Competing street demonstrations cap escalating tensions between military and civilian factions of transitional gov’t.
Officials from key regional powers expected to attend event seeking to shore up planned polls, local media reports.
Taliban wins regional backing for UN aid conference
Ten regional powers join Taliban in calling for a UN donor conference for Afghanistan after meeting in Russia.
Six Pakistani security personnel killed in separate attacks
Three separate attacks, including two raids on security posts, take place in the country’s western provinces.
A letter to a refugee child ‘afraid of speaking the new language’
Like you, I was afraid of how I would sound in English to the people who were born speaking the language.
Shares in China’s Evergrande plunge as deal collapses
Deal falls through as debt-ridden property developer faces looming bond payment deadline.
Sudan transition at ‘critical juncture’ as power struggle deepens
Analysts warn rising political tensions risk derailing transition towards full civilian rule.
India administers a billion COVID jabs
Health minister to launch a song and film at Mughal-era Red Fort in New Delhi to mark the milestone.
Abuses of returning Syrian refugees ‘still running’: HRW
Rights group calls for a halt of all returns of Syrians and urges countries hosting refugees to take this position.