South & Central Asia

'We Need a Voice at Peace Talks,' Afghanistan’s Female Journalists Say
Female journalists in Afghanistan are calling on Kabul to include their representative at peace talks to ensure media and women’s rights are protected
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:09 AM
Biden?to Pull All US Troops Out of Afghanistan Before September 11th?
President Joe Biden is set to announce in a speech Wednesday that the United States will withdraw?all of?its forces from Afghanistan before this year's 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that triggered America’s longest war. VOA's Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has the story. Camera:??Ahmadullah?Archiwal?
Cindy Saine
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:50 AM
Mohammad Naeem, spokesman for the Taliban's political office, speaks during a joint news conference in Moscow, Russia March 19,…
Taliban announcement comes just hours after it emerged that US would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan about five months later than Washington had originally agreed with insurgents
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:10 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, center, top U.S. commander for the Middle East, makes an…
The latest assessment from US intelligence agencies warns prospects for peace 'remain low' and predicts Taliban gains on the ground
Jeff Seldin
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:03 PM
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, bottom right, speaks at the opening…
Announcement was made by the Turkish government, which is hosting Afghanistan peace summit
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:40 PM
Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party throwback tear gas canisters fired by police during…
Members of radical Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan, or TLP, were in the streets of major cities Monday after authorities in Lahore detained their leader, Saad Rizvi?
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:03 PM
Sean Smith, a paratrooper with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, kisses his daughter Olivia Rose Smith
President Joe Biden set to elaborate today on decision to withdraw all US troops by 20th?anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks
Steve Herman
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:02 PM
People are administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, April 13, 2021.
Move will give country access to third vaccine at a time when race to ramp up immunization drive is being hampered by shortages
Anjana Pasricha
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:51 AM
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken boards a plane to Brussels at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, April 12, 2021.
Biden administration seeks progress on political agreement that can improve chances of stability in Afghanistan once US troops leave
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:06 PM
U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad meets Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 1, 2021.
Taliban say internal consultations are ongoing to decide whether to attend the US-proposed multination conference
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 02:13 PM
Palestinians in Gaza prepare for the holy fasting month of Ramadan
Ramadan, which begins this week, comes as much of the world has been hit by an intense new coronavirus wave
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 12:13 PM
Kumbh Mela in Haridwar
The Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, is one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 09:44 AM
FILE- In this March 24, 2008 file photo, Bhutanese people queue up to cast their votes outside a polling station, in Thimphu.
Rapid rollout of vaccine puts tiny nation just behind Seychelles, which has given jabs to 66% of its population of nearly 100,000 people
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:03 AM
A man with a head injury is carried by fellow demonstrators during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, March 22, 2021.
Analysts say India’s concern that isolating Myanmar’s military will drive it closer to China, and fears of instability are driving a desire by New Delhi to engage regime to resolve crisis there
Anjana Pasricha
Sun, 04/11/2021 - 08:28 AM
Rohingya refugee camp
Recurring fires put Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in additional danger
Shaikh Azizur Rahman
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 10:57 PM

Child Marriage