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Saudi Arabia says it does not need Turkish military base

Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".

My family respects law, unlike military rulers who usurped power at gunpoint, says Pak PM's brother

Prime Minister Sharif was ousted by then army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf in 1999. The army has ruled the country for much of its life since it gained independence 70 years ago.
 

PoK leaders slam Pakistan for human rights violations

Maqsood alleged that the people of the PoK region do not have freedom to exercise their fundamental rights.

Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

For more than two years, Yemen has been locked in a devastating civil war between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite rebels who control the capital.

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

The jihadist group has a major presence across Israel`s southern border in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula, from where it has claimed several rocket attacks from into Israel.
 

Luxury on the rails in train-mad Japan

Japan`s latest super-deluxe train left the station Saturday with a select group of passengers who paid thousands of dollars for a leisurely trip harking back to an era of Art Deco opulence and a slower pace of life.

Turkey frees PM Binali Yildirim's advisor detained over Gulen links Turkey frees PM Binali Yildirim's advisor detained over Gulen links

A state of emergency declared days after the coup has since seen about 50,000 people arrested and over 100,000 lose their jobs, the biggest purge in the country`s modern history.
 

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena attends India organised Yoga Day Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena attends India organised Yoga Day

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday performed a number of yoga asanas and joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.

My family respects law, unlike military rulers who usurped power at gunpoint, says Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif's brother My family respects law, unlike military rulers who usurped power at gunpoint, says Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif's brother

 Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger brother and Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday appeared before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panamagate graft case -- the fourth member of the Sharif family to be grilled by the panel.

700 ISIS militants killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in last three months 700 ISIS militants killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in last three months

The Afghan forces in coordination with the US forces are conducting counter-terrorism operations to eliminate the militants affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group in Nangarhar province.

Saudi Arabia king strips crown prince of prosecution oversight Saudi Arabia king strips crown prince of prosecution oversight

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a royal decree that restructures the country's system for prosecutions, essentially stripping the crown prince of longstanding powers overseeing criminal investigations.

Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

The strike took place in the al Naqba area of Shabwa province where residents heard a loud explosion that they say completely destroyed a vehicle carrying armed people.
 

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in the Philippines Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in the Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf network has been kidnapping foreigners and locals for years and holding them for ransom on its remote island strongholds in the southern Philippines.

Terrorism can't be defeated by finger-pointing: Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa Terrorism can't be defeated by finger-pointing: Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has alleged that some regional players were avoiding their responsibilities in the fight against terrorism and instead hurling blames at others.

Panamagate probe: PM House accuses JIT of tapping phones of witnesses

The Prime Minister House in Pakistan has accused the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing into the offshore properties of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s family of phone 

Terrorism cannot be defeated by resorting to blame game: Bajwa

Addressing the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University (NDU) here, 56-year-old General Bajwa said "terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity."

In touch with countries to locate 39 Indians missing in Iraq: Government

The families said they had last heard from the men on June 14, 2014, when they all called home to say they were being taken away by ISIS fighters.

Militant Saudi cleric survives assassination attempt in Syria

A Saudi Arabian cleric placed by Riyadh and its allies on a blacklist of people they call terrorists linked to Qatar said he survived assassination by a suicide bomber in Syria on Friday.

US, China to hold 1st diplomatic and security dialogue

China and the US will hold their first diplomatic and security dialogue next week in Washington amid rising tensions in ties over the South China Sea.

 

100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul 100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

The Old City "is a very dense labyrinth, a maze of narrow alleyways where fighting will have to be done on foot, house by house," said Geddo.
 

Joint US-Qatar navy exercise wraps up

Among the tests carried out were air defense and surface missile simulation drills, according to a senior Qatari naval officer.

Iran vows to measures against new US sanctions

Iran on Friday condemned new sanctions adopted by the US Senate and vowed to respond with "reciprocal and adequate measures".

 

Upskirting accused knifes cops in Japan courtroom drama

A Japanese man accused of taking pictures up a woman's skirt stabbed two police officers on Friday the verdict in his sex pest case was being delivered.

Banning Flippers, North Korea lashes out at trade sanctions

If testing or possessing nuclear weapons should be sanctioned, then the US and other nuclear superpowers should be subject to sanctions as well: North Korea 

Anger among Hindus in Pakistan over girl's forced conversion

Ravita Meghwar had been abducted from the Syed community of Wanharo village near Nagarparkar in the southeast Sindh province on June 6.