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EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc will allocate €24.5 million ($30...

Malaysian premier receives COVID-19 vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia The Malaysian prime minister Wednesday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, marking the start of the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive. The inoculation was broadcast...

China invites UN rights chief to visit Xinjiang

ANKARA China has invited the UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the country's northwest, local media reported on Wednesday. “China has sent invitations to the high...

China kicks off military drill in South China Sea

ANKARA China on Monday kicked off a month-long military exercise in South China Sea, state-run media reported. The drill by the People's Liberation Army will continue until March 31, the Global...

India’s premier takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as the country kicked off the second phase of a vaccination drive. Announcing the news...

US-Taliban deal failed to bring peace: Afghan gov’t

KABUL, Afghanistan The 2020 Doha agreement between the US and Taliban has failed to bring peace to war-ravaged Afghanistan, the Afghan government said on Sunday. “This agreement has only ensured ...

India launches Brazilian earth-observing satellite

NEW DELHI  India's space agency on Sunday launched a Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other payloads from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, a barrier island off the...

Envoys' visit to Rohingya on far isle depends on UN report

DHAKA, Bangladesh In the wake of constant concerns of international communities and rights defenders over the safety of Rohingya refugees on a remote Bangladeshi island, the South Asian country has...

UN rights chief concerned over Kashmir restrictions

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Raids on human rights defenders in Indian-administered Kashmir show continued restrictions on civil society, which impair the public’s rights to impart and receive information and debate...

Bangladesh: Anger rises on custodial death of writer

DHAKA, Bangladesh Hundreds of students, most belonging to left-leaning politics, staged demonstrations Saturday here in the capital to protest the death of a writer who was in police custody. “It is...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...