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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to defend...

Millions of Bangladeshi refugees, both Muslim and Hindu, arrived in India following the country’s 1971 war for independence. The mass influx of refugees into Assam has sparked violent anti-immigrant...

Move comes amid concerns that China’s influence at Australia’s education centres is growing. Australia has formed a task force to crack down on attempts by foreign governments to meddle in...

Residents wary and anxious as lockdown in the Muslim-majority region for a second straight day hits normal life. Baramulla, India-administered Kashmir – Sheikh Mushtaq, 55, a resident of Baramulla...

(Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty is resigning this month after two years in office, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday. Hagerty, who succeeded Caroline Kennedy as envoy to one...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A U.S. man accused of taking part in a raid on the North Korean Embassy in Madrid was ordered freed on $1.3 million bail on Tuesday but must serve home confinement ahead of...

Afghan delegates meet the Taliban in Qatar to find peace as yet another attack by armed group kills 14 people in Ghazni. Doha, Qatar – A high-profile summit featuring Afghan leaders and Taliban...

The international efforts to bring warring sides to the table comes as Taliban continues to carry out deadly attacks. Rival Afghans will meet starting on Sunday in Qatar, officials said, in a fresh attempt...

With the popular drink, an ‘iftar’ staple, in short supply during the holy month of Ramadan, Pakistan says it can help. New Delhi, India – Shaista Begum is fasting and it’s quite...

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks...

Economists say the very top percentage of Indians are benefitting in this economic climate. As well as having some of the poorest people in the world, India also boasts some of the wealthiest. India is...

India says it will seek downgrading of Pakistan on terrorism financing list day after Masood Azhar sanctioned by the UN. A day after the United Nations added Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based...

Weapons test seen by analysts as a likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with US. North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the...

The remarks from US secretary of state come as relations between the two erstwhile allies have continued to deteriorate. Islamabad, Pakistan – Diplomats from the United States are being “treated...

Thousands of students launch a fresh movement as government fails to honour its promise to end quota in government jobs. Dhaka, Bangladesh – Thousands of university students in Bangladesh are boycotting...

Afghan forces accidentally detonate explosives in southern city of Kandahar, killing 16 and wounding 38 others. At least 16 people have been killed in southern Afghanistan when security forces tried...