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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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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...