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Earthquake victim

Pakistani volunteers care for an injured girl following a 4.7 magnitude earthquake in Mirpurin in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Thursday. The shallow tremor sent terrified people running into the streets in northeastern Pakistan, days after another powerful quake killed 38 people in the same area and destroyed infrastructure and roads.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/26 20:58:40

Afghan vote

A security guard sits outside the election headquarters of President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghani is getting ready for the presidential elections to be held on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2019/9/26 20:18:40

Devastating earthquake shatters people's life in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

"The happy lives of people in the villages changed into a painful situation in blink of an eye," said a volunteer worker.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/26 16:31:12

Death toll in Pakistan quake climbs to 25 as rescuers assess damage

The death toll has risen to at least 25 people from an earthquake that struck Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday, as residents mourned their dead and rescue work continued.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/25 20:48:41

21 killed, over 320 injured as earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Rescue efforts are in progress after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Pakistan, leaving 21 people killed and over 320 injured, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 15:21:59

Rocket ready

The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday. Expedition 61 crew members will launch on Wednesday the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station.
Source: VCG | 2019/9/24 19:48:40

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan on Saturday resorted to heavy fire and mortar shelling on the Line of Control dividing Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/22 14:02:55

Abrogation of key provision meant to distract public attention

Shortly after taking oath for a second term as prime minister, Narendra Modi shocked many people by revoking Article 370 of the Constitution which gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir near-autonomous authority, a move that pushed up tensions between India and Pakistan. What are Modi's considerations behind this move?
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 19:53:47

UN chief condemns suicide attacks in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday strongly condemned the suicide attacks at an election campaign rally in Parwan Province and a public place in Kabul, Afghanistan, which caused numerous civilian casualties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 11:22:18

Blast kills 24 at Afghan election rally

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 19:48:42

US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for the attacks on two Aramco oil plants in the east of Saudi Arabia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/15 10:03:07

Askar Mamin: Kazakhstan's economy grew by 4.3% over 8 months

Source: | 2019/9/10 19:23:41

Oriental melodies fill ancient city in Uzbekistan

In the ancient Registan Square in Uzbekistan's Samarkand where students from Islamic seminaries used to pray centuries ago, oriental music performed by musicians from all over the world echoed under the dome of magnificent mosques.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 19:08:41

Mass Malaysian wedding

Newly-wed Malaysian couples of Chinese descent pose for photographs during a mass wedding held on the ninth day of the ninth month at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 20:03:39

Trump administration defends decision to call off Taliban peace talks

The US decision to suspend peace talks with the Taliban has many fearing that Afghanistan could see a spike in attacks by the militants as they try to force the US back to the negotiating table.
Source: CGTN | 2019/9/9 14:44:46

China, Pakistan vow to deepen cooperation in various fields

Pakistani President Arif Alvi met with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, and they pledged to deepen cooperation in various fields between both countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 9:38:10

No peace talk would work with continued Taliban violence: Afghan gov't

No peace talks in Afghanistan would yield desired result in the absence of government delegation, said a statement of presidential palace on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 9:20:11

Trump cancels secret meetings with Taliban, Afghan president after attack in Kabul

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he had cancelled secret meetings with the Taliban leaders and Afghan president after a car bomb in Kabul killed one American soldier and 11 others on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 11:54:33