Clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces erupt after insurgents attack security checkpoints in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, officials say.
Chinland Defence Force, an anti-junta armed group made up of civilians, says six of its fighters were killed in Mindat town of western Chin state during an attack on the military.
Afghanistan government and Taliban meet briefly on Saturday in Doha to renew their commitment to finding a peaceful end to the war.
Prominent activist and a young graffiti artist are among many Kashmiris arrested for expressing anger against Israel –– a key India ally that supplies advanced weapons to New Delhi, some of which end up being used in disputed Kashmir.
Covid-19 has infected some 162 million people and killed more than 3.3 million globally. Here are the coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari says ongoing Israeli violence on Palestine is not a conflict but a massacre by an "occupation power," calling on UN to prevent Israel's "state terrorism" in West Bank and Gaza.
Both Wuhan and Suzhou were hit by separate tornadoes that wreaked havoc across the central and eastern parts of the country.
Local officials in northern Uttar Pradesh state ramp up efforts to combat water burial of suspected Covid victims, after more than 100 corpses wash up on river banks in recent days.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
Baku dismisses Yerevan's accusations that it was laying "siege" to a lake on their border, calling such claims "provocative."
The blast came less than a week after an explosion at a school killed 80 people, most of them schoolgirls from the ethnic Hazara Shia Muslim minority.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup on February 1, with protests almost daily against military rule across the country and ethnic militias stepping up attacks, overrunning military posts.
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