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Pakistani PM Khan decries 'arrogant' India for cancelling talks

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ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labeled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

China drafts new nuclear energy law, focus on international market

SHANGHAI China will provide more support for its nuclear firms to go overseas and strengthen their position on the international market, according to new draft legislation submitted to the industry for consultation on Friday.

Sep 21 2018

Malaysia's Axiata in talks for $900 million worth of acquisitions

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian telecoms firm Axiata Group Bhd's tower unit is working on acquisition deals amounting to more than $900 million, which it aims to complete in the next 12 months, the company's chief executive officer said.

Sep 21 2018
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India and Pakistan call off foreign ministers' meet after Kashmir deaths

NEW DELHI India and Pakistan have called off a meeting between their foreign ministers in New York, India's foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement, a day after announcing the talks.

Sep 21 2018
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Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to join China's Belt and Road corridor

ISLAMABAD Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to become the third partner in the Beijing-funded Belt and Road corridor of major infrastructure projects inside Pakistan, Pakistan's information minister said on Thursday.

Sep 20 2018
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Shi'ite Muslims mark Ashura amid tight security

KABUL Millions of Shi'ite Muslims performed mourning rituals on Thursday to mark Ashura, the holiest festival in their calendar, amid heightened measures in many places to protect against sectarian attacks.

Sep 20 2018
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India, Pakistan ministers to meet in U.S., but prospects are low

NEW DELHI The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this month, the Indian foreign ministry said on Thursday, the first such high-level meeting in years between the nuclear rivals and arch foes.

Sep 20 2018
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Millions of Shi'ites express suffering in Ashura ritual in Iraq

KERBALA, Iraq Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.

Sep 20 2018
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China's Xi says places 'high premium' on Pakistan ties, as army chief visits

BEIJING China places a "high premium" on its relations with Pakistan and believes a key economic project will be successful, President Xi Jinping told Pakistan's army chief, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road schemes.

Sep 19 2018
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Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif freed from jail on court orders

ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from jail on Wednesday after a court suspended prison sentences they got in July over the purchase of upscale apartments in London.

Sep 19 2018