British warship HMS Montrose Photograph:( AFP )
Top developments of the day.
Amid growing tensions with Iran after British Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar last week, Britain is sending a second warship to the Gulf, Sky News report said.
NATO said Friday it was "concerned" by Turkey's acquisition of Russia's S-400 missile defence system after Ankara took delivery of its first batch.
The alliance has repeatedly warned Turkey that the Russian system is incompatible with other NATO weapons systems, not least the F-35 fighter jet.
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will be reviewing India's performance at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, a BCCI source confirmed on Friday.
"Team India's performance in the World Cup will be assessed and reviewed at an appropriate time," a BCCI source told ANI.
India's retail inflation rate hit an eight-month high in June on higher food prices, government data showed on Friday, but stayed below the central bank's medium-term target of 4% for an eleventh straight month. Annual retail inflation in June was 3.18%, up from 3.05% in the previous month, but below analyst forecasts.
China's top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should "not play with fire" on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger about a planned US arms sale.