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Qatar grants free visa for Pakistani tourists on arrival

Qatar has decided to grant free prompt tourist entry visa for Pakistanis on their arrival, Qatar news agency (QNA) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:55:59

Suu Kyi breaks her silence, denies armed clashes and clearance operations in Rakhine state

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence on the Rohingya issue on Tuesday, saying that there had been "no armed clashes and no clearance operations," and that Myanmar does not fear international scrutiny.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:13:39

US to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States would send more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:48:42

Teenage girl dies after allegedly thrown off school building in India

A 15-year-old girl in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was killed after falling off from the third floor of her school building, police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:30:28

Huawei says to boost market share in Kenya

China's Huawei said Monday it plans to foster all small segments in order to boost its market share in Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 2:38:44

Heavy rain triggers flash floods, landslides in southern India

Heavy rain continued to lash different parts of the southern Indian state of Kerala Monday, triggering flash floods and landslides, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 18:44:24

10 dead in boats capsizal in India

At least 10 people were killed after three small boats carrying them capsized in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 14:06:56

Pakistan ousted PM Nawaz Sharif's wife wins parliamentary seat

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won parliamentary seat in a neck-and-neck by-election, according to unofficial results announced early Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 11:06:21

Pakistani ruling PML-N party retains ex-PM's parliament seat: media

Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Party retained the parliamentary seat of fomer Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in by-election held on Sunday, according to unofficial results.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 9:05:34

Afghanistan mulls arming 20,000 to defend ex-IS held territories

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 22:53:40

Two Vietnamese runaway death sentence prisoners arrested

Two Vietnamese men under death sentence were arrested by police six days after escaping from a prison in Vietnam's Hanoi, the country's Police General Department announced on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 11:16:40

Pakistan reopens border with Afghanistan: officials

Pakistan on Saturday reopened its border with Afghanistan a day after a hand grenade attack injured at least eight security personnel, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 20:15:59

Afghan conflict leaves 18 insurgents dead within 24 hours

Up to 18 armed militants have been killed and nine others wounded during series of Afghan security forces operations in the restive provinces over the past 24 hours, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement released in Kabul on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 18:08:35

2 militants killed near Kashmir LoC: Indian army

At least two militants were killed Saturday in a gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 14:43:22

Pakistan PM to attend UNGA session next week

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would lead his country's delegation to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:08:58

Schools in Myanmar's Rakhine state to reopen as security improves

Some schools in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, which were closed due to terrorist attacks since late August, will reopen on Monday as security situation improved, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:08:41

Pakistan receives Indian note in case of spy

Pakistan has received written pleadings from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), submitted by India in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national sentenced to death on charges of spying, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:01:10

Myanmar says aid not blocked to conflict area, security an issue

Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but said authorities on the ground might restrict access for security reasons.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/15 23:48:40