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Polio Vaccination Team Members Killed in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN, Two vaccination workers were killed and two were seriously wounded, officials said

Militants ambushed a polio vaccination team in a remote tribal region in Pakistan, killing two of the medical workers and seriously wounding another two, officials said …

Taliban Skeptical of Afghan Government’s Peace Offer

WASHINGTON, The Afghan Taliban say they are deeply skeptical that a proposed three-nation conference in Indonesia will be a step toward peace.

Jakarta is preparing to host a trilateral conference where religious scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indonesia would seek …

Pakistan Aims to Fight Hate Speech through a Smartphone App

WASHINGTON, Pakistan has recently launched a smartphone application that will allow its citizens to anonymously report extremist, radical or sectarian-based hate content to the relevant authorities.

The app named Chaukas (vigilant) is created by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA),a …

Association of South East Asia, Australia call on N Korea to end nuclear program

Australia’s prime minister said Southeast Asian leaders were using their meeting Sunday to discuss the deadly threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.Australia is hosting a two-day summit in Sydney of the 10-member Association of Southeas…

Four killed, some trapped as fire hits hotel in Philippine capital

A fire broke out at a hotel in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing four people and trapping several on the fifth floor, a rescue official said.About 20 people were trapped in the Manila Pavilion Hotel, Johnny Yu, chief of the Manila Disaster Risk…

Four killed, some trapped as fire hits hotel in Philippine capital

A fire broke out at a hotel in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing four people and trapping several on the fifth floor, a rescue official said.About 20 people were trapped in the Manila Pavilion Hotel, Johnny Yu, chief of the Manila Disaster Risk…