as party leader.The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday also quashed all decisions taken by Sharif since his disqualification as a member of the National Assembly last year.“As a result of the above declaration,
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Drafting a menstrual hygiene program to be taught in schools in India's western Maharashtra state posed a challenge: How to train teachers to become comfortable talking about a subject that is never openly spoken about, even inside homes, and has long been surrounded by taboos."It is a very inhibiting environment,"
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A global watchdog is calling on Afghan authorities and the U.S. military to promptly investigate allegations local forces summarily executed civilians during recent counter-Taliban operations in the southern Kandahar province.The alleged abuses occurred from January 31 to February 1 when Afghan special forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, undertook offensives in
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As many Indonesians turn their attention to the potential criminalization of sexual acts between homosexuals and extramarital sex in the nation’s revised criminal code, its house of representatives has quietly passed another controversial but less publicized piece of legislation: the revised Law on Representative Assemblies, known as the MD3 law,
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The Vatican and Beijing are said to be soon inking a framework agreement on the appointment of bishops in China in the hope of formally ending decades of splits between pro-government Catholics and those of the so-called “underground” communities who only obey the Pope.The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported earlier this
Anglican Church Endorses Vatican's Call for Prayers for South Sudan, DRC Santiago sex abuse victims ask Vatican to investigate another case 'India, China, Nepal should step up interaction'
General Motors has proposed $2.8 billion of fresh investment into its South Korean operations over the 10 years as part of its plan to restructure the embattled unit, a South Korean senior government official said on Wednesday.The offer comes as the Detroit carmaker and the South Korean government discuss restructuring
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Japan says its military has witnessed a cargo transfer between China and North Korea on the high seas that it suspects violates United Nations economic sanctions on Pyongyang.The foreign ministry said Tuesday a maritime surveillance plane and an escort ship spotted a North Korean-flagged tanker, identified as the Yu Jong
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There are no talks between China and the separatists from Pakistan's Baluchistan province regarding the protection of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a senator from the province told VOA.First reported by The Financial Times, several newspapers in Pakistan said that China has been quietly holding talks with Baluch (natives of Baluchistan)
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Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog regarding a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watch list, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late Tuesday.Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries
'Perceived corruption' list ranks India at 81 among 180 - The Indian Express Pakistan retain top T20 ranking after ICC error Pakistan military spokesman hails Saudi, UAE role in fighting terror
Russia and Pakistan plan to establish a commission on military cooperation to counter the Islamic State threat in the region, accusing the United States of downplaying the terrorist group's dangerous "proliferation" in Afghanistan."We have confirmed Russia's readiness to continue boosting Pakistan's counterterrorism capacity, which is in the entire region's interests,"
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U.N. aid agencies are stepping up preparations to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, from the ravages of the impending monsoon season.This is a race against time. The first of Bangladesh’s two cyclone seasons begins next month. Barely three months later, heavy monsoon rains will
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The United Nations children’s agency has declared Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 babies born in Pakistan, 46 die before the end of their first month.UNICEF released the findings Tuesday as part of its global awareness campaign to demand and deliver solutions on behalf
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Maldives' parliament on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power, ignoring a plea from regional power India not to extend it.The extension of the emergency, first declared earlier this month after the Supreme Court ordered the release of his
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Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appealed a five-year prison sentence in a corruption case on Tuesday, with her lawyers arguing that the verdict was politically motivated and influenced by the government.Her conviction means that Zia, the opposition leader and archrival of the current prime minister, could be barred from
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Russia's Olympic Committee has confirmed that a Russian athlete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games has tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.Following a second test, the Russian delegation said "we express our sincere regret over the fact of the incident.'' But it said the test results indicate curler Alexander Krushelnitsky
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