South & Central Asia

News, features, and special reports from South and Central Asia. Covers countries and territories in the Indian sub-continent; Afghanistan; and the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.


South & Central Asia

Kazakhstan security forces on high alert in Almaty amid calls for fresh protests

Kazakhstan security forces on high alert in Almaty amid calls for fresh protests
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Afghan acting PM calls for official recognition of Taliban administration

Afghan acting PM calls for official recognition of Taliban administration

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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits western Afghanistan, killing more than 20

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits western Afghanistan, killing more than 20
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Hundreds of thousands of Indians gather for holy dip, defying COVID-19 surge

Hundreds of thousands of Indians gather for holy dip, defying COVID-19 surge

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Russia-led bloc troops to leave Kazakhstan in 12 days – president

Russia-led bloc troops to leave Kazakhstan in 12 days – president
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India’s COVID-19 cases multiply, vulnerable groups given vaccine boosters

India’s COVID-19 cases multiply, vulnerable groups given vaccine boosters

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Kazakh president steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest

Kazakh president steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest
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Fire tears through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Fire tears through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

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Pope Francis calls for dialogue, justice to end unrest in Kazakhstan

Pope Francis calls for dialogue, justice to end unrest in Kazakhstan
South & Central Asia

Restrictions imposed in several states in India as COVID-19 cases rise

Restrictions imposed in several states in India as COVID-19 cases rise