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Sharif cuts short London trip after oil tanker blast
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cut short his London trip over the oil tanker fire incident that killed at least 140 people and injured over 100 others in Punjab province, the Prime Minister's Office said.

Monday, June 26, 2017 1:04:04 AM

Turkey rejects Arab demand to close military base in Qatar
Ankara, June 25 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday denounced the list of demands put forward by four Arab states in efforts to defuse the diplomatic crisis with Qatar, rejecting their request to close its military base in Qatar.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:32:03 PM

Syria's Assad goes on unusual visit to Hama for Eid prayers
Damascus, June 25 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday made an unusual visit to the central city of Hama in order to perform the prayers of the Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 4:54:05 PM

Kabul warns insurgents to join peace efforts
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) The President of Afghanistan called on insurgents on Sunday to give up arms and join the ongoing peace process initiated by Kabul.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 4:36:03 PM

Hyundai to recall over 43,700 cars in China
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) Hyundai Motor Company will recall 43,764 of its vehicles in China over a fault which may lead to potential engine failures, quality control watchdog announced on Sunday.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:28:04 PM

Xi's first visit as Chinese President to Hong Kong
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong next week to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover from Britain to China.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:12:03 PM

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan
Jakarta, June 25 (IANS) Millions of people across Southeast Asia on Sunday celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:38:04 PM

Afghan President urges Taliban to join peace process
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday again urged the Taliban militants to give up fighting and join the peace and reconciliation process.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:22:04 PM

10 policemen killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Ten policemen were killed and four others injured on Sunday when Taliban militants attacked a checkpost in Afghanistan's Herat province.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:16:03 PM

Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans
Seoul, June 25 (IANS) Seoul on Sunday urged North Korea to release six South Koreans and three Americans held in prison.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:02:04 PM

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