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UN Afghanistan conference gets underway in Qatar

A two-day UN conference on Afghanistan kicked off in Qatar on Sunday. The event, chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will address approaches to increasing international engagement with t...

Russia: Are soldiers' protesting wives a threat to Kremlin?

Protests in which the wives of Russian soldiers deployed to Ukraine lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow while calling for the return of their husbands have become a regular ocurre...

Can UN Afghanistan conference succeed without the Taliban?

On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will launch a two-day meeting in Doha, bringing together special envoys from UN member states and Afghan civil society representatives in an attempt to...

Australia PM backs parliament motion calling for Julian Assange's release

SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese voted in favour of a motion in parliament's lower house calling for the return of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange t...

Pakistan: What is ahead for the new coalition government?

The two traditionally dominant players of Pakistani civilian politics declared this week that they planned to form a coalition government, ending the deadlock that followed last week's parliamenta...

Winter Olympics 1984: When the world came to Sarajevo

The joy and excitement were palpable in Sarajevo on Wednesday, February 8, 1984. The city's residents had been preparing for this day for months: building, organizing, cleaning and generally getti...

Pakistan: General elections fail to end political instability

The February 8 elections have failed to end the political turmoil that has plagued Pakistan for almost two years. Pre-election opinion polls had predicted a clear win for former Prime Minister Imran ...

Pakistan elections: Vote counting continues into Friday

12 hours after polls closed, the electoral commission has yet to announce a result Key issues included the economic crisis, security issues and the power of the military The projected front-runner i...

Pakistan elections: Nawaz Sharif frontrunner as polls open

More than 128 million voters are registered Key issues include the economic crisis, security issues and the power of the military The projected frontrunner is former premier Nawaz Sharif of the Pak...

Asian University for Women offers 250 scholarships to women from Gaza

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - Media OutReach Newswire - 6 February 2024 - Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh has offered 250 scholarships for highly qualified female students from war-to...

Balochistan strikes explained: Resources and radicalization

Iran's airstrike on the Pakistani border town of Panjgur on January 16 was aimed at the terrorist militia Jaish al-Adl. Tehran holds the group responsible for several attacks on civilians and sold...

NATO to hold biggest drills since Cold War with 90,000 troops

BRUSSELS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - NATO is launching its largest exercise since the Cold War, rehearsing how U.S. troops could reinforce European allies in countries bordering Russia and on the alliance'...

Taiwan passport ranks 35th strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its annual Passport Index ranking, the British consultancy firm Henley and Partners listed the Taiwan passport as the 35th strongest in the world, and the eighth strong...

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Iran attack, Tehran vows revenge

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for two explosions in Iran that killed nearly 100 people and wounded scores at a memorial for top commander Qassem Soleimani. In a statement posted ...

Erik Prince says China likely to attack Taiwan in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a video interview on the U.K.’s GB News filmed on Thursday (Dec. 28), Erik Prince, a military contractor known for founding the Blackwater organization, said he e...