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Koranic rock song ignites debate over secularism in Azerbaijan

Jamal Ali, a Berlin-based Azerbaijani indie rocker with opposition political views, is used to getting into trouble with the authorities. ...


Withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan to benefit China: Report

Washington [US], August 7 (ANI): The US' decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war against ...


How Soviets boosted the economy with NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES

History Aug 07 2020 Boris Egorov The National Nuclear Centre in Kurchatov.Alexander Lyskin/Sputnik Just as the United States did, the ...


Afghan Loya Jirga Meets On Release Of Taliban Prisoners

Thousands of Afghan elders, community leaders, and politicians have gathered in Kabul for a grand assembly, or Loya Jirga, to ...


Afghan Loya Jirga To Decide On Release Of Taliban Prisoners

The Afghan government will convene a a grand assembly of elders known as a Loya Jirga in Kabul on August ...


Afghan Council to Meet on Final Stumbling Block to Peace Talks

Afghanistan is holding a loya jirga, an assembly of elders, Friday to determine what to do about the final stumbling ...


India, US reiterate working towards secure, sovereign Indo-Pacific

Washington DC [USA], Aug 7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday ...


Afghan Pashtuns protest against firing by Pak at Durand Line

Kandahar, [Afghanistan], August 06 (ANI): Thousands of Pashtuns in Kandahar and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan held protests against Pakistan for ...


Here's looking at EAEU #3: Whining and dining

Heads of government from Eurasian Economic Union nations emerged from their coronavirus bunkers last month for their first face-to-fate meet ...


Tajikistan brings presidential election forward, to Oct. 11

Crisis-stricken, authoritarian-minded leaders sometimes resort to delaying elections as a tactic for ensuring a smoother ride.Things in Tajikistan are unfolding ...


Tajik Villager Killed By Kyrgyz-Tajik Cross-Border Shooting

DUSHANBE -- A villager in Tajikistan has been killed in a shooting incident across the Tajik-Kyrgyz border.Both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ...


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Beirut explosion may be turning point for Lebanon

ROME - Numbness and shock at first - now fury. The massive blast at Beirut's port Tuesday night that wrecked ...

Collision between truck and Land Cruiser claims life of Tajik singer

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who ...

Preparedness for nuclear attack or event at lowest point since 1945

It is important to mark the solemn 75th anniversary of the first and only use of atomic weapons against cities ...

U.S. Senate moves to restrict TikTok downloads by federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on ...

Isreeli empathy for Lebanon draws fire from within

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese cabinet has ordered port officials who had roles in storing or guarding highly explosive materials ...

Pompeo calls TikiTok, WeChat, and other apps, 'significant threats'

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from ...

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Asian markets topple over after Trump gets stuck into China again

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia tanked on Friday as the U.S. took a big stick to China again, banning ...

Siege at bank in northern France ends

A gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself ...

Chinese app plans half billion-dollar investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - While its future on the other side of the Atlantic, and in the Pacific, is up in ...

China's Shanghai Composite completes 4th day of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Chinese mainland shares rose for the fifth day in a row on Thursday.The Australian market also advanced. ...

SEARCA to get behind regional coconut industry

LOS BANOS, Laguna, Aug 6 (PIA) --The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is ...

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China's foreign trade continues to edge up

Aerial photo taken on July 15, 2020 shows a container port in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province.(Xinhua/Song Weiwei)BEIJING, Aug. 7 ...


Equities close flat after choppy session, Asian Paints up 4.6 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices ended flat after an extremely volatile trading session on Friday as ...


Withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan to benefit China: Report

Washington [US], August 7 (ANI): The US' decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war against ...


Malaysian Diplomacy on Display With Calls From China, US

Malaysia is being courted by both China and the United States this week in a diplomatic tug-of-war over the South ...


Will eat grass but raise Pakistan Army budget, says Shoaib Akhtar

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 7 (ANI): Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, known for his blistering deliveries on the cricket field, ...


Equity indices subdued, IT and banking stocks dip

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices were flat during early hours on Friday on the back of ...


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