An artist applies finishing touches to a painting of Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui, after he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, outside an art school in Mumbai, India, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
As nations and people across the world are busy fighting the coronavirus pandemic, you might have missed some of the key developments that took place in Asia this week.
Asian Times brings to you seven major highlights of this week to keep you updated:
1. Pulitzer-winning photo journalist killed in Afghanistan
Pulitzer Prize winner Danish Siddiqui, whose photographs of mass cremations and cemeteries in India during the second wave of Covid-19 were published by various media outlets worldwide, died on Friday (16) while reporting in Afghanistan’s Kandahar.
4. Afghan forces clash with Taliban to retake Pakistan border crossing
Afghan forces clashed on Friday (16) with Taliban fighters in Spin Boldak after launching an operation to retake the key border crossing with Pakistan, as regional capitals stepped up efforts to get the warring sides talking.