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Pakistan calls on UN, international community to stop violence in Kashmir Pakistan calls on UN, international community to stop violence in Kashmir

Pakistan on Saturday called on the UN and the international community to stop the violence in the Kashmir Valley.

China's Xi says need to move to greener economic growth: State media

China`s air, water and soil pollution need to be tackled, he added, according to the official Xinhua news agency. 

Pakistan reopens Chaman Border crossing for Ramzan after 22 days Pakistan reopens Chaman Border crossing for Ramzan after 22 days

Pakistan on Saturday opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman Border crossing on "humanitarian grounds" for Ramzan after remaining closed for 22 days in wake of the alleged Afghan attack in the country that claimed 12 lives.

Autonomy not a licence to fight for Hong Kong' freedom: China

China on Saturday warned against attempts to make Hong Kong independent and asked Hongkongers not to take the promised "high degree of autonomy" as a licence to confront Beijing.

Pakistan opens border crossing with Afghan on humanitarian grounds

Pakistan on Saturday said it has opened a key border crossing with Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds at the start of the month of Ramadan, days after shutting it down following deadly clashes between the two sides.

Philippines Rodrigo Duterte under fire over 'sickening'  rape joke Philippines Rodrigo Duterte under fire over 'sickening' rape joke

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire Saturday for making a second joke about rape.

Iraq forces launch broad attack on Islamic State holdouts in Mosul

The offensive is the latest push in the more than seven- month battle to retake Mosul.

South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe

This month has seen a new rash of attacks, with two ships captured and a third rescued by Indian and Chinese forces. 

India to assist Sri Lanka in flood relief operations India to assist Sri Lanka in flood relief operations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed concerned departments to provide all necessary assistance to the country in its flood relief operations.

Iranian mortar fire kills Pak man in Balochistan

The attack came a week after Iranian border guards fired five mortar shells into Pakistani territory.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of anger over asylum for `putschists`

Ties worsened after Turkey imprisoned Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist with Die Welt, on terror charges in February.
 

Two Nepal parties to withdraw impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki

Dahal, who had announced his resignation as the PM to honour an agreement with Sher Bahadur Deuba, said the process has already been initiated.
 

UN to check human rights record for Sri Lankan peacekeepers

"We need to have an enhanced screening process for Sri Lankan peacekeepers," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

Civilians flee Islamic State-held Syria cities after strikes: Monitor

On Friday, at least 80 relatives of IS fighters were killed in US-led coalition bombing of Mayadeen.

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on 1st day of Ramadan

A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children.

South Korea fishing vessel `hijacked` off Somalia

There have been at least eight attacks by Somali pirates in recent months and three successful hijackings.

North Korea accuses South of violating airspace

Pyongyang also accused Seoul of escalating tensions and warned of a "merciless retaliatory response".

Malaysian police arrests six Islamic State suspects

Malaysia has arrested more than 250 people between 2013 and 2016 for suspected militant activity linked to Islamic State.

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's son submits plea against JIT officers

A three-judge special bench will hear the plea that objects the presence of the two JIT officers for the family`s investigation in the Panama Papers leak.

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

Taliban forces have increased their attacks in the weeks before Ramadan, with a string of strikes in Kandahar, Paktia, and Helmand.

Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Prison Service

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails ended a 40-day hunger strike on Saturday, the Israel Prisons Service said.

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Duterte declared martial law across the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives are part of a campaign by the IS group.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

Duterte is known for his informal, no-nonsense style and his speeches are often loaded with profanity, threats and jokes about taboo subjects.

Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka floods toll hits 100; PM Narendra Modi condoles deaths Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka floods toll hits 100; PM Narendra Modi condoles deaths

The flooding is the worst since May 2003 when 250 people were killed and 10,000 homes destroyed after a similarly powerful Southwest monsoon.

Indian Navy joins flood relief operations in Sri Lanka

INS Kirch operating in South Bay of Bengal has been diverted to Colombo in Sri Lanka to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations.