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Sri Lankan political crisis continues

Sri Lanka's political turmoil continued Monday into its third week as the government and the former ruling United National Alliance (UNA) fought each other, again, in Parliament.

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NATO Secretary General on surprise visit to Kabul

Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, arrived in Afghanistan November 6 on a surprise visit for a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials.

2018 elections in Afghanistan most violent ever: UNAMA

A total of 56 civilians were killed and 379 others injured in attacks during Afghanistan’s recent parliamentary election, a United Nations report released on November 6 revealed.

Sri Lanka’s Speaker refuses to accept Rajapaksa as PM


Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, has refused to accept Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s new prime minister until he proves his majority in the 225-member Parliament.

US officer killed in Afghanistan 'insider attack'

A US service member deployed to train Afghan forces was killed and another wounded in what the US military says is an "apparent insider attack" in eastern Afghanistan.

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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.


Japan seeks to boost connectivity with India's Northeast

Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu has said his country is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges.