WION Morning News brief, March 18, 2018

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 18, 2018, 03.22 AM (IST)

Russian presidential election 2018: Voting underway as Vladimir Putin set to win fourth term

Russians began voting Sunday in a presidential election widely expected to cement President Vladimir Putin's power for another six years.

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Pakistan to 'do more' against Taliban

US Vice President Mike Pence told Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that his country "must do more" against the Taliban and other militants, the White House said on Saturday.

India makes written complaint to Pakistan on harassment of its diplomatic staff

Officials of the Indian high commission in Pakistan, who had gone for shopping in Islamabad's Blue Area, were on Saturday harassed with two persons aggressively following them and hurling abuses.

Drone strike kills 6 IS terrorists in Afghanistan

At least six terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed in the latest drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Mauritius president resigns over credit card scandal

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigned on Saturday after being embroiled in a scandal over her use of a credit card to buy luxury personal items, in an abrupt change of heart after vowing she would not stand down.