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Pakistan

Pakistan asks UN to remove Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador

Pakistan calls on UNICEF to remove the Indian actress as goodwill ambassador, accusing her of supporting a nuclear war.

Pakistan asks UN to remove Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador

Kashmir

'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege'

Sense of fear deepens as Indian politicians stoke misogyny with talk of freedom to marry 'white-skinned' Kashmiri women.

'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege'

Afghanistan

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

Officials say more than 160 being treated in hospital, 30 of them in critical condition, after Saturday's blast.

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

Kashmir

Two killed in first Kashmir gun battle since lockdown began

Clash in Baramulla the first to be reported by officials since India revoked the region's autonomy and imposed a curfew.

Two killed in first Kashmir gun battle since lockdown began

Afghanistan

US envoy returning to Doha for new round of Taliban peace talks

Zalmay Khalilzad to resume talks with Taliban in Qatari capital to facilitate peace process to end war in Afghanistan.

US envoy returning to Doha for new round of Taliban peace talks

Asia

India eases lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir

Some respite for the people of Srinagar who have faced severe restrictions for weeks since the stripping of the region's autonomy.

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Kashmir tensions: 'War is not a solution'

Pakistan's leaders respond to India's decision to revoke the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kashmir

'Fighting back': Kashmir enclave blocks entry of Indian troops

Residents in Soura neighbourhood of Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, plant barricades to keep security forces out.

'Fighting back': Kashmir enclave blocks entry of Indian troops

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests: How will this end?

Amid escalating protests, can the government of China and activists in Hong Kong reach a peaceful resolution?

Hong Kong protests: How will this end?

Rohingya

Bangladesh seeks to repatriate 3,000 Rohingya to Myanmar

Joint exercise led by the UNHCR to determine if Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home.

Bangladesh seeks to repatriate 3,000 Rohingya to Myanmar

AJ Impact

India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters lunar orbit in one of the trickiest aspects of its historic mission to the Moon.

India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

AJ Impact

Fake social media accounts targeted Hong Kong protesters

Hundreds of accounts originating in China were aimed at undermining the pro-democracy movement.

Fake social media accounts targeted Hong Kong protesters

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan general accused of war abuses appointed army chief

Shavendra Silva has denied allegations, but rights groups see his appointment as undermining reconciliation efforts.

Sri Lankan general accused of war abuses appointed army chief

Afghanistan

Blasts hit Afghan city Jalalabad on independence day celebrations

At least 66 wounded in as many as 10 explosions in Jalalabad as country marks 100th anniversary of its independence.

Blasts hit Afghan city Jalalabad on independence day celebrations

Asia

India's Kerala struggles to recover from devastating floods

More heavy rain is expected in many parts of India after Kerala bore brunt of devastating floods.