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Afghanistan's president arrived in Tehran April 19 on his first trip to Iran since taking office, with security questions likely to dominate talks after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed a massive suicide bombing
SEOUL - Agence France-Presse
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said April 19, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hike provides mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
A Japanese court on April 14 issued a landmark injunction against the restarting of two atomic reactors, after the country's nuclear watchdog had given the green light to switch them back on.
BEIJING - Reuters
China’s Defense Ministry complained on April 17 that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that its jet fighter scrambles had hit levels unseen since the Cold War
JAKARTA - Reuters
Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population.
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
A Chinese court has sentenced a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website to seven years in prison, her lawyer said on April 17, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party's inner workings.
ISLAMABAD / ANKARA
Pakistan’s parliament voted on April 10 to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Shiite Houthi rebels, while international organizations and Turkey have called for a “humanitarian cease-fire.”
JAKARTA - Agence France-Presse
Indonesia banned on April 16 small retailers from selling beer, despite an outcry from the booze industry and in tourism hotspots over the Muslim-majority country’s latest offensive against drinking
JALALABAD - Agence France-Presse
A Taliban suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan April 10, killing at least three civilians as security forces brace for the start of the Taliban's traditional spring offensive.
GWANGJU, South Korea - Agence France-Presse
More than 100 relatives of victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster tearfully cast flowers into the sea April 15 at an emotional memorial event on the eve of the tragedy's first anniversary.
An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria.
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