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Anti-government protesters call off Islamabad sit-in

KARACHI, Pakistan Thousands of anti-government protesters sitting in capital Islamabad to seek resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan for over two weeks, called off their sit-in on Wednesday. The development followed...

Afghan president picks former foe as foreign minister

KABUL, Afghanistan In a surprise move, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday assigned his former rival candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar as foreign minister. As per the presidential decree, Haneef Atmar would...

Signs of bitter political feud in Afghanistan near end

KABUL, Afghanistan  In a major political development, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani's main rival Abdullah Abdullah on Friday claimed reaching a "tentative" agreement to end the lingering electoral crisis. In a series...

Pakistan hails OIC’s reaction to Kashmir residency law

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the Organization of Islamic Conference's (OIC) rejection of a new residency law introduced in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. In a Twitter post, Aisha Farooqui, the...

Doctors Without Borders closes doors in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) on Monday said it will cease operations in the Afghan capital Kabul. The Geneva-based international humanitarian group made the announcement after an attack...

Blast kills 5 in southwestern Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan  At least five people were killed and another ten injured in an explosion in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, police and local media reported. The explosion -- the latest in...

Thailand marks 100 days without local COVID-19 case

ANKARA Thailand has not recorded a locally transmitted coronavirus infection for 100 days in a row, authorities said on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, eight more COVID-19 cases were detected...

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...

India gives nod for Russian virus vaccine trials

CHANDIGARH, India India has given a go-ahead for clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a pharmaceutical firm based in the southern Hyderabad city,...

Farmer protests: Indian climate activist granted bail

NEW DELHI, India A Delhi court in India on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year-old Disha Ravi, a climate activist arrested for sedition in connection with a "toolkit" to help protesting...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...