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Pentagon to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over armed groups

Pentagon says aid is reprogrammed due to 'lack of Pakistani decisive actions' in support of US' South Asia strategy.

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India may face sanctions if it buys Russia's S-400 missiles: US

US might not offer waiver to India if it buys S-400 missile system from Russia, Pentagon official says.

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'should have resigned': UN chief

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says Myanmar leader should have quit over army's campaign against Rohingya.

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Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

The government denies any allegations of purported genocide of Muslim-majority Rohingya by Myanmar armed forces.

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Russia postpones Afghanistan peace conference

Afghanistan and the US turned down invitations for the meeting but Taliban were willing to attend.

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India: Outrage after activists arrested over alleged Maoist links

Five left-wing activists arrested in multi-city raids accused of triggering caste violence near Pune last year.

Varavara Rao in Hyderabad

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Pakistan condemns blasphemous Dutch cartoon contest

Senate passes resolution decrying Prophet Muhammad caricature competition planned by far-right Dutch politician.

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UN documents 'shocking crimes' by Myanmar army

Top Myanmar generals led brutal campaign against Rohingya involving 'gravest crimes under international law"'.

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Russia, Tajikistan deny air raids in Afghanistan

Afghan officials said clashes broke out between drug smugglers and Tajik border guards before the air attack.

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'My world went dark': The day ISIL killed my cousin at school

Maisam Iltaf recalls how 17-year-old Rahila died in a suicide attack on a school in the Afghan capital on August 15.

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Myanmar: Verdict for two jailed Reuters journalists postponed

Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were investigating the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslims by soldiers when they were arrested.

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