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Top Tajik Diplomat Changes Name, Following President's Lead

Tajikistan's foreign minister has changed his surname, the latest top government official to follow President Emomali Rahmon's shift away from Slavic-derived names.Sirodjiddin Aslov made no


Amnesty International Visits Uzbekistan, First Time In 14 Years

An Amnesty International delegation will be in Uzbekistan this week in what the human rights watchdog describes as the first such visit to the country ...


UN Says More Than 100,000 Afghans Displaced In 2018

The UN says more than 108,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year due to conflict and natural disasters.A total ...


Study: Taliban, IS Profit From Illegal Mining of Afghan Talc

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A new report Tuesday said Islamic State, the Taliban and corrupt power brokers in Afghanistan are making hundreds of thousands of dollars ...


16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded on Tuesday when a minivan packed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse ...


Pakistan to Host Anti-Terror Meeting Wednesday

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is set to host an anti-terrorism meeting of a China-dominated regional security grouping Wednesday, where officials from India also are expected to ...


Kyrgyz Supreme Court Upholds Ex-Prosecutor Salyanova's Sentence

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's highest court has upheld a suspended prison sentence against opposition politician and former Prosecutor-General Aida Salyanova.The Supreme Court heard Salyanova's ap


Amnesty International Visits Uzbekistan For First Time In 14 Years

An Amnesty International delegation will be in Uzbekistan this week in what the human rights watchdog describes as the first such visit to the country ...


At Least 16 Killed, Dozens Wounded In Kandahar Blast

At least 16 people have been reported killed and more than 30 wounded in an explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, as the ...


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