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Espionage charges against Indian journalist 'false'

NEW DELHI  An Indian journalist held for spying for China is innocent, his lawyer said Sunday, claiming that evidence against him was manufactured after the arrest. Advocate Adish Aggarwal, the lawyer...

Myanmar: Student arrests draw ire of activists

YANGON, Myanmar  The arrest of three students by Myanmar's authorities for organizing protests has drawn the ire of activists across the globe. The students are being charged under the Natural Disaster...

For Kashmiris born in last 3 decades, peace far-fetched dream

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir When my seven-year-old son’s Skype class started on Thursday, a disturbing message popped up in the chat box. A parent of one of his classmates said his...

Pakistan demands inquiry into killing of 3 Kashmiris

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Saturday called for a "transparent" judicial inquiry, under international scrutiny, into the "extra-judicial" killing of three Kashmiris in the Indian-administered Kashmir in July. In a rare admission...

2 army troops killed in NW Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan  Two Pakistan Army troops were killed on Saturday in a clash with suspected militants near the country's northwestern border with neighboring Afghanistan, an official statement said. The attack --...

India arrests journalist, Chinese woman for 'espionage'

NEW DELHI, India A senior Indian journalist based in the capital New Delhi has been arrested for passing “sensitive information to Chinese intelligence,” local police confirmed late on Friday. A case...

Bangladesh, India agree to curb border killings

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to launch joint border patrols to curb killings and crimes. "Both sides have agreed to extend joint border patrolling, mass awareness programs and...

Afghanistan: Hekmatyar ready to join hands with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, veteran Afghan mujahideen leader and head of the Hezb-e-Islami party, has expressed his willingness to form an alliance with the Taliban in Afghanistan. “Hezb-e-Islami is ready for...

Muslim Patani longs for peace, freedom in Thailand

JAKARTA, Indonesia  The Thai government last Sunday met a delegation of Muslim groups in southern Thailand to hear their aspirations amid ongoing violence in the region.The Southern Thai Peace Delegation...

Indian farmers feel heat of pandemic

NEW DELHI, India With the pressures of sustaining returning migrant workers from urban areas, farmers in India have not been able to celebrate the positive economic growth seen in the...

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Archeologists discover sun disk in NW Turkey

EDIRNE, Turkey  Archeologists in northwestern Turkey discovered a sun disk on a rock altar Friday in the ancient Thracian settlements.  Engin Beksac, head of the art...

Mali swears in transitional president after coup

LOME, Togo Bah N'daw, the president of Mali's transition, was sworn in Friday on promises of good management of public resources and a merciless war...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 26, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Climate change denying school to African children: NGO

ANKARA Heavy floods because of climate change in sub-Sahara Africa have forced thousands of children from school or caused a delay to the start of...

EU downplays optimistic reports of Brexit breakthrough

LONDON  EU sources downplayed reports in the British media Friday that chances of a Brexit deal were looking more optimistic, the Guardian reported.EU chief negotiator...