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Iran inaugurates new drone production line in Tajikistan

May. 17, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it inaugurated a production line for manufacturing a new military drone in Tajikistan, a first for both nations. A report by the official IRNA news agency said the ceremony took place during a visit to the Central Asian nation by Gen. Mohammad...

China's Xi strongly backs Afghanistan at regional conference

Mar. 31, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued strong backing for Afghanistan at a regional conference Thursday, while making no mention of human rights abuses by the country’s Taliban leaders. China's foreign minister, meanwhile, led calls for the U.S. to unfreeze Afghan assets held abroad...

China shows Afghanistan ambitions at multinational meetings

Mar. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ambitions to have a major hand in Afghanistan's stability and development under the Taliban, while boosting its own stature, will be on display at a pair of multinational meetings it is hosting starting Wednesday. The talks offer a rare opportunity for...

Official: China foreign minister arrives in India for visit

Mar. 24, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in the Indian capital on Thursday for his visit in the past two years, after troops from the two countries engaged in a tense faceoff and occasional clashes along their disputed border, an Indian official said. The visit...

Jehovah's Witnesses flee Russia for worship without fear

Mar. 06, 2022 12:00 PM EST

Over the past five years, hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been subjected to raids, arrests and prosecution in Russia. Many others have fled – including one couple, Dmitrii and Nellia Antsybor, who flew to Mexico last year, walked across the U.S. border to seek asylum, and now hope to build...