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1 killed, 6 injured in clash along India-Nepal border

KATHMANDU, Nepal/NEW DELHI, India At least one Indian was killed and six others were injured on Friday after Nepal border guards opened fire at a crowd that was allegedly trying...

China urges US to withdraw ‘erroneous’ Houston decision

ANKARA  China on Friday asked the US to “withdraw its erroneous decision” ordering the closure of Chinese Consulate in Houston. Addressing a news conference in Beijing, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang...

Thailand: Finance minister steps down after 26 days

ANKARA Less than a month after being picked as Thailand's finance minister, Predee Daochai stepped down from the post Tuesday.Daochi cited health reasons for stepping down, the daily Bangkok Post...

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...

Afghan Rights group alarmed by surge in assassinations

KABUL, Afghanistan At least four prominent individuals were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday as the country's rights commission expressed anxiety over a surge in targeted assassinations. The Defense Ministry confirmed that...

'World must act against Khojaly massacre perpetrators'

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Pakistani officials, academics, and defense analysts have urged the international community to take action against the perpetrators of a 1992 massacre by Armenian forces in Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh which...

4 more dead in Bangladesh anti-Modi protests

DHAKA, BangladeshAt least 14 people have died and over 100 others injured in three days of violence in Bangladesh as security forces cracked down on protesters demonstrating against Indian...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...