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TALIBAN SAY WILL ALLOW WOMEN AT UNIVERSITIES, BUT MIXED CL...

Afghan women will be allowed to attend university as long as they study separately from men, the Taliban's new higher education minister said Sunday....

SRILANKA: OPPOSITION LEADER CALLS FOR SNAP ELECTION

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has called for a snap election to let the people decide who is best to lead the country. Speaking in Debarawewa, T...

QATAR'S AL-THANI IN KABUL MEETS TALIBAN, AFGHAN POLITICIAN...

Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Al-Thani arrived in Kabul on Sunday and met with the Taliban leadership team and cabinet members, including Prime...

FOUR KILLED AS PASSENGER PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN...

Four people were killed when a small Russian passenger plane with 14 passengers and two crew on board made an emergency landing in a forest in southea...

Quad partners India and Australia eye closer security ties

Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh arrive during Dutton's ceremonial reception in New Delhi.   &...

We have to hope Biden got It right

Arguably the biggest winner in America's two-decade involvement in Afghanistan was Osama bin Laden. The attack he carried out was the beginning of a d...

FBI releases newly declassified record on September 11 att...

In this September 11, 2001, photo, thick smoke billows into the sky from behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center towe...

Japan inks deal to export defense assets to Vietnam amid C...

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, shakes hands with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc after witnessing the exchange of document...

Pakistan hosts meeting of regional states’ spymasters

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed pictured during his visit to Kabul earlier this month. — Photo by Naveed...

INDIA, AUSTRALIA HOLD 2+2 DIALOGUE, JAISHANKAR WELCOMES PA...

India and Australia began the high-level 2+2 foreign and defence ministerial dialogue in New Delhi on Saturday. External affairs minister S Jaishankar...

US CONGRESS WEIGHS SANCTIONS ON MYANMAR’S OIL AND GAS

The powerful chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is set to unveil a bill to levy new U.S. sanctions on oil and gas, some of Myanmar's most...

ARMY CHIEF TO FLY TO USA FOR OFFICIAL VISIT EARLY TOMORROW

Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed is scheduled to fly for the United States for an official visit upon the invitation of t...

U.S. CLIMATE ENVOY JOHN KERRY WILL TRAVEL TO INDIA ON SUND...

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to India from Sept. 12-14 “to discuss efforts to raise global climate ambitio...

JUNTA TROOPS KILLED IN CIVILIAN ATTACKS ACROSS MYANMAR

More than 20 junta troops, including a high-ranking officer, were reportedly killed on Thursday and Friday during ambushes by People’s Defense F...

MYANMAR MILITARY TELLS MUSLIMS NOT TO CONTACT ARAKAN ARMY

Myanmar’s military has warned Muslim village leaders in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State, not to complain to the ethnic Rakhine armed group, the...

Malaysia ex-premier Najib set for economic adviser role as...

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob (left) offered former premier Najib Razak an advisory role with ministerial status during their meeting...

UN ENVOY SAYS AFGHAN SITUATION 'GRIM,' CALLS FOR UN ENGAGE...

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons briefed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday &nda...

Amid setbacks, Prime Minister Suga had successes too

While the media has been keen to report Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s shortcomings, it is important to note his record consists of policy ac...

US issues clarification on MCC ahead of its officials’ vis...

In response to the letter of the Nepal finance minister seeking clarifications on provisions of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Fatema Z Sumar...

UN experts express concern over Ashraf Sehrai's death, rig...

Ashraf Sehrai (left) and Syed Ali Shah Geelani (right). Four UN special rapporteurs have expressed serious concerns over the arrest, alleged tort...

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Italy visit sparks contr...

Mahinda Rajapaksa. File   | Photo Credit: REUTERS Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Italy has sparked a...