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Afghan Leaders: US-Backed Peace Talks with Taliban to Begin Next Week

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Top leaders in Afghanistan announced Thursday that U.S.-backed peace talks with the Taliban insurgency will start next week to negotiate a political settlement to the country’s long conflict. The proposed dialogue stems from a landmark pact the...
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Pakistan Attempts to Balance Ties With China, US

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s government has long said it is trying to maintain good relations with both China and the United States, despite rising tensions between Beijing and Washington.  But Prime Minister Imran Khan was blunt in one of his recent...
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In Remote Himalayan Hamlet, Telemedicine Brings Modern Medicare

NEW DELHI – In the remote Himalayan hamlet of Bharmour in the northern Himachal Pradesh state there was no orthopedic to examine Ajay Singh’s persistent backache.  When the pain continued for weeks, the local medical center arranged an online consulta...
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