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  • India-China Border Disputes Persist Despite Troop Pullback0

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    • February 27, 2021

    2021/02/23, Voice of America   Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people. More Subscribe Add to Favorite What you need to know Analysts caution that the recent troop withdrawal represents only a

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  • Russia Alleges US, Not Taliban, Breaching Afghan Peace Deal0

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    • February 19, 2021

    By Ayaz Gul February 17, 2021 FILE – Taliban peace negotiators in Qatar. ISLAMABAD – A top Russian diplomat says the Taliban insurgency is “flawlessly” adhering to the terms of a 2020 peace deal with the United States to help end the war in Afghanistan and is urging Washington not to renege on its commitments. Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s

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  • BANGLADESH: ‘What You Are Doing Is Not Alright’0

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    • November 18, 2020

    Unable to intimidate Tasneem Khalil in person, Bangladesh’s intelligence agency tried a different approach – going after his mom. The editor-in-chief of the public interest journalism platform Netra News had fled Bangladesh in 2007 after being detained by military intelligence. In exile, the government kept him in its sights. By Tasneem Khalil | Netra News Interviewed by Ezel Sahinkaya |

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  • South & Central Asia: CENTCOM: US Cutting Troop Levels in Afghanistan to 4,500  0

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    • September 10, 2020

    By Carla Babb September 09, 2020 FILE – U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2018. WASHINGTON – The U.S. military is drawing down to 3,000 troops in Iraq this month and 4,500 in Afghanistan by November, the head of U.S Central Command said Wednesday. “We’re on a glide slope (in

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  • Pakistan Attempts to Balance Ties With China, US0

    By Ayaz Gul August 27, 2020 VOA ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s government has long said it is trying to maintain good relations with both China and the United States, despite rising tensions between Beijing and Washington.  But Prime Minister Imran Khan was blunt in one of his recent public statements about where the two relationships are

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  • 6 Years After Pakistani Military Operation, Some in North Waziristan Still Await Damage Surveys0

    VOA By Adnan Bitani, Niala Mohammad August 15, 2020 FILE – Pakistani soldiers stand near debris of a house which was destroyed during a military operation against Islamist militants in the town of Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, July 9, 2014. NORTH WAZIRISTAN/WASHINGTON – It has been six years since the Pakistani military launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North

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  • India to Invite Australia to Join Naval Drill in Effort to Contain China0

    By Anjana Pasricha July 17, 2020  Voice of America FILE – Indian navy personnel display their skills during a rehearsal for Naval Day celebrations near the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai, India, Dec. 1, 2019. NEW DELHI – In a significant move to strengthen defense cooperation between India, Japan, Australia and the United States

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  • China’s Investments in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir Seen as ‘Blow’ to India0

    VOA News on China By Ayaz Gul July 15, 2020 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan kicked off construction work at Diamer Bhasha dam site on July 15, 2020. (Photo courtesy PID/Radio Pakistan) ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Pakistan and close ally China have formally launched construction at a multibillion-dollar dam in the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed Kashmir

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  • Retired Admiral: US Should Not Pull More Troops from Afghanistan 0

    by Roshan Noorzai, Breshna Omarkhel July 10, 2020 Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 26, 2015. WASHINGTON – The United States needs to maintain its current number of troops in Afghanistan to protect the progress made in the country, the retired U.S. Navy admiral,

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  • How Discovery of Fresh Water Bolsters China Claims in Disputed Sea0

    ByRalph Jennings July 13, 2020  Voice of America TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Discovery of a rare freshwater reserve under one of its land holdings in a widely disputed sea gives China a boost in occupying the islet and offers it a new defense for its sovereignty claims if they land in international court. A freshwater lens

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  • After Show of Military Might, China Offers to Restart S. China Sea Talks0

    ByRalph Jennings July 08, 2020 FILE – A Chinese SU-27 fighter flies over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken May 24, 2014 and released by the Defense Ministry of Japan TAIPEI, TAIWAN – China has agreed to restart talks with worried Southeast Asian countries on a maritime code of conduct to restore

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  • Stranded in the City, India’s Migrant Laborers Fight to Get Home0

    By Anjana Pasricha May 06, 2020 08:07 AM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Print this page NEW DELHI – Stranded in Mumbai without work and money since India imposed the world’s biggest pandemic lockdown, Poonam Singh’s spirits lifted when the government announced last week that it would lift restrictions on travel

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  • Coronavirus Spread in India Sparks Intolerance Toward Minority Muslims0

    By Niala Mohammad April 17, 2020 WASHINGTON – As the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the world and countries take various measures to contain it, the pandemic in India is causing an increase in incidents of COVID-19-related discrimination against the country’s minority Muslims. India’s Health Ministry announced last week that 30 percent of coronavirus cases were

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  • Could Virus See Rohingya ‘Floating Coffins’ Crisis Return to ASEAN?0

    Could Virus See Rohingya ‘Floating Coffins’ Crisis Return to ASEAN? Photo Credit: Reuters / TPG Images Voice of America 20 April 2020 Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people.  More Human rights

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