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Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal viewsThe president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals
The Associated Press6 hours ago
AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack?AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack?
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Karzai expressed fears that a previously unscheduled meeting between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risks engulfing Afghanistan into regional rivalries, as its neighbors and powerful Persian Gulf states jockey for influence in a post- U.S. Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pactAP Interview: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expresses fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the U.S. in Pakistan on Monday risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, an Indian paramilitary soldier walks past graffiti on a wall in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers on Feb. 14, 2019, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution. India blamed the attack on Pakistan and promised a "crushing response." New Delhi accuses its archrival of supporting rebels in Kashmir, a charge that Islamabad denies. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strikeAs India considers its response to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a 2016 military strike against Pakistan has urged caution
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Pakistan's capital roads are decorated with portraits of Pakistani and Saudi leaders on the occasion of the visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to Pakistan, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Pakistan said Wednesday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad later this week on an official visit that is expected to include the signing of agreements for billions of dollars of investment in Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Saudi crown prince delays visit to Pakistan by a dayPakistani officials say visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been delayed by a day
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Indian protestors shout slogans against Thursday's attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The death toll from a car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to at least 40, becoming the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history, security officials said Friday. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attackIndia's prime minister is warning of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, an attack that killed 41 and is the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history
The Associated Press23 hours ago
President Donald Trump walks out to begin speaking at an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadlineU.S. President Donald Trump says there's a "possibility" he will extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if both sides are close to a deal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thai party challenging army rule holds first Bangkok rallyThe political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand has held its first rally in the capital, as campaigning heats up in the first election since a 2014 military coup
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kyi Lin, center, the gunman who shot a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is escorted by police at Yangon Northern District Court in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The court found Kyi Lin guilty of premeditated murder and illegal weapons possession and sentenced to death for the Jan. 29, 2017 shooting of lawyer Ko Ni in broad daylight at Yangon airport. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar sentences 2 to death in killing of Suu Kyi aideA court in Myanmar has sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after firesIndonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes globalAP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global with first international championship
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime ministerA former CEO and sports promoter wants to be Thailand's first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalized and to open up political space for future LGBT generations
The Associated Press1 day ago
An Investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Asian shares are broadly lower, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders await the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent and the Kospi in South Korea gave up 1.6 percent on Friday. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
World stocks recover as US-China trade talks extendedWorld markets bounce back after Chinese officials say trade talks with the US to continue in Washington next week
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Buddhist novices in Nepal, South Korean high school graduation, students in Manila raise awareness against violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, shows Anna Lindstedt, Sweden's ambassador to China during a press conference in Stockholm. Sweden’s ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, after she set up meetings between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen that appeared to have gone awry. (Leif R Jansson/TT via AP, File)
Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meetingSweden's foreign affairs ministry says it is investigating the country's ambassador to China over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and businessmen she says made threats
The Associated Press1 day ago
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