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Russia Hosts Taliban for Talks on Regional Threats and Says It Will Keep Funding Afghanistan

Russia Hosts Taliban for Talks on Regional Threats and Says It Will Keep Funding Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The talks in the Russian city of Kazan came as Moscow is trying to maintain its influence in Central Asia even as it wages war on Ukraine.

Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban

Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Can U.N. efforts ever work to reverse the policies of the Taliban?
Dozens Dead in Bomb Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province

Dozens Dead in Bomb Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province

By Abdul Sattar
The bomb ripped through a crowd of 500 people who had gathered at a mosque for a procession to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday.

Wind Is Back in the Sails of India’s Congress Party

Wind Is Back in the Sails of India’s Congress Party

By Kavita Chowdhury
Over the past decade, the party seemed like a rudderless ship. That has changed. There is a new-found aggression in the party.

China Seeks Reassurance From Visiting Nepali PM Dahal on Taiwan and Tibet Issues

China Seeks Reassurance From Visiting Nepali PM Dahal on Taiwan and Tibet Issues

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The two sides will strengthen cooperation between their domestic security agencies.

Tibet, BRI Top Agenda During Nepali PM’s Visit to China

Tibet, BRI Top Agenda During Nepali PM’s Visit to China

By Rishi Gupta
Aside from the usual priorities, the visit was shadowed by Nepal's objections to China's new "standard map."

India’s Balancing Act Viewed Through Recent Military Exercises

India’s Balancing Act Viewed Through Recent Military Exercises

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India dabbles in opposing camps, for example, engaging in simultaneous military exercises with both the U.S. and Russia in an effort to balance its strategic interests. 
The Australia-India Trade Agreement: The Start of Something More for India?  

The Australia-India Trade Agreement: The Start of Something More for India?  

By Parth Sharma
The early results of the AI-ECTA have been positive, and could remind Indian officials of the merits of free trade agreements and tariff elimination.

Pakistan’s Fatal Electricity Bills

Pakistan’s Fatal Electricity Bills

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Inflation and taxes have sent Pakistani electric bills soaring, leading to protests, shuttered businesses, and a wave of suicides.

Pakistan’s Energy Crossroads: Coal Dependency, the Climate Crisis, and a Quest for Sustainability

Pakistan’s Energy Crossroads: Coal Dependency, the Climate Crisis, and a Quest for Sustainability

By Abdul Waheed Bhutto
Pakistan thinks coal is the answer to its energy security woes – but the climate impact risks undermining national security in other ways.

Pakistani Official Describes Nijjar Killing as ‘India’s Jamal Khashoggi Moment’

Pakistani Official Describes Nijjar Killing as ‘India’s Jamal Khashoggi Moment’

By Umair Jamal
In the past, Pakistan has accused India of eliminating people who threatened its control over Kashmir, but was rarely taken seriously by the international community.
What Do Bangladeshis Think About Democracy, Human Rights, and Elections?

What Do Bangladeshis Think About Democracy, Human Rights, and Elections?

By Mubashar Hasan
Two surveys provide useful insights into how Bangladeshis view elections and their concerns over democracy, human rights and price rise.

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