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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 ...

At Least 11 Killed In Roadside Bombing In Northern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says at least 11 people have been killed in a roadside bombing in the country's north.Ahmad Javid ...

ISIS-K branch's new leader is Pak-based Haqqani terrorist

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 4 (ANI): Shahab Almahajir, the new leader of ISIS Khorasan branch, is a Pakistan-based Haqqani Network terrorist, ...

Nearly Dozen Killed In Roadside Bombing In Northern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says at least 11 people have been killed in a roadside bombing in the country's north.Ahmad Javid ...

My husband is not a terrorist: A Kazakh from China testifies

Today 43-year-old Bikamal Kaken struggles to raise her three small children alone in a rented home in Kazakhstan. Her husband, ...

Kazakhstan Allows Transit Of Uzbek, Kyrgyz Workers Stranded In Russia

NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan has allowed the transit of thousands of Uzbek and Kyrgyz migrant workers who've been stranded in Russia ...

COVID-19: 101-Year-Old Kyrgyz Man Recovers, Leaves Hospital

The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 690,000, with more than 18 million infections confirmed, causing mass ...

Kazakh Activist Picketing Chinese Consulate In Almaty Detained

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Police in Kazakhstan's largest city have detained an activist who was picketing the Chinese Consulate in protest ...

Kyiv Police Detain Man With Explosives Who Took Hostage In Bank

KYIV -- Ukrainian police have detained a man who held a woman hostage in a Kyiv bank for hours, threatening ...

Kazakh Activist Charged With Assaulting Police Officer Goes On Trial

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh civil rights activist Asya Tulesova has gone on trial on charges of assaulting and verbally insulting ...

Afghanistan To Convene Loya Jirga On Release Of Taliban Prisoners

The Afghan government will convene a grand assembly of elders, known as the Loya Jirga, in Kabul on August 7 ...

JOHN PILGER: Another Hiroshima is coming unless we stop it now

With racially-motivated aggression towards China escalating, it's important to reflect on history to avoid the catastrophe of nuclear war, writes ...

1st LD: Afghan elders gather to decide fate of 400 Taliban inmates

KABUL, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan's Consultative Loya Jirga, or the grand assembly of elders and chieftains, gathered here on ...

6 killed in car crash in W. Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- A car crash killed six people in western Mongolia, according to a release from ...

Lightning strike kills one in Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- A 41-year-old-man was killed and his 38-year-old wife injured due to a lightning strike ...

82 Afghan couples arrange collective wedding party in Balkh province

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- At a rare social event 82 couples held a collective wedding party in a ...

Xinjiang's border port sees surging China-Europe freight trains

URUMQI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Horgos port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that borders Kazakhstan has seen a ...

North China region confirms 1 death from plague

HOHHOT, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region confirmed Thursday that one person had died after contracting ...

Kyrgyzstan reports 549 new COVID-19 cases

BISHKEK, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan reported 549 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its total to 38,659. Ainura Akmatova, ...

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Aug. 6

JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,882 within one day to 118,753, with the death toll adding ...

50 regional army officers deployed in N. Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- An Afghan army press officer on Thursday said 50 Afghan Regional Amy (ARA) newly ...

Mongolia reports 16 more COVID-19 recoveries, no new cases

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has reported 16 more COVID-19 recoveries, taking its total recoveries to 260, the ...

Pakistani soldier killed in firing from across Afghan border: army

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- A Pakistani soldier was killed in firing from across the Afghan border, Pakistan's army said ...

Xinhua world news summary at 1600 GMT, Aug. 5

JOHANNESBURG -- South African National Department of Health on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of experts from the World Health Organization ...

WACA to become boutique base after funding confirmed

Follow on TwitterPerth's famous WACA ground has been formally relegated to the rear ranks of Australian cricket venues after the ...

Calls for War Follow Border Clashes Between Armenia, Azerbaijan - Morocco World News

Calls for War Follow Border Clashes Between Armenia, Azerbaijan Morocco World News ...

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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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