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Pakistan can't recall Gen Sharif from Riyadh: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan has followed a thin line to maintain ties with the Gulf nations amid increasing bilateral rivalries. 

International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too

Asked about the Pakistan government not celebrating the yoga day, Haider, founder of Yoga Pakistan and Way of Nature, says his clubs have people from all religions.

Hundreds of Islamic militants attack Philippine village, take hostage in school: Army

The military has said foreign fighters, including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia, have also joined the Marawi conflict.
 

Iran demands Saudi Arabia release detained 'fishermen'

The incident has increased tensions between Riyadh and Tehran, arch-rivals opposed in a wide range of conflicts throughout the Middle East.

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared caliphate

About 850,000 people, more than a third of the pre-war population of Mosul, have fled, seeking refuge with relatives or in camps, according to aid groups.

 

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks

Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy and peace negotiations, arrived in Israel early on Wednesday and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground - he departs shortly after midnight.

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan on Saturday

Amidst a surge in tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will on June 24 visit Islamabad from where he will leave for Kabul.

Israel would go ''all-out'' if war breaks out again with Lebanon: Air force chief

 Israel would use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the chief of the Israeli air force said on Wednesday.

Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

Pakistan has a long border with Iran, which in recent months, has expressed concern over militants operating along the Pakistani border. 

India most reliable partner for Afghanistan: Pentagon

India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner, the Pentagon has said in its latest Afghan report, the first under the Trump administration.

US and China officials meet under North Korea cloud

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are to meet top Beijing diplomat State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui.

Saudi's Prince Mohammed bin Nayef pledges allegiance to new Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia`s Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has pledged allegiance to the kingdom`s new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi state television reported on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman appointed Crown Prince Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman appointed Crown Prince

Although Mohammed bin Salman`s promotion was expected among close circles, it came as a surprise at a time the Saudi kingdom is facing escalating tensions with Qatar and Iran.

UN chief engages to resume India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Guterres was asked about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and the ceasefire violations since he assumed office as the UN chief in January.
 

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N Korea US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N Korea

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula today in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said.

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

About 850,000 people, more than a third of the pre-war population of the northern Iraqi city, have fled, seeking refuge with relatives or in camps, according to aid groups.
 

Egypt kills 12 militants in North Sinai air strike

The air strikes "resulted in the killing of 12 highly dangerous . leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis", the military said in a statement. 

South Korea's Moon Jae urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

The South Korean government will make every effort for the return of those held in North Korea, presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told a briefing. 
 

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

U.S. forces said the drone was fired on after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", and a Western intelligence source said the so-called UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) was Iranian.
 

Pakistan begins fencing border with Afghanistan amid tense ties

The Pakistan Army said the "phased fencing of entire Pakistan-Afghanistan border has commenced".
 

China says no change in position on Masood Azhar China says no change in position on Masood Azhar

Beijing has in the past vetoed India`s proposal at the UN Security Council to add Masood Azhar to the list of international terrorists.
 

North Korea tour firms mull ban on Americans after Otto Warmbier death

North Korea claimed Otto Warmbier fell into a coma soon after he was sentenced last year.
 

Iran protests against Rex Tillerson `transition` remarks

The administration of President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hawkish position towards Iran since taking office in January.

Trump administration may expand drone strikes, curb aids to crack down on Pakistan-based militants Trump administration may expand drone strikes, curb aids to crack down on Pakistan-based militants

US officials say they seek greater cooperation with Pakistan, not a rupture in ties.

Militants kill two Navy personnel in Pakistan

Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri condemned the incident and said: "We will not bow down before the terrorists."