Young Afghans see opportunities dwindle as security worsens

Sultan Hossaini sent three of his children from their rural home to the capital, Kabul, hoping they would gain degrees and employment in the new Afghanistan that was promised after the overthrow of the Taliban.

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Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf.

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China, India soldiers hurl stones at one another in Kashmir

Officials say Indian and Chinese soldiers hurled stones at one another during an altercation in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, escalating the tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.

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South Korea's president: Any strike on North Korea should be approved by us

Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, said Tuesday that no country “should be allowed” to take military action on North Korea without first being approved by Seoul.

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Taiwan official resigns after blackout hits much of island

Taiwan's economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat.

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