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December 07, 2021

Rohingya Sue Facebook for $150 Billion, Alleging Role in Violence

By Kelvin Chan
Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit in California saying Facebook's arrival in Myanmar helped spread hate speech, misinformation, and incitement to violence.

December 07, 2021

India Hosts Putin as it Balances Ties With Russia, US

By Ashok Sharma and Sheikh Saaliq
India and Russia signed an agreement to extend their military technology cooperation for the next decade.
December 07, 2021

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors

By Elena Becatoros
In 2001, the Taliban ransacked the museum, smashing priceless statues, especially those considered un-Islamic. 

December 06, 2021

India’s Nagaland Erupts in Protests Against Army Killing of Civilians

By Sheikh Saaliq
Calls for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act are growing louder in the restive state.

December 06, 2021

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 Years

By Grant Peck
The sentences relate to just two of the more than 10 criminal charges facing the country's ousted leader.

December 03, 2021

Pakistan Police: Mob Kills Sri Lankan Over Alleged Blasphemy

By Babar Dogar
Mob attacks on people accused of blasphemy are common in Pakistan.
December 03, 2021

WTA Pulls Its Tournaments From China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai

By Howard Fendrich
The Women’s Tennis Association said it would not conduct business in China until it was satisfied that Peng was “truly safe and free” and her accusation of sexual assault was being investigated.

December 02, 2021

India Confirms Omicron Variant Cases, Says Get the Shot Now

By Associated Press
Travelers from countries classified as "at risk" are being tested on arrival in India.

December 02, 2021

China Lashes Out at Japan’s Former PM Abe Over Taiwan Warning

By Associated Press
Abe Shinzo’s pointed comments on Taiwan drew an angry reaction from Beijing.

December 01, 2021

Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track

By David Rising and Annabelle Liang
Singapore was able to succeed in getting most of its population vaccinated by ensuring there were few barriers to getting the shot and increasing difficulties for the unvaccinated.

December 01, 2021

Tajrobawai Girls School in Herat Shows the Way

By Lee Keath
Teachers' union officials met with local Taliban officials and Herat's governor to press their demands.
November 30, 2021

Taliban’s Reign of Terror Belies Promise of Amnesty

By Lee Keath
Despite the promised amnesty, Taliban commanders are executing and forcibly "disappearing" soldiers, policemen, and intelligence officials of the previous regime, says Human Rights Watch.

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