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Cambodia orders US-backed National Democratic Institute to leave country

Cambodia on Wednesday decided to stop the operation of the US-funded National Democratic Institute (NDI) in the country and ordered its foreign staff to leave Cambodia within a week, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 17:09:12

Afghan forces kill 84 militants in 24 hrs: gov't

Up to 84 armed militants were killed and 17 injured amid operations launched by Afghan security forces over the last 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 17:01:33

Pakistan expresses disappointment at Trump's Afghan strategy

Pakistan has showed disappointment at the US President Donald Trump's strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:48:09

India releases 7 Pakistani prisoners

India has released seven Pakistani prisoners and reiterated its demand for full consular access to its nationals in Pakistan's custody, including convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:47:30

Cricket bat factory in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A Kashmiri workers pastes stickers on cricket bats at a cricket bat factory in Halmullah village of Anantnag district about 50 km south of Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, August 22, 2017. Indian-controlled Kashmir is one of the leading exporters of willow cricket bats.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:41:21

74 injured after 10 coaches of train derail in North India

At least 74 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 12:26:19

AIBEA calls strike to protest against privatization, merger of public sector banks in India

Indian bank employees take part in a one day nationwide strike in Kolkata, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal on Aug. 22, 2017. The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), which represents nine bank unions, has called the strike to protest against privatization and merger of public sector banks. Normal banking operations have been influenced due to the strike.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 11:27:03

Over 450 injured in stone pelting festival in central India

Over 450 people were injured, some of them critically, during a traditional stone pelting festival in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, local media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:45:53

Revered text

Indian Sikh devotees carry the Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious text of Sikhism, at a religious procession to mark the 413rd anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/22 22:38:39

Motorcycle sharing app helps solve traffic woes in Istanbul

"Scooty," a new Turkish mobile application, has been seeking to ease the traffic sufferings of the residents in Istanbul, Turkey's largest metropolis, since its birth in April.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 18:19:47

Kyrgyz president accepts PM's resignation

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and his cabinet, the presidential press service said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 17:02:08

Afghan president welcomes US new strategy on Afghanistan

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Gahni on Tuesday welcomed the new US strategy announced by President Donald Trump on Monday, the President Palace said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 17:01:16

Afghan Taliban insists on fighting as US reveals new plan

The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday said that the insurgents will continue the war against US and its allies until the US-led forces leave Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 14:21:10

Gunfight breaks out in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A gunfight between militants and Indian troops broke out Tuesday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 13:32:20

Trump says rapid exit from Afghanistan 'unacceptable'

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that a rapid exit of the US troops from Afghanistan was "unacceptable" and his new Afghanistan strategy will shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 13:32:03

Pakistani forces kill 52 terrorists in cleanup operation in tribal region

Pakistani forces have killed 52 terrorists and injured 31 others in an offensive in a mountainous region in Khyber tribal region, the military said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:35:24

Pakistani Foreign Secretary calls on Chinese State Councilor

Pakistani Foreign Secretary H.E. Tehmina Janjua called on Chinese State Councilor, H.E. Yang Jiechi, on August 21, 2017 at the start of her three-day visit to China.
Source: | 2017/8/21 19:00:51

India's Supreme Court grants bail to army officer in 9-year-old bomb blast case

India's Supreme Court Monday granted bail to a senior Indian Army officer, who was arrested more than nine years back in connection with a bomb blast in the western state of Maharashtra that killed seven people, mostly Muslims.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:57:51