Afghan troops go missing after fleeing battle with Taliban

Asia & Pacific 03/17/19, 05:22

Around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban, officials said Sunday, in the latest setback for the country's battered security forces.Mohammad Naser Nazari, a provincial council member in the western Badghis province, said the soldiers weren't allowed ...

Japan beats Uzbekistan 2-1 to keep perfect Asian Cup record

Soccer 01/17/19, 11:13

Four-time champion Japan rallied from a goal down to finish the group stage of the Asian Cup with a perfect record after a 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan on Thursday.With both teams already qualified, Japan topped Group F with nine points after winning all three games to set up a knockout-stage ...

Almoez Ali scores 4 as Qatar advances at Asian Cup

Sports 01/13/19, 11:19

Qatar thrashed North Korea 6-0 on Sunday and advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup after the biggest victory in this tournament so far.Saudi Arabia, which beat Lebanon 2-0 on Saturday for its second straight win, will join Qatar in the round of 16 from Group E. Amid ...

Japan starts Asian Cup with win over Turkmenistan

Asia & Pacific 01/09/19, 08:06

Japan's quest for a record fifth Asian Cup title got going Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over Turkmenistan.After giving up an early goal, the Japanese scored three in quick succession to turn the game around.Yuya Osako scored in the 56th and 60th minutes and Ritsu Doan made it 3-1 in ...

Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plant

Asia & Pacific 10/17/18, 13:35

The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy.Turkmenistan is home to one of the world's largest natural gas deposits, and the new plant on the shores of the Caspian Sea will process gas ...

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