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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

Pakistan's top court rejects ex-PM's appeal against disqualification

Pakistan's top court on Friday dismissed appeal by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against his removal over corruption in July this year, lawyers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 20:01:42

Over 170 children suffer food poisoning in India in past 24 hrs

Over 170 children in three schools were taken ill after consuming contaminated meal in India's eastern state of Odisha, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 20:00:36

Fire breaks out at India's largest slum in Mumbai

A major fire broke out at a godown in crowded Dharavi, India's largest slum, in financial capital Mumbai Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 14:43:44

24 students injured in bus accident in western India

At least 24 students have been injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 14:42:44

Notorious "Blue Whale Challenge" hits Pakistan, victims reported

At least two youngsters were admitted to a hospital in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar with symptoms of depression after playing "Blue Whale Challenge," local Urdu media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 13:02:21

India-Pakistan border skirmishes kills border guard on Kashmir border

An Indian border guard belonging to Border Security Force (BSF) was killed Friday during skirmishes between troops of India and Pakistan on International Border (IB) in Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 11:48:20

Indian troops kill top militant in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard near the site of a gunfight at village Aarigam-Nowgam, in the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 8:51:32

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation: FM

Pakistan on Thursday summoned Indian envoy over cross-border shelling, which killed at least two civilians along the Working Boundary, according to a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 0:54:21

Death toll in India boat capsizal rises to 19

The death toll in Thursday's boat capsizal in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 19 as rescues are searching for the missing, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 15:06:05

High-speed passenger train derails in Indian capital

A high-speed passenger train derailed at the main railway station in the Indian capital Thursday, railway officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 13:55:41

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges national reconciliation amid Rohingya crisis

Egypt has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to hold an emergency meeting to tackle the Rohingya Muslims crisis, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 6:33:59