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Pakistan appoints special envoy to Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has appointed a senior diplomat as its special ambassador to Afghanistan following spearheaded efforts to start intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at ending Washington's longest war in neighboring Afghanistan. Mohammad...

Afghanistan calls on Iran to probe killing of citizens

KABUL, Afghanistan  Afghanistan has called for a probe into the burning to death of three of its citizens in Iran, weeks after an alleged drowning of Afghan refugees by the...

Bangladesh wins UN public service award

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh on Friday won the 2020 UN Public Service Award in the category of "developing a transparent and accountable public service" for its e-mutation initiative to digitize the...

'India using COVID-19 to violate rights of Kashmiris'

ANKARA India is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to perpetrate human rights violations in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan said on Friday. Addressing a virtual conference hosted by Office of the UN...

Turkey 'strongly condemns' terror attack in Afghanistan

ANKARA Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday denounced a deadly terror attack in Afghanistan that claimed the life of a respected religious scholar.    “We strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attack targeting...

'New normal': Jakarta set to ease virus restrictions

JAKARTA Indonesia’s capital announced on Thursday that the Jakarta city government is set to transition from large-scale social restrictions into "new normal" protocols starting this month. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, however,...

Afghanistan mourns death of revered cleric Ayaz Niazi

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghans on Wednesday mourned the assassination of revered religious scholar Mawlana Mohammed Ayaz Niazi, killed in a bomb blast inside a mosque in the capital Kabul the previous...

US slams China for nixing Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong

ANKARA  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday criticized China's quick implementation of a new national security law over Hong Kong ahead of an annual vigil. "It starts; so soon....

Suicide bombing rocks diplomatic enclave in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan  A strong suicide blast rocked presumably the safest diplomatic enclave of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, on Tuesday evening, an official confirmed. Tareq Aryan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told...

Pakistan condemns 'extra-judicial' killing of Kashmiris

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the "extra-judicial killing" of 13 Kashmiris in a single day in a military operation in Indian-administered Kashmir. "Pakistan is deeply concerned over unabated extra-judicial killings...

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COVID-19 cases climbing in Latin America

ANKARA  The number of coronavirus cases in Latin America continued to increase Saturday. Peru Peru reported 139 new deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours,...

Libyan army neutralizes 10 Haftar militants in Sirte

TRIPOLI  At least 10 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia were neutralized Sunday in airstrikes by the Libyan army, according to an official. Military spokesman Muhammed...

NBA: San Antonio Spurs condemn George Floyd murder

ANKARA  The head coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday slammed the killing of an unarmed black man in the state of Minnesota at...

Libyan premier meets military officials

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj discussed security measures and possible threats in recently liberated areas with military officials Sunday. Saraj met Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Sharif,...

George Floyd protests continue in US

WASHINGTON  Thousands of demonstrators continued to protest Saturday the death of a black man in the US who was killed while in police custody. Demonstrators protested...

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