News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 13, 2018, 06:59 PM IST

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A day after former Nawaz Sharif admitted his country's role in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, Imran Khan slammed the former Pakistan prime minister for speaking "PM Narendra Modi's language" to protect his wealth stashed in his son's companies.

A dust storm accompanied by squall hit the national capital on Sunday after a scorching hot morning bringing down the mercury. In a sudden change of weather, the sky turned cloudy around 4:30 pm and gusty winds swept the city.

Afghan security forces battled a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday in a coordinated attack that killed at least six people and wounded dozens, local officials said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Sunday that Tehran would remain committed to its 2015 nuclear deal if its interests can be protected and said the U.S. withdrawal from the accord was a "violation of morals".

Accusing Pakistan of pursuing weak foreign policies, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed has called on Pakistan to break the ties with both India and the United States.