Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker

It is the latest sign of a backlash against China in the Maldives, best-known for its luxury resorts on palm-fringed coral islands.

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Indian fire 'effectively responded' despite restricted liberty of action along LoC: Pak Army

Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor made the comments while talking to a group of journalists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Hazara Division of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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Jumbo delegation of Imran Khan's PTI leaves for China on 7-day visit

The week-long visit by a jumbo delegation of Pakistan's ruling party comes weeks after Prime Miinister Imran Khan, who is also the chief of the PTI, made his first visit to China on November 2.…

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Pak lost over $123 bn by joining US war on terror; aid received was minuscule: Imran Khan on Trump's tirade

Khan's comments came after US President tweeted out slamming Pakistan for not doing "a damn thing" for America in curbing terrorism.  

 

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UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Some 120,000 Rohingya have languished in displacement camps near Rakhine's capital, Sittwe, since riots in 2012. 

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President Trump's tirade against Pakistan shows he suffers from 'perpetual historic amnesia': Minister

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari's terse remarks came a day after President Trump defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan for…

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Solih meets Xi's special envoy; underscores contributions made by China to development of Maldives

At the meeting, the special envoy of the Chinese President assured President Solih of China’s 'commitment to further strengthening the close bilateral relations.'

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Sri Lanka: Parties to form committee to conduct parliamentary affairs amid crisis

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place

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No pact struck with US over deadline to end Afghan war: Taliban

Taliban leaders had not accepted any deadline set by the US to wrap up talks, three Taliban officials added.

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India, China come together to train Afghan diplomats

In the last 17 years, India has committed a grant of US$3 billion for the development of Afghanistan. 

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Voice of Karachi chairman lauds Trump's comments about Pakistan's role in terror

In his latest interview to Fox News, Trump said, 'Pakistan doesn't do a damn thing for us,' while defending his administration's decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to…

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Trump's tirade shows he suffers from 'perpetual historic amnesia': Pakistan minister

Minister took to Twitter to remind the US President Donald Trump of the losses incurred by Pakistan over the years in helping the US in the war on terror. 

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Imran Khan's government to refer 4 new cases against Nawaz Sharif to NAB

Imran Khan's Adviser Shehzad Akbar and Special Assistant Iftikhar Durrani detailed the alleged misuse of government resources ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's  at a press conference here in…

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Rohingya repatriation, relocation plans to be pushed back to 2019: Bangladesh official

More than 720,000 Rohingya fled a sweeping army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in 2017, according to UN agencies.

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Maldives won't return helicopters India had gifted, says new Defence Minister 

Maldives, under Yameen, had asked New Delhi to take back the helicopters. 

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