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    Myanmar airstrikes reported as internet is cut in more areas

    Myanmar’s army launched air strikes on the weekend after clashes with fighters against the junta in the Sagaing area, in keeping with media and a militia member, as cellphone strains.

    Southeast Asia
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    Bharat bandh: Farmers intensify protest against reforms

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the reforms a "watershed moment" for Indian agriculture. But farmer groups said contrary to promises that the laws will help.

    Central Asia
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    China’s biggest airshow to highlight military prowess

    China’s military will display some of its most advanced weaponry and equipment when the country’s largest airshow gets under way this week.Airshow China opens in the southern city of Zhuhai.

    Southeast Asia
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    Iran wants nuclear talks to result in lifting of all sanctions, says Raisi

    Iran’s new ultraconservative president on Tuesday voiced support for renewed nuclear negotiations in his international debut even as he hailed what he termed the decline of US hegemony.

    West Asia
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    France wins EU backing in submarine row with US

    European ministers rallied around France on Tuesday over the US and Australian decision to strip Paris of a submarine supply contract, as the dispute threatened.

    World
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    CIA Officer Reports 'Havana Syndrome' Symptoms On India Trip: Reports

    A CIA officer who was traveling with agency director William Burns to India this month reported symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome, CNN and the New York Times/

    South Asia
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    Mullah Baradar, Who Led Talks With US, Was Attacked In Palace Shootout

    The man the U.S. and its allies hoped would be a moderate voice in Afghanistan's Taliban government has been sidelined after a dramatic shootout in the presidential.

    Central Asia
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    "Wake-Up Call": Germany Joins Chorus Supporting France On Submarine Row

    The US and Australian decision to strip France of a submarine supply contract was a stark reminder the EU must bolster its own capacity to act independently of its allies.

    World
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    US Congress urged to ‘prevent human catastrophe’ in Yemen

    Anti-war groups in the United States are urging US Congress to “prevent a human catastrophe” in Yemen by ending military support for Saudi Arabia’s aggression on the war-ravaged country.

    West Asia
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    Isreal killed Iran’s top nuke scientist with remote-operated machine gun:report

    The New York Times revealed on Saturday that Israeli agents wanted to take out Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh for years, adding that the latter was assassinated by a killer robot machine gun.

    West Asia
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    US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally

    Hundreds of police officers will be on duty around the US Capitol on Saturday braced for a rally by supporters of the hundreds of people who breached the building on Jan.

    World
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    Pentagon apologises after admitting drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

    A drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, the US military said on Friday, apologising for what it said was a tragic mistake.

    South Asia
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    'Will Aggravate Arms Race': China Attacks New Australia-UK-US Partnership

    China today sharply criticised the US, the UK and Australia's trilateral military partnership under which Canberra will be assisted to build nuclear-powered submarines.

    World
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    Pakistan, Russia to ‘coordinate’ positions on Afghanistan

    The leaders of Pakistan and Russia have held telephone conversations to “coordinate” their position on the situation in Afghanistan, statements from both governments.

    Central Asia
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    UAE, Israel eye trillion-dollar prize on Abraham deal anniv

    The United Arab Emirates marks one year since normalising ties with Israel on Wednesday, a move which drew Palestinian anger but that leaders hope could reap a trillion.

    West Asia
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    WHO reports big drop in new coronavirus infections

    The WHO said there were about 4 million coronavirus cases reported globally last week, marking the first major drop in new infections in more than two months.

    World
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    Blood Plasma Therapy Doesn't Help Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients: Study

    Convalescent plasma does not reduce the risk of intubation or death in COVID-19 patients, according to a study which found that people receiving the therapy experienced more serious.

    Science
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    As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

    As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out with aid.

    Central Asia
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    UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

    The UN is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban.

    Central Asia
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    Qatari FM rules out recognition of Taliban government

    Qatar’s foreign minister said on Monday the Gulf state has urged Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers to respect women’s rights and that it was still too early to consider recognising their government.

    Central Asia
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    US pulls missile defences in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

    Pentagon spokesman John Kirby acknowledged “the redeployment of certain air defence assets”. He said the US maintained a “broad and deep” commitment to its Middle East allies.

    West Asia
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    Taliban Cancel Inaugural Ceremony After ‘Pressure From Doha’

    Reports had circulated all week that the Taliban would swear in their new government on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

    Central Asia
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    US Ban Forces Iran Airliner to Fly 1,000km More to Refuel

    An Iranian passenger plane hovered over Hamburg due to heavy fog for over one hour and then had to fly 1,000 kilometres south to refuel in Milan, as US sanctions prevent western supply companies to sell fuel to Iran Air

    West Asia
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    Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

    The Taliban said on Monday they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban.

    Central Asia

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