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South Asia

This came after the UNSC held a closed-door consultation on Kashmir. The meeting was called by China on the behest of Pakistan. (Photo: File)

Pakistan govt to hold meeting to chalk out future course of action on Kashmir

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said: 'I have called for a meeting tomorrow at 11 am in which various Pakistani institutions would take part.'

Friday's consultative meeting was called by China, Pakistan's all-weather ally, on Islamabad's request to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: File)

Only China backed Pakistan at UNSC meeting on Kashmir: report

UNSC held a rare meeting on Kashmir on Friday after India revoked the special status to J&K, sparking a fresh row with Pakistan.

Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage and terrorism' in April 2017. (Photo: File)

Will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav according to our law: Pak

The ministry also said that Kulbhushan Jadhav had been informed of his rights under the Vienna Convention on consular relations.

Hassan, who underwent the surgery on Friday, will remain under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) till Tuesday. (Representational Image)

Pakistan's heaviest man undergoes successful liposuction surgery

Personnel from Rescue 1122 had to break the wall of his house to take him outside as he was too big to pass through main gate of his house.

Rehman allegedly raped the first year MSCS student in Multan and shot a video of the crime. (Representational Image)

Rape accused PML-N lawmaker flees Pakistan fearing arrest

The Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) left for Dubai, UAE on Monday night.

Asia

Singapore firms were involved in the development of Amaravati from 2014 with Singapore government-linked Surbana Jurong submitting the city's master plan in 2015. (Photo: ANI / File)

How Singapore firms are being impacted by the stalled Amaravati project

In 2014, Hyderabad was hived off to become the state capital of the newly created state of Telangana.

Before taking over as the army chief, Bajwa was widely perceived to be a dark horse. (Photo: AFP)

Pak Army Chief Gen Bajwa gets 3-year extension amid security concern

Bajwa's extensive affairs of Kashmir was said to have gone in favour of the career infantry officer.

The ISIS had claimed the responsibility for carrying out the heinous blast. (Photo: ANI)

Multiple blasts in Afghanistan leave 66 injured

The incident comes two days after the wedding hall suicide blast in Kabul that claimed the lives of 63 people and injured 180 others.

Iran had been locked in a high-seas standoff with US ally Britain. (Photo: AFP)

Iran says it has warned US against seizing oil tanker

Speaking to reporters on Monday, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman dismissed the notion that there was a link between the two seizures.

Middle East

Omar al-Bashir received USD 90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial. (Photo: File)

Ex-Sudan President admits of getting USD 90 Million received from Saudi Royals

According to him, Bashir had said he also received two previous payments of USD 35 million and USD 30 million from Saudi King Abdullah.

Ahluwalia was summoned by Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan's Director General for South Asia and SAARC, over the alleged ceasefire violations in Nagrai village of the LoC, which claimed the lives of three Pakistani soldiers. (Photo: File | Representational)

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation

New Delhi has repeatedly urged Pakistan to 'respect' the 2003 ceasefire arrangement between the two countries.

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, ruled by Islamist movement Hamas, have fought three wars since 2008. (Photo: Representational)

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli troops at Gaza border: ministry

The latest violence came after Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel late Saturday.

At least 40 people were killed and 100 suffered injuries in an explosion in Darulaman area of Kabul city on Saturday (local time), Tolo news cited a source. (Representational Image)

63 killed, 182 injured in explosion at wedding in Kabul

Sources and eyewitnesses said that the hall was packed with guests when the explosion rattled the vicinity.

This comes a day after 77 Palestinians were killed following clashes with Israeli soldiers in Gaza Strip, the territory's Health Ministry said.  (Photo: ANI Representational)

Israel shoots down 2 out of 3 rockets fired from Gaza

The launches from Gaza continued for the second day in a row, reported Sputnik.

Africa

'Apart from burning shops, stalls, and a market the fire also burnt two vehicles,' said Martial Tumusiime, police spokesman in the area. (Photo: File/Representational)

Over 20 killed in oil tanker explosion in west Uganda

The accident happened after its driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a stationary vehicle, which triggered the fire.

The new 3,510-acre (1,420-hectare) command, whose construction cost USD 11 billion, is the largest overseas US base. (Photo: AP)

US ends 70 years of military presence in South Korean capital

Command’s move to expanded facility Camp Humphreys, about 70 km south of Seoul, comes amid fledgeling detente on Korean Peninsula.

