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Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border: Rouhani

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GENEVA Iran and Pakistan will form a joint quick reaction force to combat militant activity on their shared border, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday during a televised news conference with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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India's Modi condemns Sri Lanka attacks, says he can defeat the 'terrorists'

NEW DELHI After condemning the series of deadly bomb attacks on Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels on Sunday that killed more than 200 people, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told voters that they needed to elect him to a second term as only he can beat the "terrorists" threatening India. | Video

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties

DUBAI Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Iran on Sunday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind killings in Pakistan's Baluchistan province.

Apr 21 2019
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In nod to debt concerns, China Belt and Road summit to urge sustainable financing

SHANGHAI World leaders meeting in Beijing this week for a summit on China's Belt and Road initiative will agree to project financing that respects global debt goals and promotes green growth, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters.

Apr 21 2019

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on Afghan ministry: Amaq

KABUL Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack at the communications ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed seven people, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Sunday.

Apr 21 2019
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Indian, Australian warships arrive in China for naval parade

QINGDAO, China Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit as China extends the hand of friendship despite regional tensions and suspicions.

Apr 21 2019

Pakistan asks Iran to act on militants behind Baluchistan killings

ISLAMABAD The Baloch insurgents who killed 14 people along Pakistan's coast this week are based in neighboring Iran, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Saturday, heightening tensions ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Tehran on Sunday.

Apr 20 2019
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Pakistan PM hints at further cabinet changes after 'batting order' shuffle

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that he would not hesitate to make more changes to his cabinet if required a day after a major reshuffle that saw the appointment of a new finance minister and nine other ministerial switches.

Apr 19 2019
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China says Silk Road not geopolitical tool, understands concerns

BEIJING China's Belt and Road project is not a "geopolitical tool" or a debt crisis for participating nations, but Beijing welcomes constructive suggestions on how to address concerns over the initiative, the government's top diplomat said on Friday.

Apr 19 2019
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Pakistan PM Khan appoints new finance ministry chief in major reshuffle

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil.

Apr 19 2019