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UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide'

UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide' Tue, 17 Sep, 2019

A special U.N. fact-finding mission has urged that Myanmar be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority.
Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable

Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable Mon, 09 Sep, 2019

 Stunning the world by saying he was canceling secret talks with the Taliban, President Donald Trump is again displaying his trademark unpredictability -- at the cost, critics say, of weakening US credibility.
Trump cancels peace talks with Afghan and Taliban leaders after bomb attack in Kabul

Trump cancels peace talks with Afghan and Taliban leaders after bomb attack in Kabul Sun, 08 Sep, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon

India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon Sat, 07 Sep, 2019

India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation's ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole.
Pakistan PM Khan calls for nationwide protests over Kashmir

Pakistan PM Khan calls for nationwide protests over Kashmir Thu, 29 Aug, 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for mass demonstrations across the country to protest against Delhi's actions in Indian-administered Kashmir, as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.
Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding Sun, 18 Aug, 2019

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said.
Afghan president seeks 'clarification' after Trump war comments

Afghan president seeks 'clarification' after Trump war comments Tue, 23 Jul, 2019

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn't "want to kill 10 million people".
Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

 More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.
Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city Sun, 26 May, 2019

Pakistan said over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province.

India's PM Modi wins historic general election victory Thu, 23 May, 2019

Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an "inclusive" future for all Indians on Thursday after a landslide election victory that crushed the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes once again.
Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record Tue, 21 May, 2019

A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak.
Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. peace talks end

Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. peace talks end Thu, 09 May, 2019

U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their sixth round of peace talks with "some progress" made on a draft agreement for when foreign troops might withdraw from Afghanistan, a Taliban official said.
Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24

Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24 Wed, 08 May, 2019

A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least five people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, police said, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan.
Afghan women demand seat at peace talks but face resistance

Afghan women demand seat at peace talks but face resistance Sun, 28 Apr, 2019

 For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of scalding water on her face and upper body.
Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene
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