South Asia

Media Blocked From Rohingya Refugee Camp   

Media Blocked From Rohingya Refugee Camp   

Security forces have blocked reporters from covering a vaccination drive for internally displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, local journalists say. A spokesperson for Myanmar’s military government, Major General Zaw Min Tun, said in late August that members of the Rohingya minority would be given COVID-19 vaccines. But at least …

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Blinken to Testify About US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Blinken to Testify About US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has agreed to testify next week before a congressional panel examining the country’s chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of its two-decade war, the longest in U.S. history.   Opposition Republican lawmakers and some Democratic colleagues of President Joe Biden have attacked …

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Taliban Name Caretaker Afghan Government

Taliban Name Caretaker Afghan Government

The Taliban announced Tuesday a “caretaker” Islamic government in Afghanistan, saying it will be headed by Mullah Hasan Akhund, a close associate of the Islamist movement’s late founder Mullah Omar.     The announcement came a day after the Taliban declared they had conquered the northern province of Panjshir, ending …

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FAO: Afghanistan Faces Looming Hunger Catastrophe  

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization warns millions of Afghans are at risk of starving if farmers do not receive the seeds they need to plant their winter wheat crop before the end of the month.  About 70% of all Afghans live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their …

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Hundreds in Kabul Protest Taliban Rule

Hundreds in Kabul Protest Taliban Rule

Hundreds of protesters, including dozens of women, were in the streets Tuesday in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, chanting anti-Taliban slogans as they protested Taliban rule of the country and what they say is Pakistan’s involvement. The Taliban allowed some of the groups to walk through the streets, but they fired warning …

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Taliban: Pakistan’s Terror-Related Security Concerns Addressed

Taliban: Pakistan’s Terror-Related Security Concerns Addressed

Afghanistan’s Taliban said Monday they had discussed bilateral security cooperation with Pakistan, including measures needed at border crossings between the two countries to stem the movement of terrorists into Pakistan. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters in Kabul that a delegation from Islamabad visited the country over the weekend for …

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Afghan Taliban, Pakistan Discuss Anti-Terror Cooperation

Afghan Taliban, Pakistan Discuss Anti-Terror Cooperation

Afghanistan’s Taliban said Monday they had discussed bilateral security cooperation with Pakistan, including measures needed at border crossings between the two countries to stem the movement of terrorists into Pakistan. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters in Kabul that a delegation from Islamabad visited the country over the weekend for …

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