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India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

Jun. 24, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India sent family tents, blankets and other relief supplies for a team to distribute in eastern Afghan villages where a deadly earthquake collapsed thousands of timber and stone homes to rubble. State media reported that close to 3,000 homes were destroyed or badly...

India sends team to help with deadly Afghanistan earthquake

Jun. 24, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said it sent a technical team to Kabul to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. India's External Affairs Ministry said the team has been deployed to...

EXPLAINER: Why Sri Lanka's economy collapsed and what's next

Jun. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeking help from neighboring...

Indian officials in Sri Lanka for talks on ailing economy

Jun. 23, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

Senior Indian officials began talks Thursday with Sri Lankan leaders on economic assistance, a day after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced the country’s economy had “collapsed.” Sri Lankans have endured months of shortages of food, fuel and other necessities due to...

Tribal woman likely to be India's next ceremonial president

Jun. 22, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A woman representing India’s poor tribal community is likely to be the country’s next president after the governing Bharatiya Janata Party picked Draupadi Murmu as its candidate. The presidency is a ceremonial post and the election of Murmu, 64, is a formality...

IS claims attack on Sikh temple in Afghan capital of Kabul

Jun. 19, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul that killed at least one worshipper and wounded seven others. IS made the claim in a statement posted on its Amaq website late Saturday. It said the...

1 dead in protests over India's military recruitment policy

Jun. 17, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person was killed Friday as angry young people in parts of India burned train coaches, blocked highways and attacked police with rocks in a second day of violent demonstrations against a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military, police said. ...

Angry protests hit India over new short-term military jobs

Jun. 17, 2022 01:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in parts of India on Thursday with thousands of angry youths setting train coaches and vehicles on fire, blocking highways and attacking police with rocks to protest a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military. Police used...

India, ASEAN seek to boost ties amid US-China rivalry

Jun. 16, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special meeting of foreign ministers from India and Southeast Asian countries opened Thursday with co-chairs India and Singapore calling for a strengthening of ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and a heightened rivalry between the United States and China that threaten peace...

Thousands march in Bangladesh over comments about Islam

Jun. 16, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh’s capital on Thursday to demand the governments of Bangladesh and India officially condemn comments by two Indian governing party officials deemed derogatory to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The march began at the...