Central Asia - updates

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Turkey raids critical media group

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:27 AM

They were accused of providing financial support to and disseminating propaganda for a terrorist organization

Second Nepal quake part of chain reaction – scientists

May 12, 2015 - 9:22 PM

The April 25 and May 12 quakes were shallow which means that ground shaking is far greater than with temblors that occur at depth the scientists say

SHATTERED. In this file photo, people inspect the damage of the collapsed landmark Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Four sentenced to death over mob killing of Afghan woman

May 07, 2015 - 12:15 AM

The attack came after an amulet seller whom she had reportedly castigated for peddling superstition falsely accused her of burning the Koran

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala

May 01, 2015 - 3:21 AM

Life prison sentences in Pakistan are 25 years and the convicts may appeal in a higher court

Buried quake survivors rescued after 5 days

May 01, 2015 - 3:00 AM

Although the number of aftershocks since the April 25 quake has subsided fresh tremors were felt in Kathmandu overnight

German foreign minister rejects Armenia 'genocide' label

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:41 AM

Steinmeier says that adopting the term genocide to describe the slaughter of an estimated 1 5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces in 1915 could play into the hands of those who sought to minimize the Holocaust

German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L), German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) take part in a parliamentary debate on the occasion of the anniversary of massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915/1916. Photo by Britta Pederson/EPA

UN: PH, Indonesia hardest hit by disasters in past decade

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:44 AM

The Philippines and Indonesia record a total of 527 incidences and 354 293 disaster related deaths between 2004 and 2013

DISASTER-PRONE. Filipino residents wade on floodwater in Borongan City, Samar island, Philippines, December 7 2014. Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power and flattened houses as it pummeled the eastern and central Philippines overnight, leaving millions of people in darkness amid heavy rains and howling winds, officials said. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 5, 2014

Dec 05, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Online freedom declines in Indonesia 3 foreign vessels set to be sunk in Riau an order to install GPS devices on all Jakarta cabs and more

IN COURT. Former Indonesian Vice President Boediono (C), who also was former governor of Bank Indonesia, testifies during the trial of former Bank Indonesia deputy governor Budi Mulia at the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court in May 2014. File photo by EPA

Asian Games identity row set to heat up

Oct 05, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Asian Games for Asians? Debate over the Olympic style event s identity heats up

Flagbearers lead the parade of competitors during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on October 4, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Leave Afghanistan, Philippines urges nationals

Jul 08, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs raises alert level 3 in Afghanistan because of heightened tensions after the presidential elections

TALIBAN ATTACK. Flames rise from oil tanker trucks after an attack by Taliban militants on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on July 5, 2014. Dozens of tanker trucks carrying oil were hit by rockets fired by suspected Taliban militants. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA