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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa puts Pak visit on hold

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:47

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said today.

Pakistan attacks kill 48 militants, six civilians die in bombing

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:53

Air strikes targeting suspected Tailban hideouts in a restive tribal district of northwest Pakistan killed 48 militants on Tuesday, the military said, as six civilians died in a roadside bomb attack.

Pak troops on high alert for Red Zone security as Imran Khan refuses to budge

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:25

As Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan ratcheted up pressure against the government by vowing to lead the protest march into the Red Zone on Tuesday, the Pakistani Army put its troops on alert.

Karzai calls for end of Afghan election impasse

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:59

Afghan President Hamid Karzai appealed today for the two men vying to succeed him to end their dispute over election results and save the country from further violence and economic decline.

Bomb kills 6 on way to school in northwest Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:47

A roadside bomb killed six people traveling to school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the military reported further air strikes against the Taliban. 

Pakistan arrests 147 in Punjab towns as protests in capital continue

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:35

As twin protests in Islamabad entered a fifth day on Tuesday, Pakistan police said they had arrested some 150 supporters of protest leaders overnight in Punjab province in a crackdown ahead of widening demonstrations in the capital.

Sri Lanka says will refuse entry to UN investigators

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:00

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island`s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

Pak media term cancellation of FS-talks as `setback for peace`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:38

Pakistan media on Tuesday said the cancellation of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks was a "major setback" and a "giant step back" after Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s surprise move to invite his Pakistani counterpart at his swearing-in ceremony.

Sri Lanka to refuse entry to UN investigators: President

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:22

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island`s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

18 militants killed Pakistan airstrikes

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:12

At least 18 militants were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets in the country`s troubled northwestern tribal region.