The US president plans to pull out all American forces – numbering 2,500 now – by this September 11, the anniversary of the attacks, which were coordinated from Afghanistan.
Sri Lankan government says decision made under Prevention of Terrorism Act and anyone linked to outlawed groups faces up to 20 years in jail. Seven attackers pledging allegiance to Daesh hit churches on Easter Sunday in 2019, killing 279 people.
Under Kim Jong Un's leadership, North Korea aims to empower its nuclear arsenal by adding 242 nuke missiles and dozens of mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in the next six years, according to a report.
After withdrawing, the United States and NATO aim to rely on Afghan military and police forces, to maintain security.
Authorities reportedly deploy paramilitary forces to major cities and issue instructions to restrict internet in capital's sensitive areas as protesters demand the release of a party leader and expulsion of France's envoy from Pakistan.
China's electoral reform bill introduced in city legislature, a follow-up to the sweeping national security law imposed last year, setting in motion changes to give Beijing greater control by reducing number of directly elected representatives.
A number of Kashmiri women have resorted to setting up tea stalls to cope with the disastrous economic fallout from New Delhi’s annexation in 2019 and the pandemic.
Activists ditch usual Thingyan new year holiday festivities to focus on campaign against the generals who seized power in a coup.
President Biden will make an announcement on Wednesday that all US forces, in coordination with those of Western allies, will leave other than limited personnel to guard US diplomatic installations, US official says.
Families have reportedly retrieved bodies of family members killed in Myanmar's crackdown, after paying $85 to the military junta.
Angry protesters in major cities reacted after police arrested Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan leader Saad Rizvi for threatening to hold protests if the government did not expel French ambassador over depictions of Prophet Muhammad.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urges countries not to repeat deadly mistakes of the past in Syria and to take action to stop the junta’s “slaughter of its people” in Myanmar.
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