At least 62 worshippers have been killed and more than 100 injured in bomb explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.
62 worshippers die in bomb blasts in mosque in eastern Afghanistan
Japan says it will not join any US coalition in the Middle East, but is considering sending its own forces in a bid to ensure oil shipments from the region.
Japan says will not join US anti-Iran 'coalition' in Mideast
The United Nations says an "unprecedented" number of civilians were killed or injured in the third quarter of 2019 across violence-wracked Afghanistan, calling the violence "totally unacceptable."
UN decries 'unprecedented' civilian casualties in Afghanistan
An Indian court on Thursday sent the former managing director of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, Joy Thomas, to jail as a probe into an alleged 43.55 billion rupees ($610 million) fraud intensifies.
Indian court jails former MD of PMC Bank as fraud probe deepens
Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Alkaila on Wednesday thanked Iran for its support to the Palestinian nation.
Palestine health minister appreciates Iranian support
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting neighboring South Korea to call on Japan to reflect on its wartime actions.
Japanese PM's offering for shrine sparks criticism from Seoul
Russian President's Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and accompanying delegation held talks on Syria and Yemen with the Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji late on Wednesday.
Russia's high-ranking delegation, Iran's FM aide discuss Yemen, Syria
India says three militants have been killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
India says 3 militants killed in Kashmir shootout
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the ground for a verdict that could lead to further divisions.
India's Supreme Court ends hearings on disputed religious site
The Bank of Korea (BOK) on Wednesday slashed its policy rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 percent, noting the growth of the local economy may further slow without support for sluggish exports and domestic consumption.
BOK cuts base rate to record low

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