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Pakistan harbouring terrorists in Afghan: US intel officials

Pakistan is "harbouring terrorists" and using them as "reserve" in Afghanistan.

Myanmar seeks to kick-start stalled peace process

Many armed groups have complained that Suu Kyi has not listened to their concerns and is working too closely with the military.

China's UN envoy says 'no reason' not to hold talk with North Korea

China's UN envoy says 'no reason' not to talk with North Korea

Pakistan to forcefully defend its position at ICJ in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pak official

Pakistan will forcefully defend its position in the Kulbhshan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on June 8.

Pakistani opposition criticizes PM Nawaz Sharif over 'ineffective' trip to Saudi summit attended by Donald Trump Pakistani opposition criticizes PM Nawaz Sharif over 'ineffective' trip to Saudi summit attended by Donald Trump

A prominent Pakistani opposition leader has criticized the country's prime minister for an allegedly "ineffective" trip to Saudi Arabia for a summit with US President Donald Trump.

Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in the neighbouring province of Zabul.

Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London evacuated

Flight No. VS401 at Dubai International Airport "have temporarily disembarked the aircraft for additional security checks''.

Sirisena orders action against attackers targeting Muslims in Lanka

 Buddhist Monk, Galagodaatte Gnanasara is accused of issuing public threats on Muslims and verbally abusing Islam faith.

Car bomb kills four in Syria`s Homs: state media

In March, twin suicide attacks at Sayyida Zeinab killed 74 people.

Japan parliament passes controversial anti-terror bill

Japan's lower house of parliament passed a controversial bill to crack down on people planning crime.

South Korea military fires warning shots at object flying near border with North Korea

South Korea has repeatedly accused the North of flying suspected spy drones across the tense border. 

China hails new US ambassador`s `positive role`

China welcomed Terry Branstad as US ambassador to Beijing, praising his "positive role" in Sino-US relations.

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attack - defence officials

Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar.

How Nawaz Sharif was humiliated at US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh How Nawaz Sharif was humiliated at US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh

The anti-terror summit was attended by US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

US cautions nationals on travel to Pakistan

The US has issued a travel advisory for its citizens asking them to postpone all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to increased "terrorist violence" in the country.

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

Enemies of Afghanistan attacked Achakzai camp of army corps 205 in Shah Wali Kot district. 

Indian billionaire to pay for expat prisoners' tickets

Firoz Merchant promised to provide USD 130,790 a year for the air tickets for released prisoners, to help them go back to their country and reunite with their families.

Car bomb explodes in Syria's Homs - state TV

Blast killed three people in the al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the Homs, which lies around 160 km (100 miles) north of the capital.

Realignments in Asia pose new challenges for Pakistan: envoy

Realignments in Asia are posing new challenges to Pakistan.

Donald Trump meets Palestinian leader in Bethlehem Donald Trump meets Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Donald Trump made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who was hoping to convince the unpredictable US president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state.

Myanmar army rejects UN findings of abuses in Rohingya crackdown Myanmar army rejects UN findings of abuses in Rohingya crackdown

Myanmar`s army on Tuesday rejected allegations of human rights abuses during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslim last year, made by the United Nations in a report on the offensive that forced some 75,000 Rohingya to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

South Korean ''swordsman'' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park Geun-Hye South Korean ''swordsman'' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park Geun-Hye

Prosecutors accuse Park of colluding with her friend Choi taking bribes from corporate bosses, including about 29.8 billion won ($37 million) from Samsung, in exchange for business favours.
 

Jakarta's former governor to drop appeal against jail term

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed for a longer-than-expected term in a ruling that critics fear will embolden hardline Islamist forces to challenge secularism in Indonesia.

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

A small bomb went off near the National Theatre in Bangkok`s old quarter, wounding two people. 

South Korea's ex-leader Park Geun-Hye abused power to gain bribes, prosecutor tells court South Korea's ex-leader Park Geun-Hye abused power to gain bribes, prosecutor tells court

Park, the country`s first democratically elected leader to be removed from office, is charged with taking bribes worth about 29.8 billion from Lee.