Category: Asia

Pakistan orders custody for Hindu girls

A court in Pakistan on Tuesday ordered the government to take custody of two Hindu sisters allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. Police said the case triggered a quarrel with Hindu-majority neighbour India….

6 die in Syrian city blast

A powerful blast hit Manbij, the northern Syrian city recently threatened by Turkey over the Kurdish control. Several people were killed, with local sources claiming US soldiers allied with the Kurds were among the victims….

Taliban storm security posts in west Afghanistan, kill 21

Taliban insurgents have stormed security posts in west Afghanistan, killing 21 police and pro-government militia members, officials said on Monday. This is the latest in a surge of attacks that has cast doubt on tentative…