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Afghan Rivals Talk Peace as Battlefield Attacks Continue

ISLAMABAD – Warring sides in Afghanistan have accused each other of staging fresh battlefield attacks as their representatives held a second day of historic, U.S.-brokered peace talks Sunday away from home in Qatar. Clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban...
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Landslides in Nepal Kill 12 People, at Least 21 Missing

KATHMANDU, NEPAL –  Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes...
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Afghan Civilians: Cease-fire Top Priority for Intra-Afghan Talks

The Afghan government and the Taliban started intra-Afghan talks Saturday in Doha, Qatar. Afghan civilians say that both sides should agree to an immediate cease-fire. VOA’s Hikmat Sorosh reports from Kabul.   Source: Voice of America
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Majlis Podcast: How Do The Belarus Protests Resonate In Central Asia?

For weeks, people in Belarus have been protesting against the results of that country’s August 9 presidential election that saw longtime incumbent leader Alyanksandr Lukashenka claim an overwhelming victory that few of his countrymen believed was true. Lukas...
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