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Kashmir: 1 killed, several injured in explosion

ANKARA One civilian was killed and at least 15 were injured in an explosion on Monday in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, local police said. Local police said militants lobbed a grenade...

Afghanistan: Roadside blast kills 8 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan A roadside landmine killed eight civilians, including four children, in Afghanistan just days after a similar incident claimed the lives of six schoolchildren, an official confirmed on Monday. According...

Pakistan embassy in Kabul halts operation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closed its visa service Sunday after its diplomats were harassed there, official said A statement issued by the embassy in Kabul said due to...

Taliban attack on convoy kills 10 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan  At least 10 people were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a security convoy in northern Afghanistan, an official confirmed on Sunday. The ambush took place in Nusai district of...

Border crossing opening unlikely to thaw Pak-India ties

KARACHI, Pakistan  Pakistan is set to open a border crossing for Sikh pilgrims to attend the birth anniversary of their founder, Baba Guru Nanak -- a move unlikely to thaw...

Protests that make or break governments in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan Thousands of anti-government protesters have converged in Pakistan's capital to stage a sit-in seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan over alleged election rigging and weak economy. The...

Afghanistan: 6 children killed in roadside blast

KABUL, Afghanistan A roadside blast in a Taliban-controlled area in Afghanistan on Saturday claimed the lives of at least six schoolchildren, an official confirmed. The incident took place in Darqad district...

Pakistan's opposition gives premier 2 days to resign

ISLAMABAD/ Karachi, Pakistan Thousands of opposition party workers converged on Pakistan's capital on Friday in a massive show against Prime Minister Imran Khan, giving him a two-day deadline to resign. The...

Thailand to welcome ASEAN leaders, partner countries

BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand is all set to welcome the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and partner countries at the regional bloc's 35th summit in the capital...

Indonesia: Experts warn of lingering tsunami risk

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia Nearly a decade and a half ago, All eyes were on Aceh as a 9.3-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami towering nine meters high devastated the country's western...

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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...