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Afghanistan to release prisoners from Taliban list in push for talks

Afghanistan is to release more Taliban prisoners in the hope of getting peace talks going, a government spokesman said on Thursday, after the insurgent group provided the government with a revised list of several hundred of their detainees.

9 Jul 2020 5:35 pm
Afghanistan says will not release 600 'too dangerous' Taliban

Afghan authorities said Wednesday they will not release hundreds of Taliban captives deemed oo dangerous despite planned peace talks that hinge on the prisoner exchange.

8 Jul 2020 9:35 pm
Political experts question real intention of Chinese ambassador to Nepal meeting with President Bhandari

Last week, Chinese ambassador met President Bidya Bhandari and senior Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal. This meeting was held even as there were questions over Bhandari's role in the ruling communist party, reported Kathmandu Post.

7 Jul 2020 5:35 pm
Schools to reopen in Sri Lanka from Monday after over-3 month long Covid-19 lockdown

Sri Lanka will re-open its schools in a phased manner from Monday after keeping them closed for 115 days due to the lockdown imposed in the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry of education said on Sunday. The schools were shut mid-March when Sri Lanka detected its first Covid-19 infection.

5 Jul 2020 9:35 pm
Nepal's ruling party in grave crisis: PM Oli to Cabinet ministers

Nepal's embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the ruling communist party is facing a grave crisis, indicating that it may split soon, according to a media report on Sunday. Oli, at an emergency meeting of the Cabinet at his official residence said some of our party members are also trying to remove President Bidya Devi Bhandari from the power, My Republica newspaper quoted a senior leader as saying.

5 Jul 2020 5:35 pm