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Myanmar: Student arrests draw ire of activists

YANGON, Myanmar  The arrest of three students by Myanmar's authorities for organizing protests has drawn the ire of activists across the globe. The students are being charged under the Natural Disaster...

For Kashmiris born in last 3 decades, peace far-fetched dream

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir When my seven-year-old son’s Skype class started on Thursday, a disturbing message popped up in the chat box. A parent of one of his classmates said his...

Pakistan demands inquiry into killing of 3 Kashmiris

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Saturday called for a "transparent" judicial inquiry, under international scrutiny, into the "extra-judicial" killing of three Kashmiris in the Indian-administered Kashmir in July. In a rare admission...

2 army troops killed in NW Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan  Two Pakistan Army troops were killed on Saturday in a clash with suspected militants near the country's northwestern border with neighboring Afghanistan, an official statement said. The attack --...

India arrests journalist, Chinese woman for 'espionage'

NEW DELHI, India A senior Indian journalist based in the capital New Delhi has been arrested for passing “sensitive information to Chinese intelligence,” local police confirmed late on Friday. A case...

Bangladesh, India agree to curb border killings

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to launch joint border patrols to curb killings and crimes. "Both sides have agreed to extend joint border patrolling, mass awareness programs and...

Afghanistan: Hekmatyar ready to join hands with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, veteran Afghan mujahideen leader and head of the Hezb-e-Islami party, has expressed his willingness to form an alliance with the Taliban in Afghanistan. “Hezb-e-Islami is ready for...

Muslim Patani longs for peace, freedom in Thailand

JAKARTA, Indonesia  The Thai government last Sunday met a delegation of Muslim groups in southern Thailand to hear their aspirations amid ongoing violence in the region.The Southern Thai Peace Delegation...

Indian farmers feel heat of pandemic

NEW DELHI, India With the pressures of sustaining returning migrant workers from urban areas, farmers in India have not been able to celebrate the positive economic growth seen in the...

Myanmar: Minorities slam biased campaign ahead of polls

YANGON, Myanmar Coronavirus fatalities in Myanmar continue to rise steadily, reaching 75 as of Saturday after dozens of patients have died in recent weeks. More than 4,200 new cases have also...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...