The siege lasted for almost 12 hours and only ended on Saturday morning after clashes with security forces. (Photo: AFP)

26 dead, 56 hurt in Somalia hotel siege, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

'The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed,' Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, said.

Charles Bouessel, 28, and Florent Vergnes, 30, said they were held for more than six hours and questioned three times on Saturday after having been brutally manhandled by members of the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB). (Representational Image)

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in Central African Repulic

'One of them grabbed my camera and smashed it on the ground,' Florent Vergnes, one of the journalists, said.

Europe

‘I've just done my first-ever plastic-free shop,’ said May Stirling, who travelled 60 kilometres (35 miles) from the village of Ramsbury to Oxford for the university city's "unpackaging" event at the local Waitrose supermarket. (Photo: ANI)

Watch: UK supermarkets go ‘nude’, test plastic-free zones

UK's 10 largest grocery chains produce 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic packaging every year, figure that doesn't include bags.

The measure is just one way to control damage of popular destinations caused by tourists. (Representational Image)

French tourists faces prison time for taking 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia

Tourists now face between one and six years in prison, according to media reports.

The EU has repeatedly stated that it was not ready to renegotiate the Brexit deal it had reached with May. (Photo: AP)

Wants Brexit deal but without Irish backstop: Boris Johnson to EU

In the letter, Johnson stressed that his government wanted to achieve a divorce deal with Brussels.

Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms pact. (Photo: File)

'Won't install new missiles unless US deploys them in Europe,' says Russia

Russia has also pulled out of the deal, but Shoigu said it had no plans to deploy new missiles.

The woman snatched the torn Indian flag from the demonstrators hands and under their feet. (Photo: Twitter | @PoonamJoshi_)

Watch: Indian journalist snatches torn Indian flag from Pak protestors in UK

Many people took to Twitter to congratulate and support journalist Poonam Joshi, including ANI's editor-in-chief Smita Prakash among others.

Americas

'The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct,' Trump wrote. (Photo: File)

Trump postpones Denmark trip after Prime Minister declines to sell him Greenland

A White House spokesman confirmed that 'the visit to Denmark is cancelled.'

 The offer came a day after Trump had a telephonic conversation with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. (Photo: File)

Very complicated, will do my best: Trump offers to mediate Kashmir issue

US President indicated that he would raise the matter over the weekend with PM Modi on the sidelines of G7 summit.

He also said that the Pentagon would like to deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a move that would likely anger China, which was not party to the INF. (Representational Image)

US tests medium-range missile after exiting INF treaty with Russia

The missile was launched on Sunday from the US Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of Los Angeles, California.

In February, the Supreme Court ordered Hernandez released and retried, saying that the original judge's decision was based on prejudice and insufficient evidence. (Representational Image)

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

Evelyn Hernandez was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had already served 3 yrs of 30-yr prison sentence.

Oceania

A man brandishing a large knife chased passersby in Sydney's Central Business District on Tuesday and stabbed at least one woman on the busy street before he was overpowered and taken into custody. (Photo: AFP)

Stabbing spree in Sydney by man yelling 'God is great' in Arabic

Police at the scene have confirmed there have been no fatal injuries.

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a neighbour’s house. (Representational Image)

25-yr-old Australian woman beheads mother, leaves head outside neighbour’s door

Officers said 4-year-old relative witnessed incident, and was treated in hospital for minor head injury before being returned to his family.

A 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, has been charged with 50 counts of murder. (Photo:AP)

'Horrified' muslims avoid Christchurch mosques since NZ attacks

The Christchurch Muslim community was struggling to get worshippers to overcome their fears and return to Friday prayers.

The New Zealand government released long-awaited plans on Monday to overhaul its abortion laws, so that a termination is treated as a health issue and a woman's choice rather than a crime. (Representational Image)

New Zealand’s proposed abortion laws to give women right to choose

The bill, to be introduced to parliament on Thursday, will be a conscience vote rather than along party lines.

A gamer who inadvertently broadcast audio of himself striking his pregnant partner while playing the online video game Fortnite pleaded guilty to assault in a Sydney court Monday. (Photo: AFP)

Sydney gamer who livestreamed attack on partner pleads guilty

According to police, another user watching feed called officers, who arrested Munday at his home in southwest Sydney suburb of Oran Park.