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China backs Pakistan on terrorism measures

An attack on Indian-administered Kashmir last month killed 40 Indian security personnel and was claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group. "China commends Pakistan's recent strong counter-terrorism measures at home," Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart. "We fully support Pakistan in carrying through its counterterrorism campaign," Wang said

UK played honest broker to avert recent India-Pakistan flash point: Minister

Mark Field, UK Foreign Office minister in-charge of Asia, told the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) that there was a brief moment where the situation had reached the flash point of nearly 20 years ago during the Kargil War

Pakistani airspace restrictions keep routes closed, carriers off balance

The closure of large swathes of the eastern airspace effectively shuts off major international flight routes in and out of Islamabad and Lahore along with select domestic routes.

Pakistan court mulls options for recording Musharraf's statement in treason case

The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the ex-army chief general (retd) Musharraf in 2013 over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007

Awami League leader shot dead in Bangladesh

South Asia News: DHAKA: Unidentified assailants gunned down a local leader of the ruling Awami League in front of his family in the southeastern Bangladesh on Tuesday,.

Iran denies joint raid with Turkey against Kurd rebels

Middle East News: TEHRAN: Iran has denied a claim by the Turkish interior minister that it took part in a joint operation on Monday targeting Kurdish rebels in the bord.

Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters outside the court in Rakhine state capital Sittwe as Aye Maung was escorted to a waiting police van following the verdict.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the worst-hit area from the flooding was Sentani subdistrict, where tons of mud, rocks and trees from a landslide on a mountain rolled down to a river that burst its banks, sweeping away residents.

Trump to nominate Washington lawyer ambassador to Mexico

US News: President Donald Trump will nominate a Washington attorney, Christopher Landau, to be the next United States Ambassador to Mexico, the White House Pre.

Pak govt believes $ 11 billion stashed abroad by Pakistanis: Report

Pakistan News: ISLAMABAD: Pakistani nationals having more than 152,500 offshore bank accounts could have stashed away a hefty sum of $ 11 billion abroad, a "mind-bog.

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger.

How long will Pompeo serve? Until Trump 'tweets me out'

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who served at the start of Trump's term as CIA director, is careful not to show any daylight with the president and has succeeded in becoming one of the rare original cabinet members who has not clashed with him.

New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong. This is how 36 minutes of terror unfolded, according to witness accounts and livestream video.

Australian PM pushes G20 to tackle internet extremism

Australian PM Scott Morrison has called on world leaders to press technology firms to tackle the "ungoverned" space of extremist internet content in the wake of the Christchurch attack. In a letter published Tuesday, Morrison asked the G20 summit host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, that the issue be raised when leaders gather in Osaka this June.

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

"For the moment we have registered 84 deaths officially, but when we flew over the area... this morning to understand what's going on, everything indicates that we could register more than 1,000 deaths," Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in a nationwide address.
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