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India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

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AMRITSAR, India India and Afghanistan are planning to set up an air cargo service to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan that lies between them, Indian and Afghan officials said on Saturday.

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On final trip, Carter looks to reassure Asia allies

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes his last scheduled trip to Asia next week, and he will try to sooth anxieties caused by Donald Trump's election, U.S. officials said.

Dec 02 2016

Early drought warning helps Pakistan's farmers prepare for dry season

RAWAT, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like his farming neighbors, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests and sells his winter crop a few months later.

Dec 02 2016
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Trump offers to help Pakistan, calls PM Sharif a 'terrific guy': Islamabad

ISLAMABAD U.S. president-elect Donald Trump offered to help solve Pakistan's problems and praised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a "terrific guy" in the first call between the two men, the Pakistani leader's office said.

Nov 30 2016
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India's Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem

NEW DELHI Indian cinemas must play the national anthem before screening a film and the audience must stand and listen, the country's Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a ruling echoing growing nationalist sentiment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nov 30 2016

Released from jail, Kashmiri activist vows to fight for prisoner rights

SRINAGAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A prominent Kashmiri human rights activist who was released from prison on Wednesday said his two-month detention had strengthened his resolve to highlight violations against prisoners in India's restive Himalayan state.

Nov 30 2016
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Conflict displaces record number of Afghans in 2016, U.N. says

KABUL The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan this year has surpassed half a million people, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, the highest number since it began tracking such statistics in 2008.

Nov 30 2016

China dismisses report of military patrols in Afghanistan

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry on Wednesday dismissed reports Chinese military vehicles were patrolling inside Afghanistan, after an Indian media outlet said Chinese security forces were making regular patrols there.

Nov 30 2016

Nevada man pleads guilty to conspiracy for attacks in India

A Nevada man who prosecutors say conspired to provide materials and support to co-conspirators to carry out terrorist attacks in India aimed at creating an independent Sikh state pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges.

Nov 29 2016
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Ohio State attacker may have self-radicalized, officials say

WASHINGTON/COLUMBUS, Ohio A Somali immigrant who injured 11 people at Ohio State University in a vehicle and stabbing attack before he was shot dead may have followed the same path to self-radicalization as militants in a number of "lone wolf" attacks, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Nov 29 2016