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Two Chinese language teachers kidnapped in Pakistan


QUETTA/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, provincial officials said, a rare attack on Chinese nationals that is likely to worry Beijing.

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive southwest 24 May 2017

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday.


British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical 24 May 2017

MANCHESTER, England British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. | Video


May says to deploy armed forces after attack as threat level raised 24 May 2017

LONDON/MANCHESTER, England Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of "critical" following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. | Video

India says it attacked Pakistan army posts in divided Kashmir 23 May 2017

NEW DELHI India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion.


Islamic Development Bank to revamp, decentralise ops 23 May 2017

SARAJEVO The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) [ISDBA.UL], the largest development organisation in the Muslim world, plans to revamp its operations, including a shift away from small-scale capital interventions to more sustainable, grassroot-level support.

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attack - defence officials 23 May 2017

KABUL Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defence officials said on Tuesday.


Pakistan investigating social media users for anti-army posts - official 22 May 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday.

Pakistan authorities seize 20 kg heroin on London-bound flight 22 May 2017

KARACHI Pakistani authorities found 20 kg (44 lb) of heroin on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for London on Monday during a search at Islamabad airport, a spokesman for the national carrier said.


India's 'new Silk Road' snub highlights gulf with China 21 May 2017

NEW DELHI China invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and six cabinet colleagues to its "new Silk Road" summit this month, even offering to rename a flagship Pakistani project running through disputed territory to persuade them to attend, a top official in Modi's ruling group and diplomats said.

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