The Taliban have held talks with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar hours after militants from the group killed scores of Afghan security forces in central Maidan Wardak province.
Taliban hold talks with Khalilzad in Qatar, hours after attack on security base
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati says Japan has restarted importing crude oil from Iran, with Fuji Oil loading the first such cargo since the United States granted Tokyo waiver over renewed sanctions on the Islamic Republic's energy sector.
Japan's Fuji Oil loads first Iran oil cargo since US sanctions waiver
Pakistani rights activists and journalist groups have staged a protest rally in the city of Karachi to condemn US detention of Press TV’s news anchor Marzieh Hashemi.
Pakistani activists, journos protest US detention of Marzieh Hashemi
Bangladesh has denied entry to dozens of Rohingya Muslims seeking to enter the country from neighboring India, leaving them stranded in the no man’s land on the border.
Bangladesh denies entry to 31 Rohingya Muslims fleeing India
The Taliban killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak Province on Monday, a senior defense official said.
Taliban attack kills over 100 security personnel in Afghanistan
Sri Lanka's tourism industry is aiming to earn $5 billion in 2019 as the industry gears to attract over three million tourists this year, the Sri Lanka's Tourism Development Authority said in a statement on Monday.
Sri Lanka targets $5b in revenue from tourism in 2019
China's economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in 2018, losing more steam in the last quarter as it battles a massive debt pile and a US trade war, official data showed on Monday.
China's economy grew at slowest pace in 28 years in 2018
As Apollo 11 sailed above the moon, mission control in Houston suggested the astronauts should keep an eye out for a ‘beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-o’, who, according to legend, had ascended to the moon thousands of years previously, taking along a large rabbit as a companion.
How China plans to win the lunar space race
New births in China fell to 15.23 million last year, the lowest since China relaxed its one-child policy in 2014.
Official data: China’s birth rate continued falling in 2018
Indonesia has been striving to reduce its poverty rate that is expected to reach nine percent by the end of this year, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro stated in Jakarta on Monday.
Minister: Indonesia`s poverty rate expected to reach nine percent

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