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US, Taliban near deal as fighting intensifies in Afghanistan's north

US and Taliban negotiators are close to a deal that would open the way for peace in Afghanistan, a top US official said on Sunday, as the insurgents followed their weekend assault on the strategic center of Kunduz by attacking a second northern city.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/1 19:18:39

Bangladesh minister's car attacked by bomb explosion, 2 policemen injured

Two policemen were injured as a crude bomb exploded next to a Bangladeshi minister's car on a capital Dhaka street on Saturday night, a local police official said Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/1 16:50:36

India, Pakistan hold talks over Kartarpur Sahib corridor

India and Pakistan on Friday held talks over the Kartarpur corridor being built in Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/31 9:53:08

US, Taliban push for Afghanistan deal at Doha negotiations

US and Taliban negotiators held talks in Doha on Monday as potentially decisive dialogue to enable Washington to drawdown its deployment to Afghanistan stretched into the night.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/27 19:13:41

Indonesian president announces two regencies in East Kalimantan as site of new capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Monday two regencies in East Kalimantan province as the site of the country's new capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/27 10:31:13

Indonesian new capital in E. Kalimantan province: official

Indonesian Minister of Agriculture and Land Planning Sofyan Djalil said on Thursday that the location of Indonesia's planned new capital would be in East Kalimantan province, adding that the exact site has not been identified yet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/27 9:52:36

Kazakhstan seeks to benefit from 'Silk Road Economic Belt,' woo more Chinese tourists

Central Asian wine may not be well known to Chinese customers, but that isn't stopping Arba Wine, one of the biggest wine makers in Kazakhstan, from selling its products to China this year for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/26 18:22:02

Vietnam extends tourist car service via border with China

The Vietnamese government has given the green light to extending a pilot project which allows tourist cars to travel between Mong Cai city in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province and Dongxing city in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region until June 30 next year, Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 19:37:22

Ex-Indian PM Singh takes oath as lawmaker

India's former prime minister Manmohan Singh took the oath as a member of the Upper House of Parliament on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 19:35:59

Mask dancers perform traditional "Bhairav Dance" in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Mask dancers perform during the traditional "Bhairav Dance" in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Aug. 22, 2019. Bhairav Dance is performed on a week-long Gaijatra festival, during which people dance wearing masks to commemorate the departed family members.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 17:14:31

Scores of passengers trapped in ship fire in waters off C. Indonesia

A passenger ship caught fire in waters off East Java province with scores of passengers being trapped inside, head of operational section of the provincial search and rescue office Supriono Mesiham told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 16:38:06

Samarkand to host XII International music festival 'Sharq Taronalari'

Uzbekistan's ancient city Samarkand will host the XII International music festival "Sharq Taronalari," which means "Melodies of Orient" from Monday to August 30.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:43:40

Lockdown, communication blockade continue in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The massive lockdown and communication blockade imposed by local government continued in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir Tuesday for the 16th straight day, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 10:17:21

Indonesian gov't pledges to probe W. Papua riot

Indonesian government assured thorough probing process against those who are responsible for the riot that broke out in West Papua province's capital of Manokwari, saying that it has apparently risked the nation's unity, Indonesian chief security minister said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 9:29:43

Delhi's moon probe enters lunar orbit

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest maneuvers on its historic mission to the moon.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:18:41

Trump calls India, Pakistan leaders

US President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/20 21:13:41

At least 8 killed in bus crash in northern Laos

Eight Chinese nationals were killed, 29 others injured and one remained missing in a bus crash in northern Laos, the Chinese Embassy to Laos told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:27:17

Over 40 killed in rain-related incidents in India's 3 states in last 24 hours

Over 40 people have died in rain-related incidents in India's northern states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab in the last 24 hours, media reports said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:04:07