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Mango festival kicks off in Islamabad, Pakistan

A vendor holds a mango at a stall during mango festival in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on August 3, 2018. A three-day mango festival kicked off in Islamabad on Friday, displaying over ten different breeds of high quality mangos.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 8:36:04

17 dead in rain-related incidents in northern India

At least 17 people died in rain-related incidents in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the past 48 hours, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 7:38:12

Pakistan condemns Afghanistan's mosque suicide attack

Pakistan Friday strongly condemned the suicide attack during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghan city of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province that has resulted in loss of precious lives and injuries to many other worshippers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 7:34:32

Nepal begins reconstruction of quake-damaged historic school with Chinese aid

The reconstruction of Nepal's oldest modern school -- Bhanu Secondary School, which was severely damaged by the massive 2015 earthquake, has begun with Chinese assistance.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 19:14:48

Afghan army frees 61 from 2 Taliban prisons

The Afghan National Army waged a special operation and freed 61 people from two Taliban prisons in the country's southern province of Helmand on Thursday night, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 13:15:42

Pakistani opposition to field Shehbaz Sharif candidate for PM office

The opposition parties in Pakistan on Thursday announced to field candidates for the office of the prime minister to challenge Imran Khan, whose Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf party emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 8:28:04

Indian firing kills Pakistani woman: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan said late Thursday that Indian cross-border shelling killed at least one civilian along the Line of Control( LoC ) in Kashmir region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 7:39:29

Afghan police recover bodies of 3 foreigners

Afghan police in Kabul Thursday recovered the bodies of three foreign nationals who had allegedly been abducted and killed, in the latest incident targeting foreigners in the war-torn capital.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/2 22:33:40

Still standing

Firefighters drape tarpaulin over the historic tower of Dharahara to protect it from rain and other sources of damage in Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday. Most of the city's centuries-old monuments and houses were completely or partially destroyed in the 2015 earthquake that killed more than 9,000 people, leaving thousands injured.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/2 22:28:42

5 injured in pipeline explosions in southern US oil boom region

Five people were injured Wednesday in explosions from a pipeline southeast of Midland in the US state of Texas, according to local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 13:42:14

White House confirms India's invitation to Trump for visit, says no final decision

The White House said on Wednesday that India has invited US President Donald Trump for a visit to the Asian nation, but a final decision has not been made yet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 7:54:40

Taliban claims victory over IS in N. Afghanistan

Taliban militants have claimed victory over the rival Islamic State (IS) outfit as up to 200 fighters including some senior leaders of the hardliner group gave up fighting and handed over their weapons to local authorities in Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 20:38:45

Tajikistan says banned party attacked, killed cycling tourists

Tajikistan's government on Tuesday accused a banned Islamist opposition party of being behind an attack which killed four tourists from the US, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/31 20:58:40

Keeping afloat

A woman rows a makeshift boat in a flooded area in Nam Phuong Tien commune, Chuong My district in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday. Heavy rain over the past week has caused floods in many residential areas in the district. More than 600 houses have been inundated by floodwaters, and around 830 households remain isolated, media reports said. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/7/31 20:58:39

Thirty years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but “new age” fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/31 19:43:40

Sri Lanka launches tourist friendly tuk tuk's to boost arrivals

The Sri Lankan government on Monday issued certificates, approved by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), to over 750 tuk tuk drivers in the capital who have been trained as tour guides as well as drivers to local and foreign tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 18:11:50

Indian PM congratulates Pakistan's Imran Khan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and congratulated him for his party emerging as the largest political party in the National Assembly of Pakistan in the just-concluded general elections, official sources said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:33:51

Philippines' Duterte invites radical Abu Sayyaf to talk peace

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited the country's most radical Islamist extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to have a dialogue with his administration, saying it is about time to stop war.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 21:45:43