Akash Bashir is the first Asian to be given the title; his elder brother is now a volunteer guard at the same church attacked by the Taliban splinter group. On the morning of March 15, 2015, Akash Bashir, 21, was standing guard outside the St. Joh..
The State of Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the bombing that targeted a mosque in the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, which led to the death and injury of scores of people. In a statement today, the Mini..
India is set to export a record 7 million tonnes of wheat this year as a rally in global prices gives the world's second biggest producer of the grain an opportunity to gain market share, a top government official said. "Indian wheat expo..
The Taliban will allow girls around Afghanistan to return to class when high schools open next week, an education official said on Thursday, after months of uncertainty over whether the group would allow full access to education for girls and women. ..
The United States of America designating Qatar as a major non-NATO ally was not a coincidence, but rather, it was the culmination of 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which officially began in 1972, bearing in mind that the ..
A report published by the UN on Saturday, ahead of Sunday's International Day of Happiness, found that Afghanistan came last out of 149 countries examined in the survey. The annual World Happiness report produces its scores based on data from ..
The Taliban ordered girls' secondary schools in Afghanistan to shut Wednesday just hours after they reopened, an official confirmed, sparking confusion and heartbreak over the policy reversal by the hardline Islamist group. The Taliban adminis..
The United States abruptly cancelled meetings with the Taliban in Doha that were set to address key economic issues, officials said on Friday, after Afghanistan's Islamist rulers reversed a decision to allow all girls to return to high school cla..
The Taliban have ordered airlines in Afghanistan to stop women from flying unless accompanied by a male relative, in the latest crackdown on basic human rights by the country’s new rulers since seizing power. The hard-line Islamists have imp..
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