The decision resolves the question of what would happen after President Ashraf Ghani's term expires on May 22. The presidential elections were initially slated for April 20 but were delayed until July 20, then pushed back again until September 28.
Some 2,000 Sikhs travelled to Pakistan from neighbouring India despite recent tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Militants carried out a deadly attack against Pakistani armed forces travelling in buses in Balochistan province. Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the new separatist group had camps inside Iranian border areas.
The accusation comes at a time of trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and amid concerns in the United States that Huawei's equipment could be used for espionage.
Protesters gathered in Bangladesh's Dhaka to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her school principal.
The Taliban-Afghan talks which was due to take place in Doha this weekend, fell apart at the last minute in a row over the large number of delegates Kabul wanted to send.
While years of government neglect caused the antagonism between the state and the local population, a fusion of international actors fuelled the conflict.
More than 190 million Indonesians voted, with a record 245,000 candidates running for public office, in the world's third-biggest democracy, from the presidency and parliamentary seats to local positions.
Indians are heading to the polls in the second phase of voting in the country's seven-stage general election. India-administered Kashmir is among the regions voting on Thursday. But as TRT World's Baba Umar reports, many are boycotting the vote.
A Pakistani official says gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 14 passengers after forcing them off the vehicle on a highway in the country's southwest.
North Korea is saying that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year. The country is also demanding the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its nuclear programme.
Thunderstorms have affected several states in India and Pakistan killing 86 people, damaging homes and downing trees. In neighbouring Afghanistan, at least five people have died.
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